User Session and short course Agenda

November 3-5, 2005

Public access


The abstract booklet is available here.


You may download the participant presentations (pdf format) and the corresponding video (Windows Media Player format).


You may also download the full user session video and short course video archives

(zip format for Windows, size compatible with CD-ROM capacity) :


User session presentation archive available here

User session video archive available here

Short course presentation archive available here

Short course video archive available here










November 3





Opening session

o       S. Incerti (pdf) : welcome

o       B. Haas (pdf) : CENBG



User session 1 : Imaging

Chair : Joseph Perl (SLAC, USA)


o       I. Piqueras (pdf, video) : Study for the design of a multi modality imaging system dedicated to small animal

o       A. Trindade (contact : Simulation of the Clear-PEM scanner for breast cancer imaging with Geant4

o       N. Lang (pdf, video) : Simulated PET acquisition of a respiratory and cardiac moved NCAT-human torso phantom using the GATE toolkit

o       P. Leroy (pdf, video) : Geant4 simulations for Emission Tomography on low-activity radioactive waste drums with Compton detectors



Coffee break



User session 2 : Imaging and external beam therapy

Chair : Sophie Kerhoas (CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SPhN, France)


·        Imaging

o       I. Buvat (pdf, video) : GATE : a simulation toolkit for emission tomography in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging


·        External beam therapy

o       B. Faddegon (pdf, video) : An accurate experimental benchmark of bremsstrahlung for radiotherapy quality beams

o       A. Raaijmakers (pdf, video) : Simulations for the virtual prototyping of a radiotherapy MRI-linear accelerator system: Linear accelerator output, CT-data implementation, dose deposition in the presence of a 1.5 T magnetic field

o       I. Cornelius (contact : The Use of the Geant4 Toolkit at the CMRP: Application to Radiation Protection, Oncology and Medical Imaging






Short course session 1 in main room (or focused discussions in parallel session)


o       Welcome, by Michel Maire (5 min) (video)

o       Introduction to Geant4 architecture, by John Apostolakis (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       Materials, geometry, by Gabriele Cosmo (pdf)                  

o       Particles, generic ions, primary generator, gps,

            tracks, events, runs, by Makoto Asai (45 min) (pdf, video)         



Coffee break



User session 3 : Hadrontherapy

Chair : Aatos Heikkinen (Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland)


o       I. Gudowska (pdf, video) : Simulation of light ion transport in a water phantom using Geant4

o       I. A. Pshenichnov (pdf, video) : Fragmentation of light nuclei in water phantoms studied with Geant4

o       H. Paganetti (pdf) : Significance of time-dependent (four-dimensional) geometries for Monte Carlo simulations in radiation therapy

o       H. Paganetti (pdf, video1 & 2) : Geant4 based proton dose calculation in a clinical environment: Technical aspects, strategies and challenges

o       T. Sasaki (pdf, video) : Status and plan for the hadron therapy simulation project in Japan

o       T. Aso (pdf, video) : A Geant4-based simulation of irradiation system for hadron therapy






Bus transfer to Bordeaux city center and Welcome reception at Bordeaux City Hall





November 4





User session 4 : Space and biology applications

Chair : Philippe Moretto (CENBG, France)


o       P. Gonçalves (pdf, video) : Simulation of radiation monitors for future space missions

o       G. Santin (pdf, video) : Recent Developments in Geant4-Related Activities at ESA: Physics, Tools, User Interfaces

o       S. Incerti (pdf, video) : Geant4 simulations for microdosimetry at the cellular level and nanoprobe design

o       Z. Francis (pdf, video) : Geant4 DNA Physics processes



Coffee break



Short course session 2 in main room (or focused discussions in parallel session)


o       Generalities on processes, by Marc Verderi (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       Electromagnetic processes, by Vladimir Ivanchenko (45 min) (pdf, video)

o       Hadronic processes, by Aatos Heikkinen (45 min) (pdf, video)  






Short course session 3 in main room (or focused discussions in parallel session)


o       Physics List, by Dennis Wright (20 min) (pdf, video)

o       Stacks, hits, digits, by Makoto Asai (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       UI commands, by Makoto Asai (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       Visualisation, by Joseph Perl (30 min) (pdf, video)



Coffee break and poster session



User session 5 : High Energy Physics

Chair : John Apostolakis (CERN, Switerland)


o       J. Yarba (pdf, video) : Status of Use and Support of Geant4 at Fermilab

o       J McCormick (pdf, video) : Full Detector Simulation for the International Linear Collider

o       B. Tomé (pdf, video) : A Geant4 based simulation for Fresnel lenses

o       P. Miné (pdf, video) : H4SIM, a Geant4 simulation program for the CMS ECAL supermodule

o       H. Yoshida (pdf, video) : Geant4 education application








November 5


Short course session 4 in main room


o       Optics, by Peter Gumplinger (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       Analysis tools, by Guy Barrand (30 min) (pdf, video)

o       Installation, by Gabriele Cosmo (pdf, video by G. Folger )

o       Examples : hep, medicine, space ; documentation, by Dennis Wright (45 min) (pdf1, pdf2, video)


Coffee break



User session 6 : Dosimetry and computing

Chair : Pierre François Honoré (CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SEDI, France)


·        Dosimetry

o       M. Schubert (pdf, video) : Geant4 Simulations for Betadosimetry and Activity Measurements in Brachytherapy

o       P. Guèye (pdf, video) : Fundamental  Physics and Basic Research in Brachytherapy with Geant4

o       C. Thiam (pdf, video) : Gate for brachytherapy applications and Gate simulations in a grid environment


·           Computing

o       J De Beenhouwer (pdf, video) : Importance sampling in Gate

o       R. Reuillon (pdf, video) : Possible issues to optimize stochastic simulation time with parallel sequences and unrolling



An update from Geant4 developers (pdf, video)






Social tour to Saint-Emilion vineyards and conference dinner



Return to hotels





November 6


Social tour to Atlantic coast



Return to hotels (see note below)



·        Posters will remain displayed during the whole conference.


·        Arrangements can be made with our Geant4 2005 shuttles if you need to go back earlier to the train station or to the airport.


·        Focused discussions will be organized in a parallel session for those who do not attend the short course