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Frankfurt Fairgrounds
Frankfurt, Germany
14 - 17 May 2018
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Optical Systems Design heads to Frankfurt in 2018

SPIE Optical Systems Design 2018 Call for Papers

Present a paper at SPIE Optical Systems Design 2018, the premier European event for optical instrumentation with the latest advances in optical systems applications, materials, and processing. This is an interdisciplinary forum for technicians, engineers, researchers, and managers who are involved in instrumental optics at all levels: design, specification, production, and testing.

Learn more about the new conference for 2018, Optical Instrument Science, Technolog, and Applications.

Important Dates

Abstracts due 15 November

Author notification 8 January

Registration opens January

Call for Papers - submissions due 15 November

Browse the Online Call for Papers
Download the 2018 Call for Papers PDF
View the 2018 Call for Papers submission guidelines

2018 Conference topics

Review the Call for Papers for the 6 topics

Click on the applicable link below to learn more or to submit your abstract. Submissions due 15 November.

 • Illumination Optics
 • Advances in Optical Thin Films
 • Computational Optics
 • Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology
 • Optical Design and Engineering
 • Optical Instrument Science,Technology, and Applications (NEW)

2018 Plenary speakers

Pablo Benítez

Pablo Benítez
Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Federico Capasso

Federico Capasso
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (USA)

Joseph M. Howard

Joseph M. Howard
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

Bill J. Cassarly

Bill J. Cassarly
Synopsys, Inc. (USA)

Proceedings of SPIE

SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 

Collocated with OPTATEC

OPTATEC is the international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems.

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