SID - Mid European Chapter Spring Meeting 2018

Displays, Applications, and beyond

April 17-18, 2018 | Fraunhofer IOF, Jena and Leuchtenburg, Kahla, Germany

The SID Mid Europe Chapter organizes yearly spring and fall meetings with technical and scientific presentations, attracting many European display professionals. The 2018 spring meeting will focus on Displays, Applications, and beyond. Basic technology will be covered as well as systems or applications.

One highlight of the conference will be the first day hosted at the castle Leuchtenburg including the evening event with a knight's banquet.The second day of the meeting will take place at the Fraunhofer IOF and concludes with a visit to the laboratories of the Fraunhofer IOF.

The 1500 Euro SID ME Student Award will be granted to the best student contribution to this meeting. Click here for further informations.

Conference Chair

Dr. Stefan Riehemann, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena, Germany

Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Herbert De Smet, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany
  • Coen Van 't Westeinde, NDF Special Light Products, Netherlands
  • Jens Osterodt, Merck KGaA, Germany

Call for Papers:
please submit camera ready one to two page papers to

Event overview

Members (SID-ME)             240,-  €
(please send a membership confirmation to

Non-Members                    330,- € (includes 1 year of SID membership*)
      230,- € (includes 1 year of student SID membership*)
*Benefits of SID (student) membership can be found here

Spouses/Companions        130,- €

(day at Leuchtenburg Castle including Bus transfer, Coffee, Lunch, entrance to castle and museum, evening event)      

Register here

This year the €1500 Student Award will be granted to the best student contribution to the Spring Meeting 2018. The Award is granted for an outstanding scientific or technical contribution to research on information display. The applicant must be a student (up to and including PhD student) when the work is performed and must be a member or student member of the SID-ME Chapter when the application is submitted. Please note the very low price ($5) for student membership.

Submit your 1-2 page (camera ready) paper to
Please mention your student status and/or your SID Membership when submitting a paper.
Submission deadline march 9, 2018

Templates can be found on this website


Tuesday April 17, 2018

(times and program are preliminary and may change)

Location:Fraunhofer IOF (Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany)






5 min Greetings Director Fraunhofer IOF
5 min Greetings Director SID-ME
10 min Welcome by Conference Chair + Overview


Transfer (by Bus) to Leuchtenburg Castle


Location: Leuchtenburg (Dorfstraße 100, 07768 Seitenroda, Germany)


Coffee etc.


Session 1
10:45 Keynote Barco                   
11:40 Talk 1
12:05 Talk 2




Session 2
13:40   Talk 3
14:05   Talk 4
14:30   Talk 5


Session 3
15:00   Talk 6           
15:25   Talk 7


SID General Meeting


Coffee etc.


time to visit the castle and the interactive exhibition on porcelain


Conference dinner at the Leuchtenburg


Bus transfer to Jena (Fraunhofer IOF and town center)


Wednesday April 18, 2018

Location:Fraunhofer IOF (Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany)





Session 4
9:10   Talk 8
9:35   Talk 9          
10:00 Talk 10
10:30 Coffee etc.
11:00 SID-ME Student Award (Talk 11)
Session 5
11:35 Talk 12
12:00 Talk 13
Session 6
13:15 Talk 14
13:45 Talk 15
14:10 Talk 16
14:40 Closing remarks
Lab Tour Fraunhofer IOF

(confirmed talks, not all titles and persons fixed, submission still open)


Frédérique Chesterman, Barco (NL)


  • Dr. Mark Goebel , R&D Director, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
    „LC beyond displays“
  • S. Krüger, CEO HOLOEYE Photonics AG, Berlin
    “LCoS Applications in Photonics“
  • Dr Andre Heber, Director R&D siOPTICA GmbH, Jena
    „Visual privacy on demand display solutions“
  • Dr. Patrick Schalberger , IGM Uni Stuttgart
    "Low Temperature Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Liquid Crystal Cells"
  • NN, Fraunhofer FEP Dresden
    OLED Mikrodisplays
  • N.N., TechnoTeam Bildverarbeitung GmbH, Ilmenau
    Display Measurement
  • Prof. Dr. Rigo Herold, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
    „Industrial augmented reality data glasses“
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert de Smet, University Ghent
    „Polarizer-free light steering using cholesteric texture liquid crystal mode“
  • N.N., Jenetric GmbH, Jena
    „Display assisted digital fingerprint capturing“
  • Dr. Constanze Pradarutti, Fraunhofer IOF Jena
    „Multi kHz Projection for Metrology“
  • Dr. Peter Munzert, Fraunhofer IOF Jena
    „Advanced Antireflection Coatings for Display Covers“
  • Dr. Roland Ackermann, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    „Volumetric 3D Projection“
  • N.N., Fraunhofer IAP Potsdam
  • N.N., University Pforzheim
    Display Metrology

The conference will be hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena, Germany.

First day (April 17) will start at the Fraunhofer IOF, for rest of the day the conference takes place at the castle Leuchtenburg (Dorfstraße 100, 07768 Seitenroda, Germany) including the evening event with a knight's banquet. Transfer to and from the castle is organized and included. Alternatively the castle can be reached by car (parking lots are available).

The second day (April 18) of the meeting will take place at the Fraunhofer IOF and concludes with a visit to the laboratories of the Fraunhofer IOF.

On how to reach the Fraunhofer IOF, please click here.
(at Fraunhofer IOF parking lots are available)