Renamed SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing conference expands application focus

The SPIE conference previously known as Defense, Security + Sensing (DSS) renamed Defense and Commercial Sensing.

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(Image: 2015 attendees at DSS, now renamed the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing conference, review remote sensing posters during a reception. Photo courtesy SPIE.)

The SPIE conference previously known as Defense, Security + Sensing (DSS) has been renamed SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (DCS) to reflect the continuing growth of the event’s technologies into new remote sensing applications and markets. The meeting will better serve areas such as oil and gas exploration, healthcare, wearable sensors, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and drones. Target markets will include homeland defense, food safety, terrorism countermeasures, machine vision, robotic vision and imaging, precision agriculture, and standoff detection.

DCS will include a major exhibition and two parallel, co-located conference groupings: Defense and Security (DS) and Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging (CSSI). DCS 2016 will run April 17-21, 2016, in the Baltimore Convention Center, and several new conferences have been added to the event.

For example, Lei Tian (University of California, Berkeley) is chair of a new conference on Computational Imaging, with interdisciplinary connections among optics, sensor designs, signal processing, and algorithms. And Eric Kelmelis (EM Photonics) is organizing a new conference on long-range imaging. Abstracts for DCS will be accepted through October 5, 2015.

Andrew Brown, SPIE Senior Director, said, "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. We are now providing a higher level of focus to aid with the transition and adoption of mature technologies into new markets."

Source: SPIE

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