SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing & Imaging 2016

ThermoSense CFP: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII

ThermoSense ConferenceOnline  —  The Thermosense conference promotes worldwide exchange of information about research, uses and applications of infrared (IR) imaging technology. This includes infrared thermography and thermal infrared sensing (MWIR/LWIR), as well as NIR, SWIR imaging and measuring instruments.

Thermosense encompasses technical papers, workshops and short-courses.

Over the past 38 years, these activities have included topics from the fundamentals of infrared imaging and calibration to virtually all infrared research and applications. Special emphasis has been on problem solving and turning new developments into standard practices.

Further information regarding Thermosense can be found at: www.thermosense.org.

Exhibitor Vendor Sessions

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

This session is now in its 12th 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 Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo 2016 to be part of this event.

Moderators: Herbert Kaplan, Honeyhill Technical Company; Andres E. Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja

If you are interested in participating, or have more questions, please contact: Herbert Kaplan, hkaplan@earthlink.net or Andres Rozlosnik, aer@termografia.com

Thermal/infrared related papers are solicited in the areas listed belo.

This year, we would like to have special sessions on (1) monitoring of additive manufacturing (AM) processes; and (2) signal processing and nondestructive testing as well as the topics below and are 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
  • driver vision enhancement.

Building Applications

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


  • standards
  • sources
  • instruments traceability.

Detection of gas and other leaks

  • pipelines, oil fields, offshore platforms, refineries
  • gas pumping stations, gasoline stations
  • UXO: unexploded ordinance.

Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring

  • agriculture and water conservation
  • fish and wildlife migration
  • geology
  • pollution and storm water monitoring
  • seawater sensing.

Fiber Optics for Infrared

  • Detection of hazardous chemicals
  • Remote sensing in high temperature and corrosive environments
  • Medical applications.

Fire Analysis and Detection

  • Wildfire
  • Home
  • Building and Industrial.

Food Processing and Handling

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


transportation – roads, bridges, airports, harbors, reservoirs, and dams
energy – nuclear, wind, solar, fossil fuels power plants.

IR Image Fusion Applications

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

Manufacturing and Processing Industries

    • composites industry
    • additive manufacturing
    • glass and ceramics
    • metals processing
    • petrochemical
    • plastics
    • pulp and paper
    • semiconductors and microelectronics
    • quality control and predictive maintenance applications.

    Materials Evaluation and NDT

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


    • health screening and diagnostics
    • veterinary applications.

    NDT (Nondestructive Testing)

    • composite materials and structures (e.g. wind turbine, aircraft)
    • subsurface flaws
    • metallic structures
    • underground anomalies
    • electronic components
    • thermal combined with other inspections (ultrasound, X-ray, terahertz, visual, etc.).

    Power Generation and Distribution

    • nuclear, wind, and solar power plants
    • field measurement issues
    • power plant heat-rate efficiency
    • electrical and mechanical P/PM.

    Research and Development

    • Terahertz imaging (THz)
    • multi-spectral/high-spectral imaging
    • enhanced spatial resolution
    • enhanced time resolution
    • image interpretation
    • microscopy
    • thermal modeling, CFD and FEA.

    Remote Sensing and Security

    • disease screening
    • search and rescue (fire, snow, etc.)
    • law enforcement
    • UAV Drones
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • maritime guidance.

    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.

    Selected papers will be recommended for publication in related SPIE journals such as Optical Engineering and Journal of Electronic Imaging.


    One paper will be selected for a Best Paper award and student-authored papers will be eligible for a Best Student Paper award.

    • The Best Paper Award Sponsor is FLIR.
    • The Best Student Paper Award Sponsor is IRCameras.

    In addition, limited funds are available to support student attendance at the conference.

    Thermosense is the oldest and largest international technical conference focused on scientific, industrial and general uses of infrared imaging, infrared temperature measurements, and image analysis. Its regular printed proceedings are found in most scientific and engineering libraries, providing an unequaled depth and breadth of technical information and reference data.

    Further information regarding Thermosense can be found at: www.thermosense.org.

    Submit an abstract (sign in required)
    Submission guidelines for Authors and Presenters

    Important Dates

    • Abstract Due: 5 October 2015
    • Author Notification: 15 December 2015
    • Manuscript Due Date: 21 March 2016

    Conference Committee

    Conference Chair

    Conference Co-Chair

    • Paolo Bison, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

    Program Committee

    Additional Conference Information

    Steering Committee Emeritus Members: Robert Madding, RPM Energy Associates (USA); John R. Snell, Snell Infrared (USA).

    Thermosense In Memoriam Honorary Committee Members: Lee R. Allen, Allen Applied Infrared Technology (USA); Ermanno G. Grinzato, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); Sven-Åke Ljingberg, Univ. of Gäyle (Sweden).

    Other Conferences in the Same Venue

    SPIE organizes multiple conferences to share time and space and provide a vendor exhibit that overlaps the interests of each. At the same dates, the following conferences will be at the Baltimore Convention Center, They all have open calls for papers