Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress brings together academics, industrial, and defense research perspectives to provide a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences.

Imaging and Applied Optics Congress is organized by OSA—The Optical Society

Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

Imaging and Applied Optics Congress provides a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences, covering the forefront advances in imaging and applied optics as well as the application of these technologies to important industrial, military and medical challenges.
The scope of the research presented in ranges from fundamental research to applied.

Calendar / Deadlines
Start Online Paper Submission: Monday, October 15, 2018
Closing Online Paper Submission: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 12:00 EDT
Acceptance decision note: Friday, March 29, 2019
Postdeadline Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

General Chair
Abbie Watnik
US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Conference topics
Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
Andrew Harvey, University of Glasgow, UK
Edmund Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prasanna Rangarajan, Southern Methodist University, USA
Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University, USA
Jun Ke, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

  • Lensless Imaging
  • Ptychography
  • Machine Learning for Imaging Applications
  • Structured Illumination
  • Spectral Imaging
  • Compressive Sensing
  • Tomographic Imaging
  • Light-field Sensing
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Phase Retrieval
  • Phase Diversity
  • Computational Spectroscopy
  • Blind Deconvolution
  • Point Spread Function Engineering
  • Digital/Optical Super Resolution
  • Computational Imaging through Turbid Media

Imaging Systems and Applications
Michael Groenert, US Army RDECOM CERDEC, USA
Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University & Sorbonne Univ, USA
Kevin Gemp, MITRE Corp, USA
Maitreyee Roy, University of New South Wales, Australia

Applications of military, industrial, medical and consumer imaging
  • Wearable sensors and displays
  • 3-D imaging - capture methods and displays
  • Imaging for autonomous vehicles
  • Advances in biomedical imaging
  • Aerospace imaging
  • Optical Sensing
  • 3D image technology

Imaging systems and components
  • Image sensors
  • Image systems design and simulation
  • Image processing
  • Multispectral, hyperspectral and thermal imaging
  • Computational Imaging
  • Novel imaging optics including metamaterials, freeform optics, diffractive optics, polarization, and programmable optics

Mathematics in Imaging
Lei Tian, Boston University, USA
Ulugbek Kamilov, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Pierre Weiss, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, France

Foundations in electromagnetics and imaging
  • Propagation of waves
  • Scattering (e.g. surface scattering, volumetric scattering)
  • Phase, statistical optics, coherence optics
  • Image formation (e.g. tomography, telescope, microscopy, remote sensing, multi-aperture systems)
  • Theory and algorithms of optical element designs (e.g. computer generated hologram, volume holograms, photonic elements)
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Linear and nonlinear spectroscopy

Foundations in mathematics and signal processing
  • Variational or Bayesian regularization of inverse problems (e.g. total variation of frame based regularization)
  • Bilinear inverse problems (e.g. blind deblurring, self-calibration)
  • Sampling theory (e.g. compressive imaging, adaptive sampling)
  • Theory and algorithms of learning techniques (e.g. dictionary learning, neural networks)
  • Optimization theory and algorithms for convex and nonconvex problems (e.g. phase retrieval, inversion of multiple scattering)

Digital Image Processing and Applications
  • Image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Image analysis
  • Digital image enhancement
  • Image-based forensics
  • Computer vision

Propagation through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena
David Voelz, New Mexico State University, USA
Stacie Williams, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA
Sukanta Basu, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer Institute IOSB, Germany

  • Distributed volume turbulence
  • Meteorological/oceanographic phenomena
  • Atmospheric and underwater laser beam and electro-magnetic propagation
  • Atmospheric modeling and simulation
  • Turbulence-induced photonic orbital angular momentum (OAM)
  • Remote sensing for characterizing the atmosphere or ocean
  • Turbulence and scattering mitigation
Conference highlights

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Plenary Speakers

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Prizes and Awards

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About the organizers

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.

OSA was founded 100 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA—The Optical Society.

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