Paper Call: ThermoSense XXXVI


SPIE DSS 2014 Conference ST110

Part of program track on Sensing for Industry, Environment, and Health

This conference has an open call for papers:

Abstracts are due 21 October 2013. Browse the copics for papers below and submit your abstract today: Submit an abstract

Abstracts Due by:

Conference Chairs

Chair: Fred P. Colbert, Colbert Infrared Services (United States) and Co-chair: Sheng-Jen (Tony) Hsieh,??Texas A&M University??(United States).


Thermal/infrared related papers are solicited in the areas listed, and are also welcome in other areas:

Aerospace Applications

  • aircraft NDT
  • process monitoring
  • corrosion/FOD/fatigue
  • aging aircraft
  • spacecraft and satellites.

Automotive Industry

  • predictive maintenance ??? electrical
  • predictive maintenance ??? mechanical
  • automotive NDT
  • process monitoring ??? automation
  • testing, measurement QA,
  • R&R and validation.

Building Applications

  • energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • construction quality control
  • roof moisture surveying
  • weatherization.

Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring

  • agriculture and water conservation
  • fish and wildlife migration
  • geology
  • pollution and storm water monitoring
  • remote detection and environmental sensing.

Food Processing

  • quality control
  • temperatures of animals at slaughter
  • foreign object detection and characterization.


  • electric power utilities
  • natural gas utilities
  • airports and harbors
  • boats and docks
  • roads and bridges
  • UXO: unexploded ordinance.

IR Image Fusion Applications

  • biological and medical
  • field security
  • process monitoring
  • structural analysis.

Manufacturing and Processing Industries

  • composites industry
  • glass and ceramics
  • machine vision
  • metals processing
  • petroleum and chemical
  • plastics
  • predictive maintenance applications
  • pulp and paper
  • quality control applications
  • semiconductors and microelectronics.

Materials Evaluation and NDT

  • fatigue analysis
  • sonic IR
  • thermal properties of materials
  • thermal stress analysis (TSA).


  • breast cancer screening
  • veterinary applications
  • human and animal application.


  • resource and maintenance management
  • economic impact, justifications studies
  • equipment, software, and practices guides
  • professionalism, standards, and certification.

NDT (Nondestructive Testing)

  • composite materials and structures
  • subsurface flaws
  • metallic structures
  • underground anomalies
  • electronic components.

Power Generation and Distribution (Electric)

  • field measurement issues
  • power plant heat-rate efficiency
  • electrical and mechanical P/PM.

Research and Development

  • enhanced spatial resolution
  • enhanced time resolution
  • image interpretation
  • medical applications
  • microscopy
  • new methodologies
  • thermal modeling, CFD and FEA.


  • disease screening
  • fire and rescue
  • law enforcement
  • surveillance in civilian applications.

In case of multiple submissions, the Program Committee reserves the right to allow only one oral presentation per author group while transferring the others to the poster session. During the Symposium, authors are expected to attend their respective sessions to enable interaction with the audience.

Unless otherwise requested by authors, authors and abstracts will be posted at:

Exhibitor Vendor Sessions

What???s New in Infrared Imaging Hardware and Software?
(Presentations by equipment and service vendors)

This session is now in its tenth year and has become very popular. This venue provides an early opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their latest technology and products to the ThermoSense and IR community, prior to the opening of the exhibits. This also enables the technical conference attendees to better prioritize their activities when visiting the exhibits. It is a casual meeting with ample time for questions and answers. Your company must be an exhibitor at DSS14 to be part of this event.

Moderators: Herbert Kaplan, Honeyhill Technical Company; Andres E. Rozlosnik, SI Termograf??a Infrarroja

If you are interested in participating, or have more questions, please contact:
Herbert Kaplan or Andres Rozlosnik

Program Committee

Andrea Acosta, Colbert Infrared Services (USA);
Nicolas P. Avdelidis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece);
Jeff R. Brown, Hope College (USA);
Douglas Burleigh
, La Jolla Cove Consulting (USA);
K. Elliott Cramer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA);
Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Oak Ridge National Lab. (USA);
Ernesto Gallo, Transequipos S.A. (Colombia);
Herbert Kaplan, Honeyhill Technical Co. (USA);
Timo T. Kauppinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland);
Dennis H. LeMieux, Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (USA);
Monica Lopez Saenz, IRCAM GmbH (Germany);
Xavier P. V. Maldague, Univ. Laval (Canada);
Gary L. Orlove, FLIR Systems, Inc. (USA);
G. Raymond Peacock,, Inc. (USA);
Piotr Pregowski, Pregowski Infrared Services (Poland);
Ralph A. Rotolante, Vicon Infrared (USA);
Andr??s E. Rozlosnik, SI Termograf??a Infrarroja (Argentina);
Morteza Safai, The Boeing Co. (USA);
Takahide Sakagami, Kobe Univ. (Japan);
Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. (USA);
Sami Siikanen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland);
Greg Stockton, Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services (USA);
Vladimir P. Vavilov, Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russian Federation);
Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve Univ.;
Joseph N. Zalameda, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA).

Steering Committee Emeritus Members:
Sven-??ke Ljingberg, Univ. of G??yle (Sweden); John R. Snell, Snell Inrared (United States); Robert Madding, FLIR Systems (United States).

ThermoSense Mission Statement

ThermoSense conference promotes the worldwide exchange of information about the uses and applications of Infrared (IR) imaging technology. This includes Infrared thermography, thermal infrared sensing, as well as IR imaging and measuring instruments. ThermoSense encompasses technical papers, workshops and short-courses. Over the past thirty-six years these activities have included topics from the fundamentals of infrared imaging and infrared system calibration to virtually all civilian infrared applications. Special emphasis has been placed on problem solving and turning new developments into standard practices.