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3rd South African Conference on Sensors, MEMS and

Electro-optical Systems



Skukuza, Kruger National Park South Africa




16 - 20 March 2014


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We would like to thank you for participating in the 3rd SMEOS 2014 Conference.  Whether you were an invited speaker, presenter (oral and poster) or a delegate, the conference would not have been a success without your input and participation.  We hope you have made new friends and contacts which will enrich your work environment.

A special word of thanks to our sponsors - without your generous support this event would not have been possible

SMEOS 2014 Group Photo


The South African 3rd SMEOS 2014 conference focused on the field of “Sensors, Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and Electro-Optical Systems”, with a scope ranging from devices (including materials and processing), through electro-optical systems, to detector applications.


The conference was intended to provide a common forum for international researchers and developers to exchange information about their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in all areas pertaining to design, fabrication and application in the fields of interest to the  3rd SMEOS 2014.


Plenary and keynote addresses by eminent scientists were included in the conference, and original technical papers were invited for oral and poster presentations.



The major areas of contribution solicited for this conference included, but were not limited to:


Sensors MEMS Electro-optical systems (EOS) Applications


  • Sensor materials

  • Physical phenomena

  • Modelling and simulation

  • UV, visible light and IR detectors

  • Semiconductor sensors

  • Nanotechnology sensors

  • Fibre optic sensors

  • Laser-based sensors

  • Biosensors

  • Smart sensors


  • MEMS materials

  • MEMS processing and fabrication technology

  • Modelling, simulation and verification

  • Optical MEMS (MOEMS)



  • Microfluidic systems

  • Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS)

  • Novel MEMS devices


  • Imaging EOS systems

  • Laser EOS systems

  • CMOS Integration of EOS

  • EOS readout integrated circuits (ROICs)

  • Optical design

  • EOS architecture

  • Assembly and packaging

  • Testing and reliability


  • Metrology

  • Earth observation / remote sensing

  • Space

  • Aerospace

  • Solar energy

  • Security

  • Health

  • Environment




The SMEOS 2014 Proceedings will be published by SPIE. Please prepare your manuscript according to SPIE style rules so that they are consistent with the rest of the Proceedings of SPIE.

The specifications and templates can be downloaded from

The papers will be submitted to and reviewed through the SPIE submission and review system. Please submit your papers for review at the following link:

Deadline for Final Manuscript Submission: 25 March 2014.


No presentation (either oral or poster) will be included in the conference programme if we have not received full payment for registration and accommodation for the presenting author by 31 January 2014.

No paper will be included in the SMEOS 2014 Proceedings if it was not presented at the SMEOS 2014 conference, either as an oral or poster presentation.


Student Competition - SPIE Best Students Papers Awards


1st US$ 250 cash 50 SPIE Digital Library downloads 1-year Student SPIE Membership Winner: Dieter Mellet
2nd US$ 150 cash 25 SPIE Digital Library downloads 1-year Student SPIE Membership Winner: Hao Chen
3rd US$ 100 cash 15 SPIE Digital Library downloads 1-year Student SPIE Membership Winner: Liesl Burger



Student competition - Best Poster Awards

Prizes were awarded to the best posters

Sponsored by: South African IEEE EDS/Photonics/CAS/SSC Chapter


First Prize: Anthony Bulling

Second Prize: Oan de Waal




The 3rd SMEOS 2014 event has been registered for Engineering Council of South Africa continuing professional development (ECSA CPD) credits through the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), at the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa.

The value of the credits is 3 (30 hours) - category 1. CPD certificates will be e-mailed to those who have indicated they need them.


Technical Photo Competition: "Expressions of SMEOS"

There was a technical photo competition. Download the details about this competition by clicking here (pdf document, 135 kB).


First Prize: Monuko du Plessis

Second Prize: Anthony Bulling

Third Prize: Christo Versteeg


Nature Photo Competition

Since this conference is held in the Kruger National Park, ample time was allowed for game viewing. As in the past, a nature photo competition was held. Delegates were encouraged to supply their best photos taken during the conference for display. A total of 23 photographers submitted 250 photos.


First Prize: Barry Venter

Second Prize: Anja Hilleringmann

Third Prize: Oan de Waal


The 10 best photos will be placed on the web site pending permission from the photographers



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