• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Orlando 2018
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    Defense + Security
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    Cyber-Physical Systems / IoT
    Unmanned Autonomous Systems
    Rising Researchers
    Travel to Orlando
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Sensing and imaging research for a safer world

SPIE Defense + Security 2018 Program - Call for Papers

Post-deadline submissions will be considered by the chairs—submit your abstract today
The SPIE Defense + Security technical program focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, law enforcement, avionics/aerospace, autonomous systems, defense, and military applications.

Post-deadline submissions will be considered by the chairs

Author Notification
11 December 2017

Manuscripts due
21 March 2018

View the 2018 online Call for Papers
Download the 2018 Call for Papers PDF
Review the 2018 submission guidlines

Hear from last year's participants

Technologies for a variety of defense applications

Hear the latest sensing and imaging research for everything from cybersecurity and border protection to ocean sensing and biometrics. Review the list of conferences and explore the topics in the Call for Papers.

  • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)
  • Infrared Sensors and Imaging Systems
  • Pattern and Target Recognition
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Radar and LiDAR
  • Sensor Data and Information Exploitation
  • Ultrafast Bandgap Photonic
  • Lasers and Systems
  • Sensors and Systems for Space
  • Imagery and Pattern Analysis
  • Long-range Imaging
  • Millimeter Wave Imaging
  • Next-Generation Sensors and Systems
  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Information and Systems Networks
  • UV through LWIR Optics
  • Geospatial Informatics
  • 3D Imaging
  • Optical, Thermo-Electric & Mechanical Cryocoolers

Get more exposure by including your paper in a topical track

Cyber-physical systems and the internet of things
Unmanned autonomous systems

2018 Symposium Chairs

Arthur A. Morrish

Arthur A. Morrish
VP, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (USA)
2018 Symposium Chair

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser
Director of the Sensors Directorate
Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
2018 Symposium Co-Chair

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