Sep 23 – 27, 2024
ESRF Auditorium
Europe/Paris timezone


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New Opportunities for Better User Group Software (NOBUGS)


The 14th NOBUGS Conference is co-organised with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) & the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble - France from 23rd to 26th September 2024. 

After 28 years the NOBUGS conference is finally coming back to where it  started - the European Photon and Neutron Campus, home to the ESRF and ILL in Grenoble! The goal of the NOBUGS (New Opportunities for Better User Group Software) Conference Series is to foster collaboration and exchange between scientists and IT professionals working on software for X-ray, neutron and muon sources from around the world. Better software for data acquisition and data analysis will increase productivity of facility users and thus maximize the scientific output.

A number of satellite meetings will be organised before and after the conference on specialised topics. Refer to the page on Satellite Meetings for the list of proposed meetings.


  • Abstract submissions opens: 19th February 2024
  • Registration opened: 1 May 2024
  • Abstract submission closed: 13 May 2024
  • Abstracts reviewing completed: 14 June 2024
  • Finalised Programme: 21 June  2024
  • On site registration closes: 5 August 2024
  • Online registration closes: 15 September 2024

Programme finalised 

The NOBUGS2024 programme is now available online!

Thanks to the reviewers for reviewing the abstracts! The large number of abstracts means NOBUGS2024 will have an excellent program - thanks to all the authors who submitted abstracts!

A number of abstracts are on the waiting list to become talks therefore in case you have a talk but cannot attend in person please let the organisers know so they can schedule another talk. 


The registration is now open until 5 August 2024. The conference registration fee for on site attendance (300 euros for all including speakers) includes coffee breaks, lunch and the gala dinner. Satellite meetings include coffee breaks and lunch (for full day meetings).

Conference Topics

The conference will cover the following topics for beamlines and scientific experiments:

  • Advanced data acquisition
  • AI/ML applications
  • Beamline control systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Reduction
  • Data Visualisation
  • Experiments automation
  • FAIR data management
  • Metadata + Data Formats
  • Open source collaborations
  • Other relevant topics
  • Remote user interfaces
  • Research Software Engineering
  • Workflow engines

Conference Organization

NOBUGS 2024 will be held as a hybrid conference with participants in-person (on site) at the ESRF and possibility to follow the presentations remotely on Zoom.

Organizing Committee

NOBUGS 2024 is advised by the NOBUGS International Advisory Committee. This conference is part of the NOBUGS series of conferences. For more information about NOBUGS and past conferences of the same kind see the NOBUGS site

Local organizers

  • Andy Götz (ESRF) - Conference Chair
  • Paolo Mutti (ILL) - Conference Chair
  • Jens Meyer (ESRF) - Program Chair
  • Kimberley Robert (ESRF) - Chief Organiser
  • Sarah Kelleher (ILL) - Chief Organiser


ESRF Auditorium
Hybrid event
EPN Campus ESRF - ILL 71 Av. des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble
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Registration for this event is currently open.