Welcome to SPIE Sensors + Imaging 2022

We look forward to gathering with you in Berlin in September

Join colleagues to learn and discuss the latest research


As we work to build yet another outstanding programme, we look forward to again gathering in person! We appreciate the continued support of our volunteers and our event leadership.  This year marks a new chapter in the evolution of these two long standing events: Remote Sensing and Security + Defence. Each meeting continues to be held as an individual symposium with their unique individual contributions, but from now on will be announced 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.

We remain grateful for the enthusiastic participation of academics, researchers, engineers, and scientists who were able to connect online during the Digital Forum in both 2020 and again in 2021. 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 at the ESTREL Convention Centre in Berlin.

These two unique symposiums 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 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 2022 where opportunities abound for combining cutting-edge science and technology. 

2022 Sensors + Imaging Symposium Chairs


Karin Stein

2022 Security + Defence Chair
Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
(Germany)

Karsten Schulz

2022 Remote Sensing Chair
Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
(Germany)

Ric Schleijpen

2022 Security + Defence Co-chair
TNO Defence, Security and Safety
(Netherlands)

Lorenzo Bruzzone

2022 Remote Sensing Co-chair
Univ. degli Studi di Trento
(Italy)