Applied Industrial Optics (AIO)

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Advances in optical technologies and their use in commercial applications

Recent advances in applied optics have resulted in technological breakthroughs with significant commercial implications. The environmental, defense, oil & gas, food & beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical industries are just a few of the sectors that are consistently pushing the boundaries in applied industrial optics (AIO). At AIO, researchers with experience in overcoming the challenges of deploying and commercializing new technology meet research groups striving to get their technology out of the lab. In addition to traditional presentations, AIO hosts panel sessions aimed at fostering dialog and new collaborations amongst attendees. Topic categories include:  instrumentation, metrology, imaging systems, applied spectroscopy, wearable devices, clinical diagnostics, harsh environment systems and emerging laser, fiber, and photonic technologies.
Selected Topics:

  • LED/laser lighting
  • Optics and Energy
  • Autonomous/Automated Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Non-destructive Evaluation/Non-invasive testing
  • Nano/micro-photonics
  • Biomimetics
  • Smartphone Optics
  • Wearable Technology


Gary Miller
US Naval Research Laboratory
United States

Dominik Rabus
Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Jess Ford
Weatherford International Ltd
United States

Program Chair
Georg Müller
ABB Corporate Research

Program Chair
Marion O'Farrell

Program Chair
Arlene Smith
Avo Photonics Inc
United States

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 22 March 2016 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 22 March 2016
Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016

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