General Information

The International Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications (IRRMA) is a triennial event organized with the purpose of bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world who share an interest in radiation and radioisotope measurement applications. Professor Robin P. Gardner of North Carolina State University was the founder of the IRRMA series of topical meetings and chaired the first and fourth meetings.

IRRMA X is being organized by the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA from July 9-13, 2017.

It is devoted to current trends and potential future issues involving radiation and radioisotopes. The technical sessions will include invited lectures by leading experts in their fields, contributed oral papers and poster presentations of contributed papers. Attendees will have an opportunity to share ideas on industrial uses of radiation and radioisotopes, and also on research and applications in related fields such as Biomedical Applications of Radiation, Art and Cultural Heritage, Monte Carlo Methods and Models, Radiation in Environmental Sciences, Detection of Threat Material and Contraband, Radiation Protection, Shielding and Dosimetry, Radiation Effects on Materials, Radiation Detection and Measurements, and other topics.

We hope you will join us!


Paper Submission

Author submission instructions:

All submissions to IRRMA are eligible for peer-reviewed publication in a special edition of Radiation Physics and Chemistry.  Please note that only submissions that were actually presented at the conference will be permitted to be submitted to the journal.  Those papers that were not presented will be rejected without review.  In order to count as presented, one of the authors must have either given the oral presentation or have been present at the poster presentation of the paper.

Please upload your paper at the journal website:

To ensure your manuscript is correctly identified for the IRRMA special issue, please be sure to indicate the name of the special issue when you upload: SI: IRRMA X Proceedings.

All papers must be submitted by July 31, 2017.

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts opens: December 1, 2016
  • Registration opens: April 1, 2017
  • Call for Abstracts closes: March 15, 2017
  • Abstracts approved & presenters notified by: April 25, 2017
  • Early registration deadline: May 22, 2017
  • Hotel room block deadline: June 26, 2017
  • IRRMA X Meeting: July 9-13, 2017
  • Papers due: July 31, 2017