Ninth International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources

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The Ninth International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources (RadSynch17) is being organized at NSRRC , Taiwan during April 19-22, 2017. This is the ninth conference in this series. The previous conferences were held at APS (2001), ESRF (2002), Spring8 (2004), CLS (2007), Elettra (2009), PAL (2011), NSLS (2013) and DESY (2015).

Important dates

Dec. 1, 2016 Registration and Abstract submission open
March 15, 2017 Deadline of abstract submission ext. to April 4, 2017
March 22, 2017 Registration closed continues , early birds before March 29 get a souvenir.
April 19-21, 2017 Event date
April 22, 2017 Excursion (Tour to Taipei101 and National Palace Museum)

Organizing Committee

Joseph C. Liu

Yu-Chi Lin (Event coordinator)

Fu-Dong Chang

Ang-Yu Chen

Chien-Rong Chen

Pei-Ann Chen

Sy-Yu Lin

Yi-Lun Lin

Hsiao-Ping Kao

Po-Jiun Wen

Rong-Jun Sheu (NTHU)

Scientific Committee

Yoshihiro Asano (SPring-8)

Paul Berkvens (ESRF)

Sayed Rokni (SLAC)

Joseph C. Liu (NSRRC)


Presently there are nearly 40 operating synchrotron radiation sources in the world with a large scientific user community. There are also several more synchrotron radiation sources in different stages of design, construction and commissioning. These workshops established a forum where the experts of radiation safety at the synchrotron radiation sources can meet and discuss the specific radiation safety and protection issues of the facilities. This kind of dialogue immensely benefits the design, operation and upgrade of the present and future synchrotron radiation facilities and beamlines.


  • To bring together the radiation physicists and radiation safety professionals of the synchrotron radiation facilities around the world in one forum;
  • To promote the exchange of scientific information mutually beneficial for the design and operation of these facilities;
  • To identify areas of improvements in radiation measurements and shielding calculation methodology for the present and future synchrotron radiation sources;
  • To plan and initiate specific collaborative efforts in radiation physics between these facilities.


Attendees are invited to present a talk on the following topics pertaining to accelerators and beam lines of synchrotron radiation sources.

  • Facility reports on new design, upgrade and commissioning
  • Operational experience and lesson learned
  • Radiation safety design and assessment
  • Radiation detector and measurements to evaluate shielding design
  • Interlock system and radiation protection for top-up operation
  • Activation and decommissioning
  • Radiation safety issues for FEL and next generation facilities
  • Safety protection against high power laser used in FEL and synchrotron facilities