Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
11 - 15 April 2021
Conference SI206
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLIII
Sunday - Thursday 11 - 15 April 2021 Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
21 October 2020

Author Notification:
18 December 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
17 March 2021

Call for
Thermosense is the oldest and largest international technical conference focused on scientific, industrial, and medical 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 primarily in the NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands. 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) Covid-19 and pandemic containment, (2) Drone and airborne thermography, and (3) Additive manufacturing.

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

Additive Manufacturing
  • in-situ monitoring
  • post build inspection
  • molten metals measurement
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
Automotive Industry
  • IR imaging for autonomous vehicles
  • predictive maintenance – electrical
  • predictive maintenance - mechanical
  • automotive NDT
  • process monitoring - automation
  • driver vision enhancement
Building Applications
  • energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • construction quality control
  • roof moisture surveying
  • weatherization
  • standards
  • sources
  • instruments traceability
  • atmospheric transmission
Detection of Gas and Other Leaks
  • pipelines, oil fields, offshore platforms, refineries
  • gas pumping stations, gasoline stations
  • UXO: unexploded ordinance
Drone and Airborne Thermography
  • environmental monitoring
  • building assessment
  • solar cell and power plant inspection
Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring
  • agriculture and water conservation
  • fish and wildlife migration
  • geology - volcanoes activity
  • pollution and storm water monitoring
  • seawater sensing
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
Loss prevention
  • roof inspections
  • electrical equipment
  • switchboards
Manufacturing and Processing Industries
  • composite fabrication and uses
  • 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)
  • inspection data fusion
  • fatigue analysis/ thermal stress analysis (TSA)
  • sonic IR
  • IR NDT combined with other techniques (ultrasound, x-ray, terahertz, etc.).
  • thermal properties of materials
  • underground anomalies
  • electronic components
  • fever detection for pandemic containment
  • health screening and diagnostics
  • veterinary applications
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
  • multi-spectral/hyperspectral imaging
  • enhanced spatial resolution
  • enhanced time resolution
  • microscopy
  • thermal modeling, CFD and FEA
Remote Sensing and Security
  • Search and rescue (fire, snow, etc.)
  • law enforcement
  • maritime guidance
Robotic Applications
  • Automated Fiber Layup
  • Welding
  • Large Area Contour Following
Standards, Certifications and Guidelines
  • NDT
  • buildings
  • condition monitoring
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 XVII: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Calling all SPIE - DCS 2021 Exhibiting Companies – Gaylord Palms Hotel Orlando, Florida

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

The Vendors Session started seventeen 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 DCS21 Expo. 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 Expo (highlights your company)

Session includes:
  • Exhibitors sharing state-of-the-art in 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
  • It also covers topics related hardware and software involved in infrared applications:NIR - SWIR - MWIR - LWIR
For more information please check the following link:
Guidelines - General and specific topics

Audience background:

Innovative infrared systems & applications researches, 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 (DCS-2021).

To Participate:

Open to all DCS21 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.

If you are interested in participating, or have more questions, please contact moderators:

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

2021 Vendors in Presentation Order:
(List of presentations in progress)

IRCAM GmbH (Booth TBD)
Title: Scientific Cameras for NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR
Presenter: Oliver Schreer, Position: Managing Director

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

Title: Advancements in Hybridized FPAs and Microbolometer IR Developments for High Performance Imaging
Presenter: Kate Hogerty, Position: Marketing Manager

FLIR Systems, Inc. (Booth TBD)
Title: New Infrared Cameras and Elevated Skin Temperature Screening Solutions from FLIR Instruments
Presenter: Jerry Beeney, Position: Strategic Business Development Manager

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

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

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

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

Electro Optical Industries, Inc. (Booth TBD)
Title: Advancements in testing of IR and Visible Cameras and Sensors
Presenter: Catherine Barrat, Position: Test and Measurement SBU Manager

Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Booth TBD)
Title: Thales cryogenics: Availability vs Reliability
Presenter: Kevin Giesen, Position: Sales Director USA

Ophir Optronics Ltd. (Booth TBD)
Title: SWIR zoom lens
Presenter: Dr. Nissim Asida, Position: Ophir Optics R&D and Engineering Director

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. a Collins Aerospace Company (Booth TBD)
Title: SWIR Imaging Update
Presenter: Brendan M. Murphy, Position: Manager, Sales Team - Mission Systems

Telops (Booth TBD)
Title: Next Generation of High Performance Infrared Cameras and Their Applications
Presenter: Vince Morton, Position: Business Development Manager

SWIR Vision Systems Inc. (Booth TBD)
Title: High Resolution CQD Quantum Dot SWIR Cameras
Presenter: Dr. Ethan Klem, Position: CTO, SWIR Vision Systems Inc.

Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (Booth TBD)
Title: Nightingale BTR-03 Covid-19 body temperature blackbody reference sources
Presenter: Gabe Amparan, Position: Sales & Marketing Manager

SCD Group – SCD, SCDUSA, QI (Booth TBD)
Title: New products and Technology Update at SCD Group
Presenter: Kobi Zaushnizer, Position: VP Business Development & Marketing

Labsphere, Inc. (Booth 800)
Title: FLARE EO Calibration Network for UAV, Aerial and Satellite Imagers
Presenter: Chris Durell, Position: Director of Business Development, Remote Sensing

Only this session (Vendors Session) does not require to submit an abstract and does not require present a manuscript.
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.
Conference Committee
Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chair
  • Arantza Mendioroz, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)

Program Committee
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