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Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
9 - 13 April 2017
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Present your research at SPIE Defense + Security 2017 in Anaheim—Call for Papers is now open

SPIE Defense + Security 2017

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

Call for Papers
Abstract submissions due 26 September
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 • Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS)  • 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  • Optical, Thermo-Electric and Mechanical Device Cryocoolers
 • Hyperspectral Imaging  • Information and Systems Networks
 • UV through LWIR Optics  • Geospatial Informatics
 • 3D Imaging

 • Avionics/Aerospace  • System/Network Integrator/VAR
 • Cyber Sensing/Security  • Biometrics
 • Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV)  • Ocean Sensing
 • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)  • Instrumentation and Control
 • Communications/Networking  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
 • Port/Border Protection  • Sensors and Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence(C3I)
 • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)


 2017 Symposium Chairs
Donald A. Reago, Jr.

Donald A. Reago, Jr.
Director, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)

2017 Defense + Security Symposium Chair

Arthur A. Morrish

Arthur A. Morrish
VP, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems( USA)
2017 Defense + Security Symposium Co-Chair

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SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging

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 Author Dates

Abstracts Due
26 September 2016

Author Notification
5 December 2016

Manuscripts Due
13 March 2017

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Applications Due
3 October

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