Security Conference Calls for Water Papers

The SPIE Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security Conference is seeking papers related to water security.

Dan Kroll, chief scientist of Hach Homeland Security Technologies and session chair, said the conference is interested in papers covering the following topics:

• Requirements;

• Light-based technologies: treatments, biometrics, luminescent techniques, multiple angle optical particle size, and shape determination;

• Autonomous water quality monitoring based on microfluidics and lab-on-chips systems;

• Adapting traditional methods to meet the needs of water security;

• Algorithms for event detection;

• Levee and dam monitoring and security;

• Monitoring of process water in industry and food production; and

• Monitoring of agricultural water for irrigation.

The conference will be held on April 13-17, 2009 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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