International Forum on Detectors for Photon Science


11 – 14 March, Annecy


The International Forum on Detectors for Photon Science organises workshops for discussion and reflection on future detectors for synchrotron radiation applications for XFELs and storage rings. IFDEPS 2018 is the second edition of this event that will be held in Les Trésoms Hotel in Annecy, in France - just one hour from Geneva, from the 11th to 14th March 2018. More details about the motivation and purpose of IFDEPS can be found in the forum general information page.

The attendance to IFDEPS2018 is only by invitation; no spontaneous registration is foreseen for this event. The participants, once they have received the invitation from the IFDEPS organisers, can go through the registration page to fill up the forms with their personal data, select registration options and proceed to the payment of the workshop fees. IFDEPS 2018 is organised as an all-inclusive event. In addition to the workshop sessions, the registration fees cover the transportation between Geneva and Annecy, the accommodation at the workshop venue and all the meals for the duration of the event.

The highlight topic of IFDEPS 2018 is “Energy dispersive X-ray detection” that will be covered in several sessions focused on areas such as high count rate systems, detectors with position sensitivity or how to push the energy resolution. Other topics included in the programme are a facility update on ongoing detector development activities, presentations of recent detector experiences in new photon sources and strategies to produce and deal with high throughput data streams. More information including the list of confirmed speakers can be found in the workshop programme page.

If you need or want additional information or details about any aspect of the workshop or IFDEPS, please write to ifdeps@esrf.fr.



  • Gabriella Carini  (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
  • Takaki Hatsui      (RIKEN SPring-8 Center)
  • Pablo Fajardo    (ESRF - The European Synchrotron)


Local organisation:

  • Valérie Bergerioux (ESRF)