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Madrid, Spain
13 - 16 September 2021
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Join colleagues in Spain for SPIE Security + Defence 2021

Join colleagues in Spain for SPIE Security + Defence 2021

Make plans to participate in the 2021 conference
We know we all missed attending the in-person conference in Edinburgh, but thanks to your continued commitment to advancing science we are now in the process of building the 2021 programme as we look towards reconnecting in person next fall.

Each year scientific topics are presented in  sensing, data and signal analysis, optronics, quantum science, and optical technologies . The event provides a unique opportunity for scientists, engineers, programme managers and policy makers from around the world to learn about the trends, recent developments and achievements in the area of security and defence. Attendees exchange ideas, as well as present and discuss the most recent developments and applications.
Call for Papers opens soon

Abstracts Due
31 March 2021


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SPIE Optical Systems Design

2021 Conference Topics

The 2021 symposium in Madrid will offer twelve conference topics covering these areas:

Target and Background Signatures
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects
Emerging Technologies
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies
Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications

Security + Defence 2021 Symposium Chairs

Karin Stein

Karin Stein

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
2021 Symposium Chair

Ric H. M. A. Schleijpen

Ric Schleijpen

TNO Defence, Security and Safety
2021 Symposium Co-chair

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