Join us in Germany for Security + Defence 2022

SPIE Security + Defence is an international meeting for the latest research in fundamental optical science and the application of the technologies in advanced defence and security systems. The meeting features plenary presentations, technical talks, courses, networking sessions, and an exhibition.

We look forward to gathering next year in Berlin, Germany | 5 - 8 September 2022 | Call for papers opens in November

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Co-located events in 2021


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SPIE Security + Defence 2021 registration included one proceedings volume


Access the 2021 research and recordings

The SPIE Security + Defence 2021 conference proceedings papers and presentation recordings are published in the SPIE Digital Library as they become available.

All paid conference registrations included one volume for ongoing access.

The exhibition is back in 2022

The SPIE Security + Defence Exhibition 6 - 7 September 2022.
The exhibition offers a look at innovative technologies from detectors and sensors to lasers and imaging equipment for the security and defence community.

Conference topics include

  • Target and Background Signatures
  • Electro-Optical Technologies
  • High Power Lasers
  • Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors
  • Counterterrorism Technologies
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Micro- and Nanosystems
  • AI in Defence Applications
Technology demonstrated at SPIE Security and Defence

Be inspired, learn, and connect with the security and defence community


Plenary presenter at SPIE Security + Defence
Attendees at SPIE Security + Defence

Thank you to our cooperating organisations


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Thank you to our supporting organisations


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