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.


Day 1

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
16:00 – 16:15 Specialty fibers and FBG manufacturing for sensing – Felix Leyssner, Head of Sales, FemtoFiberTec (GERMANY)
16:15 – 16:30 Tailored fiber optic sensing solutions for next-gen industrial applications – Eric Lindner, CEO, FBGS Technologies (GERMANY)
16:30 – 16:45 FBG sensors in various applications – Peter Lowy, Sales Manager, Sylex (SLOVAKIA)
17:45 Walk to the dinner place
18:00 – 22:00 Dinner @ venue – TBA.

Day 2

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
09:00 – 09:30 KEYNOTE: The use of an independent shape sensor for wind turbine blade monitoring
09:30 – 09:45 Multimodal Fiber Sensors for Media Composition Monitoring in 0.3-16µm Range – Viacheslav Artyushenko, President, art photonics (GERMANY)
09:45 – 10:00 TBA – Pim Kat, Founder & CTO, Technobis Group (NETHERLANDS)
10:00 – 10:15 Free-form core optical fibers: nanoengineering of optical properties – Ryszard Buczynski, Head of Structured Optics & Optofluidics Group, Department of Information Optics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (POLAND)
10:15 – 10:30 Ultrasensitive Plasmonic Optical Fiber Nanosensors – Joel Villatoro, Ikerbasque Research Professor, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 4: Fiber sensors in distributed sensing: oil&gas, energy, structural health monitoring
12:00 – 12:15 TBA – Mark Jacobs, Commercial Director, Optics11 (NETHERLANDS)
12:15 – 12:30 Distributed Fibre-Optic Sensing in Power Transmission – Wieland Hill, Director Advanced Sensing Systems, NKT Photonics (GERMANY)
12:30 – 12:45 Real-world examples of successful deployment of fiber optic sensing systems – Sara Edwards, Marketing Communications Lead, Luna Innovations (USA)
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)


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.


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.


For more information about this meeting please contact EPIC Events Manager,  Sharara Qasemova, email: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile / WhatsApp: +420775465552