SPIE Security + Defence

The leading European conference for optical sciences for security and defence systems

About Security + Defence

It is the premier European conference for engineers and scientists using sensors and photonics to advance the fields of security, defence, and counterterrorism.

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Join us in Berlin for Security + Defence 2022


SPIE Security + Defence is the leading international conference for engineers and scientists involved in the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, optronics, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programmes. 

Security + Defence conference topics


• Target and Background Signatures VIII
• Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications and Electro-optical Remote Sensing XVI
• Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XV
• Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIX
• High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects VI
• Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology XIV 
• Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence VII
• Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence IV
• Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XVII
• Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science VI
• Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies VI
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications IV
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SPIE Security + Defence 2022 Symposium Chairs


Karin Stein

2022 Symposium Chair
Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB (Germany)

Ric Schleijpen

2022 Symposium Chair
TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

2022 Technical Committee


Harro Ackermann, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office  (United States)
Paul M. Alsing, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)
Henri Bouma, TNO (Netherlands)
Gerald S. Buller, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Helge Bürsing, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Lynda E. Busse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Andrea Camposeo, Istituto Nanoscienze, CNR (Italy)
Judith Dijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Michael L. Fanto, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Maria Farsari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Robert J. Grasso, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frank Gumbmann, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Duncan L. Hickman, Tektonex Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Richard C. Hollins, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
François Kajzar, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Gary W. Kamerman, Argo AI, LLC (United States)
Robert A. Lamb, Leonardo MW Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin Laurenzis, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Luana Persano, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR (Italy)
Radhakrishna Prabhu, The Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
John G. Rarity, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Mark A. Richardson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Neil A. Salmon, MMW Sensors Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ric Schleijpen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Karin U. Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Robert J. Stokes, Agilent Technologies (United Kingdom)
Attila A. Szep, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)
Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Roberto Zamboni, Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività (Italy)