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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
5 - 9 May 2014
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Welcome to SPIE Defense + Security 2014, the leading meeting for scientists, researchers and engineers from industry, military, government agencies, and academia throughout the world. For more than 20 years Defense + Security has been one of the largest defense technology meetings worldwide, and it is the key event featuring optics, imaging, and sensing.

One of the strengths of Defense + Security is its central location in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, close to the center of many U.S. Federal Government offices/agencies and many of the largest defense/security contractors and aerospace companies in America. Defense + Security is a prime event for government acquisition, policy, and program executive representatives. 

Thank you again for you past participation, and we look forward to an even closer and stronger partnership with you during SPIE Defense + Security 2014. 

We welcome you to Baltimore!

David Whelan

David A. Whelan, PhD.
Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Phantom Works
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security

2014 Symposium Chair


Nils Sandell Jr.

Nils R. Sandell Jr., PhD.
Director, Strategic Technology Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

2014 Symposium Co-Chair


DSS 2014 Steering Committee

Michael T. Eismann, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Kevin P. Meiners, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) (USA) 
Kevin G. Harding, GE Global Research (USA)
Kenneth R. Israel, Lockheed Martin Corp. (USA)
Robert A. Lieberman, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (USA)
Barbara D. Broome, U. S. Army Research Lab. (USA)

Technical Conference Chairs

Bjørn F. Andresen, Senso Optics Ltd. (Israel)
Gary H. Ballard, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (United States)
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (Canada)
Michael P. Browne, SA Photonics (United States)
James A. Buford, Jr., U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Christoph Busch, Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Germany)
Edward M. Carapezza, EMC Consulting, LLC (United States)
David Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Tien-Hsin Chao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Peter Chin, Draper Lab. and Boston Univ. (United States)
Joseph L. Cox, Missile Defense Agency (United States)
Paul B. Deignan, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (United States)
Daniel D. Desjardins, Consultant (United States)
Shiloh L. Dockstader, ITT Exelis (United States)
Armin Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Peter Doucette, Integrity Applications, Inc. (United States)
Oliver E. Drummond, Consulting Engineer (United States)
Mark Dubinskii, U.S. Army research Office (United States)
Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Augustus Way Fountain III, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Gabor F. Fulop, Maxtech International, Inc. (United States)
Douglas W. Gage, XPM Technologies  (United States)
Frederick D. Garber, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Thomas George, Zyomed Corp. (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr.-Retired (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jeff J. Güell, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Charles M. Hanson, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Paul R. Havig II, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Chadwick Todd Hawley, Senior Expert for Signatures, (United States)
Daniel J. Henry, Rockwell Collins, Inc.  (United States)
Kenneth Hintz, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Gerald C. Holst, JCD Publishing (United States)
Jason C. Isaacs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States)
M. Saif Islam, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Gary W. Kamerman, FastMetrix, Inc. (United States)
Robert E. Karlsen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Eric J. Kelmelis, EM Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Michael A. Kolodny, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Keith A. Krapels, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Fred A. Kruse, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Davis A. Lange, UTC Aerospace Systems (United States)
Dale Linne von Berg, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Arttu R. Luukanen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Ronald P. S. Mahler, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James E. Melzer, Rockwell Collins Optronics (United States)
R. Lee Murrer, Jr., Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. (United States)
Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Kannappan Palaniappan, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Matthew F. Pellechia, ITT Exelis (United States)
Khanh D. Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Tien Pham, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen G. Post, Missile Defense Agency (United States)
Kevin L. Priddy, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
S. Danny Rajan, Exelis Visual Information Solutions (United States)
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs. (United States)
Jack Sanders-Reed, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Kalluri R. Sarma, Honeywell Technology (United States)
Walter J. Scheirer, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Donnie Self, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)
Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (United States)
Earl J. Spillar, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raja Suresh, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)
Richard D. Teichgraeber, Consulting Engineer (United States)
Igor V. Ternovskiy, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Monte D. Turner, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Miguel Velez-Reyes, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Thomas J. Walls, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David A. Wikner, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Darrell L. Young, Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems (United States)
Edmund Zelnio, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

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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

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