Scientific Calendar Event

Deadline extended: 12 May 2022

An ICTP Virtual Meeting

​Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing method that is growing rapidly as a method of generating three-dimensional images in applications as diverse as climate science, archaeology, fisheries, and autonomous vehicle navigation.
A lidar instrument must be designed with careful consideration of the application-driven needs, but this design is based on some common optical principles. This will be a forum where these principles are taught and discussed, along with representative applications drawn from current research and industry activities.
The college will be entirely virtual and abbreviated so that it is reasonably accessible over a wide range of time zones. In addition to lidar there will be special topics related to the UNESCO International Day of Light touching on best practices in outreach, training and research.
Topics in Lidar:
  • Atmospheric Lidar
  • Insect and Fish Lidar
  • Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Coherent Lidar
  • Photon-Counting Compressive Lidar
  • J. HOWELL, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • W. R. BABBITT, Montana State University, USA
  • J. SHAW, Montana State University, USA

Special Topics:
  • Educational outreach and gender equity
  • ICTP Laboratory opportunities for developing country scientists
  • Optical Encryption 
  • I. ASHRAF ZAHID, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • J. F. BARRERA, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  • H. CABRERA, ICTP, Italy

Applicants are encouraged to submit a 'Research Abstract'.
Please use our templates (available below for download) to format your abstract in PDFs. A number of abstracts may be selected for a short contributed presentation.

Registration: There is no registration fee.
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  • Monday, 16 May 2022
    • 17:00 - 18:45 Special Topics
      All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).
      You can choose your time zone (in place of Europe/Rome) on the top right of the page and the programme time will be modified accordingly.
      • 17:00 Introduction to Virtual College and IDL2022 15'
        Speaker: Joseph NIEMELA (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Video
      • 17:15 Optics Outreach and Gender Equality in Pakistan 30'
        Speaker: Imrana ASHRAF ZAHID (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:45 Optical encryption and optics in Colombia 30'
        Speaker: John Fredy BARRERA RAMIREZ (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)
        Material: Video
      • 18:15 Optics Research Opportunities at ICTP 30'
        Speaker: Humberto CABRERA (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Video
  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022
    • 17:00 - 19:00 Lidar
      • 17:00 Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles 1h0'
        Speaker: Joseph SHAW (Montana State University, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 18:00 Atmospheric Lidar 1h0'
        Speaker: Joseph SHAW (Montana State University, USA)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2022
    • 17:00 - 19:00 Lidar
      • 17:00 Insect and Fish Lidar 1h0'
        Speaker: Joseph SHAW (Montana State University, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 18:00 Photon-Counting Compressive Lidar 1h0'
        Speaker: John HOWELL (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 19 May 2022
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Lidar
      • 17:00 Coherent lidar and digital holography 58'
        Speaker: Wm. RANDALL BABBITT (Montana State University, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:58 Group Photo 2'
    • 18:00 - 19:16 Participants' short talks
      • 18:00 Exploration of the Application of Fluorescence Lidar To Monitor Vegetation 6'
        Speaker: Rabbi BOATENG (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
        Material: Abstract
      • 18:06 Quantum LiDAR 6'
        Speaker: Ricardo GALLEGO TORROME
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:12 Analysis of large-gradient land subsidence in the Alto Guadalentín Basin (Spain) using LiDAR data 6'
        Speaker: Liuru HU
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:18 Exploration of Fluorescence LIDAR for Remote Entomological Applications in Ghana 6'
        Speaker: Atiogbe Andrew HUZORTEY (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:24 Laser-induced autofluorescence assisted by multivariate techniques discriminates a cataractous lens from healthy lens tissues of Sprague–Dawley rats 6'
        Speaker: Peter OSEI-WUSU ADUEMING (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:30 Radar studies of atmosphere 6'
        Speaker: Henry Oswaldo PINEDO NAVA (National University Of Jaen, Peru')
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:36 LIDAR applications in atmosphere, oceanography and archeology 6'
        Speaker: Hafsa WAHEED (University of Lahore, Pakistan)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:42 Assessment of the intense forest fire over a Southeastern Indian hill station: A case study using ground based and satellite remote sensing data 6'
        Speaker: Roja Raman MEKALATHUR (Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:48 Transverse shifts experienced by radio waves due to ionosphere 6'
        Speaker: Nina Angelica ZAMBALE (University of the Philippines Diliman)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 18:54 Closing remarks 16'
        Material: Video