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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

Accepting 2019 abstract submissions
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.

Abstracts Due
3 October 2018

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)

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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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)

DCS Technology in the news

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>SPIE DCS Connection: visit the 2019 Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology conference
28 August

Infrared sensor serves as a new tool for drug discovery
Scientists have found a new method for analysing how active agents affect a specific protein essential for cell survival. Their research could help to quickly develop drugs with fewer side effects. Read more at phys.org
>SPIE DCS Connection: visit the 2019 Infrared Technology and Applications conference
28 August

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