SERESSA 2021, an IEEE CASS technically supported event combines academic, government, and industrial communities working in the area of radiation effects on embedded systems. Radiation effects are a significant concern for space and avionics systems, as well as for critical applications operating at ground level such as automotive, high energy facilities, medical or even banking. The school is based on lectures and exercises involving real case studies using the common tools of the domain. The intended audience includes both beginning and experienced researchers, engineers, and post-graduate students wishing to enhance their knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field.

Registration for SERESSA 2021 is free for all IEEE CASS members. 


Topics covered by SERESSA include radiation environment, spacecraft anomalies, single-event effects (SEE), total dose effects (TID), radiation effects in power systems, radiation effects in solar cells, architecture hardening in analog, and digital circuits and in memories, software hardening, effects in FPGAs, hardness assurance, rate prediction, radiation testing, laser testing, and remote testing experiments. 

SERESSA was first organized in 2005 and was hosted in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, in Manaus, Brazil. Since then it has moved around the world, being held in Seville, Buenos Aires, Palm Beach, Takasaki, São José dos Campos, Toulouse, Ansan, Moscow, Bariloche, Puebla, Montreal, Munich, and Noordwijk, Seville, and Porto Alegre (virtual). The 2021 17th-edition of SERESSA will be hosted virtually again, from Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Confirmed Talks and Speakers

Joaquim E. R. Costa - INPE
The Brazilian Ionosphere as seen by EMBRACE program

Matteo Cecchetto - CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland
Accelerator radiation environment and neutron effects in electronics

Slawosz Uznanski - CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland
Qualification of Electronic Components for a Radiation Environment: When Standards do not exist - High Energy Physics

Ricardo Reis and Leonardo Brendler - UFRGS, Brazil
Circuit Level Design Methods to Mitigate Soft Errors

Rodrigo Possamai Bastos - Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMA Laboratory
Radiation effects in tiny machine learning systems and attitude estimation processing modules for autonomous things

Paolo Rech - Politécnico di Torino and UFRGS
Are Self-Driving Vehicles Reliable? Evaluation and Mitigation of Errors in Automotive Applications

Enxia Zhang - Vanderbilt University
Total Ionizing Dose Effects on 3D devices

Fernanda Kastensmidt - UFRGS, Brazil
Analyzing the Reliability of Neural Networks in Programmable SoC Devices

Laurent Artola - Onera, France
Challenges of the soft error evaluation of ultra-deep submicron library cells in natural radiation environments

Luca Sterpone - Poltecnico di Torino, Italy
Rad-Ray: A 3-D Python Tool to Analyze Heavy Ions-Induced Effects on VLSI Cells

Nadia Rezzak - Microchip Technology Inc.
FPGAs basics and radiation testing

Tiago Balen - UFRGS
Testing Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits under Radiation: failure mechanisms, test methods, and mitigation strategies

Luciano Ost - Loughborough University
Challenges in mitigating soft errors in embedded deep inference networks: The importance of lightweight mitigation techniques.

Jorge Johanny Sáenz Noval - Instituto de Microeletrônica em Sevilla
Development of a 180 nm Radiation Hardened Standard Cell Library for Space Applications

Nilberto Heder Medina - Universidade de São Paulo
Neutron Effects in Silicon Electronic Components

José Azambuja - UFRGS, Brazil
Radiation Effects and Mitigation Techniques in GPU

Call for Posters

Regular Posters

Participants of SERESSA 2021 are invited to share their main line of research and recent results during the poster session. The purpose of this session is to promote interaction among different groups and to stimulate possible collaborations among participants. 

Student Posters

Students attending SERESSA 2021 are encouraged to present their recent studies by participating in the Best Student Poster Competition. 

Participants for both poster sessions can directly upload their abstract and poster here.

Authors from both modalities (students-competition and general) will have the opportunity to present their contributions through a three-minute recorded talk and a real-time slot for Q&A.

Important Dates
  • Posters Submission Deadline: 5 November 2021
  • Acceptance Notification: 9 November 2021
More information can be found on the event webpage.