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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
5 - 9 May 2014
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SPIE DSS 2014 hosts the industry's most important scientific conferences and exhibition on optics, IR imaging, lasers, and sensing for defense, security, industry, healthcare, and the environment.

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The strongest conference program in the industry
SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications: Topics include Hyperspectral Imaging, IR Sensors and Systems, Imagery and Pattern Analysis, Next-Generation Sensors and Systems, Ocean Monitoring, Fiber Optic Sensors, Wireless Sensing, Terahertz Device and Systems, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Safety, Thermosense, Energy Harvesting, 3D Imaging & Visualization, Next-Generation Robotics, Remote Sensing, and more
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SPIE Defense + Security: Topics include IR Imaging, Laser Technologies, Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE), Military Medicine, Heads-Up and other Displays, Instrumentation & Control, Aviation/Aerospace, Border Protection, Cyber Sensing/Security, Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I), System/Network Integrator/VAR, UAVs, Communications/Networking, and more
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2014 Plenary Speakers
William Ruh

William Ruh
Vice President and Corporate Officer
GE Global Software Headquarters

Ludger Overmeyer

Ludger Overmeyer
Head of Institute of Transport and Automation Technology
Leibniz Univ. Hannover

Troy Meink

Troy Meink
Member of the Senior Executive Service, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, Executive Agent for Space Staff, Washington D.C.

2014 Symposium Chairs
David Whelan

David Whelan
Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Phantom Works
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security 
2014 DSS Symposium Chair

Nils Sandell

Nils R. Sandell, Jr.
Director, Strategic Technology Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2014 SPIE Defense + Security Symposium Co-Chair

Wolfgang Schade

Wolfgang Schade
Head of Applied Physics Dept., IEPT, Clausthal Univ. of Technology, and Head of Fiber Optical Sensor Systems Dept., Fraunhofer Heinrich Heinz Institute
2014 SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications Symposium Co-Chair

DSS Expo - The No. 1 exhibition in the industry

DSS Expo - The No. 1 exhibition in the industry

SPIE DSS Expo is the East Coast's largest exhibition for precision optics, lasers, sensors, optical materials, thermal imaging, optoelectronics, instrumentation, data analysis, and more. 

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Co-located Meetings

Advanced High Power Lasers
Includes SSDLTR, Gas Laser & FEL Conferences
5-9 May 2014, Baltimore Convention Center
Sponsored by DEPS
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Penn State Electro-Optics Alliance Annual Meeting
8 May 2014, Baltimore Convention Center
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Important Author Dates

Late submissions may be considered by the conference chairs. Please contact Pat Wight for Defense + Security conferences, and Stephanie Kaiser for Sensing Technology + Applications Conferences.

Notice to Authors
15  January 2014

Manuscript Due Date
for On-Site Proceedings
Conference 9094 ONLY:
24 February 2014

Manuscripts Due Date
for Post-Meeting
Proceedings Volumes
7 April 2014