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Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
21 - 24 September 2020
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Optical science technologies for advanced security and defence systems

Plan to participate in SPIE Security + Defence 2020

SPIE Security + Defence - The event for engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers for the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, optronics, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programmes. Co-located with:

SPIE Space, Satellites + Sustainability (S3)
 and SPIE Remote Sensing

SPIE remains committed to advancing light-based research and meeting the needs of our constituents by providing you with a platform for sharing your work and connecting you with the global scientific community. Currently, this SPIE meeting is scheduled to take place as planned, and we look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.  SPIE COVID-19 Policy

If circumstances are such that we cannot hold an in-person meeting, SPIE is committed to converting this program into a Digital Forum, so that you may still present your paper and connect with your community.

Abstracts Due
13 May 2020

Author Notification
13 July 2020

Manuscripts Due
26 August 2020

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2020 Conference Topics:

Target and Background Signatures
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects
Emerging Technologies
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies
Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications

The 2020 Joint-Plenary Presenters Announced

Craig Clarke
AAC Clyde Space
(United Kingdom)
Diana Huffaker

Diana Huffaker
Cardiff Univ., Institute for Compound Semiconductors (United Kingdom),
and Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States) 

Miles Padgett
Univ. of Glasgow and QuantIC
(United Kingdom)

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Security + Defence 2020 Industry Session

Security + Defence 2020 Industry Session

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