Conference Record

The Conference Record (CR) is the official repository for manuscripts presented at the 2011 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference and will be published on DVD-ROM, complimentary to all registered conference attendees.  All CR manuscripts will be made available online at before the DVD-ROMs are mailed out. 

The approved word processor templates, available in PDF, MS Word and LaTeX format can be downloaded from

All manuscripts submitted to the IEEE must be in IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF format.  To assist authors in meeting this requirement, IEEE has established a web based service called "PDF eXpress."  We strongly suggest that you use this service to create your PDF files.  Manuscripts that are not IEEE Xplore-compatible will not be accepted in the Conference Record.

In order to ensure a timely release of the DVD-ROM, please follow this procedure for the Conference Record manuscript submission:

  • Produce IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file using PDF eXpress
    The IEEE PDF eXpress service will be available for the NSS-MIC authors between Oct. 10 and Nov. 15, 2011.   You need to enter nssmic11x as the conference ID, and set up an account on that system.  You can upload your word processor file to the web site and have it converted to PDF.  Shortly after your upload, an electronic proof in PDF format will be generated and emailed to you. You need to retrieve this IEEE Xplore-compatible file either from the PDF eXpress web site or from your email.  You can also use this service to verify your own PDF file for Xplore-compatibility. Detailed instructions on the PDF eXpress service are available at
    PDF eXpress is NOT the final destination for your manuscript.  You must submit your manuscript to the Guest Editor following the next step.

  • Submit the Xplore-compatible PDF file and the IEEE Copyright Form
    Log on to this web site and follow the menu "My Submissions" to the abstract submission page.  You will see both links for uploading your manuscript and submitting the copyright form electronically.  Follow the instructions on the web site to complete both tasks. Your PDF file will be checked for Xplore-compatibility.  Non-Xplore-compatible files will not be included in the DVD-ROM.
    If you are not authorized to submit the IEEE Copyright Form, please start the approval process well before the submission deadline.

The deadline for the Conference Record manuscript submission is Nov. 15, 2011

All manuscripts submitted through the conference web site will be made available immediately at the "Conference Record" web link.  However, only those that meet the following requirements will be included in the DVD-ROM:

1.  Paper (oral or poster) has been presented at the conference;
2.  Manuscript conforms to the page layout requirements specified in the online templates;
3.  PDF file is IEEE Xplore-compatible;
4.  PDF file and the electronic copyright form are received no later than the Nov. 15 deadline;

For further information regarding the Conference Record, contact:

Guest Editor for the Conference Record
Mokhtar Chmeissani
Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE)
Phone: +34-93-581-2846

The Guest Editor will be available in the Organizers Room #1, VCC, during the coffee breaks on Tuesday to Friday to discuss any issues related to the Conference Record.

Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)

Additionally, papers presented at the conference that contain important information of lasting value may be submitted for review and publication in the Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS). The TNS is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. TNS is not the conference record and only those papers that pass the review process and are in the fields of interest to TNS will be published. Prospective authors should consult the TNS page at for a description of the publication. TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution’s internal document. We expect each manuscript to be cast in the context of the state of the art of its field (including appropriate motivation for the work), present a complete description of the work performed, and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data. The paper should be sufficiently complete that others with comparable equipment could repeat the work.

Authors submitting to TNS should expect to be solicited to serve as reviewers of other papers. Please accept as many solicitations as you are able to handle and remember to return your reviews in a timely fashion. TNS tries to find at least two reviewers for each paper and the speed of the review process ultimately depends on your cooperation. TNS relies on this most important professional service you, the authors, provide to the community.

TNS is published throughout the year, and you can submit your manuscript to TNS at any time. For instructions on TNS manuscript submissions, please visit the IEEE’s on-line peer review system ScholoarOne Manuscripts™ ( TNS suggests that authors limit their papers to 8 pages, but that limit is quite flexible and exceptions can be made.

Special instructions for RTSD authors: So that the RTSD papers may be collected in the August issue of TNS, RTSD papers should be submitted by Dec. 15. RTSD papers submitted after that date may not complete the review process by June 1, the deadline for the August issue. Those RTSD papers that complete the review process after 1 June will appear in later issues of TNS and be identified as originating in the RTSD Workshop.

For further information regarding the Transactions on Nuclear Science, contact:

TNS Editor in Chief
Paul Dressendorfer
Sandia National Laboratories (retired)

TNS Senior Editors
Radiation Instrumentation (NSS & RTSD)Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences (MIC)
Zane Bell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Joel Karp
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI)

Authors of medical imaging papers may alternatively choose to submit their manuscripts to the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging through ScholarOne Manuscripts™ ( For further information regarding the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, contact:

TMI Editor in Chief
Milan Sonka
The University of Iowa

Comparison of Requirements

The value of the Conference Record is chiefly accrued by the immediate and timely release of the information, which excludes the possibility of peer-review for manuscript content. It is possible that a similar (or even the same) article can be submitted to both the Conference Record and the TNS. However, the authors must keep in mind that the content of the articles designated for TNS publication must meet the level of scrutiny by scientific review, and publication is not guaranteed for the TNS submission.  The CR and TNS are two separate publications.  Submission to one does not imply submission to the other.

  Conference Record (CR) Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)
Page layout Same as TNS, but without running headers and footers Standard IEEE Transactions and Journal format
Copyright form Required, electronic submission Required, electronic submission
Deadline Nov. 15, 2011 Radiation Instrumentation Papers: None
RTSD Papers: Dec. 15 (strongly suggested)
Peer reviewed No Yes
Color figures Free and encouraged At author's expense for printed version, free for online version
Page Limit 8 (suggested) 8 (suggested)
Availability Online immediately, DVD-ROM out before end of 2011 to all attendees Published throughout the year
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