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19 July 2021 – 23 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 07:00)


Latest advances in the research, engineering and systems design of imaging devices for applications in military, industrial, medical, and consumer imaging.

IS brings together experts from many different scientific and engineering disciplines who contribute to the design and integration of optics, sensors, digital processing and displays in imaging systems. IS captures the state-of-the-art in unique light gathering optics, image sensor architectures and technology, on and off chip digital image processing, and methods for compression, storage, transmission, and utilization.

The meeting highlights the leading-edge use of imaging systems in consumer imaging, automotive and drone imaging, photography and digital cinematography capture and projection, remote sensing, microscopy, invasive and non-invasive surgery, and airborne and astronomical observations and imaging.


  • Advances in microscopic imaging
  • Imaging for autonomous vehicles
  • New concepts in biomedical imaging
  • Imaging sensors for mobile computing and AR/VR applications
  • Spectral imaging systems
  • Novel imaging optics
  • Neuromorphic and asynchronous imaging systems
    • Image segmentation and understanding
    • Image compression and resolution enhancement
    • Target recognition and tracking
    • Industrial and visual inspection approaches
    • Two- and Three-dimensional image reconstruction
  • ​Optimization of imaging systems for machine learning applications

Committee Members

  • Francisco Imai, Apple Inc., United StatesChair
  • Chulmin Joo, Yonsei University, Republic Of KoreaChair
  • Michelle Digman, University of California Irvine, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Dennis Gardner, MITRE Corp, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Kenneth Barnard, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
  • Peter Catrysse, Stanford University, United States
  • Christopher Dainty, FotoNation, Ireland
  • Boyd Fowler, Omnivision Technologies, United States
  • Kevin Gemp, MITRE Corp, United States
  • Michael Groenert, US Army RDECOM CERDEC, United States
  • Javier Hernandez-Andres, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University & Sorbonne Univ, France
  • Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Republic Of Korea
  • Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States
  • Raymond Ptucha, Apple Inc., United States
  • Maitreyee Roy, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Todd Sachs, Apple Inc., United States
  • Lei Tian, Boston University, United States
  • Hongki Yoo, KAIST, Republic Of Korea
  • Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel


Francisco Imai

Apple Inc., United States

Chulmin Joo

Yonsei University, Republic Of Korea

Michelle Digman

University of California Irvine, United States
Program Chair

Dennis Gardner

MITRE Corp, United States
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

Corporate Sponsor

American Elements


HOLOEYE Photonics AG

Photon Force Ltd