Conference sessions on high-power laser systems, climate change education, remote sensing for agriculture and chemical threats, optronics, quantum cryptography, unmanned sensor networks, and optical countermeasure techniques are among the comprehensive science topics to be covered at the co-located SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security + Defence symposia in Dresden, Germany, in September.
While maintaining a distinctly European focus, the two events provide a forum for researchers from more than 25 countries to present the latest research from around the world on remote sensing, security, and defense topics.
Both symposia, the 20th for SPIE Remote Sensing and the 10th for SPIE Security + Defence, will be held 23-26 September at the Internationales Congress Center in Dresden.
A two-day exhibition featuring displays, electronic imaging components, detectors, infrared sources, and other technologies for security and defense will be held 24-25 September.
Technical attendees at either symposium have access to the free exhibition and plenary sessions at both. Attendees are also invited to tour the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena on Friday, 27 September. The tour is free to the first 50 attendees. Other visits with Jena-based companies on the same day are under discussion.
Symposium for remote sensing technologies
SPIE Immediate Past President Eustace Dereniak (USA) is one of two plenary speakers at SPIE Remote Sensing. He will discuss novel imaging spectrometers and polarimeters while Andreas Eckardt of the German Aerospace Center will speak on very high-resolution imaging systems.
Eleven conferences cover recent advances and trends.
- Adapting to the Challenges of Climate Change
- High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing
- Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
- Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
- Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems
- Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
- Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology
- 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
- SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques
Symposium chair is SPIE Senior Member Charles R. Bostater (USA). Ulrich Michel (Germany) is co-chair.
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Symposium for security applications and systems
Papers presented at 12 conferences at the SPIE Security + Defence event will cover biomimetics, silicon micro-systems, signal processing and control, terahertz sensing, free-space optical communication techniques and systems, and many other emerging and enabling technologies for advanced defense and security systems.
One special session will be dedicated to biological and medical applications for THz sensors as the wide frequency band of the spectrum makes it potentially rich in information on biological systems.
The late Colin Lewis, former scientific adviser for the UK Ministry of Defence in Northern Ireland and a visiting professor at the University of Manchester, will be remembered at a plenary session 24 September during SPIE Security + Defence.
Attendees at the "Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting and Defence conference," which he had chaired, will also pay tribute to Lewis, who died in January.
Plenary speakers for SPIE Security + Defence are Roland Sauerbrey, scientific director of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf; and Markus Jung of Rheinmetall Defence.
SPIE Fellow David H. Titterton (UK) and SPIE member Reinhard R. Ebert (Germany) are symposium chair and co-chair, respectively.
The pre-registration deadline for SPIE Security + Defence is 16 September.