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SPIE Security + Defence Digital Forum

SPIE Security + Defence Digital Forum

SPIE Security + Defence Digital Forum
September 21 – 25, 2020

SPIE Security + Defence is moving to a free Digital Forum. This event remains the leading, global event for engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers for the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, optronics, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programmes –available now in an online format.

Given the current global health situation, SPIE is committed to adhering to best practices to protect the health of our constituents. With the new online format you will still be able to present your paper and connect with your community. Take advantage of various interactive networking opportunities that will be offered. Connect with your peers from around the world. With the advantage of the online format, watching presentations will be available throughout the week – on your schedule.

2020 Conference Topics:

• 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

The conferences are designed to meet the scientific, technical, and particularly the business needs of the security and defence community. Each conference will include vide taped oral presentations along with top researchers and company representatives as invited speakers. The conferences include information that is up to date and thus represents one of the finest training opportunities and sessions in the world.

This unique symposium will offer many opportunities to network with colleagues online from a variety of disciplines in academia, industry, and government from all over the world. SPIE Security+Defence will consider all aspects of this evolving field of optronics and photonics:

• Materials

• Optical devices

• Enabling technologies

• Advanced concepts

• Sensors (including their design, fabrication and exploitation)

• Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence

• Bio-inspiration and bio-mimetics

• Signal processing and control

• Laser technologies and their application (including high-power devices and applications)

• Electro-optic systems and concepts

• Modelling and simulation

• Quantum information science and technology

• Emerging security and defence requirements

• Target and background signatures

• Human observer performance

• Autonomy in sensing

• Cyber defence

• Big Data in Security and Defence

• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Security and Defence

Registration for this free online event opens in August 2020.

This meeting is co-located with SPIE Remote Sensing and (new this year) SPIE Space, Satellites + Sustainability. Register for the free event, and gain access to the other two at the same time!

Exhibition 21 – 25 September 2020

Areas highlighted are detectors and sensors, and lasers and imaging equipment for the security and defence community, as well as sensor systems, data analysis, and satellite platforms from the remote sensing side.

The online Exhibition experience will offer a way to learn about various components, devices, and systems comprising the latest in innovative technologies for the security and defence and remote sensing application spaces. Network and connect with suppliers and with representatives from companies whose products and innovations drive the industry.

Learn more at www.spie.org/sd20exhibition



• Electro-optical systems

• Infrared imagers and detectors

• High powered lasers and directed energy sources

• Machine learning and artificial intelligence

• Millimeter wave and THz sensors

• Quantum imaging, sensing and communications

• Single-photon devices

• Advanced manufacturing techniques


• Target and background signatures

• Surveillance and reconnaissance

• Situational awareness

• Counterterrorism

• Optical countermeasures

• Free space optical communications

• Stand-off detection and remote sensing

• Unmanned and autonomous systems

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