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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD , United States
17 - 21 April 2016
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Attend the leading global sensing and imaging event for defense and commercial applications

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 40-year Anniversary
SPIE Defense + Security 2016SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging 2016

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (formerly SPIE DSS), the leading global technical conferences, courses, and exhibition on sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for defense, security, industry, and the environment.

The 2016 event will run from Sunday, 17 April to Thursday, 21 April.

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Reserve by 21 March 2016

Join 5,000 colleagues at this important technical event

Two major symposia
Defense + Security
Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
Three focused, topical tracks
Agricultural applications
Fiber optic sensors
Pharmaceutical applications
One premier exhibition
The SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo is the largest exhibition on sensors, infrared detectors, lasers, imaging, optical components, cameras, and more. 19-21 April 2016
35 Courses
Choose from half- and full-day courses on a variety of technical topics.
 2016 Plenary Presentations
Dr .Bradford C. Tousley

Dr. Bradford C. Tousley
Director of Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Dr. Patrick Carrick

Dr. Patrick Carrick
Director,
Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)


SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 


Important Dates

Manuscripts Due
21 March 2016

On-site Manuscript Due Date:
Conference 9485 Only
8 February 2016

Hotel Reservations
21 March 2016

Registration Prices Increase
1 April 2016 


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