• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Orlando 2018
    Benefits of attending
    Defense + Security
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    Cyber-Physical Systems / IoT
    Unmanned Autonomous Systems
    Rising Researchers
    Travel to Orlando
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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The leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2018 Call for Papers

Accepting proposals 
Present your research on sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, and more. Come to Orlando to share the latest technical advancements, find new business opportunities, and collaborate with other experts working on defense and commercial applications.

Learn more about our Rising Researchers program for early career professionals. 

Important Dates

Abstracts due 9 October

Rising Researchers applications due 16 October

Registration opens January

Featuring two technical programs

These two collocated programs cover a wide range of photonics technologies for defense and commercial applications.

Defense + Security 2018 program

Defense + Security

Continues 40 years of being the leading conference on imaging and sensing technologies used to help create a safer world.

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Commerical + Scientific Sensing and Imaging 2018 program

Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging

Focused on commercial sensing and imaging topics and further development of technologies with consumer applications.

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Get more exposure by including your paper in a topical track

Find cyber-physical systems and the internet of things in the SPIE Defense + Commerical Sensign program
Find Unmanned Autonomous Systems in the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing program
Find Agricultural applications in the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing program

Featured 2018 speakers

Dr. Morley O. Stone

Dr. Morley O. Stone
Chief Technology Officer, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

Dr. Ray O. Johnson

Dr. Ray O. Johnson
Executive in Residence, Bessemer Venture Partners (USA)

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