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Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference

27/10/2016 - 28/10/2016, Ulm, Germany
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome to the 1st Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Technologies Conference (R-TIST) Applications, Innovations & Open Source Remarkable changes are currently observed in near-ground (< 100 m) hyperspectral imaging. Platform liberalization (unmanned aerial vehicles, multi copters, terrestrial vehicles, hand-held tracking solutions, etc.) has been coupled with next generation spectral camera systems. Non-scanning or real-time imaging spectrometers can image randomly moving objects, dynamic processes, or make hyperspectral videos. After the snapshot spectral cameras have been miniaturized, a number of unmanned platforms were successfully tested for usability and applicability. Seeing the growing community around snapshot imaging spectroscopy, the first real time spectral imaging conference will be organized in Ulm, Germany.
Researchers from all disciplines are welcome! The application areas should primarily come from field-data coupled (out of the lab) or supporting areas (software & hardware prototyping), which are typically suited to agriculture, climate change, environment, precision farming, soil, vegetation and water spectroscopy, meteorology, etc.
Planed topics:
Platforms and sensors
Image and signal processing
Calibration and validation
Data Fusion and sensor synergies
Out-of-the-lab spectroscopy applications
Innovative developments and novel approaches
Open source tools and initiatives
Merging industries and new markets

Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the Submit New Abstract function once logged into their user account.
  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 300 words covering the content of the manuscript for the proceedings) online on this website until 31 May 2016.
  2. The International Review Panel of the conference will evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST). All authors will be notified by 30 June 2016 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the authors will be asked to submit the full manuscript by 24 October 2016. Please register as soon as possible for the conference, ideally while you submit your full manuscript (you can register to participate the conference in Ulm, Germany in October 2016 - see the Registration page for more information). You can also register later if you wish (note that the early bird rates apply for registrations that are made up to 31 July 2016).
  4. The conference proceedings will be made available on the Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST). Additionally, a printed copy will be offered to the participants of the conference.
  5. The open access journal Remote Sensing, which is covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), will publish a special issue "Real Time Spectral Imaging (Snapshot Imaging Spectroscopy)" with papers from the conference. Authors of proceedings papers are free to submit to this special issue after the conference or to any other journal. Note that the submission of manuscripts to Remote Sensing is independent of the submission to this conference. The journal will organize its own peer-review and article processing charges (APC) apply for the publication in open access format. Please refer to the journal website for more information.
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200-300 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.
Submission of Abstracts & Manuscripts
Submission: Abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.Accepted File Formats
  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Technologies Conference Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Paper Length: The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Remote Sensing should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
  • Potential Conflicts of Interest: It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.
  • Copyright: Copyright to each proceedings papers will stay with the authors of the paper. Authors will be asked to grant MDPI AG (Publisher of the Sciforum platform) and RTIST (organizer of the conference) a non-exclusive, non-revokable license to publish the proceedings papers online and in print under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. As authors retain the rights to their papers, papers can be published elsewhere later.

Conference Sponsors


Cubert GmbH

Cubert GmbH develops innovative optical sensors for spectral analysis. Our hyperspectral snapshot camera combines the advantages of a digital camera with the spectral resolution and accuracy of a spectrometer enabling real-time spectral imaging for a wide range of applications. 
Spectroscopy is widely used for the chemical analysis of matter of various kind. Spectrometers are used for the contactless chemical analysis in virtually any field of interest. Imaging spectrometers provide the opportunity for simple spatially resolved chemical analysis. Applications range from remote sensing applications over quality control in the food industry to plastics separation in the waste industry. 
The Cubert GmbH provides the first of its kind, high resolution full frame imaging spectrometer. It records 2D-spatial information and all spectral bands at the same time. The complete imaging process takes as little as 1 ms (e.g. for measurements in sunlight). In contrast to other techniques, this novel technique is capable of the spectral imaging of moving objects or the work from small moving platforms without any image distortion. Additionally it offers the possibility of spectroscopic video capturing and analysis in real time. 

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is an open access journal about the science and application of remote sensing technology, and is published monthly online by MDPI.  

  • Open Access - free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Compendex (EI) and other specialized databases.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 34 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2015).

Impact Factor: 3.180 (2014); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.257 (2014)

Brightic GmbH

Brightic Black Dishes for solid, liquid and other spectroscopic measurements
We developed a special and unique tools for your spectroscopic measurements that incorporates a low-reflectance background with a mechanical mounting option. Our dish is ideal for your soil or liquid samples because it doesn’t interact spectrally and chemically with your materials and safely holds the sample during measurement.
Much time and effort was spent developing this product, carefully selecting and manufacturing the most suitable material that is spectrally tested and certified per your request.
  • Easy preparation
  • Extra low reflectance
  • Simple cleaning and storage
  • Ideal for solid and liquid samples
  • Different sizes are available
  • Harsh environment design
  • Optimized for field spectroscopy

SphereOptics GmbH

Founded in 2003, SphereOptics is a highly technically focused company serving the following areas of photonics:
  • Manufacturing, refinement and calibration of optical materials and standards for diffuse transmission and reflection
  • Distribution of test & measurement instruments for measuring the color and brightness of light sources and displays (e.g. Goniophotometer, Integration sphere systems and Imaging colorimeters)
  • Distribution of portable field spectroradiometers, industrial infrared cameras, hyperspectral cameras for remote sensing applications and handheld FTIR sensors for the spectral range 2 µm to 15 µm
  • Test & measurement service for lighting technology 
Since our formation in 2003, our goal has been to be much more than just a supplier of advanced equipment. Our mission is to SERVE BETTER. Our technical experts are always standing-by when it comes to discussing standard or customer specific solutions in the areas of lighting technology, optical measurement service and remote sensing. In addition we offer Photonic workshops and seminars. Sphereoptics is ISO 9001 certified. All calibrations of reflection and transmission standards are traceable to PTB and NIST.







Conference Chairs


András Jung

[Not defined]



René Michels

[Not defined]



Nelson Peng



Registration Fees

Please go here to register for the conference. After submitting your registration  you will receive a confirmation email that your registration was received. 

Conference Registration Fees


 Normal Price

 Young Scientist 3

 Early Bird (before 31 July 2016)

 Conference + accommodation 1

 245 Euro

 195 Euro

 Conference only 2

 200 Euro

 150 Euro

 Standard (1 August–30 September 2016)

 Conference + accommodation 1

 295 Euro

 245 Euro

 Conference only 2

 250 Euro

 200 Euro

 Last-Minute 4 (after 1 October 2016)

 Conference only 2

 300 Euro

 250 Euro

1 One night accommodation in conference hotel from 27 to 28 October 2016.
2 Welcome party, coffee breaks, lunches, abstract and full paper book and dinner.
3 M.Sc. and PhD Students.
4 For last-minute payment options please contact secretary, in last-minute case participation is possible, individual changes in program and presentation options will be limited.

Important notes:

- The final deadline for paying the conference fee is 30 September 2016. No abstracts will be included in the Conference’s Book of  Abstracts unless the registration fee is paid by 30 September 2016.
- M.Sc. and PhD students applying for the reduced student fee should ask their advisor to send in parallel with abstract submission a short letter by e-mail confirming their student status.
- Please be sure to check: All charges are paid by the sender (OUR).

Policy for Cancellation

Confirmed registrants canceling after 30 September 2016, will lose the entire registration fees. Cancellation of confirmed registrations before 30 September 2016 will allow 50% refund of the registration fee.

Payment Instructions

Online Payment by Credit Card (preferred)

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Wire Transfer

Payment in Euro must be made by wire transfer to the MDPI AG bank account. Banks fees must be paid by the customer, for both, payer and payee so that MDPI AG can receive the full invoiced amount.

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Travel & Accommodation

Conference Location

The Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference (RTIST) will take place in Ulm, Germany.
Address: Orange Hotel, Dieselstraße 4, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany.

You reach the centre of Ulm and Neu-Ulm in only 15 minutes walking distance

5 minutes walking distance to the next bus station
10 kilometers to Autobahn A 8
45 kilometers to Allgäu Airport
80 kilometers to Stuttgart Airport
Car rental agency: 200 m

Accommodation and Conference Hosting

Orange Hotel is a welcoming new hotel and our conference place in Ulm that offers us exceptional quality and service. It is ideally located near the centre of UIm, you can reach the beautiful sights of Ulm and Neu-Ulm with absolute ease.

We offer a special price for participants choosing the conference+accommodation option (see Registration Fees).

For more details click here:

Chairs and Committee


Conference Organizers

Chair for Science and Research

Assoc. Prof. Dr. András Jung, Szent István University, Hungary and Leipzig University, Germany

Chair for Industry and Applications

Dr. René Michels, Cubert GmbH, Germany

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Antonio Plaza, University of Extremadura, Spain

Prof. Dr. Manuela Zude-Sasse, Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Bornim (ATB), Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland, Leipzig University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Tamás János, Debrecen University, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Jens Bongartz, Fraunhofer Application Center for Multimodal and Airborne Sensors AMLS, Germany

Prof. Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Assoc. Prof. András Jung, Szent István University, Hungary and Leipzig University, Germany

Dr. Andreas Backhaus, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), Germany

Dr. Angela Lausch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany

Dr. Christian Götze, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany

Dr. Christian Rogaß, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany

Dr. Rainer Böhm, SphereOptics GmbH, Germany

Dr. Giuseppe Romano, Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Laimburg, Italy

Helge Aasen, University of Cologne, Germany

Organizing Committee

Timea Jung, Brightic GmbH, Hungary

Zsófia Varga, Szent István Egyetem, Hungary

Dr. György Csima, Szent István Egyetem, Hungary

Conference Secretary

Mr. Nelson Peng
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland