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IS2015 | 17-19 March 2015 | Park Plaza Victoria, London

Workshop Day - Tuesday 17 March

09.00 Workshop 1: Getting in Focus with Computational Imaging
Convener TBC

14.00 Workshop 2: If you can't make it global, then let the shutter roll!
Dr Albert Theuwissen, Harvest Imaging

17.30 Pre-conference Registration

Evening Keynote

18.30 Special Guest Speaker

19.30 Reception Closes


Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 18 March

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Opening Remarks from the CoChairs
Ir Jan Bosiers, R&D Director, TeledyneDALSA, Netherlands
Johannes Solhusvik, General Manager, OmniVision Technologies, Norway

Navigating New Product Development and Protecting your IP

09.10 Technology push, or market pull - perspectives on maximising opportunities from technology development
- So you have a great idea, what now?
- Finding a niche, or letting the niche find you
- Where next in 3D imaging, technology push or market pull in 2015 and beyond
Giora Yahav, General Manager - Advanced Imaging Technology Organisation, Microsoft

09.40 Patenting an idea
- Familiarize yourself with IP - How to search for patents
- Is my idea patentable?
- Disclosure and scope of protection of a patent
- Inside the mind of a patent examiner
- Challenging a competitor's patent in an early stage
Daniel Doswald, Examiner, EPO

10.10 Protecting your IP in today's fast moving image sensor marketplace
- Quick guide to patents and why they are important for your business
- Best practice for integrating IP protection into your R&D workflow and business strategy
- Experiences from the front lines - what happens if you draft your specification poorly
- Combatting patent trolls - what you can do to prevent and deter this activity
Keith Beresford, European Patent Attorney, Beresford & Co

10.40 Morning refreshments

The Future of Image Sensor Design and Manufacturing

11.20 Beyond Bayer rolling shutter CMOS image sensors
- CMOS image sensor market and development trend
- Super high sensitivity by RGBC solution
- RGB-IR for man-machine interface
- Global shutter for machine vision
Eiichi Funatsu, Senior Director, OmniVision

11.50 Stacked image sensors - the new image sensor standard
- State of play with chip stacking
- Comparison of stacking using TSV's vs.hybrid bonding
- Technical benefits of the stacking approach
Paul Enquist, CTO, Ziptronix

12.20 The role of ADCs in imaging applications - novel approaches
- CIS technology trends and the need for ADCs in emerging applications
- ADC options and how to implement
- Limitations and areas for further study
Prof Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez, R&D Director, AnaFocus

12.50 Lunch will be served for all speakers and delegates

14.00 Optical filter glass for image sensors
- Challenges for IR cut filters with BSI chips
- Evaluation of IR filers glass materials and lens design
- Recommendation for materials specifications and performance parameters for plano-plano IR filters
Prof Steffen Reichel, Development / Application, Advanced Optics, Schott

14.30 Image sensor device testing needs with high yield performances
- Growing manufacturing and demand requirements drive the need for test systems
- The key factors to realize high yield device testing for CIS device manufacturing
- Architecture and performances of test system capable of measuring 64 devices simultaneously at up to 2.5Gbps.
Satoshi Takahashi, Senior Engineer, Advantest

Focus on Security Imaging Applications and Technology Trends

15.00 Security imaging today and tomorrow
- Historical development of security cameras from grainy images to self-contained systems with 4K resolution and beyond
- Defining the imaging challenges in security applications
- Key aspects for further improvement in security cameras
Dr Anders Johannesson, Senior Expert Engineer, Axis Communications

15.30 Afternoon Refreshments

16.10 Advances in cooled/uncooled IR sensors for security applications
Claire Valentin, VP Marketing, Sofradir

16.40 Image sensors for low light levels with active imaging features
- Five transistor pixel CMOS sensor for range-gated active imaging to extend usability of intelligent cameras in the most difficult conditions
- Advanced state of the art image sensors and embedded features, with emphasis on size, weight, power and cost benefits
- New applications that are enabled
Pierre Fereyre, Image Sensor Design and Gareth Powell, Strategic Marketing Manager, e2v

Imaging at the Frontier of Human Exploration

17.10 Image sensor planetary space mission
- Image capture aims of the Rosetta mission
- Camera and sensor specifications, performance parameters, design considerations
- Results from the mission
- Future planetary imaging plans and aspirations and next generation camera design
Dr Harald Michaelis, Head of Department, DLR Institute of Planetary Research

17.50 Closing Remarks from the CoChairs

18.00 Networking Drinks Reception


Conference Day 2 - Thursday 19 March

08.30 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Opening Remarks from the CoChairs
Ir Jan Bosiers, R&D Director, TeledyneDALSA, Netherlands
Johannes Solhusvik, General Manager, OmniVision Technologies, Norway

Beyond the Sensor - Opening New Doors with Processing Power

09.10 Future of computational imaging
- Hardware developments
- Advanced in processing and impact at a system level
- Market opportunities
Raji Kannan, Founder, LensBricks

09.40 Image Fusion - how to make best use of broad spectrum data
- Challenges in fusing multiple data channels into one single image for display
- Mapping the contrast (structure tensor) of a multi-channel image is mapped exactly to a 3-channel gradient field
- The problem of mapping N-D inputs to 3-D (RGB) outputs
- Applications in hyperspectral remote sensing, fusion of colour and near-infrared images and colour visualisation of MRI Diffusion-Tensor images
David Connah, Research Associate in Visual Computing, University of Bradford

10.10 Morning Refreshments

10.50 Lensless ultra-miniature computational sensors and imagers: using computing to do the work of optics
- Computational optical sensors and imagers that do not rely on traditional refractive or reflective focusing
- Computing images from raw photodiode signals
- Imager performance, features, and applications
Dr David Stork, Fellow and Research Director of the Computational Sensing and Imaging Group, Rambus Labs

Designing Imaging Systems for Niche Applications

11.20 High performance smart automotive camera system
- Automotive camera needs: power, size, ambient requirements
- High sensitivity, hdr pixel architecture: choice of pixel and resulting performance
- Imager system architecture: 1.3mpix raw image sensor with 130db dynamic range and excellent low light performance
- Automotive hdr image processor: very low power companion chip for hdr colorization, with embedded video analytics and automotive interfaces
Tarek Lulé, Automotive Camera System Consultant, ST Microelectronics

11.50 Depth sensing solutions for consumer electronics
- Drivers for optical depth sensing in consumer applications and review of current technologies
- Hardware solutions for depth sensing concepts
- Case examples
Markus Rossi, Chief Innovation Officer, Heptagon Advanced MicroOptics

12.20 Lunch will be served for all speakers and delegates

13.30 Cameras in medical applications - novel applications and innovative camera designs
- Medical cameras come in all shapes and sizes - what challenge does this present?
- Examples of innovative camera design for X-ray apparatus, computer tomographs and stereo endoscopes
- Enabling technologies for design and assembly of complex and unique camera systems
Thomas Ruf, Manager Sales and New Business, First Sensor E²MS

14.00 High end camera systems for multi imager applications
- Implementing hardware, software, mechanics, temperature control, optics and imaging technology for high performance imaging applications
- Example 1: Per pixel energy dispersive X-Ray architecture with a resolution of 400x400 pixels (250µm), a frame rate of 10.000 FPS which supports an energy resolution of 1keV in a range from 3-220keV
- Example 2: A new detector for proton therapy of cancer based on a stack of 12 crossed strip detectors and 24 layers of CMOS imagers
Marcus Verhoeven, Managing Director, aSpect Systems

Closing Keynote

14.30 An insider's outside view of image sensor development past, present and future
- The beginning of CMOS
- The glory years!
- Progress viewed from the outside
- Perspectives on the future of digital imaging
Jed Hurwitz, Technologist, Advanced Measurement Systems, Analog Devices

15.15 Closing remarks from the CoChair

15.30 Refreshments and Close of Conference

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