TOM 7 - Optical Systems for the Energy & Production Industries (EOSAM 2012)

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Scotland (GB)
25 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
Submission Timeframe: 
20 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
General Chair(s): 
  • John Watson - University of Aberdeen / United Kingdom
  • Werner Jüptner - No / Germany
Program Committee: 
  • Nicholas Burns - The University of Aberdeen / United Kingdom
  • Frank Caimi - Harbor Branch Oceanographic / United States
  • Victor Dyomin - Tomsk State University / Russian Federation
  • Claas Falldorf - BIAS - Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH / Germany
  • Peter Hobson - Brunel University / United Kingdom
  • Werner Jüptner - No / Germany
  • Johannes Kiefer - Universität Bremen / Germany
  • Daniel McStay - MCSC Ltd / United Kingdom
  • Oliver Zielinski - University Oldenburg / Germany
  • John Watson - University of Aberdeen / United Kingdom


Optical systems have a proven track record of application in Europe’s manufacturing and production industries. As technical developments accelerate, optical systems are becoming more and more sophisticated, and complex applications are being tackled now that would never have been considered previously. Many of these techniques are now being transferred and exploited in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors. In this Topical Meeting we will address fundamental aspects of optical systems engineering and their application in the energy and production industries. We will discuss proven technologies but also would like to encourage authors to present their new ideas, new applications and those that extend the application of optics to its limits. We are especially interested in papers that apply optics in hazardous or difficult industrial and field environments. In the offshore oil and gas sectors, optical processing or non-destructive evaluation is beginning to gain prominence as its advantages for non-destructive or non-intrusive evaluation become better known. The renewable energy sector is beginning to bring new problems to our attention for which optical measurement and materials processing offer new solutions.
During EOSAM 2012 in Aberdeen, this Topical Meeting will complement the accompanying exhibition and provide both academics and industrialists a forum for presentation of new trends in optical systems R&D. 


Final Programme

The Final Programme is now online: Final Programme (pdf-file, 1.51 MB).


Plenary Speaker

  •  Craig McLean, NOAA (US)


Invited Speakers

  • Brian Drakeley, Weatherford International (US)
  • Daniel McStay, MCSC Ltd (GB)
  • Gleb A. Turichin, St. Petersburg State Technical University (RU)
  • Yongtian Wang, Bejing institute of Technology (CN)
  • Oliver Zielinski, University of Oldenburg (DE)



Special sessions will highlight work directly addressing the needs of the energy and production industries, and presentations from those engaged directly in these areas will be particularly welcome. Some of the technical topics that we expect to feature are listed below. Such papers should focus on their application in the energy and production industries.
  • Imaging and vision:
    • Ranging and range-gating
    • holography
    • structured light
    • laser scanning
    • 3D vision
  • Environmental sensing:
    • LIBS
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • remote sensing
    • bio-sensors
    • chemical sensorsgas sensors
    • pollution monitoring
  • Optical metrology and mensuration:
    • holography
    • PIV
    • LDA
    • structural health monitoring
    • optical NDT
    • fibre sensing
  • Optics in difficult and hazardous environments:
    • Optics in the oil and gas industry
    • optics in “dirty” environments
    • decommissioning of offshore structures
    • monitoring of underwater structures
    • applications in marine biology
    • distributed sensors
    • flow-line monitoring
  • New developments in materials processing
    • Decommissioning of offshore structures
    • laser cutting/welding of pipelines
    • surfacing technologies
  • Novel techniques and future technologies:
    • Your breakthrough idea that will change the optical systems world! 

Abstract submission

Opening of submission 2 April 2012
Deadline for abstract submission 7 May 2012
Notification to authors 8 June 2012
Abstracts can only be submitted online via Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of a minimum of one page and a maximum of two pages with at least one figure. The abstract must be formatted according to the EOS abstract guidelines, which can be downloaded at
Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation. Please indicate your preference. All accepted contributions are to be published on the EOSAM 2012 digest CD-ROM (ISBN numbered) which will be available on-site. At least one author is requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission. The registration includes admission to all Topical Meetings, the workshop, special events and the exhibition.

Springer Award for Students

The two best student presentations (oral and poster) will be awarded a diploma, an EOS student membership and a book sponsored by Springer.


Paper publication in JEOS:RP

Attendees of EOSAM 2012 receive a 20% discount on the publication rate for JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications). The paper submitted must be an original contribution that is connected to EOSAM 2012 and will be reviewed against JEOS:RP's regular standards for insight, quality and novelty.
JEOS:RP is a peer-reviewed open-access journal at The 2011 Impact Factor: 1.019

Paper submission deadline: 30 November 2012

Special publication fee for standard papers of EOS attendees

  • 280 € (instead of 350 €) for full EOS members
  • 320 € (instead of 400 €) for non EOS members

For further information please see:


General information about EOSAM 2012

For general information about EOSAM 2012 please see or download the Final Programme here.


Invitation Letters

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