Los Alamos National LaboratoryULITIMA 2018
Ultrafast Imaging and Tracking Instrumentation, Methods and Applications

APS Conference Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Building 402

September 11-14, 2018


ULITIMA 2016 participants

2016 High-energy and Ultrafast X-Ray Imaging Technologies and Applications Conference participants, August 1-2, 2016, Buffalo Thunder Convention Center


Important Dates


  • Contributed oral & poster abstract submission cutoff date: July 1, 2018
  • Abstract acceptance notice: July 23, 2018
  • Early Registration cutoff: August 13, 2018
  • Full paper submission cutoff: November 15, 2018

What is ULITIMA?

Ultrafast imaging and particle tracking instrumentation and methods are needed to match the continuous advances in accelerator-driven photon and particle sources.

ULITIMA 2018 is an international forum to discuss the status of current and new ultrafast imaging and particle tracking instrumentation, novel data collection schemes through sparse sensing, hardware performance enhanced by computational and other novel methods, megahertz and gigahertz electronics, and their applications.

The conference will accept applications for invited and contributed oral sessions. Invited talks will review the current status and near future opportunities in different topical areas. Travel grants will be available, students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published in Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods or Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:


  • Ultrafast silicon and other semiconductor detectors
  • Ultrafast photodetectors and cameras
  • Ultrafast scintillators
  • 3D, multilayer and other innovative detector architectures
  • Megahertz and gigahertz electronics for imaging and tracking applications
  • Integrated high-speed imaging and particle tracking systems
  • Novel sensor and electronic integration techniques
  • Data and computational imaging methods
  • New ultrafast imaging concepts such as quantum imaging
  • Applications in synchrotron, XFEL, particle accelerator and other facilities