• A GATE-user meeting has been organized during the IEEE NSS-MIC 2015 meeting in San Diego, USA, on Wednesday, November 4th, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, in room Sheffield

    The program of the meeting was as follows:

    -12:30 Welcome / introduction, Irène Buvat

    -12:45 On-going developments in GATE and what to expect in upcoming versions, Sébastien Jan

    - Rotblat medal presentation, Simon Cherry

    -13:00 Presentations by GATE users :
    1) "Investigation of the effects of photomultiplier pixel size on edge crystal Identification of scintillator arrays in PET detectors”, Y Valencia, D Prout, A Chatziioannou. University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    2) "Simulation of a Compton telescope wtih GATE”, E Muñoz, J Barrio, A Etxebeste, C Lacasta, G Llosá, C Solaz, P Solevi, M Trovato, JF Oliver. IFIC, Valencia, Spain
    3) "Using GATE for collimator and shielding design of a SPECT/MRI insert", D Salvado, K Erlandsson, BF Hutton. UCL, London, UK
    4) "Advantage of pinhole collimators over parallel hole collimators in reducing downscatter for I-123 imaging", A Konik, J de Beenhouwer, M King. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

    - 13:45 Discussion, conclusion

    This event is free and anyone can attend. If you plan to attend, please send an email to for registration with your name and institute. Lunch boxes will be provided for those who registered.


  • A GATE-user meeting has been organized during the IEEE NSS-MIC 2014 meeting in Seattle, USA, on Wednesday, November 12th, from 6:00 to 7:30, in room 618 & 619.

    The program of the meeting was as follows:
    - 18h-18h05: Welcome / introduction
    - 18h05-18h25 : "Ten years of GATE: an overview", Christian Morel, Irène Buvat, CPPM Marseille France and CEA-SHFJ Orsay, France
    - 18h25-19h10. Presentation by GATE users :
    1) "Simulation of light transport in scintillators based on 3D characterization of crystal surfaces”, Emilie Roncali, UC Davis, USA
    2) "Portal imaging for conformal and intensity modulated fast neutron therapy ”, Sara St James, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    3) "Fully Bayesian image estimation software for GATE simulations" Joaquin Herraiz, Madrid MIT and MIT Cambridge , USA
    - 19h10-19h25. "GATE in the future", Sébastien Jan, Albertine Dubois, CEA-SHFJ Orsay and IMNC Orsay, France
    - 19h25-19h30. Discussion/conclusion

    This event is free and anyone can attend. If you plan to attend, please send an email to for registration with your name and institute.


  • A GATE-user meeting has been organized during the IEEE NSS-MIC 2013 meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, October 31st, from 12:10 to 13:20, in Grand Ballroom 101 & 102.

    The program of the meeting was as follows:
    - 12:10: General presentation of GATE and preview of GATE V7 (I. Buvat)
    - 12:20: Using GATE for optical imaging simulations (A. Dubois, IMNC, Orsay, France)
    - 12:35: Using GATE for radiation therapy applications (D. Schaart, University of Technonoly, Delft, the Netherlands)
    - 12:50: Running GATE on GPU (D. Visvikis, LATIM, Brest, France)
    - Discussion with users

    This event is free and anyone can attend. If you plan to attend, please send an email to for registration with your name and institute. Free lunch will be provided for those first to reserve.


  • A GATE-user meeting has been organized during the IEEE NSS-MIC 2012 meeting in Anaheim, USA, on Thursday 1st November, Grand Ballroom South from 6:45 to 8:30 pm. This meeting will feature a presentation of the new functionalities implemented in the latest release GATE V6.2. We will also describe the upcoming functionalities, especially those related to optical imaging and GPU options.

    Final Program:

    18:45-19:00 Introduction: welcome and presentation of the OpenGATE collaboration. Irène Buvat, IMNC, Orsay, France

    19:00-19:30 Presentation of GATE V6.2 and demo featuring:
    - modelling optical imaging with GATE
    - modelling hadrontherapy associated with PET imaging with GATE
    - multi-system modelling
    Sébastien Jan, SHFJ CEA, Orsay, France

    19:30-19:40 Presentation of the GATELab system. David Sarrut, Creatis, Lyon, France

    19:40-20:00 Presentation of GATE V7 : focus on the more complete optical imaging modelling with GATE (Sébastien Jan or Vesna Cuplov, SHFJ CEA, Orsay, France) and upcoming GPU features in GATE (Julien Bert or Dimitris Visvikis, LATIM, Brest, France).

    20:00-20:10 Conclusion: future training sessions, future releases, GATE user newsletters etc. Irène Buvat, IMNC, Orsay, France

    20:10-20:30 Discussion with users


  • GATE users and GATE developers were present during the upcoming SNM 2012 meeting in Miami. If you want to meet some of us there please contact the spokesperson of the collaboration.

  • A GATE-user workshop has been organized during the IEEE NSS-MIC 2011 meeting in Valencia, on Friday 28th October, Melia Hotel room 1-2-3 from 17:30 to 20:00. This workshop featured presentations by GATE users and updates on GATE recent and upcoming developments and validations by the members of the OpenGATE collaboration.

    Final Program:

    17:30-17:45 Introduction, status of the OpenGATE collaboration, overview of the workshop program, Irène Buvat, IMNC CNRS, Orsay, France

    17:45-18:15 Current functionalities of GATE V6, Sébastien Jan, CEA-SHFJ, Orsay, France

    18:15-18:30 Using GATE for helping in detector design: Virtual PET scanner. From simulation in GATE to a final multiring small animal Albira PET/SPECT/CT camera, Marcin Balcerzyk, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    18:30-18:45 Using GATE for CT simulations: Photon counting x-ray CT imaging using GATE: effects of energy window widths, Seung-Wan Lee, Yonsei University, Wounju, Gangwon, Korea

    18:45-19:00 Using GATE for radiotherapy applications : Validation of Dose Point Kernels generated by GATE based on homogeneous sphere phantom and variable dosel size, Panagiotis Papadimitroulas, University of Patras, Greece

    19:00-19:15 Using GATE for hadrontherapy applications : Validation of the hadronic models for PET monitoring of dose deposit in hadrontherapy, Charlotte Robert, IMNC CNRS, Orsay, France

    19:15-19:25 Upcoming functionalities in GATE, Sébastien Jan, Orsay, France

    19:15-19:25 What is new in GATE ?, Irène Buvat, Orsay, France

    19:30-20:00 Discussion and concluding remarks

  • GATE has been presented during the third International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy, on Tuesday 9th August, 2011. This presentation focused on the functionalities of GATE to produce highly realistic images for radiation therapy and imaging applications.
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