CFP: Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLII

Abstracts Due — 16 October 2019 – An open call for papers.

ThermoSense ConferenceThermosense is the oldest and largest international technical conference focused on scientific, industrial and general uses of infrared imaging, infrared temperature measurements, and image analysis. Its regular printed proceedings are found in most scientific and engineering libraries, providing an unequaled depth and breadth of technical information and reference data.
The Thermosense conference promotes worldwide exchange of information about research, uses and applications of infrared (IR) imaging technology. This includes infrared thermography and thermal infrared sensing (MWIR/LWIR), as well as NIR, SWIR imaging and measuring instruments.
Thermosense encompasses technical papers, workshops and short-courses.
Over the past 42 years, these activities have included topics from the fundamentals of infrared imaging and calibration to virtually all infrared research and applications. Special emphasis has been on problem solving and turning new developments into standard practices.
This year, we would like to have special sessions on (1) Building Applications; and (2) Robotics and autonomous systems for thermography inspection.
Academics, research and professional practical papers are solicited related to infrared applications (SWIR /MWIR/LWIR) in the areas listed below, and are also welcome in other areas.
Aerospace Applications

  • aircraft NDT
  • process monitoring
  • corrosion/FOD/fatigue
  • aging aircraft
  • spacecraft and satellites

Artificial Intelligence in Infrared applications

  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • cognitive computing
  • Internet of Things
  • big data
  • industry 4.0

Automotive Industry

  • predictive maintenance – electrical
  • predictive maintenance – mechanical
  • automotive NDT
  • process monitoring – automation
  • testing, measurement QA, R&R and validation
  • driver vision enhancement
  • IR imaging for autonomous vehicles

Building Applications

  • energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • construction quality control
  • roof moisture surveying
  • weatherization


  • standards
  • sources
  • instruments traceability

Detection of Gas and Other Leaks

  • pipelines, oil fields, offshore platforms, refineries
  • gas pumping stations, gasoline stations
  • UXO: unexploded ordinance

Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring

  • agriculture and water conservation
  • fish and wildlife migration
  • geology – volcanoes activity
  • pollution and storm water monitoring
  • seawater sensing
  • infrared sensors in autonomous: agriculture and mining equipment
  • UAV – drones applications

Fiber Optics for Infrared

  • detection of hazardous chemicals
  • remote sensing in high temperature and corrosive environments
  • medical applications

Fire Analysis and Detection

  • wildfire
  • home and building fire
  • pool fires
  • fire research
  • flame emission

Food Processing and Handling

  • quality control monitoring
  • temperatures of animals at slaughter
  • foreign object detection and characterization

Hyperspectral (HS) and Multispectral (MS) Imagery

  • identify materials
  • detecting processes and objects


  • transportation – roads, bridges, airports, harbors, reservoirs, and dams
  • energy – nuclear, wind, solar, fossil fuels power plants

Infrared Image Fusion Applications

  • biological and medical
  • field security
  • process monitoring
  • hyperspectral
  • structural analysis

Loss prevention

  • roof inspections
  • electrical equipment
  • switchboards

Manufacturing and Processing Industries

  • composite fabrication and uses
  • additive manufacturing
  • glass and ceramics
  • metals processing
  • petrochemical
  • plastics
  • pulp and paper
  • semiconductors and microelectronics
  • quality control and predictive maintenance applications

Infrared Nondestructive Testing (IR NDT) and Materials Evaluation

  • composite structures (aerospace, marine, wind turbine blades, etc.)
  • metallic structures (aerospace, turbine blades, and other)
  • subsurface defects
  • fatigue analysis
  • sonic IR
  • Thermal stress analysis (TSA)
  • IR NDT combined with other techniques (ultrasound, x-ray, terahertz, etc.).
  • thermal properties of materials
  • underground anomalies
  • electronic components


  • health screening and diagnostics
  • veterinary applications
  • disease screening

Power Generation and Distribution

  • nuclear, wind, and solar power plants
  • field measurement issues
  • power plant heat-rate efficiency
  • electrical and mechanical P/PM

Research and Development

  • terahertz imaging (THz)
  • multi-spectral/hyperspectral imaging
  • enhanced spatial resolution
  • enhanced time resolution
  • image interpretation
  • microscopy
  • thermal modeling, CFD and FEA

Remote Sensing and Security

  • Search and rescue (fire, snow, etc.)
  • law enforcement
  • UAV Drones
  • maritime guidance

Standards, Certifications and Guidelines

  • NDT
  • buildings
  • condition monitoring
  • related areas (e.g. medical, public safety)

During the Symposium, authors are expected to attend their respective sessions to enable interaction with the audience.
Selected papers will be recommended for publication in related SPIE journals such as Optical Engineering and Journal of Electronic