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Welcome to SPIE Sensors + Imaging 2024

We look forward to gathering with you in Edinburgh in September

Join colleagues to learn and discuss the latest research


As we work to build yet another outstanding programme, we invite you to participate and consider submitting an abstract in 2024. We remain grateful for the enthusiastic participation of academics, researchers, engineers, and scientists who were able to connect in person in 2023. Amazing research was shared, products were demonstrated, and networking discussions had - all thanks to your continued commitment to advancing science. We now ask you to again share your work as we look forward to gathering in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.

We appreciate the continued support of our volunteers and our event leadership.  These two long standing events: Remote Sensing and Security + Defence continue to be held as individual symposia with their unique contributions, appearing under the single event name of Sensors + Imaging.  The Organising Committees invite you to participate in this exciting meeting and to take the opportunity to learn about the latest scientific results within both symposia.

These two unique meetings will offer opportunities to network with colleagues from a variety of disciplines in academia, industry, and government from all over the world, whilst still maintaining a distinctly European focus, both within the conference experience as well as at the exhibition. SPIE Remote Sensing and Security + Defence will consider all aspects of the evolving fields of optronics and photonics:

Remote Sensing
• Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
• Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions
• Sensors, Systems, and Next-generation Satellites
• Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
• Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems
• Microwave Remote Sensing: Data Processing and Applications
• Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
• Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications
• Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments
Security + Defence
• Target and Background Signatures
• Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications and Electro-optical Remote       Sensing
• Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
• Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
• High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects
• Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
• Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence
• Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence
• Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
• Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science
• Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications
Other relevant topics are also welcome to ensure a vibrant meeting. Engineers and researchers from government, military, academia and the commercial sector will discuss current status and future directions of a wide range of R&D projects. Participation from academic institutes is especially encouraged; graduate and undergraduate student researchers are invited to submit their work and interact with international leaders.  All papers presented at this event will appear in the SPIE Digital Library.

We look forward to seeing you in September of 2024 where opportunities abound for combining cutting-edge science and technology. 

2024 Symposium Chairs


Ric Schleijpen

2024 Security + Defence Chair
TNO Defence, Security and Safety
(Netherlands)

Lorenzo Bruzzone

2024 Remote Sensing Chair
Univ. degli Studi di Trento
(Italy)

2024 Symposium Co-Chairs


Chantal Andraud

2024 Security + Defence Co-Chair
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
(France)

Claudia Notarnicola

2024 Remote Sensing Co-Chair
Eurac Research
(Italy)

Robert Lamb

2024 Security + Defence Co-Chair
Leonardo MW Ltd.
(United Kingdom)