SPAR International, which has been renamed SPAR 3D Expo & Conference to enhance appeal for asset owners seeking 3D technology fundamentals, is slated to take place April 11-16, 2016. The event will be held in The Woodlands, Texas, and the deadline for abstract submissions is Dec. 6.

Papers supporting the following tracks are welcome:  

Introduction to 3D Technology: Appropriate content for business owners/operators/asset owners new to 3D explaining the "why" case for using 3D technologies. Accepted abstracts on this new topic will focus on the benefits — rather than the features — of why asset managers should consider integrating 3D to manage their business, save money, reduce risk and increase efficiency. Content must focus on the high-level business case outlining what is possible, what business owners need to know to get started and common pitfalls. This track will be exclusive to 101-level content including terminology, assessing hardware and software options, workflow and integration considerations, contracting with service providers versus bringing 3D in-house, etc.

Advanced Technologies for 3D Pros: Appropriate content will unveil bleeding-edge new technology tools or innovative uses of 3D technologies for the early-adopter, experienced 3D Professional. Accepted abstracts will explore details of how the technology works and what is innovative or new. Preference will be given to asset owners and owner/operator abstracts over vendor presentations.

Industry Vertical Sessions: Industry-specific use cases explore the myriad uses of 3D technology in key target verticals. Preference will be given to asset owner presentations detailing present and future requirements from vendors. Content should articulate what is possible now and what is needed in future. Key industry verticals include:

  • Process & Power
  • Oil & Gas; Architecture
  • Building & Construction
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Transportation & Civil Infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels, rail)
  • Law Enforcement & Emergency Response
  • Digital Historic Preservation
  • Mining
  • Industrial Facilities

About SPAR International

SPAR International is a technology-neutral exhibition and conference on 3D technologies for surveyors, engineers, facilities managers, asset owners and other stakeholders. Conference programming covers end-to-end 3D from data capture to deliverables including considerations for information dissemination across the organization. Event content examines how 3D technologies are applied in a range of applications including engineering, construction, operations and facility management, infrastructure, manufacturing and security. Owner of the show, SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies including LiDAR. SPAR Point Group organizes the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, SPAR Japan and Commercial UAV Expo.