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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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We invite you to participate in SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 (DCS), the leading meeting for scientists, researchers and engineers from industry, military, government agencies, and academia throughout the world. DCS continues with 43+ years as the leading conference on imaging, sensing and photonic technologies used for defense and security applications, as well as fast-emerging innovations for health care, industry, and environmental applications.

In 2019, DCS returns to Baltimore, Maryland, centrally located on the East Coast with close proximity to Washington, D.C., national labs, Johns Hopkins, NASA, NIST, and more. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maryland is a thriving location for space exploration, satellite technology and research, design and manufacturing of UAVs and robotics. The state's diversified economy is rooted in high technology, biosciences, as well as advanced manufacturing. The industry includes Department of Defense related activities such as biodefense, cybersecurity, avionics, informatics and ordnance and weapons testing. Maryland's 8,580 aerospace and defense businesses annually generate $32.82 billion in economic activity and secure $8.42 billion in federal contracts.​​ The area is rich in history and provides easy access to many core businesses as well as touring some of the national attractions.

Along with sharing your latest research, you will have a chance to see the latest products from leading companies on the exhibition floor, and network with leaders in the sensing and imaging industry. We urge your participation by submitting your abstract, and encourage your colleagues to do the same. We look forward to a closer and stronger partnership with you during DCS 2019. Plan to join us in Baltimore!

2019 Defense + Commercial Sensing Symposium Chairs

Jay Kumler

Jay Kumler
JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC (USA)

Ruth Moser

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

2019 Defense + Commercial Sensing Symposium Co-chair

John Pellegrino

John Pellegrino
Director Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

2019 Defense + Commercial Sensing Technical Conference Chairs

Sos S. Agaian, College of Staten Island (USA)
Fauzia Ahmad, Temple Univ. (USA)
Mohammad S. Alam, Texas A&M Univ.-Kingsville (USA)
Bjørn F. Andresen, Consultant, Infrared Technologies & Applications (Israel)
Robert A. Arnone, The Univ. of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Jarvis (Trey) J. Arthur, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)
Vijayan K. Asari, Univ. of Dayton (USA)
Amit Ashok, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Abul K. Azad, Los Alamos National Lab. (USA)
Sachidananda R. Babu, NASA Earth Science Technology Office (USA)
Bhashyam Balaji, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Palani Balaya, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Joshua C. Bienfang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Misty Blowers, Datalytica, LLC (USA)
Matthias F. Carlsohn, Computer Vision and Image Communication at Bremen (Germany)
Genshe Chen, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (USA)
Bryan Chin, Auburn Univ. (USA)
Peter Chin, Boston Univ. (USA)
Byoung-Kwan Cho, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Richard A. Crocombe, Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting, LLC (USA)
Brian M. Cullum, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA)
Venkateswara R. Dasari, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Jaap de Vries, FM Global (USA)
Stephen P. DelMarco, BAE Systems (USA)
Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (USA)
Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (USA)
Peter J. Doucette, U.S. Geological Survey (USA)
Mark Dubinskiy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Michael C. Dudzik, IQM Research Institute (USA)
Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (USA)
Richard I. Epstein, The Univ. of New Mexico (USA), ThermoDynamic Films, LLC (USA)
Michael R. Frey, Bucknell Univ. (USA)
Gabe F. Fulop, Maxtech International, Inc. (USA), Infrared Imaging News (USA)
Frederick D. Garber, Wright State Univ. (USA)
Michael E. Gehm, Duke Univ. (USA)
Thomas George, SaraniaSat Inc. (USA)
Joel A. Greenberg, Duke Univ. (USA)
Lynne L. Grewe, California State Univ., East Bay (USA)
Jason A. Guicheteau, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (USA)
Russell Hall, Northrop Grumman Corp. (USA)
Riad I. Hammoud, BAE Systems FAST Labs. (USA)
Charles M. Hanson, SenseIR Solutions, LLC (USA)
Kevin G. Harding, Optical Metrology Solutions (USA)
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Gerald C. Holst, JCD Publishing (USA)
Weilin "Will" Hou, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Christopher R. Howle, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jason C. Isaacs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (USA)
M. Saif Islam, Univ. of California, Davis (USA)
Mark A. Itzler, Argo AI, LLC (USA)
Sabah A. Jassim, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Bahram Javidi, Univ. of Connecticut (USA)
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (USA)
Gary W. Kamerman, Argo AI, LLC (USA)
Nasser Kehtarnavaz, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (USA)
Douglas Kiehl, Eli Lilly and Co. (USA)
Moon Kim, USDA Agricultural Research Service (USA)
Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Keith A. Krapels, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (USA)
Robert A. Lieberman, Lumoptix, LLC (USA)
Samuel J. Lomonaco, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA)
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (USA)
Ronald P. S. Mahler, Random Sets, LLC (USA)
Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Osamu Matoba, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
K. Alex McIntosh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (USA)
Mac McKee, Utah State Univ. (USA)
Eric S. McLamore, Univ. of Florida (USA)
David W. Messinger, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Robert J. Moorhead, Mississippi State Univ. (USA)
Paul L. Muench, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (USA)
John M. Myers, Harvard Univ. (USA)
Timothy C. Newell, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Hoa G. Nguyen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific (USA)
Minh Nguyen, HRL Labs., LLC (USA)
Beata Oswald-Tranta, Montan Univ. Leoben (Austria)
Timothy L. Overman, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (USA)
Kannappan Palaniappan, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Jonathan C. Petruccelli, Univ. at Albany (USA)
Khanh D. Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Tien Pham, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Gary Pickrell, Virginia Tech (USA)
W. Howard Poisl, Raytheon Missile Systems (USA)
Luisa T. M. Profeta, Field Forensics, Inc. (USA)
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Austin A. Richards, FLIR Systems, Inc. (USA)
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Software Engineering Institute (USA)
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Philip Root, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (USA)
Ingo N. Rühlich, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
Glen A. Sanders, Honeywell Technology (USA)
John (Jack) N. Sanders-Reed, The Boeing Co. (USA)
Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Ingrid U. Scheel, Columbia Gorge Research LLC (USA)
Guna Seetharaman, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (USA)
Latasha Solomon, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Jung-Young Son, Konyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Raja Suresh, General Dynamics Mission Systems (USA)
Eiichi Tamiya, Osaka Univ. Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Igor V. Ternovskiy, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
J. Alex Thomasson, Texas A&M Univ. (USA)
Lei Tian, Boston Univ. (USA)
Monte D. Turner, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Eric Udd, Columbia Gorge Research (USA)
Miguel Velez-Reyes, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (USA)
Jay Vizgaitis, optX imaging systems (USA)
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke Univ. (USA)
David A. Wikner, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Edmund G. Zelnio, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Song Zhang, Purdue Univ. (USA)

Important Author Dates

Author Notification
10 December 2018

Manuscripts Due
20 March 2019

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