SPIE changes name and scope of Defense, Security, and Sensing tradeshow

SPIE has changed the name and the scope of one of its cornerstone events, the Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) show, to the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (DCS) show, in order to reflect an expanded focus on a mix of optics and photonics technologies.

Sep 22nd, 2015
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SPIE has changed the name and the scope of one of its cornerstone events, the Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) show, to the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (DCS) show, in order to reflect an expanded focus on a mix of optics and photonics technologies.

The show, according to SPIE, reflects the evolution and development of suchtechnologies as infrared, laser, terahertz, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging as they spin out into new applications for commercial products and scientific research capabilities. DCS will include a major exhibition and two parallel, co-located conferences, Defense and Security (DS) and Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging (CSSI).

Additionally, the show will cover additional topics across applications such as oil and gas exploration, healthcare, wearable sensors, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and drones; for markets as wide-ranging as homeland defense, food safety, terrorism countermeasures, machine vision, robotic vision and imaging, precision agriculture, and standoff detection.

"SPIE has always focused on promoting real-world applications of technologies in optics and photonics," said Andrew Brown, SPIE Senior Director. "The name change reflects the natural expansion into and cross-fertilization of defense and security technologies with commercial and scientific arenas -- in fact, many of these applications were already being addressed at the event."

New conferences within the show include topics on computational imaging and long-range imaging. Lei Tian, University of California, Berkeley will chair the new conference on computational imaging, which will feature interdisciplinary connections among optics, sensor designs, signal processing, and algorithms.

“Computational imaging is a new design frontier, he said, "that emphasizes the tight integration of physical optical design and computational post-measurement processing to yield imaging capabilities far beyond what conventional imaging can achieve. Applications are many and varied, in fundamental science as well as biomedical, industrial, defense, and security."

Eric Kelmelis, EM Photonics, who will chair the long-range imaging conference, commented on the new addition.

"Improvements in sensor systems are constantly extending the distance from which we can image objects," Kelmelis said. "The new Long-Range Imaging conference will address sensors, optics, systems, processing, and applications related to imaging from far away."

Other new conferences include:

  • Tri-Technology Device Refrigeration
  • Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR
  • Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics
  • Anomaly Detection and Imaging with X-rays
  • Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping

DCS 2016 will be held from April 17-21 in the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, USA. View more information on speakers and abstract submissionshere.

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