The Image Sensors and Imaging Systems conference hosted at Electronic Imaging

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2019 Conference

2019 program

The preliminary program will be available around end September.

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Keynotes and invited speakers

"How CMOS pixels moved from standard CMOS process to semiconductor process flavors even more dedicated than CCD ever was", Martin Wäny, TechnologiesMW (Switzerland) - 40 minutes keynote

Martin Waeny

Martin Wäny graduated in microelectronics IMT Neuchâtel, in 1997. In 1998 he worked on CMOS image sensors at IMEC. In 1999 he joined the CSEM, as PHD student in the field of digital CMOS image sensors. In 2000 he won the Vision price for the invention of the LINLOG Technology and in 2001 the Photonics circle of excellence award of SPIE. In 2001 he co-founded the Photonfocus AG. In 2004 he founded AWAIBA Lda, a design-house and supplier for specialty area and linescan image sensors and miniature wafer level camera modules for medical endoscopy. AWAIBA merged 2014 into CMOSIS (www.cmosis.com) and 2015 in AMS (www.ams.com). At AMS Martin Wäny served as member of the CIS technology office and acted as director of marketing for the micro camera modules. Since 2017 he is CEO of TechnologiesMW, and independent consulting company. Martin Wäny was member of the founding board of EMVA the European machine vision association and the 1288 vision standard working group. His research interests are in miniaturized optoelectronic modules and application systems of such modules, 2D and 3D imaging and image sensors and use of computer vision in emerging application areas.

"Recent trends in the image sensor technologies", Vladimir Koifman, Analog Value Ltd (Israel) and Image Sensors World - 60 minutes keynote

Vladimir Koifman

Vladimir Koifman is a founder and CTO of Analog Value Ltd. Prior to that, he was co-founder of Advasense Inc., acquired by Pixim/Sony Image Sensor Division. Prior to co-founding Advasense, Mr. Koifman co-established the AMCC analog design center in Israel and led the analog design group for three years. Before AMCC, Mr. Koifman worked for 10 years in Motorola Semiconductor Israel (Freescale) managing an analog design group. He has over 20 years of experience in VLSI industry and has technical leadership in analog chip design, mixed signal chip/system architecture and electro-optic device development. Mr. Koifman has more than 80 granted patents and several papers. Mr. Koifman also maintains Image Sensors World blog.

Image sensor technology is in transition now: 4T RGB pixels are very close to .perfection, smartphone makers look for camera quality differentiation and cost efficiency, image sensor companies look for new markets. Meanwhile, some new technologies are in search of applications that can exploit their advantages, while other applications are in search of technologies that can fit them. The talk attempts to give a snapshot of the whole ecosystem and its controversies. The talk also covers solid state lidars and time-of-flight.

"Hyperspectral imaging and the IEEE P4001 standard", Chris Durell, Labsphere inc (New Hampshire) - 40 minutes keynote

Chris Durell

Chris holds a BSEE and an MBA and has worked for Labsphere, Inc in many executive capacities. He is currently leading Business Development for Remote Sensing Technology. He has lead product development efforts in optical systems, light measurement and remote sensing systems for over two decades. He is a member of SPIE, IEEE, IES, ASTM, CIE, CORM, ICDM and is a participant in CEOS/IVOS, QA4EO and other remote sensing groups. As of early 2018, Chris accepted the Chair position on the new IEEE P4001 Hyperspectral Standards Working Group.

The Keynote Speech will focus on the IEEE P4001 efforts to date. Hyperspectral imaging is an innovative and exciting technology that hold incredible diagnostic, scientific and categorization power. Current industry innovation is a testament to the creative power and imagination of the diverse community seeking to optimize this technology. However, fundamental instrument performance is not well characterized, well understood or well represented to suit distinct application endeavors or commercial market expectations. Establishing a common language, technical specification, testing criteria, task-specific recommendations and common data formats are essential to allowing this technology to achieve its true altruistic and economic market potential. The working group needs passionate experts that are willing to lend their time and experience to transform this world-changing imaging technique into reliable, predictable tools for science and industry.

Discussion panel

A discussion panel on image sensor technology is under preparation. It will include panelists from Omnivision, ST microelectronics, TechnologiesMW, Bosch and TSMC.


Our sponsors finance the awards for best paper and best student paper as well as some invited talks or side events. Sponsoring starts at USD500.

Call for papers

The deadline for submission is September 8th, 2018. JIST first submissions and early decision dates (travelers who require a VISA or an early approval) is June 30th 2018.

The conference will have several joint sessions including a very large joint session with the Photography and Mobile imaging conference and therefore all papers submitted to either of these two conferences will be jointly reviewed and presented in front on the joint audience. Another significant joint session is proposed in collaboration with the Autonomous vehicles conference.

The conference covers the following topics but is not limited to these:

  • Advances in technologies and models
    • Innovative devices
    • Innovative process and post-process (e.g., 3D integration)
    • Advances in alternative technologies (organic, a-Si, etc.)
    • Noise analysis and noise reduction
    • Advanced/novel image sensor or pixel control circuits
    • Advanced/novel defects and noise reduction algorithms
    • Color pattern or pixel architectures and color demosaicing and reconstruction techniques
    • ADCs
  • High-end image sensors
    • High speed
    • Large format
    • Ultra low power
    • Ultra low noise
    • Very high dynamic range
  • On-chip processing for smarter sensors
    • On chip signal or image processing
    • Image sensors for 3D imaging
    • Bio-inspired image sensor
  • Image sensors assessment and novel implementations or applications
    • Hyperspectral image sensors or camera
    • Image sensors for computational imaging
    • Image sensors for automotive applications
    • Image sensors used in integrated networks (internet of things)
    • Image sensors for drones and autonomous vehicles
    • Sensor fusion
    • Miniature autonomous systems based on image sensors

The authors can chose from oral presentation or poster presentation, with or without publication of a paper. It is therefore possible for the industry authors to present their work without the extra effort or proposing a formal paper.

The work presented must be new or significantly revised, including new ideas that have not yet been fully developed.

Paper submission