Topics include but are not limited to the following:
A. New Sensor Technology
- Physical, mechanical, and electromagnetic sensors (including acoustic sensors)
- Chemical, environmental, biological and medical sensors and biophotonics
- Interferometric, polarimetric and laser based sensors (including gyroscopes and resonators)
- Micro- and nano-structured fibre sensors (including photonic crystal fibre and gratingbased sensors)
- Distributed and multiplexed sensing and sensor networking
- Other technologies (including imaging-related and those based on smart-phone platforms).
B. Applications and field tests
- Environmental, security, defence and industrial applications; technology commercialisation and standardisation
- Smart structures (including structural health monitoring and photonics in additive manufacturing)
C. New Fibre and Photonic Sensing Technologies and Platforms
- New elements (fibres, devices and subsystems), effects (e.g., plasmonics), technologies (including nanophotonics) and materials (e.g., metamaterials, structured, etc.) for photonic sensing
- Integrated photonics, cavity opto-mechanics and quantum sensing techniques, precision metrology, frequency combs.