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Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
21 - 24 September 2020
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Plan to participate

The Organising Committee of the 17th SPIE Security+Defence invites you to participate in this exciting meeting: this event crosses the divide between fundamental optical science and the application of the underpinning technologies in advanced defence and security systems.

This symposium will be co-located with the 27th SPIE Remote Sensing symposium, which enhances opportunities to identify new partners for collaboration from related fields of activity. Take the opportunity to learn about the latest scientific results in both topics “ Defence & Security” and “Remote sensing”.

This unique symposium will offer many opportunities to network with colleagues from a variety of disciplines in academia, industry, and government from all over the world, whilst still maintaining a distinctly European focus. SPIE Security+Defence will consider all aspects of this evolving field of optronics and photonics:

• Materials
• Optical devices
• Enabling technologies
• Advanced concepts
• Sensors (including their design, fabrication and exploitation)
• Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence  
• Bio-inspiration and bio-mimetics
• Signal processing and control
• Laser technologies and their application
  (including high-power devices and applications)
• Electro-optic systems and concepts
• Modelling and simulation
• Quantum information science and technology
• Emerging security and defence requirements
• Target and background signatures
• Human observer performance
• Autonomy in sensing
• Cyber defence 
• Big Data in Security and Defence
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Security and Defence

New challenges continue to emerge: while artificial intelligence has seen many papers in the past at this symposium, in 2019 we launched a new conference: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications. This conference returns, and we add one on Microwave Remote Sensing: Data Processing and Applications.

Other relevant topics are also welcome to ensure a vibrant meeting. Engineers and researchers from government, military, academia and the commercial sector will discuss current status and future directions of a wide range of R&D projects. Participation from academic institutes is especially encouraged; graduate and undergraduate student researchers are invited to submit their work and interact with international leaders. All papers presented at this event will appear in the SPIE Digital Library.

We look forward to seeing you at Security+Defence 2020 where opportunities abound for combining cutting-edge science and technology with the historic beauty of the city of Edinburgh.

2020 Symposium Chairs:

Karin Stein

Karin Stein

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
2020 Symposium Chair

Ric H. M. A. Schleijpen

Ric Schleijpen

TNO Defence, Security and Safety
2020 Symposium Co-chair

Graeme Malcolm

Graeme Malcolm

M Squared Lasers
(United Kingdom))
2020 Symposium Co-chair

Important Dates

Abstract Due Date

1 April 2020

Author Notification
1 June 2020

Manuscripts Due
26 August 2020

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