Introduction Video to the Bid – Prof. Juan Manuel Górriz


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the University of Granada it is a great pleasure and honour to formally submit our candidacy for hosting the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (IEEE NSS-MIC RTSD) in November 2026. Our academic and professional staff, together with modern facilities and infrastructure situated in an historic and culturally diverse city, will deliver an outstanding and unforgettable Conference.

The University of Granada is a public higher education and research institution ranked amongst the top 300 universities in the world, within the top 60 in Computational Science and Engineering, and second overall in Spain (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2016). Founded in 1531 by the Emperor Carlos V, the University has more than 63,000 degree and diploma students, 24 university centres, 3,000 doctorate students, 3,400 lecturers and 107 academic Departments. Computer Science and its application to biomedicine is a key strength of the University of Granada attracting academic and commercial investment and involving over 3000 scientists and engineers.

Collaborative activity takes place across the School of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, and Faculty of Medicine in a broad range of projects from discovery science to focussed studies in biotechnology and healthcare. Our research takes place within the Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DASCI), a strategic partnership of the Universities of Granada, Jaen, and Cordoba that promotes research, innovation and technology transfer to improve socioeconomic conditions for all citizens.

The BioTic Granada Campus, awarded the designation of Centre of International Excellence, is the focal point for the development of knowledge and technologies within the fields of Biomedicine and Information and Communication Technology. It is underpinned by cooperation between the City Council of Granada and the University of Granada Health-Science Technology Park working with established and new (spin-out) companies in the pharmaceutical, bio-health, healthcare sectors. Granada is located in the province of Andalucía in southern Spain. The area has been occupied since prehistory and Roman, Moorish, and Castilian civilizations have all left their mark on the architecture, cuisine, and atmosphere of this beautiful and aweinspiring city. A visit to the famous Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, must not be missed and the excellent skiing facilities of Sierra Nevada mountain range that forms the spectacular backdrop to the city have worldwide recognition for their quality and accessibility.

Granada is easily accessible by air, road and rail. It has an international airport just 20 minutes from the city centre, and direct links by high-speed train (Alta Velocidad Española, AVE) to Malaga and Madrid. As a well-established and world-famous centre of tourism, there are many accommodation options ranging from the 5-star Parador Alhambra to affordable and welcoming hotels and hostels. Public transport within the city is extensive and modern with the recently opened metro system connecting the University, city centre, and Conference and Exhibition Centre with frequent and comfortable services.

The venue for the IEEE NSS MIC RTSD Conference would be the Granada Conference and Exhibition Centre, a purpose-built facility opened in 1992 with an area of more than 45,000 sq. m. covering seven floors. The García Lorca Auditorium has a capacity of 2000 and can be reconfigured as required. The Centre features other rooms and areas as well as a 1,500 sq. m naturally lit lobby and outdoor spaces that are ideal to hold dinners, drinks or concerts. As might be expected, the Centre is equipped with the most advanced facilities for parallel scientific presentations and technical exhibitions. There are also a wide range of services on offer including, catering, a restaurant with a capacity of 2000, cloakroom and courier services. Together with University and City Council of Granada, we invite you and all the members and delegates of the IEEE NSS MIC RTSD to come to Granada in November 2026 to experience and enjoy a programme of scientific excellence presented in world-class facilities in a city of fascinating history and culture.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Juan Manuel Górriz
Universidad de Granada, DASCI, Head of SiPBA Group

Prof. Francisco Herrera
Universidad de Granada, DASCI, City-Hall Councillor

Prof. Enrique Herrera-Viedma
Universidad de Granada, DASCI, Vice-Chancellor of Research

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