The 2021 OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress will proceed as scheduled in an all-virtual, web-conference format. The congress is co-located with the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress.
The virtual format impacts how presentations are delivered, not what is presented. The breadth and depth of technical content from both congresses remain intact — supplemented by special networking events and a virtual exhibit.
Information on the Virtual Presentation
- The virtual meeting will be presented on the Zoom web-conferencing platform. The meeting schedule will be based on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, UTC-07:00).
- Technical sessions will be scheduled at times convenient across multiple time zones to facilitate greater participation from an international audience. Technical sessions will be recorded and published typically within 24 hours of presentation.
- Speakers will be given three presentation options: Live only with Q&A; pre-recorded with live Q&A; or pre-recorded only.
- Participants will have the option to view technical sessions live as they are presented or view archived recordings on-demand.
- Registration will open on Monday, 26 April. One registration provides access to both congresses (a total of 10 topical meetings) and the Technical Digest.
All registrants receive access to the following virtual-format benefits:
- Live, online participation in all virtual technical sessions (including joint plenary sessions and joint poster sessions) and special events
- On-demand viewing of recorded technical sessions (published within 24 hours of presentation and for 60 days after the congress concludes)
- On-demand viewing of recorded poster presentations in the ePoster Gallery
- Product information from and interaction with exhibitors in the Virtual Exhibit
- Real-time networking with speakers, exhibitors and attendees using chat features embedded throughout the congress website
- Ability to download papers individually or in a .zip file by topical meeting. (.zip files are available for 60 days after the congress concludes.)
About the Congress
This congress will provide a forum for both the technical and applications sides of sensors to report the latest optical-based sensor advances, bring together major sensor developers and users, and provide a showcase for the latest sensor prototypes and products.
Topical Meetings include:
- Applied Industrial Spectroscopy
- Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
- Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment
- Optical Sensors
- Optics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment