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The 13th International IR Target and Background Modeling & Simulation Workshop is open to people from the research and development community active in the field of optical signature simulation technologies, to military users and industry representatives.
ITBMS 2018 will include various sessions from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 June 2018 corresponding to the topics defined below. Keynote addresses will be delivered to set the underlying tone and summarize the core message. These speeches will be done by specialists from laboratories and international companies recognized for their expertise in the field.

Software training sessions from our sponsors (OKTAL-SE, THERMOANALYICS, DAVIS ENGINEERING) are also planned. The topical session objectives are to provide an opportunity for the software end-users to learn about the latest developments and, offer the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss the latest features in software products.

Due to the localization of the workshop, a special session will be devoted to optical signatures and related technologies in a maritime context. Submission of research papers is encouraged.

General Workshop Objectives

  • Provide a European scientific forum for the IR modeling and simulation community to discuss current developments in their field of expertise
  • Foster an intensive exchange of ideas and results in IR modeling and simulation and help building up and maintain the information network in the community
  • Encourage cooperation between groups actively engaged in this field


The workshop is co-organized by ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab and Fraunhofer IOSB Fraunhofer (Institute of Optronics, System Technolgies and Image Exploitation) in close cooperation with companies having highest expertise in the field of IR modeling and simulation [see our sponsors].



Submission of research papers is encouraged [see the call for paper]. Contributions are solicited in subjects ranging from basic signature research to applications in system design, optimization and evaluation:

  • Data, techniques, models, and validation of IR signatures of land, sea and air targets and backgrounds, and of targets in backgrounds
  • Extension to infrared polarization hyperspectral and active signatures
  • Optical properties of complex surfaces
  • Models validation and metrics
  • IR signature management models
  • Modeling and simulation of IR clutter (soil, maritime, atmospheric)
  • Radiative transfer, propagation models and optical data sets
  • Impact of climatic conditions on signatures
  • Active / Laser imaging systems

Due to the localization of the workshop, a special session will be devoted to optical signatures and related technologies in a maritime context. All sessions of the workshop will be unclassified.


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