OCM 2025

7th 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 2025. 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 26-27, 2025.

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 2025.

Inform yourself about:

  • The presentation and publication of accepted contributions
  • The program committee
  • The approach to the conference venue
  • Offline / in preparation: The OCM 2025 program
  • Offline / in preparatio: Registration fee


We cordially invite you to participate in the event with a contribution. The deadline for the submission of contributions (two-page abstracts) has been set for 19 August 2024.

The OCM 2025 program

The OCM will take place on two days + the SCC 2025 on the previous day. Here you will find the programme overview.



Offline / in preparatio

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 2025. You can find out what you need to consider here by following the link.

Registration for participants and speakers

You want to visit OCM 2025 or actively participate in the event? 



Offline / in preparatio


Conference venue

The IOSB in Karlsruhe is the venue for OCM 2025. Follow the link to get information about Karlsruhe and how to get there.

Program committee

The program committee presides over OCM 2025 as a group of experts. Follow the link to get an overview of the committee members.