SPIE DSS symposium draws record crowd

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Imaging, displays, and sensing technologies were among the top-drawing topics for the record-breaking crowd at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) symposium in April in the Orlando, Florida, World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center. The symposium drew 6,124 attendees to technical conferences and an exhibition focused on optics and photonics technologies for industrial, commercial, and defence applications.

Highlights included Professor Kazuo Hotate of the Univercity of Tokyo being presented with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his work in fibre optic smart sensors, a panel on funding featuring three government executives, and a two-day session celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the ground-breaking infrared technology of the mercury-cadmium-tellurium detector. Approximately 2,000 papers were presented in 55 conferences, and papers are being published in the SPIE Digital Library as soon as they are approved.