Capturing Reality Forum: One Event Combining Best of SPAR Europe & ELMF Launches a Call for Papers

Diversified Business Communications is delighted to announce the launch of the Capturing Reality forum, which incorporates the very best of SPAR Europe and ELMF to deliver one unique event. Taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Austria from 23-25 November 2015, the Capturing Reality forum will continue to focus on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR, 3D data capture and modelling to provide an inspiring platform for professionals to meet, learn and share ideas with industry’s best.

Headed up by the Diversified UK team, the show will include a conference featuring leaders from all sectors of the industry, with an international exhibition of the latest technologies running in parallel. The event management team headed by Versha Carter, Group Director, has previously managed the ELMF and ILMF events and successfully launched the GEO Business show. Ms Carter comments, “We are excited to be involved with the rebranding of these two very established events, which has been received as a very positive next step for the industry. SPAR Europe and ELMF co-located two years ago, but continued to have separate conference programmes. By merging into one, the synergy between the two events and the shared interests, challenges and opportunities will be fully realised."

Conference Chairman, Alastair MacDonald (Director of TMS International) summarises, “If you are interested in data capture and imaging on the inside or outside of facilities, the tracking of utilities and monitoring of transport, or modelling external effects on the national coastline or landmass, the Capturing Reality Forum has all the ingredients of a must-attend event. Delegates will be in the company of colleagues from all sectors of the geospatial data capture, visualisation and imaging industry. And this will all be happening over three days in the wonderful atmosphere of Salzburg.”

The Capturing Reality team has announced a Call for Papers and industry leaders are invited to submit technical papers to be considered for presentation at the first Capturing Reality Form in November 2015. Mr MacDonald explains, “We welcome international papers which will address recent project examples and the key commercial and technical issues but most importantly those that highlight pioneering research and developments that will impact the future development of the industry. Each abstract will be peer reviewed and we will announce the final programme in September.”

Abstracts can be submitted online at: before Tuesday 11th August 2015 and could include reports on subjects such as: Building Information Modelling (BIM); 3D for asset and facilities management; 3D data capture for as-built conditions; point cloud processing; managing and sharing large data sets; 3D/intelligent modelling; augmented reality and visualisation tools; airborne, terrestrial and bathymetric LiDAR; coastal zone, defence and flood plain LiDAR; corridor and utilities mapping; data classification, GIS, data modelling/management; mobile mapping; technology development and trends; and small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS).

Running alongside the Capturing Reality forum conference will be an exhibition of over 50 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products. As an extra benefit to delegates, many of the exhibiting companies will host workshops; providing an opportunity for further and more in-depth discussion.

Centrally located in mainland Europe, Salzburg is easily accessible from northern, southern, eastern and western European countries. Salzburg Congress is situated right in the centre of the city and provides an extra special dimension socially with its seasonal events and Christmas markets. Ms Carter explains, “This is an outstanding venue, which has always earned a flood of positive feedback. The move to Salzburg has been welcomed by the industry and we look forward to hosting the Capturing Reality Forum in the heart of such a beautiful historic city.”
The Capturing Reality Forum offers an unrivalled opportunity for the community to come together and drive business into new areas of growth – improving productivity and resolution, measurement, imaging and modelling of geospatial data. Please visit: for full details about the conference and opportunities for exhibiting at the launch event which runs from 23-25 November 2015.

About Capturing Reality Forum
Taking place at the prestigious Salzburg Congress in Salzburg, Austria from 23-25 November 2014, the Capturing Reality Form incorporates the very best of SPAR Europe and ELMF to deliver one unique event focused on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR and 3D data capture and modelling. The Capturing Reality Forum provides an opportunity for professionals from across industries to meet, learn and share ideas with industry leaders and customers, and so lead the business into new areas of opportunity whilst driving business growth, improving productivity and resolution, measurement, imaging and modelling of geospatial data. Capturing Reality Forum brings together individuals with a shared interest in 3D imaging and visualisation from within industrial facilities; civil infrastructure projects, land and natural assets management, emergency services and disaster response; architecture and construction; forensic and security industries to name just a few sectors in the market. The show is organised by Diversified Business Communications, under the management of Versha Carter, who has previously managed ILMF and ELMF and continues to run the successful GEO Business show.