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Informations to authors

If your paper has been accepted for presentation, you have to submit the full paper and complete your registration before 15 December 2015.

You can upload your full paper by clicking here and enter your unique user ID and password given by mail after your abstract’s deposit online.

You can find below the Instructions document for your full paper.

Author Instructions (.docx)               Author Instructions (.pdf)

Please note that the Symposium organisation will apply the rule:
“no paper no show”


EPIC B2B Meeting

– Title : 

Meeting on Active Imaging, Hyperspectral, Improved Degraded Visual Environment

– Date & Location :

Thursday 4th February 2016

OECD Conference Center, 2, rue André Pascal – F-75016 Paris.

– Description:

The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate the exchange of information between the photonics component and system suppliers and integrators of the Aerospace, Security and Defence industry. Based on an examination of subjects proposed by technology-integrators, technologies in the following technical fields will be presented: Active Imaging, Hyperspectral, Improved Degraded Visual Environment.

EPIC B2B Meeting Concept – Component and system suppliers from small/medium/large companies who have a new or innovative technological solution present their technologies to integrators who seek specific capabilities and performance. The technologies presented should be innovative and new and ready for integration into a final system. Integrators will briefly present their needs and requirements in the field of Photonics. Participants will have ample opportunities to network and be able to discuss business and technology details during the event. The EPIC B2B Meeting accelerates the presence in the market of key competitive technologies.

– Registration :

Register online: and contact Carlos Lee at

Before 21 December 2015 After 21 December 2015
EPIC , 3AF or SFO Members 80,00 € 100,00 €
Non-Member 170,00 € 200,00 €

– Information :

Please contact EPIC                    logo_EPIC

Technical Visit

The opportunity to visit SOLEIL Synchrotron is proposed to OPTRO 2016 delegates, the day after the end of the Symposium, on February 5th.
Both a research laboratory and a very high-level scientific resource serving thousands of users, SOLEIL Synchrotron has a double vocation: to make the highest-performing experimental facilities in the world available to its users, and to develop cutting-edge internal scientific research activity around the synchrotron beam..


SOLEIL Synchrotron, inaugurated on December 18, 2006, brings together the whole of the French and International scientific community. It required five years to bring this very high-tech and up to date equipment, installed on the “Plateau de Saclay” (20 km SW from Paris) at the heart of a very high-level scientific environment. Now, the facility is open to users, researchers in various disciplines looking for the highest-performing techniques to access to the intimate geometry of the material, as well as its chemical, magnetic, and electric properties.


The visit will include:

  • A presentation of infrared light instrumentation examples, by the SMIS Light Unit Manager.
  • A specific optical review at SOLEIL Synchrotron.
  • The développements in SOLEIL, in terms of detectors, by Detector Group Leader.
  • A guided visit in the synchrotron to discover the installations and light lines

The technical visit is available to the Conference Delegates at the additional cost of 50€.
The tour includes coach transfers and lunch.
Number of participants is limited.

To register, please click here

For more information, please contact :

Social Events

>> Symposium Gala Dinner (optional)

Tuesday, February, 2nd – 20:00

French Restaurant,  10 minutes walk from the OECD Conference Center

To register, please click here

Please be aware that the Symposium Gala Dinner is not included in the Symposium Registration fees.


>> Cocktail Social Event

Wednesday, February, 3rd – 19:00

OPTRO2016 Exhibition Area

OPTRO Award & OPTRO2016 PhD Best Paper Award.

During your online registration to the Symposium, don’t forget to mention if you come to the Cocktail (included in the fees)


Because of too few registered, the tutorials are not maintained.

Thank you for your understanding.


In partnership with IOGS, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, international tutorials are proposed before the symposium OPTRO2016. For engineers, technicians or executives, these training sessions aim at developing or updating their professional knowledge and skills in the optronics field.

– Title :

Electro-optical modules and systems: design, testing and evaluation for defense applications and beyond

– Date & Location :

Monday 1st February 2016 – 9:00-17:15

OECD Conference Center, 2, rue André Pascal – F-75016 Paris.

– Programme :

One tutorial session consists of the choice of two half-day courses (morning and afternoon)

The tutorials will be held on 1st February 2016.


9h00 – 12h15 — Topic 1: Fundamentals in the design of infrared systems

Isabelle Ribet, Associate Professor at Institut d’Optique Graduate School (Palaiseau, France)

14h00 – 17h15 — Topic 2: A wide introduction to quantum IR imaging

Olivier Gravrand, Senior Scientist at CEA LETI IR group (Grenoble, France)


9h00 – 12h15 — Topic 3: Testing electro-optical imaging and laser systems

Krzysztof Chrzanowski, Professor at Military University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland)

14h00 – 15h30 — Topic 4: Embedded vision for autonomous navigation of mini drones

Guy Le Besnerais, Senior Scientist at Onera (Palaiseau, France)

15h45 – 17h15 — Topic 5: Atmospheric lidar

Laurent Lombard, Senior Scientist at Onera (Palaiseau, France)

– Registration :

Registration fees (20% VAT excluded) for one tutorial session (full day of 6h).

Before 21 December 2015 After 21 December 2015
 3AF, SFO or EPIC Member 390,00 € 450,00 €
 Participant 490,00 € 550,00 €

Payment can be done by purchase order or bank transfert.

Venue : OCDE – 2, rue André Pascal – 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France

– Information :

Please contact IOGS                     logo-iogs_large



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Thales is a global organisation operating in 56 countries with 61,000 employees.. In the markets that it serves – Defence, Security, Space, Aerospace and Ground Transportation, decisions are often of critical importance. Thales is a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe. Benefiting from advanced technology expertise within the field of optronics, image processing and complex systems, Thales is a vital player in the optronics’ market. European leader in airborne optronics, Thales is also the international reference in hand-held and in-vehicle thermal imagery and provides optronics solutions dedicated to the marine environment. Thales has made innovation a strategic priority and the driving force behind the long-term development of the Group. Its dynamic approach relies on the central research facilities of Thales Research & Technology (TRT) with a model of open innovation designed to maximise interaction with the academic research community and other technology providers.
For more informations:

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Sagem is a high-tech company in the SAFRAN Group. It is a World or European leader in solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for the civilian and military markets. Sagem is the European No. 1 and worldwide No.3 in INSs for aeronautic, naval and land applications. It is also the worldwide No.1 in helicopter flight controls and the European No.1 in optronic and tactical UAV systems. Present across the globe via the SAFRAN Group’s international network, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6000 people in Europe and the US.

Optronics and Defense division

The Optronics and Defense division has the best technologies in the world in terms of optronics systems and equipment for armed and security forces. These are used in airborne, naval and land applications: imagers and infrared and light-intensifying cameras, sights, periscopes, gyrostabilized pods, etc. It also offers militaries advanced solutions in air-land battle space digitization: soldier modernization, vehicle digitization (vetronics), cryptology, UAV systems, etc.



Onera, First Aerospace Research Player in France.

Onera (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales) is the French Aerospace Research Center. It is a public research establishment, with both industrial and commercial responsibilities, reporting to the French Ministry of Defense and enjoying financial independence. With 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians, the expertise of ONERA covers all the scientific disciplines involved in aircraft, spacecraft, turbomachinery and missile design. It makes ONERA an essential partner in the French and European aeronautics and space community.

Its main missions are:

• to assist government agencies in charge of coordinating civil and military aerospace Policy,

• to direct and carry out aerospace research,

• to design, produce and operate the resources needed to perform research and testing for manufacturers,

• to make available and commercialize the results of its research and facilitate application of this research by industry, including non-aerospace sectors,

• to support the French training policy for scientists and engineers. Since its creation in 1946, Onera has worked on all the major French and European aeronautical and space programs, including Mirage, Concorde, Airbus, Ariane, Rafale, etc… It’s continuously upgrading its research and test facilities, some of them exhibiting unique capabilities. ONERA is one of the key figures in optronics research in Europe and is a major player in all areas of the optronics sector from individual components to the architecture of complex optronic systems. The Theoretical and Applied Optics Department (DOTA) carries out research in all areas of optics that have potential applications to aeronautics, space and military systems.

For more informations:


The Société Française d’Optique is the French branch of the European Optical Society (EO ). The mission of the SFO is to bring together and encourage in France the cooperation of all those with an interest in optics and photonics. The SFO maintains relations with other societies and organizations, national or international, having similar interest.

For more informations:


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 Should you have any registration problems please do not hesitate to contact us by email :

All participants including Chairmen and Speakers are required to register and settle registration fees prior to the conference.

Registration fees


Registration fees are not subject to VAT Before
21 December 2015
21 December 2015
3AF Member / EPIC Member 550,00 € 650,00 €
Speaker/Chairman 550,00 € 650,00 €
Participant 650,00 € 750,00 €
Academics 400,00 € 450,00 €
PhD Student 300,00 € 350,00 €
Symposium Gala Dinner
February, 2nd
90,00 € 90,00 €
Social Event Cocktail
February, 3rd
included included
Technical Visit
February, 5th 
50,00 € 50,00 €
Additional ticket for accompanying person to the Social Event Cocktail 50,00 € 50,00 €
Additional ticket for accompanying person to the Symposium Gala Dinner 90,00 € 90,00 €




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Take the opportunity to exhibit your company within the Optro 2016 Symposium centre!
Becoming an exhibitor on Optro 2016 will enable you to:

ASSOCIATE your image to a quality international event in the field of Optronics,

ILLUSTRATE your company’s focus on bringing innovation solutions to the market,

PROMOTE your latest products and innovations,

MEET potential clients or providers on your booth or during the social event,

MAXIMISE YOUR ROI by obtaining the attendee list of the symposium.

Exhibitors :


Altechna                          Delta Optical thin film


Cedrat Technologies                                     Fichou


Gooch & Housego            HGH Infrared Systems


             HTDS              Kigre


Laser Components                                     Nexeya


NIT                   Optroprim


Pro Lite Technology                  Raptor photonics


SCD                                          Sofradir


TELOPS              Symetrie


Thermoanalytics         Orteh

keopsyslogostand20          Egide logo

Sensup                    Safran




For all enquiries and to book your booth please contact:


Jennifer RAIMOND or Anne-Sophie CHARTREZ

+33 (0)3 62 65 80 03 or +33 (0)3 62 65 82 21

creative boutique

General Information


For safety reasons, security checks will be organized systematically at the entrance of the conference center. Registration on site will not be possible. Your ID and payment recipe will be requested at the entrance of the Conference Center.



Line C – Henri Martin station


Line 9 – La Muette station


Line 63 – Octave Feuillet stop
Line 52 – La Muette Boulainvilliers stop
Line PC1 – Porte de la Muette stop

For more details concerning the various transport lines, consult the RATP map.
You can also request a copy when you purchase your transport tickets.
For more information concerning public transport in the Paris region, please consult the RATP website.

RATP has 3 dedicated bus lines for travel to and from the major airports around Paris: Orly et Roissy Charles de Gaulle. See their website for more information about these bus lines, as well as alternative itineraries by public transport for travelling to and from the airport.

Air France coaches are at your service with 5 regular bus lines taking you to and from the airports.  Please see their website for more information.

Vélib is a self-service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are multiple pick-up and drop-off locations which allow you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. Consult the Vélib website for more information and a list of Vélib stations.

PARKING (5- 6 minute walk from the Symposium venue)

Parking Henri Martin 2 Omniparc Epolia
101-115, avenue Henri Martin – Paris 16

Parking Serep
125, rue de la Faisanderie – Paris 16


Paris has a temperate climate which will be familiar to visitors from the UK and most of the north of Western Europe. Because there are no extremes of climate, the weather adds to the city’s charm, rather than detracting from it. Even rainy days can be beautiful in the city of light, especially at night when the lights reflect in the puddles.

February is a very cool time in Paris, when the city is in the midst of the winter season. During this month, the average temperature for the capital increases very slightly from 4°C up to 5.5°C.