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Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
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SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 Call for Papers

Now accepting abstract submissions
Present your research on sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, AI/machine learning 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.

Co-located in 2020: SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing will be co-located with SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation in Anaheim. These unique communities will enjoy opportunities to network, learn and share their latest developments. Learn more at spie.org/SS

Abstracts Due
16 October 2019

Rising Researcher
23 October 2019

Author Notification
20 December 2019

Manuscripts Due
1 April 2020

Explore the technical topics to see where your research fits best

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing technical 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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The Rising Researchers program is designed to recognize early career professionals who are conducting outstanding work in sensing, imaging, optics, or related fields. Find out more about the application requiements and the benefits to the winners each year.

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2020 Symposium Chairs and Co-Chairs

Jay Kumler

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

John Pellegrino

John M. Pellegrino
Director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Augustus W. Fountain III

Augustus W. Fountain III
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Univ. of South Carolina (USA)

Teresa Pace
Director, Engineering, L3 Technologies, Inc. (USA)

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