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 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

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


General Chair

  • Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging

  • Andrew Harvey, University of Glasgow;
  • UKEdmund 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

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

Mathematics in Imaging

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

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

Conference topics

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection XI

• 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 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 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 • 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

About the organizers

About OSA
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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