Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV

ThermoSense 2013 Information

The DSS conference and ThermoSense XXXV will be held  29 April – 3 May 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center , Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Our planned program begins actually before the main conference activities with The Monday Evening Exhibitor Vendor Session: What’s New in Infrared Imaging and Software?
(Presentations by equipment and service vendors)

Call for Papers 2013

Thermal / infrared related papers are solicited in the areas listed below, and are also welcome in other areas:

Aerospace Applications

• Aircraft NDT
• Process Monitoring
• Corrosion/FOD/fatigue
• Aging aircraft
• Spacecraft & satellites

Automotive Industry

• Predictive maintenance – electrical
• Predictive maintenance – mechanical
• Automotive NDT
• Process monitoring – automation
• Testing, measurement QA, R&R and validation

Building Applications

• Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
• Construction quality control
• Roof moisture surveying
• Weatherization

Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring

• Agriculture and water conservation
• Fish and wildlife migration
• Geology
• Pollution and storm water monitoring
• Remote detection and environmental sensing

Food Processing

• Quality control
• Temperatures of animals at slaughter
• Foreign object detection and characterization Infrastructure
• Electric Power Utilities
• Natural Gas Utilities
• Airports and harbors
• Boats and docks
• Roads and bridges
• UXO – Unexploded Ordinance

IR Image Fusion Applications

• Biological and medical
• Field Security
• Process Monitoring
• Structural Analysis

Manufacturing and Processing Industries

• Composites industry
• Glass and ceramics
• Machine vision
• Metals processing
• Petroleum and chemical
• Plastics
• Predictive maintenance applications
• Pulp and paper
• Quality control applications
• Semiconductors and microelectronics

Materials Evaluation and NDT

• Fatigue analysis
• Sonic IR
• Thermal properties of materials
• Thermal stress analysis (TSA)


• Breast Cancer Screening
• Veterinary Applications
• Human and animal application


• Resource and maintenance management
• Economic impact, justifications studies
• Equipment, software, and practices guides
• Professionalism, standards, and certification

NDT (Nondestructive Testing)

• Composite materials and structures
• Subsurface flaws
• Metallic structures
• Underground anomalies
• Electronic components

Power Generation and Distribution (Electric)

• Field measurement issues
• Power plant heat-rate efficiency
• Electrical and Mechanical P/PM

Research and Development

• Enhanced spatial resolution
• Enhanced time resolution
• Image interpretation
• Medical applications
• Microscopy
• New methodologies
• Thermal modeling, CFD and FEA


• Disease screening
• Fire and rescue
• Law enforcement
• Surveillance in civilian applications

Author and Presenter Information is online at the SPIE web page:

In case of multiple submissions, the Program Committee reserves the right to allow only one oral presentation per author group while transferring the others to the poster session. During the Symposium, authors are expected to attend their respective sessions to enable interaction with the audience.

Unless otherwise requested by authors, authors and abstracts will be posted at:

Monday Evening Exhibitor Vendor Session
What’s New in Infrared Imaging Hardware and Software?
(Presentations by equipment and service vendors)
This session is now in its ninth year and has become very popular. This venue provides an early opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their latest technology and products to the ThermoSense and IR community, prior to the opening of the exhibits. This also enables the technical conference attendees to better prioritize their activities when visiting the exhibits. It is a casual meeting with ample time for questions and answers.

Your company must be an exhibitor at DSS13 to be part of this event.


Herbert Kaplan, Honeyhill Technical Company
Andres E. Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja
If you are interested in participating, or have more questions, please contact: Herbert Kaplan or Andres Rozlosnik

Conference Chairs

Gregory R. Stockton, Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc. (USA); Fred P. Colbert, Colbert Infrared Services (USA).

Program Committee

Andrea Acosta, Colbert Infrared Services (USA); Nicolas P. Avdelidis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece); Jeff R. Brown, Hope College (USA); Douglas Burleigh, La Jolla Cove Consulting (USA); K. Elliott Cramer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Oak Ridge National Lab. (USA); Ermanno G. Grinzato, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Texas A&M Univ. (USA); Herbert Kaplan, Honeyhill Technical Co. (USA); Timo T. Kauppinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland); Dennis H. LeMieux, Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (USA); Monica Lopez Saenz, IRCAM GmbH (Germany); Xavier P. V. Maldague, Univ. Laval (Canada); Gary L. Orlove, FLIR Systems, Inc. (USA); G. Raymond Peacock,, Inc. (USA); Piotr Pregowski, Pregowski Infrared Services (Poland); Ralph A. Rotolante, Vicon Infrared (USA); Andrés E. Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja (Argentina); Morteza Safai, The Boeing Co. (USA); Takahide Sakagami, Kobe Univ. (Japan); Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. (USA); Sami Siikanen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland); Vladimir P. Vavilov, Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russian Federation); Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve Univ.; Joseph N. Zalameda, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA).

Steering Committee Emeritus Members:
Sven-Åke Ljingberg, Univ. of Gäyle (Sweden); John R. Snell, Snell Inrared (United States); Robert Madding, FLIR Systems (United States).


A semi-retired Industrial Physicist with enough time available to help manage this and several other websites. He founded and manages the website; and several related sites, including, an online repository of applications of Infrared Thermometry & Thermography and, another repository of data and resources.

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One comment on “Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV
  1. Good morning,

    We discussed during the last conference about me getting involved as a program committee member.

    I am still involved with using IR thermography for the study of large-scale fires and I am still very interested in joining the Thermosense team.

    I was told I was voted in by the committee after the 2013 conference.

    Please let me know if there is still an option for me to join the program committee or to be involved in any other way.

    Being officially on the committee helps with allocating travel funds.

    Warmest regards,


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