16 - 19 September 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 Edinburgh for Security + Defence 2024


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