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SPAR Europe 2012 Calls for Presenters

As at SPAR International, the Europe event is all about capturing, processing and delivering 3D to mitigate project risk, boost productivity, improve workplace safety and win new business.

SPAR Europe invites you to submit a presentation abstract describing how your organization uses new 3D technologies and workflows. Presentation abstracts that address the challenges you face, the outcomes you've achieved, and the metrics you use to quantify your success are especially welcome. Presenters at SPAR find tremendous value in sharing new approaches with this world-class audience, making new industry connections and inspiring fresh thinking about familiar challenges.

Topics address challenges specific to elements of the Capture – Process – Deliver spectrum for timely and cost-effective "field-to-finished" results. For example:

DATA CAPTURE including:

  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • New 3D Imaging Technologies, including Gigapixel and High-Dynamic Range Photography
  • LiDAR
  • 3D/4D GIS
  • Mobile Surveying/Mapping
  • Next-Generation Photogrammetry
  • Underwater Measurement
  • Scan to BIM


  • Dimensional Control for Fabrication and Modular Construction
  • Integration of Terrestrial, LiDAR, Mobile Surveying and other technologies
  • Integration of CAD and GIS with Pointcloud Processing Solutions
  • Pointcloud Processing and Data Extraction
  • BIM Deliverables from Scan Data
  • Clash Detection
  • Automated Feature Extraction
  • Standardizing Data Formats
  • Workflow Process Improvements
  • Solutions for Timely and Cost-Effective "Field-to-Finished" Results
  • Fusing Digital Photography with Survey-Grade Field Data

DELIVERY including:

  • Intelligent 3D Models
  • 3D Virtualization
  • Augmented Reality
  • Web-based File Sharing
  • Risk Minimization

OTHER TOPICS including:

  • Managing Risk
  • Legal Considerations for 3D Information
  • Digital Preservation of Heritage Sites
  • Best Practices for Contracting and Service Provider Selection
  • Training and Professional Development including Educating the Next Generation
  • Educating the Next Generation: Working with High Schools and Universities

INDUSTRIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy/Utility: Oil and Gas Production, Refining, Nuclear Power, Offshore Construction, Shipbuilding
  • Process Plants: Chemical, Water, Waste
  • Building/Architecture
  • Civil/Transportation Infrastructure: Bridge, Road, Runnel, Rail
  • Geotechnical: Tunnel, Mining
  • Discrete Manufacturing Facilities: Automotive, Aerospace
  • Entertainment: Filmmaking, Theme Parks, Video Gaming
  • Forensic and Security: Crime Investigation, Security Planning
  • Historic and Cultural: Digital preservation of Cultural and Historic Sites

Presentations must be original and not a repeat of a presentation given at another conference. SPAR Europe requests that sales and marketing pitches be saved for the exhibit floor and not proposed as presentations. However, a very new technology or unique solution will be considered, as never-before-seen 3D technologies and applications are of particular interest to this audience. Please contact them with questions about this distinction.

Additionally, live demonstrations showcasing technology in action will be featured prominently throughout the conference. Scenarios are currently being arranged, but they welcome suggestions for demonstrating 3D technology capture, processing and/or delivery during the event (e.g., portable, mobile or remote-controlled scanning around the facility; suggestions for demonstrating photogrammetry in use; ideas for scanning scenarios such as nearby facilities or landscapes, etc.).

Submit the following by Friday, March 23, to Linda McLaughlin,

-- Proposed Presentation Title
-- Brief Abstract Proposal (no more than 150 words)
-- Short professional biography/CV

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