16th International Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology & Applications 2021
26–28 Oct 2021
Infrared Thermography, Smart and Fiber-optic Sensors, Biomedical Applications and Spectroscopy, Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring, Aerospace and Industrial Applications, Non-destructive Tests and Evaluation, Systems and Applications for the Cultural Heritage, Image Processing and Data Analysis, Near-, Mid-, and Far Infrared Systems
Welcome from the Chairs
The AITA Conference 2021 will be held online
from 26/10/2021 to 28/10/2021
and it will be focused on the following topics, but not limited to:
Best selected contributions will be proposed to submit a full-length article to a Special Issue of Infrared Physics & Technology, which in the past has already published selected papers of the conference. Articles will undergo the reviewing process of the Journal.
AITA 2021 Conference is organized by:
AITA 2021 Marathon
In case you missed something, you have another chance to see all AITA 2021 presentations. A continuous broadcast of all presentations will start one last time. Use the same Zoom link to connect to the streaming of pre-recorded sessions with the following schedule.
- Run 1 from 18:00 (28th October) to 02:00 h CEST (29th October)
- Run 2 from 02:00 to 10:00 h CEST (29th October)
- Run 3 from 10:00 to 18:00 h CEST (29th October)
Each session will start thrice at different times:
- Session 1 - Under 35 Best paper award: 18:00 h CEST (28th October) - 02:00 h CEST (29th October) - 10:00 h CEST (29th October)
- Session 2 - NDT: 20:11 h CEST (28th October) - 04:11 h CEST (29th October) - 12:11 h CEST (29th October)
- Session 3- Remote sensing and environmental monitoring: 21:49 h CEST (28th October) - 05:49 h CEST (29th October) - 13:49 h CEST (29th October)
- Session 4- Materials: 22:47 h CEST (28th October) - 06:47 h CEST (29th October) - 14:47 h CEST (29th October)
- Session 5- Bio-Medicals: 00:05 h CEST (29th October) - 08:05 h CEST (29th October) - 16:05 h CEST (29th October)
- Session 6- Image processing: 01:04 h CEST (29th October) - 09:04 h CEST (29th October) - 17:04 h CEST (29th October)
Thanks for your participation, and we look forward to meeting you (this time in person) at the next edition of AITA in 2023 in Venice.
The Conference will be held online between 26th October and 28th October 2021. Each day, the Conference will be divided in a pre-recorded session and a live session. The daily pre-recorded session presentations will be streamed thrice to accommodate the different time zones. Participants can freely choose a replay (run 1, run 2, or run 3) at the most convenient streaming time. All times are listed in Rome Time (CEST, UTC+2).
Each day of the Conference, a live panel discussion will take place at 13:30 CEST (20:30 Japan Standard Time, 07:30 Eastern Daylight Time) , including keynotes, question and answers (Q&A), sponsor presentations. Authors are expected to answer to question about their presentation on the same day of the pre-recorded streaming. At the end of the live panel discussion, the sponsor rooms will be opened.
DAY 1: Session 1 (Under 35 Best Paper Award)
- run 1 from 18:00 to 22:00 h CEST (25th October)
- run 2 from 00:00 to 04:00 h CEST (26th October)
- run 3 from 09:00 to 13:00 h CEST (26th October)
- live plenary session from 13:30 to 15:00 h CEST (26th October): Opening Ceremony, Sponsors presentations, Q&A Session 1 (Under 35 Best Paper Award)
DAY 2: Sessions 2 and 3 (NDT, Remote sensing and environmental monitoring)
- run 1 from 18:00 to 22:00 h CEST (26th October)
- run 2 from 00:00 to 04:00 h CEST (27th October)
- run 3 from 09:00 to 13:00 h CEST (27th October)
- live plenary session from 13:30 to 15:00 h CEST (27th October): Plenary Lecture, Patronage, Q&A Sessions 2 and 3 (NDT, Remote sensing and environmental monitoring)
DAY 3: Sessions 4,5, and 6 (Materials, Bio-Medical, Image Processing)
- run 1 from 18:00 to 22:00 h CEST (27th October)
- run 2 from 00:00 to 04:00 h CEST (28th October)
- run 3 from 09:00 to 13:00 h CEST (28th October)
- live plenary session from 13:30 to 15:00 h CEST (28th October): Under 35 Best Paper Award Ceremony, Q&A Sessions 4,5, and 6 (Materials, Bio-Medical, Image Processing), Final Ceremony
An online live plenary lecture will be held by Professor Jean-Christophe Batsale. The title of the plenary lecture is Multispectral and multiscale infrared imaging for the study of heat and mass transfer in heterogeneous media.
Plenary lecture abstract
Generally the IR images are related to the transient temperature field related to the emission of a black surface in response to an external or internal heating (active IR thermography). The first applications were devoted to the so called thermal Non-Destructive Evaluation methods with a uniform flash or periodic front face heating for the detection of delaminations in composite multilayered samples. The main assumption was then to consider a thin sample and 1D transient heat diffusion through the sample (transverse diffusion). With simplified assumptions related to the transverse diffusion the in-plane diffusion and transport phenomena can be also considered. A general equation can be applied in order to balance the heat transfer at the pixel scale or between groups of pixels in order to estimate several fields of thermophysical properties (heterogeneous field of in-plane diffusivity, flow distributions, source terms).
Pre-recorded sessions programme
|Session 1 – Under 35 Best Paper Award – Virtual Cochairs Paolo Bison and Monica Volinia|
|Jue Hu, Hai Zhang, Stefano Sfarra, Carlo Santulli, Xavier Maldague: 3D non-destructive inspection using novel infrared-terahertz fusion approaches|
|Iván Garrido, Eva Barreira, Ricardo M.S.F. Almeida, Susana Lagüela: Building facade protection using spatial and temporal Deep Learning models applied to thermographic data. Laboratory tests|
|Joel Johnson, Janice Mani, Mani Naiker: Infrared spectroscopy for the quality assessment of Habanero chilli: a proof-of-concept study|
|Sandra Pozzer, Marcos de Souza, Bata Hena, Reza Rezayiye, Setayesh Hesam, Fernando Lopez, Xavier Maldague: Defects segmentation in concrete structures combining registered infrared and visible images: a comparative experimental study|
|Ryohei Fujita, Kotaro Katsukura, Hosei Nagano: Micro-scale Fatigue Damage Assessment of CFRP Laminates Using Lock-in Thermography|
|Jan Verstockt, Simon Verspeek, Filip Thiessen, Thierry Tondu, Wiebren Tjalma, Lieve Brochez, Gunther Steenackers: Dynamic Infrared Thermography (DIRT) in biomedical applications: DIEP flap breast reconstruction and skin cancer|
|David Perpetuini, Andrea Di Credico, Chiara Filippini, Pascal Izzicupo, Daniela Cardone, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Barbara Ghinassi, Angela Di Baldassarre, Arcangelo Merla: Is it possible to estimate average heart rate from facial thermal imaging?|
|Oscar Papini, Marco Reggiannini, Gabriele Pieri: SST Image Processing for Mesoscale Patterns Identification|
|Giuseppe Dell'Avvocato, Davide Palumbo, Maria Palmieri, Umberto Galietti: Evaluation of effectiveness of heat treatments in boron steel by laser thermography|
|Session 2 – NDT – Virtual Cochairs Giovanni Ferrarini and Takahide Sakagami|
|Wu zhuoqiao, Tao ning: Prediction of the GFRP flat-bottom hole depth in the cooling process of square-heating thermography|
|Takuya Ishizaki, Ai Ueno, Hosei Nagano: Measurement of Line Distribution of Thermal Contact Resistance Using Microscopic Lock-in Thermography|
|Michal Švantner, Lukas Muzika, Alexey Moskovchenko, Celeste Pereira, Shumit Das: Repeatability study of flash-pulse thermographic inspection of CFRP samples|
|Daiki Shiozawa, Masaki Uchida, Yuki Ogawa, Takahide Sakagami, Shiro Kubo: 4D reconstruction of leaked gas cloud based on computed tomography processing of multiple optical paths infrared measurement|
|Paolo Bison, Gianluca Cadelano, Giovanni Ferrarini, Mario Girotto, Maurizio Gomez Serito, Fabio Peron, Monica Volinia: Evalution of moisture diffusion by IR thermography|
|Jaime Gonzalez, Guillermo Garcia-Torales, Marija Strojnik: Numerical analysis of microlens array to the mid-IR range|
|Session 3 - Remote sensing and environmental monitoring – Virtual Cochairs Valentina Raimondi and Xavier Maldague|
|Juan Forero-Ramirez, Bryan Garcia, Hermes Tenorio-Tamayo, Andrés Restrepo-Girón, Humberto Loaiza-Correa, Asfur Barandica-López, José Buitrago-Molina, Sandra Nope-Rodriguez: Detection of legbreaker antipersonnel landmines by analysis of aerial thermographic images of the soil|
|Diksha Rana, Maya Kumari, Rina Kumari: Quantitative estimation of Land Surface Temperature and its relationship with Land Use/Cover around Sonipat District, Haryana, India|
|Valentina Raimondi, Luigi Acampora, Massimo Baldi, Dirk Berndt, Tiziano Bianchi, Donato Borrelli, Chiara Corti, Francesco Corti, Marco Corti, Nick Cox, Ulrike Dauderstädt, Peter Dürr, Alberto Fruchi, Sara Francés González, Donatella Guzzi, Detlef Kunze, Demetrio Labate, Nicolas Lamquin, Cinzia Lastri, Enrico Magli, Vanni Nardino, Christophe Pache, Lorenzo Palombi, Giuseppe Pilato, Alexandre Pollini, Enrico Suetta, Dario Taddei, Davide Taricco, Diego Valsesia, Michael Wagner: Designing a compressive sensing demonstrator of an Earth Observation payload in the visible and medium infrared: instrumental concept and main features|
|Cinzia Lastri, Gabriele Amato, Massimo Baldi, Tiziano Bianchi, Fabrizia Buongiorno, Chiara Corti, Francesco Corti, Marco Corti, Enrico Franci, Donatella Guzzi, Enrico Magli, Vanni Nardino, Lorenzo Palombi, Tiziana Scopa, Malvina Silvestri, Vito Romaniello, Diego Valsesia, Valentina Raimondi: SISSI project: a feasibility study for a super resolved compressive sensing multispectral imager in the medium infrared|
|Paula Andrés-Anaya, María Sánchez-Aparicio, Susana del Pozo, Susana Lagüela: Correlation of Land Surface Temperature with IR Albedo for the analysis of Urban Heat Island|
|Session 4 – Materials - Virtual Cochairs Gianluca Cadelano and Gunther Steenackers|
|Shunsuke Kishigami, Yuki Matsumoto, Yuki Ogawa, Yoshiaki Mizokami, Daiki Shiozawa, Takahide Sakagami, Masahiro Hayashi, Noriyasu Arima: Quantitative deterioration evaluation of heavy-duty anticorrosion coating by near-infrared spectral characteristics|
|Lukas Muzika, Michal Svantner, Milan Honner, Sarka Houdkova: Laser scanning thermography for coating thickness inspection|
|Paolo Bison, Stefano Boldrini, Federico Cernuschi, Alessia Famengo: Laser Flash experiment on semitransparent optically thin sample|
|Hui Sun, Ning Tao, Sen Wang, HenShun Luan, Xue Yang, Cunlin Zhang, Jiangang Sun: Measurement of thermal diffusivity by pulse thermography under non-uniform heating|
|Yuki Ogawa, Taiju Horita, Naoki Iwatani, Kota Kadoi, Daiki Shiozawa, Takahide Sakagami: Evaluation of Fatigue Strength Based on Dissipated Energy for Laser Welds|
|Gabriele Inglese: Identification of the Thermal Conductance of a hidden barrier from outer thermal data
|Ritchie Heirmans, Olivier De Moor, Simon Verspeek, Sander De Vrieze, Bart Ribbens, Myriam Vanneste, Gunther Steenackers: Improving quality inspection of textiles by an augmented RGB-IR-HS-AI approach.|
|Session 5 – Bio-medical - Virtual Cochairs Mario D’Acunto and Marjia Stroinjk|
|Eva Barreira, Ricardo Almeida, Maria Lurdes Simões, Tiago Sousa: Comparison of two IR cameras for assessing body temperature|
|Kiran Sankar Maiti, Susmita Roy, Renée Lampe, Alexander Apolonski: Detection of disease specific volatile organic compounds using infrared spectroscopy|
|Michal Švantner, Vladislav Lang, Tomas Kohlschutter, Jiri Skala, Milan Honner, Lukas Muzika, Eliska Kosova: Study on human temperature measurement by infrared thermography|
|Bardia Yousefi, Michelle Hershman, Henrique Fernandes, Xavier Maldague: Concentrated Thermomics for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer|
|Mario D’Acunto: Raman Spectroscopy and oncology. Multivariate Statistics methods for cancer grading|
|Session 6 - Image processing - Virtual Cochairs Davide Moroni and Antoni Rogalski|
|Wei Hng Lim, Stefano Sfarra, Yuan Yao: A Physics-informed Neural Network Method for Defect Identification in Polymer Composites Based on Pulsed Thermography|
|Stefano Sfarra, Gianfranco Gargiulo, Mohammed Omar: Learning thermographic models for optimal image processing of decorated surfaces|
|Nelson Pech-May, Mathias Ziegler: Detection of surface breaking cracks using flying line laser thermography: A Canny based algorithm|
|Qiang Fang, Clemente Ibarra‐Castanedo, Xavier Maldague: University Laval infrared thermography databases for deep learning multiple types of defect detections training|
A best paper award will be assigned by the chairmen and the cochairmen in honor of Ermanno Grinzato, AITA co-chairman for a long time and known scientist in the thermography community.
Number of Awards Available: 1The award aims at encouraging innovative studies of young researchers in some of the topics of interest for the workshop. The prize, reserved to under 35 years old main authors, shall be a money prize and an official certificate. The prize will be delivered to the winner during an online ceremony on the last day of conference.
Terms and Conditions:
Eligibility for the award
Candidates to the award should meet the following requirements to join the competition:
- Age: the candidate must be under 35 years old (born after 30th October 1986)
- Authorship: the candidate must be the first author of the submission
- Registration: the candidate must be registered to the conference
- Participation: the candidate must be present to the online sessions
- Notification: after the submission of the extended abstract, candidates must notify by email the committee (email@example.com) that they are eligible to the prize
The awarded paper will be selected by the Conference Committee according to the following criteria:
- Scientific relevance
- Pertinence to the Conference Topics
- Novelty of the work
- Clarity of presentation
Each registration includes:
- the publication of one extended abstract on a special issue of MDPI Engineering Proceedings
- the online access to the conference sessions streaming
- the online access to the live events
The number of Student Registrations is limited. Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid.
Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 1 October 2021. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.
Submission and registration are two different processes. During registration, please provide us with the same email address you used to submit your abstract(s). Otherwise, leave us a comment in the registration form, providing the email address used during the submission process. In addition, and if possible, please use your institutional email address for both processes. Finally, if you are registering several people under the same registration order, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual institutional email addresses.
|Early Bird||Regular||Late||Supported documents|
|AITA Conference 2021 registration (1 person, 1 paper)||80.00 EUR||100.00 EUR||150.00 EUR|
|STUDENT ONLY - AITA Conference 2021 registration (1 person, 1 paper)||Free||Free||Free||
Student ID or other document proofing the student status
Wire transfer, Credit card
Instructions for Authors
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 4 pages prepared according to MDPI Proceedings template. Please download the LaTex package or the Word template. Extra pages might be subject to additional fees.
The Proceedings of the Workshop will be published electronically in a dedicated issue of MDPI Engineering Proceedings;
All the contributions should then be submitted in the original format (MS Word, LaTeX) and PDF by using the conference website submission system.
Please, do not send any manuscript by email! However, in case you need any assistance or you have any further question, please do not hesitate to contact us by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some basic instructions for presenters. We kindly ask you to read and follow them for a smooth-running conference.
For this virtual event, all oral presentations will be shown as a pre-recorded talks, accompanied with slides. There are several ways of recording your talk. You may use any software you choose, providing that you will send us a Mp4 file. Recording of a sound and video together with the presentation is, for example, provided by several webinar tools (Zoom) as well as newest version of MS PowerPoint.
- Your talk can be maximum 12-minute long.
- All presentations must be delivered in English.
- File format: Mp4.
- Audio and video recorded together with the slides.
- Please make sure you record your slides in the slideshow mode.
Presentations not uploaded within the indicated time-frame may not be included in the Conference programme.
Best selected contributions will be proposed to submit a full-length article to a Special Issue of Infrared Physics & Technology, which in the past has already published selected papers of the conference. Authors of the selected contributions will be notified by email after the end of the conference. Articles will undergo the reviewing process of the Journal.
Politecnico of Torino
|L. Ronchi Abbozzo
Fondazione Giorgio Ronchi
Military University of Technology
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
University of Arizona
University of Napoli
Southampton, United Kingdom
University of Antwerp
Politecnico of Torino
Links to past events
8thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
9thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
10thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
11thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
12thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
13thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
14thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications
15thInternational Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications