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16th June 2015

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Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI): Identifying industry challenges and exploring potential solutions

The Lighthouse, Glasgow G1 3NU

16 June 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Join us to debate the challenges around hyperspectral imaging from an end user and Scottish sensor and imaging systems supply chain perspective, identifying opportunities for CENSIS strategic intervention.


The inaugural meetings of the five CENSIS Special Interest Groups (Spokes) took place in November 2014. Subsequently, the CENSIS Research Technology and Advisory Group (RTAG) – the group that identifies target areas for impact and advises the CENSIS Governing Board on technical issues – met to review the findings and recommendations that emerged from each.

The RTAG identified a set of multidisciplinary themes around which to coalesce active industry engagement; both in terms of specifying and delivering collaborative R&D projects, and pinpointing longer-term strategic themes on which CENSIS may be able to focus some of its funding.

Interactive Workshop

The RTAG noted that the two strongest crosscutting themes to emerge from the November meetings were centred around Hyperspectral Imaging and Asset Monitoring and Management. In both cases, these subjects are areas of technology or application with substantial levels of interest from each Spoke, coupled with the potential to tackle industry-wide challenges via the Scottish supply chain.

Following a recommendation from RTAG, CENSIS will hold interactive workshops in each of these areas to capture industry needs and begin to define and develop the longer-term technology and research solutions to meet those needs.

Aims & Objectives

Please join us for a day of networking, discussion and debate in a facilitated, interactive workshop environment to identify and develop industry-wide challenges around the first workshop theme on Hyperspectral Imaging. A second workshop on asset management and condition monitoring is also planned and details of this event will be issued separately.

The aim of the day will be to identify new research challenges in the sector applicable to a wide range of markets, and identify concrete actions through which CENSIS will support them. There will also be opportunities to build new consortia for collaborative project activity/creation and develop new supply chain relationships.

It is the intention to develop specific outline proposals for CENSIS funding. Initially these will be feasibility studies with a view to developing larger fundable proposals.

 Who Should Attend?

This is a multidisciplinary event for industry and academic researchers, and will be relevant to members of all of the CENSIS Spokes:

  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
    • Hyperspectral imagery provides a rich dataset presenting substantial analysis and visualisation challenges
  • Signal Processing, Communications and Networking
    • To realise the full potential of HSI systems, there are trade-off considerations around real time versus offline processing and processing at the node (or on platform) versus streaming data back to a central processing resource.
  • Advances Devices and Fabrication
    • Cost/performance trade-offs are likely to be platform and applications specific, with component level innovation potentially opening up new uses, enabled by disruptive advances in cost, performance and size.
  • Imaging and Optics
    • Imaging and optics is at the core of HSI.
  • Remote and Distributed Systems
    • Application to wide area survey and other stand-off monitoring for a wide range of markets and uses.

The workshop is designed to bring together the full supply chain – technology providers, end users, solution providers, platform providers, system integrators and academic researchers. You do not need to have attended the Spoke workshops in November to come to this workshop.

Provisional Agenda

  • 9.30am: Registration and Coffee
  • 10.00am: Welcome and Aims
  • 10.10am: Industry Perspectives: end users/industry needs
  • 11.10am: Coffee
  • 11.30am: Industry Perspectives: technology developer solutions
  • 12.30pm: Coffee
  • 12.45pm: Research Perspectives: leading edge R&D developments
  • 1.45pm: Lunch and networking
  • 2.30pm: Engagement and debate [break in to groups for round table, facilitated discussions to develop ideas]
  • 3.45pm: Early stage findings reported back/plans and next steps
  • 4.00pm: Closing remarks, coffee and networking
  • 5.00pm: Close


Places for this event are limited, and demand is likely to be high. Priority will be given equally to delegates from industry and academic researchers.

To register your interest, please go to our Eventbrite page. After you’ve registered we’ll notify you as soon as possible to let you know if you’ve secured a place.