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26 - 30 April 2020
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The leading global event on sensing, imaging + photonics technologies

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 Call for Papers

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing showcases the latest research and advancements in sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, AI/machine learning, and more. Come to learn from and collaborate with other experts working on materials, components, systems, and analytics for defense, security, and commercial applications.

Co-located in 2020: SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing will be co-located with SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation in Anaheim. These unique communities will enjoy opportunities to network, learn, and share their latest developments. Technical registration for either symposium gives you access to both meetings.  Learn more

Abstract Deadline
Accepting late abstracts

Author Notification
20 December 2019

Rising Researchers
Notifications in December

Manuscripts Due
1 April 2020

Advance Program Available

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2020 Conference Program Tracks

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Tracks and Topics
• Materials and Devices
• Imaging and Analytics
• Advanced Sensing and Imaging
• Next Generation Sensor Systems and Applications

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2020 Rising Researchers announced soon

Get recognized for outstanding work

The Rising Researchers program is designed to recognize early career professionals who are conducting outstanding work in sensing, imaging, optics, or related fields. Find out more about the application requiements and the benefits to the winners each year.

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2020 Symposium Chairs and Co-Chairs

Jay Kumler

Jay Kumler
President, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC (USA)

John Pellegrino

John M. Pellegrino
Director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Augustus W. Fountain III

Augustus W. Fountain III
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Univ. of South Carolina (USA)

Teresa Pace
Director Engineering, L3Harris (USA)

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