OCM 2023

6th International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM)

Conference theme

The International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM) will be held for the sixth time in March 2023. OCM is organized by the Karlsruhe Center for Spectral Signatures of Materials (KCM) in cooperation with the German Chapter of the Instrumentation & Measurement Society of IEEE. KCM is an association of institutes of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and the business unit Automated Visual Inspection of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB.

The state of the art in the optical characterization of materials is advancing quickly.
The aim of this conference is leading researchers in the field of characterisation of Materials by spectral properties from UV (240 nm) to IR (14 μm), multispectral image analysis, X-ray methods, polarimetry and microscopy. Typical areas for these applications and techniques are e.g. food industry, recycling of waste materials, detection of contaminated materials, mining, process industry and raw materials.

Information on the next conference

The sixth International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM) will be held in March 22-23, 2023.

On this page you will find an overview of all information and notes relevant for visiting or actively participating in the International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM) of 2023.

Inform yourself about:

  • The procedure for accepting a contribution "CALL FOR PAPERS"
  • The presentation and publication of accepted contributions
  • The program committee
  • The approach to the conference venue
  • Offline / in preparation: The OCM 2023 program
  • Offline / in preparation: The application procedure


You want to present your scientific work at OCM 2023? Then click on "More Info". Deadline for abstracts extended to 9/27/22.

The OCM 2023 program

The OCM takes place over two days. Here you will find the program of OCM 2023 as soon as it exists - in the meantime you can have a look at the programs of previous OCM conferences to get an idea. 

Registration for participants and speakers

You want to visit OCM 2023 or actively participate in the event? 
Registration will be possible from autumn this year.

Publication and presentation of contributions

Once your scientific paper has been accepted, you may present it in the form of a talk or a poster at OCM 2023. You can find out what you need to consider here by following the link.

Program committee

The program committee presides over OCM 2023 as a group of experts. Follow the link to get an overview of the committee members.


Conference venue

The IOSB in Karlsruhe is the venue for OCM 2023. Follow the link to get information about Karlsruhe and how to get there.