The 19th edition of IWORID, the annual International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors, was endorsed by and held the AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science in Kraków, from 2nd to 6th of July 2017 (http://iworid2017.fis.agh.edu.pl)
The International Workshops on Radiation Imaging Detectors are held yearly and provide an international forum for discussing current research and developments in the area of position sensitive detectors for radiation imaging, including semiconductor detectors, gas and scintillator-based detectors. The topics include processing and characterization of detector materials, hybridization and interconnect technologies, design of front-end electronics, readout and data acquisition systems, and applications in various scientific and industrial fields. The workshop includes plenary sessions with invited and contributed oral presentations and poster sessions. The invited talks are chosen to review recent advances in different research areas covered in the workshop.
As in previous years the proceedings of the 19th edition of IWORID are published in this special issue of JINST. In keeping with the usual policy, only those papers presented at the conference either orally or as posters are included in these proceedings after having passed the review process. We are delighted to present high level contributions. As editors we are grateful to all the reviewers who worked hard and sometimes with multiple iterations on the manuscripts in order to help young researchers with coherent writing sound scientific papers.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge support from the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology.