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Welcome to the first IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics In Defense Conference (RAPID) to be held in 2019 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa located in the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast on the Gulf of Mexico!

The IEEE RAPID conference aims to bring together government, academia and industry in a global forum to present new fundamental basic research, innovative technologies and build collaborations to solve critical security and defense challenges. This international conference will be broad in scope covering such areas as electromagnetics, device physics, optics and photonics, algorithms, and test and evaluation to name a few. With the breadth of topics covered, this conference seeks to attract diverse participation and collaboration from academia, industry, defense and government agencies that will promote security interests with opportunities to increase technical depth and breadth as well as networking with peers. In a world where technology is rapidly changing, collaborations and multidisciplinary work is the only way to solve research challenges and foster the next generation of scientific discovery.

Please visit the website often for updates and details as they become available.

For further details please contact us at the following email address: ieee-rapid-conference@ieee.org