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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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The leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 Call for Papers

Late submissions considered
Present your research on sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, and more. Come share the latest technical advancements and collaborate with other experts working on materials, components, systems, and analytics for defense and commercial applications in sensing and imaging.

Submit your abstract today.

Abstracts Due
3 October 2018
Late submissions considered

Rising Researcher
10 October 2018

Author Notification
10 December 2018

Go to the 2019 online Call for Papers
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2019 Plenary Speakers

Albert "Skip" Rizzo

Albert "Skip" Rizzo
Director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology

Philip Perconti

Dr. Philip Perconti
Director, US Army Research Laboratory (USA)

Timothy Grayson

Timothy Grayson
Director, Strategic Technology Office

Explore the four new tracks

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 topics

The program includes 45 conferences and highlights the meeting's core technology areas while addressing a wide range of applications.

 • Materials and Devices
This track includes topics such as IR materials, image sensors, photon counting, energy harvesting, and quantum technologies. The applications include wearables, cybersecurity, information processing, energy storage, and drones.
 • Imaging and Analytics
This track addresses topics such as spectral imaging, computational image processing, metrology, and 3D imaging. Papers include applications in security and defense, climate monitoring, big data, deep learning, machine vision, target detection, and tracking.
 • Advanced Sensing and Imaging
This track includes topics such as fiber optic sensors, radar, laser radar, IR technologies and thermal imaging. Applications include security, structural sensing and health monitoring, non-destructive inspection, tracking, and ranging.
 • Next Generation Sensor Systems and Applications
This track highlights cutting-edge research focused on emerging technologies for specific applications such as autonomous systems, CBRNE, agriculture and food safety, CPS/IoT, and more.

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DCS Technology in the News

FLIR Thermal Imaging

Autonomous vehicle industry remains cool to thermal imaging
Thermal imaging may fill a blind spot for state-of-the-art self-driving cars. But if safety is the price of moving this technology to market, consumers have to be willing to pay for it.

Read the SPIE newsroom article

Alina Zare, 2018 Rising Researcher

#FacesofPhotonics: 2018 Rising Researcher Alina Zare
Associate Professor at the The Machine Learning and Sensing Lab at the University of Florida, Dr. Zare was recognized as a 2018 Rising Researcher for her work in Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2018.

Read the Photonics for a Better World blog post

2019 Symposium Chairs

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser
Director of the Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

Jay Kumler

Jay Kumler
President, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC (USA)

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