Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI206
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLII
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Thermosense is the oldest and largest international technical conference focused on scientific, industrial and general uses of infrared imaging, infrared temperature measurements, and image analysis. Its regular printed proceedings are found in most scientific and engineering libraries, providing an unequaled depth and breadth of technical information and reference data.

The Thermosense conference promotes worldwide exchange of information about research, uses and applications of infrared (IR) imaging technology. This includes infrared thermography and thermal infrared sensing (MWIR/LWIR), as well as NIR, SWIR imaging and measuring instruments. Thermosense encompasses technical papers, workshops and short-courses. Over the past 42 years, these activities have included topics from the fundamentals of infrared imaging and calibration to virtually all infrared research and applications. Special emphasis has been on problem solving and turning new developments into standard practices. This year, we would like to have special sessions on (1) Building Applications; and (2) Robotics and autonomous systems for thermography inspection.

Academics, research and professional practical papers are solicited related to infrared applications (SWIR /MWIR/LWIR) in the areas listed below, and are also welcome in other areas.

Aerospace Applications
  • aircraft NDT
  • process monitoring
  • corrosion/FOD/fatigue
  • aging aircraft
  • spacecraft and satellites
Artificial Intelligence in Infrared applications
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • cognitive computing
  • Internet of Things
  • big data
  • industry 4.0
Automotive Industry
  • predictive maintenance - electrical
  • predictive maintenance - mechanical
  • automotive NDT
  • process monitoring - automation
  • testing, measurement QA, R&R and validation
  • driver vision enhancement
  • IR imaging for autonomous vehicles
Building Applications
  • energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • construction quality control
  • roof moisture surveying
  • weatherization
  • standards
  • sources
  • instruments traceability
Detection of Gas and Other Leaks
  • pipelines, oil fields, offshore platforms, refineries
  • gas pumping stations, gasoline stations
  • UXO: unexploded ordinance
Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring
  • agriculture and water conservation
  • fish and wildlife migration
  • geology - volcanoes activity
  • pollution and storm water monitoring
  • seawater sensing
  • infrared sensors in autonomous: agriculture and mining equipment
  • UAV - drones applications
Fiber Optics for Infrared
  • detection of hazardous chemicals
  • remote sensing in high temperature and corrosive environments
  • medical applications
Fire Analysis and Detection
  • wildfire
  • home and building fire
  • pool fires
  • fire research
  • flame emission
Food Processing and Handling
  • quality control monitoring
  • temperatures of animals at slaughter
  • foreign object detection and characterization
Hyperspectral (HS) and Multispectral (MS) Imagery
  • identify materials
  • detecting processes and objects
  • transportation – roads, bridges, airports, harbors, reservoirs, and dams
  • energy – nuclear, wind, solar, fossil fuels power plants
Infrared Image Fusion Applications
  • biological and medical
  • field security
  • process monitoring
  • hyperspectral
  • structural analysis
Loss prevention
  • roof inspections
  • electrical equipment
  • switchboards
Manufacturing and Processing Industries
  • composite fabrication and uses
  • additive manufacturing
  • glass and ceramics
  • metals processing
  • petrochemical
  • plastics
  • pulp and paper
  • semiconductors and microelectronics
  • quality control and predictive maintenance applications
Infrared Nondestructive Testing (IR NDT) and Materials Evaluation
  • composite structures (aerospace, marine, wind turbine blades, etc.)
  • metallic structures (aerospace, turbine blades, and other)
  • subsurface defects
  • fatigue analysis
  • sonic IR
  • Thermal stress analysis (TSA)
  • IR NDT combined with other techniques (ultrasound, x-ray, terahertz, etc.).
  • thermal properties of materials
  • underground anomalies
  • electronic components
  • health screening and diagnostics
  • veterinary applications
  • disease screening
Power Generation and Distribution
  • nuclear, wind, and solar power plants
  • field measurement issues
  • power plant heat-rate efficiency
  • electrical and mechanical P/PM
Research and Development
  • terahertz imaging (THz)
  • multi-spectral/hyperspectral imaging
  • enhanced spatial resolution
  • enhanced time resolution
  • image interpretation
  • microscopy
  • thermal modeling, CFD and FEA
Remote Sensing and Security
  • Search and rescue (fire, snow, etc.)
  • law enforcement
  • UAV Drones
  • maritime guidance
Standards, Certifications and Guidelines
  • NDT
  • buildings
  • condition monitoring
  • related areas (e.g. medical, public safety)

During the Symposium, authors are expected to attend their respective sessions to enable interaction with the audience.

Selected papers will be recommended for publication in related SPIE journals such as Optical Engineering and Journal of Electronic Imaging.

Vendor Presentation and Reception XVI: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Calling all SPIE - DCS 2020 Exhibiting Companies - Anaheim Convention Center

Share the Latest – What's new in hardware & software for thermography, thermal imaging, and non-contact temperature measurement?

The Vendors Session started sixteen years ago and has become a very popular and well-attended success. This Special Session provides an early opportunity for exhibitors to highlight their latest technology and newest products to the Thermosense, Infrared industry, and Defense + Commercial Sensing (DCS) technical audience prior to the opening of the DCS20. In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a casual meeting setting with ample time for questions and answers. This session enables the conference attendees and visitors to better prioritize their activities when visiting the exhibition hall.

Session includes:
  • Exhibitors sharing state-of-the-art and future generation of infrared detectors, IR imagers radiometric and non-radiometric and IR image processing systems
  • Explores other related infrared optics, semitransparent materials, characterization and calibration sources, infrared fiber optics, coolers, multispectral and hyperspectral cameras
  • Covers topics related to hardware and software involved in infrared applications: SWIR - MWIR - LWIR

Audience background:

Innovative infrared systems & applications researchers, Applications engineers & professionals, Advanced optics engineers, Photonics and imaging researchers, Photonics Engineering, Infrared systems engineers, Calibration & Test engineers, Academics, Physicists, Exhibition-Only Visitors, and other Exhibitor Representatives.

To Participate:

Open to all DCS20 exhibitors offering products or services related to infrared sensing or imaging or photonics. There are no restrictions to the content or topics of submissions: Technical, Academics or Commercial within Infrared Imaging Hardware, Optics, Accessories, and Software. Session format features 12-15-minute oral presentations from hardware to software whose product lines impact thermal imaging applications and the infrared industry in general. No additional charge to participate. Reservations are open now, with limited time slots available.

For more information please open below link:

Guidelines - General and specific topics

Andres E. Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja (Argentina),
Sheng-Jen (Tony) Hsieh, Texas A&M Univ. (USA),

This event is free to attend and open to all conference attendees, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors.

2019 Vendors in Presentation Order:
(List of presentations in progress)

IRCAM GmbH (Booth 7029)
Scientific Cameras for NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR
Presenter: Dr. Oliver Schreer, Managing Director

Reynard Corporation (Booth 3253)
Images Behind the Optic
Presenter: Chris Karp, Business Development Engineer

LYNRED USA (Booth 5012)
Advancements in Hybridized FPAs and Microbolometer IR Developments for High Performance Imaging
Presenter: Kate Hogerty, Marketing Manager, LYNRED USA

FLIR Systems, Inc. (Booth 6001)
New Infrared Cameras and Applications from FLIR Instruments
Presenter: Jerry Beeney, Strategic Business Development Manager

InfraTec infrared LLC (Booth 5058)
Thermographic Solutions – Newest Developments from InfraTec
Presenter: Dr. Sven-A. Wode, Manager Business Development International

RICOR USA, Inc. (Booth 4019)
Progress with RICOR’s Low SWaP-C cryocoolers for HOT IR detectors
Presenter: Vicky (Victor) Segal, VP Marketing & Sales RICOR ---CEO RICOR USA

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Booth TBD)
Dynamic Optical Filters
Presenter: Dr. Ariela Donval, Director, Aerospace division

StingRay Optics, LLC (Booth 3044)
StingRay Optics (a G&H Co.): Moving Up the Value Chain
Presenter: Sam Wyman, Sales Manager- Optical Systems

Electro Optical Industries, Inc. (Booth 4013)
Advancements in testing of IR and Visible Cameras and Sensors
Presenter: Stephen Scopatz, General Manager of Electro Optical Industries

Clear Align (Booth 5007)
High Definition Infrared Imaging
Presenter: Angelique X. Irvin, CEO Clear Align

Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Booth 7059)
Thales cryogenics: Availability vs Reliability
Presenter: Kevin Giesen, Account Manager

Ophir Optronics Ltd. (Booth 5025)
Presenter: Dr. Nissim Asida, Ophir Optics R&D and Engineering Director

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. a Collins Aerospace Company (Booth 4007)
SWIR Imaging Update
Presenter: Doug Malchow, Business Development Manager – Industrial

Only this session (Vendors Session) does not require to submit an abstract and does not require present a manuscript.
So for vendors session please contact the moderator’s directly in order to apply. (see above link guidelines)
All other presentations require as usual submit an abstract and present a manuscript.
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