About the Conference

The OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019 addresses recent developments in innovative photonic micro sensors with digital image processing for geo-, color-, multi-, hyper- and full-spectral photonic measurement applications for the optical characterization of materials in industry, biology/medicine, environment and security and in daily life.

Well-known experts from leading companies and research institutions will give methodical, scientifical, technical and social insights on their latest developments in photonic measurement engineering for quality assurance for the optical characterization of materials.

Participants at the OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019


Conference Organizer

OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019


As the largest institute within the Fraunhofer Group for Information and Communication, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technology and Image Exploitation IOSB has been very successful in implementing the latest research results in ready-to-use solutions. These solutions offer our customers direct cash-equivalent benefits and improve their long-term competitiveness. The Fraunhofer IOSB researches and develops innovative concepts, methods and systems for industry, medium-sized business and clients from the public sector. We always focus on the task at hand and the customer’s problem right from the very beginning.


The 4th international conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM-2019) on March 13 - 14, 2019 will be organized by the Karlsruhe Center for Spectral Signatures of Materials (KCM) in cooperation with the German Chapter of the Instrumentation & Measurement Society of IEEE.


SpectroNet is an international collaboration cluster for photonical measurement engineering and quality assurance in Germany and worldwide. It expand and support activities of their clusterpartners in research & development, products & services, marketing & sales as well as education & training projects through open digital collaboration services and the open responsive cluster platform www.spectronet.de.​


Photonic Sensors and Systems for the Optical Characterization of Materials


12 March 2019

09:00 - 09:45 Registration @ Conference Venue

Session 0: Welcome Addresses and Introduction


09:45- 09:50
Welcome Address by Fraunhofer IOSB

Prof. Dr. Thomas Längle - Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)

09:50- 09:55

Welcome Address by KCM

Henning Schulte - Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)

09:55- 10:00

Welcome Address by SpectroNet International Collaboration Cluster Jena

Dr. Nick Leithold - SpectroNet

Session 1: Photonic Highspeed + Hyperspectral Sensors for Optical Characterization of Materials

10:00- 10:10

NXT applications for on-camera neural networks

Dr. Robert-Alexander Windberger - IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

10:10- 10:20

Real-time monitoring and quality control of laser welding processes by high speed MWIR cameras

Dr. Torsten Ledig - AMS Technologies AG

10:20- 10:30

Hyperspectral Characterization of Demolition Waste for Recycling Purpose

Dr. Daniel Garten - GFE - Gesellschaft für Fertigungstechnik und Entwicklung Schmalkalden e.V.

10:30- 10:40

Snapshot hyperspectroscopy for investigations with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Dr. René Heine - Cubert GmbH

10:40- 10:50

High speed multi spectral cameras for color measurements on flat scanning surfaces

Dr. Klaus Riemer - Chromasens GmbH

10:50- 11:00

Multispectral cameras for optical characterization of materials

Marcel Pabst - JAI A/S

11:00- 11:10

Inspection with polarization sensor imaging the unseen

Torsten Wiesinger - Lucid Vision Labs, Inc. 

11:10- 11:20

Hyperspectral Imaging for food quality applications

Gabriele Straaß - Mountain Photonics GmbH

11:20- 11:30

Solutions for multispectral sorting applications

Michael Stelzl - MSTVision GmbH

11:30- 11:40

Uncooled long-wave infrared sensors for industrial applications

Martin Grzymek - Teledyne DALSA GmbH

11:40- 11:50

Improving Lab Automation and IVD Applications with Deep Learning Vision

Dr. Jörg Vandenhirtz - COGNEX

11:50 - 13:00 Lunch Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 2: Innovative Measurement Components & Systems for Optical Characterization of Materials

13:00- 13:10

Innovative filters for fluorescence Raman and laser spectroscopy

Dr. Michael Sommerauer - AHF analysentechnik AG

13:10- 13:20

Ubiquitous spectral sensing with FT-IR MEMS chip

Ahmed Korayem - Si-Ware Systems

13:20- 13:30

Quantitative chemical imaging for the production line

Dr. Matthias Kerschhaggl - EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH

13:30- 13:40

Requirements of a system architecture for many mobile spectral sensors

Henning Schulte - Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)

13:40- 13:50

Analysis of the visual appearance of surfaces with solino

Markus Riedi - Opto GmbH

13:50- 14:00

Applications of Polarization Imaging

Stefan Freitag - Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS

14:00- 14:10

Acoustic methods for quality assurance in industrial applications in addition to optical methods

Peter Hofmann - Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT)

14:10- 14:20

Hyperspectral Apps – Ready to go.

Markus Burgstaller - Perception Park GmbH 

14:20- 14:30

Advanced Light Field Imaging for Surface Characterization

Dr. Christoph Garbe - HD Vision Systems GmbH

14:30 - 15:30 Coffee Break with Individual Networking and Demonstrations

Session 3: New Developments for the Optical Characterization of Materials

15:30- 15:40

Bondwire inpection through deep learning on FPGA

Bram Senave - Easics NV 

15:40- 15:50

Multi-/hyperspectral imaging technologies at a glance

Paul-Gerald Dittrich - Technische Universität Ilmenau

15:50- 16:00

Real-time optical microfluidic pollen grain detection & sorting

Daniel Kraus - Institut für Photonische Technologien

16:00- 16:10

User-guided interpretation of spectral images

Dr. Pavel Paclik - perClass BV

16:10- 16:20

Place and bend assembly – a new way to integrate complex optics for high volume production

Dr. Heinrich Grüger - Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (IPMS)

16:20- 16:30

Miniaturized snapshot systems for multispectral imaging

Martin Hubold - Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (IOF)

16:30- 16:40

Challenges and chances for optical material identification

Dr. Andreas Bogner - Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt Karlsruhe (MPA Karlsruhe)

16:40- 16:50

Role of Multispectral Image Fusion for Vision Applications

Vivek Sharma - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

16:50- 17:00

SpectroNet cluster services for partners and customers in photonic measurement engineering for quality assurance

Dr. Nick Leithold - SpectroNet

17:15 - 18:00 Strategy Meeting (Clusterpartner only)

17:00  Welcome at Fraunhofer IOSB with Pretzels and Beer Special 

17:05  Brief Statements:

  • What do users want? -  Dr. Thorsten Gebauer - DOEHLER GmbH

  • Why laboratory analysis? - Prof. Dr. Mirko Bunzel - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT

  • Opportunities of mobile spectroscopy! - Gabriele Straaß - Mountain Photonics GmbH

17:30 Live measurements (spectral + mobile) vs. classical approach

  • Examples in comparison: optical spectral vs. classical laboratory solution

  • OceanOptics / SENORICS / Fraunhofer IPMS + IOSB

18:00 Initiative: 

  • Documentation on the state of affairs - Dr. Andreas Hengse - Fraunhofer Allianz FoodChain

20:00 End of SpectoNet Conference


Conference Fees


Participation fee Tuesday, 12.03.2019

  • 275 EUR plus VAT 19% (Regular)

  • 225 EUR plus VAT 19% (Members of the SpectroNet Collaboration Cluster)

  • 195 EUR plus VAT 19% (Speakers)

  • free for Students and Press

For participants who take part at both events:

  • OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019, March 12, 2019 &

  • OCM 2019, March 13/14, 2019

the participation fee for the OCM 2019 and for the OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019 get a discount of 50 EUR.

The participation fee for the OCM is flexible. There is the possibility for the speakers to get a discount if you bring your customers, partners or suppliers to the OCM SpectroNet conference 2019. 


For the registeration of one customer, partner or supplier, you will get a discount of 50%.

For the registeration of two customers, partners or suppliers, you will get a discount of 100%.

Participation fee includes:

  • personal certificate for your participation at the Collaboration Conference

  • food and beverages at the Collaboration Conference

  • online access to the Collaboration Conference publications

    • e-papers

    • hd-videos

  • free access to the poster presentations for participants of Collaboration Conference

  • free access to the exhibitions for participants of the Collaboration Conference

  • free participation at the Conference Matchmaking

Exhibition Stand
Take the chance and present your latest products and services to the collaboration conference audience. The exhibition will be held in the foyer of the Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH, right next to the dining area and the entrance to the auditorium. The fee for an exhibition stand with power supply is 190 EUR plus VAT 19%.

Registration and Payment
For registration please use the registration form (online).

You will receive written course confirmation together with an invoice by standard mail.

Please arrange a bank transfer to the account of

Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH
IBAN: DE61 8208 0000 0343 8119 00
Purpose: collab-karlsruhe2019, last name, first name


If you cancel your conference attendance - in writing only - till February 13st 2019, 50 EUR plus VAT 19% will be withheld. After February 13, 2019, a refund of the registration fee is no longer possible. Naming a replacement participant is always possible.


Conference Contact

OCM SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2019

If you have any questions about the conference or registration please contact Mrs. Sievers. 

Fraunhofer IOSB


Prof. Dr. Thomas Längle

Head of Dept. Visual Inspection Systems

+49 (0) 721 6091 212


Fraunhofer IOSB


Henning Schulte

Conference Contact

+49 (0) 721 6091 275





Dr. Nick Leithold


+49 (0) 176 2441 8167


Mariela Sievers

Conference Contact

+49 3641 6343 6015



Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)



Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)

Fraunhoferstraße 1,

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 6091 0



By car
From Frankfurt: Take the autobahn A5 Frankfurt-Basel;
From Stuttgart: Take the autobahn A8 Munich-Karlsruhe, at the Karlsruhe three-way junction turn onto the A5 towards Frankfurt;
Take exit no. 44 Karlsruhe-Durlach towards Karlsruhe B10, at Durlacher Allee towards the city center, and turn right at the 2nd traffic light intersection directly after the railway underpass. Then, please follow the Ostring road towards Hauptfriedhof, turn left onto the Haid-und-Neu-Straße, then take the second road on the right (Stumpfstraße) until you reach the Fraunhoferstraße.


By train


We recommend to take a taxi from main station from 26.7.2018 due to construction work!

From Karlsruhe main station, take the tram line 4 (not the S4!) towards "Waldstadt" or "Jägerhaus" and get off at the stop called "Hauptfriedhof"; walk back approximately 50 meters, turn onto the Stumpfstraße and turn left onto the Fraunhoferstraße after approximately 100 meters.
For more information, please visit Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) or Deutsche Bahn.

By airplane
Take the train from the long-distance train station from Frankfurt airport directly to Karlsruhe, the travel time ist about approximately one hour;
from Stuttgart Airport, travel to the Karlsruhe main station by train, travel time approximately two hours.




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