Organised by 3AF

5th International Symposium on Optronics in Defence and Security

8-10 February 2012 – Paris

On behalf of the Program Committee, I am pleased to welcome you to participate the 5th edition of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OPTRONICS IN DEFENCE AND SECURITY in Paris, organized by the « Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France » (3AF).

Most important event for engineers and researchers active in the fields of Optronics, the symposium has attracted, since its first edition, all the leading specialists in this domain.

Once again OPTRO2012 gathers engineers and scientists from government, university and industry and gives opportunity to implement fruitful exchanges between colleagues of different countries and disciplines.
The importance of this conference is underlined by the participation of high profile speakers from the international institutional environments, the defence industry and strategic think-tanks.

Thanks to the excellent work of its Program Committee and the mobilization of numerous researchers and authors, the conference presents the status on recent advances in Optronics in the fields of Defence and Security and on the perspectives that Optronics offers in the near future, covering the current aspects of Optronics but also addressing emerging Optronics technologies.

OPTRO2012 opens on day one with a plenary session focusing on presentations by top ranking governmental representatives and research organisations eminent personalities. Presentations will relate to programs, strategy and the latest research & developments in advanced Optronics.
The following days of the symposium are organised in three parallel sessions which cover the following topics:

OPTRO2012 is supported by leading companies in the Optronics domain, and also hosts an exhibition within the conference centre offering to all attendees and exhibiting companies in Optronics areas an opportunity to exchange on technical know-how and products.
Welcome in OPTRO2012!

Jacques LONNOY

OPTRO2012 Chairman
Vice-President of the 3AF Optronics Technical Committee



OECD Conference Center

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2, rue André Pascal – F-75016 Paris - France