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)






Greetings Director Fraunhofer IOF, Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann
Greetings Director SID-ME, Prof. Dr. Herbert de Smet
Welcome by Conference Chair + Overview, Dr. Stefan Riehemann          


Transfer (by Bus) to Leuchtenburg Castle                                                             


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




Session 1 "Displays"
10:50 Keynote Frédérique Chesterman, Barco, Belgium
          „Novel Display Technologies for High-end Medical Applications: OLED and 3D“                  
11:35 Bernd Richter, Fraunhofer FEP Dresden
           „Advanced OLED microdisplays for AR and VR applications“
12:00 Prof. Dr. Rigo Herold, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
           „Industrial augmented reality data glasses“




Session 2 „Liquid Crystals“
13:40   Dr. Mark Goebel , R&D Director, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
           „LC beyond displays“
14:05   Dr. Patrick Schalberger , IGM University Stuttgart
            „Low Temperature Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Liquid Crystal Cells"
14:30   Prof. Dr. Herbert de Smet, University Ghent
            „Polarizer-free light steering using cholesteric texture liquid crystal mode“


Session 3 „Display Applications“
15:00   Dr. Constanze Pradarutti, Fraunhofer IOF Jena
            „Multi kHz Projection for Metrology“ 
15:25   Dr. Robert Kammel, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
            „Visualization of 3D objects in free space using ultrafast laser“


SID ME General Meeting




time to visit the castle and the interactive porcelain exhibition


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 „Display Coatings“
9:10   Dr. Andre Heber, Director R&D siOPTICA GmbH, Jena
          „Visual privacy on demand display solutions“
9:35   Dr. Peter Munzert, Fraunhofer IOF Jena
          „Advanced Antireflection Coatings for Display Covers“        


Session 5 „Display Metrology“
10:00   Ingo Rotscholl, TechnoTeam Bildverarbeitung GmbH, Ilmenau
         „Influence of additional non-uniformity correction on
          image sticking evaluation of displays“

10:30 Coffee, Networking, and Exhibition
11:15 SID-ME Student Award

Session 6 „Displays, Applications, and late news“
11:45   Dr. Grigory Lazarev, HOLOEYE Photonics AG, Berlin
            „LCoS Applications in Photonics“
12:10   Dirk Morgeneier, Jenetric GmbH, Jena
            „Use of TFT technology to improve the quality of fingerprint
            images through user interaction“
12:35   Luigi Bagnato, Advanced Silicon SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
            „An Augmented-Touch Design for Interactive Displays”
13:00   Dr. Armin Wedel, Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam
            „New Technologies for Colouring in Displays”

13:30 Closing remarks
Lunch, Networking, and Exhibition
Lab Tour Fraunhofer IOF

On Wednesday April 18, 2018 (at Fraunhofer IOF) there will be a small exhibition
in addition to the meeting. The following companies will be present

  •   Advanced Silicon, Lausanne, Switzerland
  •   Jenetric, Jena, Germany 
  •   Sioptica, Jena, Germany
  •   TechnoTeam Ilmenau, Germany
  •   Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany

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)