The MCNEG 2008 and the associated Monte Carlo workshop took place between the 3rd and 6th of March, 2008, at the Birchwood Conference Centre. The meeting was aimed at users of all radiation transport codes, and provided delegates with the opportunity to present and discuss their applications and recent developments of Monte Carlo in radiotherapy, radiation protection, radioactivity, the nuclear and other industries.
Both events were sponsored by the following companies and organisations
The following is a list of papers presented at the meeting
Roger Nathan, University of Oxford, UK "All people are Africans!" adds MCNP.
Tricia Tynan, University of Texas, USA Use of BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc to Model Modulated Electron Beams Delivered Through a Photon Multileaf Collimator
Zamir Ghani, University of Birmingham, UK BNCT Beam Monitoring, Characterisation and Dosimetry
Boris Lukhminsky, PetroAliance Services Company, Russia Performing the systems of autonomous nuclear logging-tools interpretation for horizontal boreholes
Raul Pampin, Euratom/UKAEA Fusion Association, UK Radiation transport tools and applications in UK fusion research
Patrick Downes, Velindre Cancer Centre, UK Development and QA of Secondary Collimation Component Modules for beampp
Aurélie Desbrée, IRSN, France Personalized Dosimetry Associating Voxel-Based Phantoms with Monte Carlo Calculation in Nuclear Medicine and Radioprotection
Geoff Dobson, Serco, UK Whole Body modelling using the VOXEL Hole in MCBEND
Robert Singleterry, NASA Langley Research Center, USA Simple Comparisons of Stochastic and Deterministic Codes to OLTARIS for Space Radiation Models and Continuation into a Benchmark Set
Arkady Serikov, FZK-EURATOM, Germany Parallel computations for the auto-converted MCNP5 models of the ITER ECRH launcher
Jan Jansen, Health Protection Agency, UK Commissioning of a PC Cluster for the calculation of scanner-specific normalised organ doses from CT
John Wagner, ORNL, US Global variance reduction
Richard Neal, Sellafield Ltd, UK Development of run-time Doppler broadening for MONK and MCBEND
Amokrane Allaoua, IRSN,France Use of Monte Carlo codes for the definition of a nuclei recoil detector for the reference establishment of neutron yields for IRSN-AMANDE facility
Mehdi Benmosbah, IRSN, France Response functions calculation of hydrogenous proportional counters using MCNPX
Mark Bailey, NPL, UK Review of Monte Carlo codes by the Modelling Working Group of the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation
Daniel Kirby, University of Birmingham, UK A comparison of TRIM 2008, MCNPX 2.4 and 2.5 with measurements in a non-modulated 29 MeV proton beam
Rick Tanner, HPA, UK Analysis of the CONRAD Computational problems on Bonner spheres, recoil proton telescope and sigma realistic calibration field
Mark Bailey, NPL, UK Modelling a commercial cobalt-60 tote irradiator using the Monte Carlo code egspp, and validation using a real-time dosimeter
Robert Price, City University, UK Analysis of the CONRAD Computational problems
Keith Searson, Sellafield Ltd,UK Trimmed NURBS Surface Tracking
Jaakko Leppänen, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland The use of a unionized energy grid in the PSG continuous energy Monte Carlo reactor physics code.
Emiliano Spezi, Velindre Cancer Centre, UK The RTGrid project: clinical deployment of Monte Carlo simulations for radiotherapy treatments using the UK e-Science Grid
Randy Schwarz, Visual Editor Consultants,US MCNP-Vised
N. Ghal-Eha, Damghan University of Basic Sciences, Iran and and G. R. Etaati, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran Light transport simulation in scintillators.
T. Palani Selvam, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India and and D.W.O. Rogers, Carleton University, Canada. Inclusion of Bragg-Gray stopping-power ratios in the EGSnrc user-code SPRRZnrc