21 - 25 April 2024
National Harbor, Maryland, US

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing application tracks

Presentations on three focused topics: AI/ML, Sustainability, and Microelectronics

What is an application track?

An application track is a grouping of presentations on a topic of widespread interest across different conferences. During abstract submission, the submitting author should select an application track if it is relevant to their research. When the program is published online, presentations within each application track can be filtered so they display together in a single view. Find links to the applicable presentations for each application track below.

Optics and photonics defense technology

What are the benefits of application tracks?

Application tracks enable attendees to group and explore presentations in the conference programs to more easily plan their event schedule around the topic of interest. Application track filters span across all conferences at an SPIE event. The ability to group presentations together across the entire event in this way helps participants more easily locate a presentation in their area of interest and has the reciprocal benefit of helping authors' presentations be more easily found.

Three application tracks to explore


Papers that highlight the use of optics and photonics for renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable and green manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Papers that highlight the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to create and implement intelligent systems across multiple sectors, technologies, and applications


Papers that highlight advances in materials, design, fabrication, integration, and applications of silicon or compound semiconductor microelectronics for use in the security and defense sectors and the commercial marketplace