14 Nov 2017
Deadline approaching for presentation proposals for leading European event for optical instrumentation, in Frankfurt, Germany.Optical Systems Design 2018 and collocation in Frankfurt with next year's Optatec trade show are among highlights of what SPIE says “has become the premier European event for optical instrumentation”.
Sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, the Optical Systems Design event will run May 14–17th at the Frankfurt Fairgrounds, Germany.
Abstracts for five returning conferences will be accepted through 15 November. Topics are:
Abstracts for the new conference, which is to be styled “Optical Instrument Science, Technology, and Applications,” will be accepted through 20 November. Submission and other information is at spie.org/OSD.
Symposium chair Wilhelm Ulrich, of Carl Zeiss, commented, "SPIE Optical Systems Design is an interdisciplinary forum on the latest advances in optical systems applications, materials, and processing. It attracts technicians, engineers, researchers, and managers who are involved in instrumental optics at all levels: design, specification, production, and testing."
Plenary talks scheduled so far for next May’s conference are as follow:
“We are excited by this collaboration with Optatec, which is a leading European optical manufacturing exhibition. By collocating our events, we hope to maximize the networking experience for both attendees and exhibitors," said SPIE Senior Director Andrew Brown.
Optatec / OSD 2018 is already shaping up to be busier than usual: the first International Day of Light, on 16 May, will be observed during the event. And the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student of optical design, will also be presented during the event. Applications for the later are due by 28 February. Details on the website.