EPIC Meeting on Fiber Sensors at HBM FiberSensing

16-17 September 2020

Porto, Portugal

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Optical fiber sensing (OFS) technologies have recently attracted increasing attention due to meet several applications in different industries such as highly precise temperature sensor for biomedical, symmetric fiber optic gyroscope coils for operations in military, detecting small vibrations for automotive, aerospace and structural health monitoring, and detection of leaks in the oil&gas industry etc. OFS techniques include Fiber Bragg sensors (FBG), Raman and Brillouin Distributed Temperature/Strain Sensing (DT/SS), Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) and others. The EPIC Meeting on Fiber Sensors will address these techniques and their applications. The meeting will discuss the requirements for the optical sensors for different applications and development of “specialty fibres” in which the material and structure properties are modified to accommodate new properties and characteristics. This event will bring together the whole supply chain (fiber design and manufacturing, fiber testing, installation and users on different application) enabling innovative solutions for existing applications as well as encourage discovery of new applications of the optical fiber sensing technologies.

Agenda

Wednesday 16 September 2020

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Light lunch @ NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by the representative of HBM FiberSensing (PORTUGAL)
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE presentation by the representative of HBM FiberSensing (PORTUGAL)
13:45 – 14:45 SESSION 1: Setting up the scene
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 SESSION 2: Specialty fibers and FBG manufacturing for sensing
17:45 Walk to the dinner place
18:00 – 22:00 Dinner @ venue – TBA.

Thursday 17 September 2020

08:20 – 08:55 Morning coffee @ NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel
08:55 – 09:00 Recap by Jose Pozo, CTO – EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:00 – 10:45 SESSION 3: Fiber sensors for short distance: medical, automotive, aerospace
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 4: Fiber sensors in distributed sensing: oil&gas, energy, structural health monitoring
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 Bus departure from NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel to HBM FiberSensing
14:45  – 16:00 Company visit @ HBM FiberSensing
16:15 End and departures (HBM FiberSensing is located within a walking distance from the airport)

Venues

The meeting on 16-17 September will be held at the NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel (address: Praca da Batalha, 60-65, 4000-101, Porto, Portugal).
The company visit on 17 September will be held at HBM FiberSensing (address: Rua Vasconcelos Costa 277, 4470-600 Moreira, Portugal). It is located next to the airport.
The dinner venue for 16 September will be announced soon.

Hotel

We recommend you to book your room at the meeting hotel NH Collection Porto Batalha (address: Praca da Batalha, 60-65, 4000-101, Porto, Portugal) by www.nh-hotels.com/event/epic-meeting-on-fiber-sensors-at-hbm-fibersensing or external sources (e.g. booking.com). If using the link provided and longer stay is needed, please contact Teresa Cruz by email: mt.rio@nh-hotels.com or phone:+351 227 660 600. The rate using the link is 235 EUR (superior room including wifi & breakfast) / night. The rate is valid until 16 July 2020. After this, reservations are subjected to availability and the rates from the moment. The bus transfers will be organized to / from this hotel only.

Registration

Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 July 2020. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision maker. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff. Please also note that at the event we will be filming and making photos, where you might appear.

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Contacts

EPIC Events Manager, Sharara Qasemova, email: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile / WhatsApp: +420775465552