• Defense + Commercial Sensing
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    Defense + Security
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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Sensing and imaging research for a safer world

SPIE Defense + Security 2018 Conferences

SPIE Defense + Security
A technical program that focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, law enforcement, avionics/aerospace, autonomous systems, defense, and military applications.

View details about the complimentary program, Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging. One registration gives you access to both programs in Orlando.

Manuscripts due
21 March 2018

Hotel reservations
23 March 2018

Registration increases
30 March 2018

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2018 Plenary Speakers

2018 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Plenary Speakers

2018 Symposium Chairs

Arthur A. Morrish

Arthur A. Morrish
VP, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (USA)
2018 Symposium Chair

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser
Director of the Sensors Directorate
Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
2018 Symposium Co-Chair

Technologies for a variety of defense applications

Hear the latest sensing and imaging research for everything from cybersecurity and border protection to ocean sensing and biometrics.

  • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)
  • Infrared Sensors and Imaging Systems
  • Pattern and Target Recognition
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Radar and LiDAR
  • Sensor Data and Information Exploitation
  • Ultrafast Bandgap Photonic
  • Lasers and Systems
  • Sensors and Systems for Space
  • Imagery and Pattern Analysis
  • Long-range Imaging
  • Millimeter Wave Imaging
  • Next-Generation Sensors and Systems
  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Information and Systems Networks
  • UV through LWIR Optics
  • Geospatial Informatics
  • 3D Imaging
  • Optical, Thermo-Electric & Mechanical Cryocoolers

Topical Tracks, highlighting hot, emerging topics

Cyber-Physical Systems / Internet of Things
Unmanned Autonomous Systems

Proceedings of SPIE

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.

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