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SPIE SeTBio Event News

SeTBio: Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture

23-26 April 2013
Yokohama, Japan

Optics and Photonics International Congress 2013

SPIE SeTBio 2013, the first international conference on Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture, covered light application technologies for plant factories and environmental control, precision agriculture, and biosensing, and debuted in Yokohama as one of 10 parallel conferences composing the Optics and Photonics International Congress (OPIC) 2013.

The congress is held in conjunction with the longstanding Optics and Photonics International Exhibition (OPIE), which attracted 12,217 visitors.

The SeTBio conference reflects an international effort to increase agricultural productivity and food safety for a global marketplace.

Research covered high-efficiency lighting systems, agricultural smart sensing networks, environmental disease control, and advanced real-time sensors for food safety screening.

View extended abstracts from SeTBio (PDF 27 MB).


The new conference!

Professor Naoshi Kondo (Kyoto University) served as SeTBio conference chair. Topics included among the 46 presentations from 10 countries were:

  • Biosensing
  • Optical Food Inspection
  • Light and Plant Factories
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing
  • Pest Control
  • Quality Measurement.

SeTBio 2013 conference


OPIC organizers

Sadao Nakae Koichi Shimoda
Robert Byer






OPIC organizers included
from top left):
Organizing Committee
Sadao Nakai,president of the

Laser Society of Japan;
Chair Koichi Shimoda,
Emeritus at the University
of Toyko;
Congress Chair Robert Byer of

Ginzton Lab, Stanford University.


On the exhibit floor

The SPIE booth was an informative stop in the exhibition.

SPIE booth at OPIE

Food court at OPIE

Heading to OPIE