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The 2015 Image Sensors programme production is currently underway, in the meantime find out what key topics were discussed at the 2014 forum.

Call for Papers

Smithers Apex are now recruiting speakers for the 2015 Image Sensors Forum. Organisations presenting a paper at Image Sensors will have the opportunity to present to a broad range of attendees and will be firmly positioning themselves at the forefront of the Image Sensors activity.

If you are interested in presenting at Image Sensors 2015, please submit you paper abstract to Conference Producer, Robert Stead at

IS2014 | 18-20 March 2014 | Park Plaza Victoria, London

You can download the free 2014 conference brochure containing the full agenda by clicking the button below:

Workshop Day - Tuesday 18 March

09.00 Workshop 1: A Million Images per Second and Beyond
Dr Renato Turchetta, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

14.00 Workshop 2: What on earth shall I do with all these pixels?
Dr Albert Theuwissen, Harvest Imaging

17.30 Pre-conference Registration

Evening Keynote

18.30 The Future of CMOS Imaging
Dr Howard Rhodes, CTO, Omnivision

19.30 Reception Closes

Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 19 March

08.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Opening Remarks from the CoChairs
Lindsay Grant, Imaging Division Process Manager, ST Microelectronics, UK
Ir Jan Bosiers, R&D Director, TeledyneDALSA

Optimising Image Capture and Processing for Consumer Applications

End User Keynote

09.10 The Megapixel Story - a decade to 2014 and beyond, image sensor and camera developments at Nokia
Dr Juha Alakarhu, Head of Imaging Technology, Nokia, Finland

09.50 Advanced post-capture image manipulation and colour management
Prof Sylvain Paris, Researcher - Advanced Technology Labs, Adobe, US

Image Sensor Keynote

10.20 Extremely low crosstalk and high SNR technology in small size pixel CMOS image sensor
Dr JungChak Ahn, VP, Samsung, Korea

10.50 Morning refreshments

11.30 Evolution of 3D integration for CMOS image sensors
Lindsay Grant, Imaging Division Process Manager, ST Microelectronics, UK

12.00 Advanced manufacturing processes for wide ranges of imaging from high end CIS technologies at 90nm and below to standard photodiode technologies
Dr Rainer Käsmaier, Vice President, L-Foundry, Germany

12.30 Lunch will be served for all speakers and delegates

Understanding the True Potential of Gesture Recognition

14.00 What do consumers really want from gesture control, and what are the technology routes to getting there?
Jochen Penne, Director BU Consumer & New Technologies, pmdtechnologies, Germany

14.30 Evaluating the feasibility of gesture control technologies and integration into consumer applications
Ravi Ayyagari, Strategy Manager, Optical Sensing, Texas Instruments, India

15.00 Afternoon Refreshments

Global Shutter Sensors - Technology Pathways and Drivers for Development

15.40 Evaluation of different global shutter image sensor technologies
Dr Manuel Innocent, Design Engineer, ON Semiconductor, Belgium

16.10 Developments in voltage domain global shutter technologies and wider trends
Guy Meynants, CTO, CMOSIS, Belgium

16.40 Innovation in charge domain global shutter technologies
Dr Shoji Kawahito, Professor, Brookman Technology / Shizuoka University, Japan

17.10 Closing Remarks from the CoChairs

17.20 Networking Drinks Reception


Conference day 2 - Thursday 20 March

08.30 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 Opening Remarks from the CoChairs
Lindsay Grant, Imaging Division Process Manager, ST Microelectronics, UK
Ir Jan Bosiers, R&D Director, TeledyneDALSA, Netherlands

Automotive Imaging - Bringing vision to vehicles of today and tomorrow

09.10 Overview of imaging in automotive - history and current state of play
Prof Patrick Denny, Senior Research Engineer, Valeo Systems, Ireland

09.40 OEM perspective #1 - drivers for adoption of imaging systems in mainstream automotive applications
Martin Edney, Lead System Engineer, and David Sanchez, Technical Specialist for Data Fusion, Jaguar Land Rover, UK

10.10 Working with Tier 1 suppliers - supply chain challenges, balancing end user needs with technology capabilities
Hamma Tadjine, Technical Consultant, VW, Germany

10.40 Morning Refreshments

11.30 Automotive image sensor requirements and challenges for life-saving active safety
Cliff De Locht, Business Unit Opto, Image Sensors Marketing Manager, Melexis, Belgium

12.00 OEM perspective #2 - future requirements and trends for automotive imaging
Dr Thomas Niemczyk, System Architect, BMW, Germany

12.30 Lunch will be served for all speakers and delegates

Future Developments in Digital Imaging

13.30 The future of high-speed imaging - technology, applications and challenges
Prof. Takeharu Etoh, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

14.00 Progress with artificial retina technology and applications
Professor Jun Ohta, Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

14.30 Latest developments for plastic electronics in image sensor applications
Laurent Jamet, Co-Founder, Business Development, ISORG, France

15.00 Afternoon Refreshments

15.30 Backside illuminated imagers, embedded CCD in CMOS based imagers and hyperspectral imagers
Piet De Moor, Program Manager for Optical Sensors, IMEC, Belgium

16.00 Future requirements in broadcast imaging
Richard Salmon, Lead Research Engineer, BBC Research & Development, UK

Closing Keynote

16.30 More pixels or more than pixels? The future of semiconductor photosensing
Prof Peter Seitz, Head, Hamamatsu Photonics Innovation Center Europe, Switzerland

17.15 Closing Remarks from the CoChairs

Please contact Robert Stead if you are interested in presenting at Image Sensors in the future.

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