Frankfurt Fairgrounds
Frankfurt, Germany
14 - 17 May 2018
Conference OSD06
Optical Instrument Science, Technology, and Applications
Monday - Tuesday 14 - 15 May 2018
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Megan Artz.
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Abstract Due:
15 November 2017

Author Notification:
8 January 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
18 April 2018

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Conference Chairs
  • Nils Haverkamp, Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH (Germany)
  • Richard N. Youngworth, Riyo LLC (United States)

Program Committee
  • Nandini Bhattacharya, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
  • Harald Bosse, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
  • Markus Deguenther, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH (Germany)
  • Simon Hall, Colour Holographic Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Alois M. Herkommer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

Program Committee continued...
  • Wolfgang Högele, Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH (Germany)
  • Keith J. Kasunic, Optical Systems Group, LLC (United States)
  • Stefan Kück, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
  • Michael Layh, Hochschule Kempten (Germany)
  • Daniel Rotter, Swarovski Optik KG (Austria)
  • Breann N. Sitarski, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Call for
This conference is accepting abstract submissions through Monday, 20 November.

Optical instruments play an extremely large role in the application and development of future capability in optics and photonics. Optical instruments are a critical lynchpin in numerous applications ranging from government, industrial, and consumer applications. Science and development on optical instruments is continual as technologies involved vary from robust fully-developed instruments to fledgling technologies with a bright future.

This Optical Instrument Science, Technology, and Applications conference has been created to further enable the integration of components, design, and modeling key to successful optical instrument development and applications. The focus of this conference is on optical systems and instruments, along with applications enabled by such methods. Topics can include all stages of development and applications where optical instruments are proposed as solutions versus competing non-optical technologies through optical instruments being the key enabling technology.

Papers are solicited in mature areas and applications of optical systems and instrumentation. Authors are encouraged to submit system and instrument level papers to this conference which has been designed to complement other conferences at the event; these other conferences focus on specific subsystem details such as design, coatings, specific algorithms, and so forth. Additionally, emerging technical areas with projected implementation in the next decade are welcome. Submissions on conceivable contributions of computational methods and machine vision for novel applications and increased productivity are notably endorsed. With value chains from product generation to production and servicing becoming ever more integrated on a global scale, contributions on standardization of hardware and software interfaces, data formats, and full system solutions with optical hardware and software integration are also welcome.

Emerging and hot topics in instrumental optics
  • recent progress on virtual prototyping / system simulation of image processing industrial measuring instruments
  • recent progress on algorithms and optics concepts / instruments for 3D imaging
  • recent progress on replicative / additive manufacturing of optics
  • novel approaches to form and surface measurement
  • NMI activities in the field of optics for industry, standardization, and norms
  • merging/fusion of optical metrology with tactile and x-ray metrology
  • adaptive optics for industrial metrology
  • progress on industrial illumination, especially low-cost, large-area, and background illumination (homogeneous in space and angle)
  • structured light for industry
  • hyper spectral imaging for industry
  • progress on established methods like interferometry
  • metrology for aspheres and free form optics.
Current applications and effective implementation
  • overview, tutorial, and educational papers about optical instruments and applications
  • optical engineering at the system level including end-to-end system development
  • optical system layout for instrumentation including microscopes and medical devices
  • telescopic systems including binoculars and other ocular devices
  • optical instruments for use with scattering or dispersive media
  • machine vision instruments
  • adaptive optical instruments
  • optical systems that include fibre optics and free space optics
  • Fourier optical systems and instruments that employ image processing
  • ground- and space-based optical instrumentation
  • laser-based instruments and systems
  • spectrometers
  • geodetic instruments.
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