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Abstract Submission Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

Submission Guidelines for SPIE Optics and Photonics

Present your research at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2019
Follow these instructions to develop a successful abstract and accompanying manuscript for the conference and for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

Post-deadline Abstracts
Submission Portal

Acceptance Notification
8 April 2019

Manuscripts Due
17 July 2019

How to submit a post-deadline abstract

Browse the conference topics by clicking on the buttons below to see list of online conferences under each area, or view the Call PDF.

Nanoscience + Engineering  ›

         Call for Papers PDF

Organic Photonics ›
 Call for Papers PDF

          Call for Papers PDF

Optical Engineering ›
 Call for Papers PDF

          Call for Papers PDF

Select ONE conference that most closely matches the topics of your abstract, and make a note of that conference number. You may submit more than one post-deadline abstract, but submit each abstract only once.

Sign in to the SPIE Optics + Photonics Post-Deadline Submission Portal
When prompted, include the number of the conference to which you want to submit, e.g., OP101 or 10719.
Post-deadline abstracts will be considered up until the meeting; placement and notification vary by conference

What you will need to submit

A completed electronic submission should include the following:

Title
Author(s) information
250-word abstract for technical review
100-word summary for the program
Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)
Your decision on publishing your presentation recording to the SPIE Digital Library
Some conferences may indicate additional requirements in the Call for Papers

Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation.

Submission agreement

Presenting authors, including keynote, invited, oral, and poster presenters, agree to the following conditions by submitting an abstract. An author or coauthor will:

Register and attend the meeting.
Present as scheduled.
Publish a 6- to 20-page manuscript (4-page minimum for NanoScience + Engineering) in Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
Obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring
organizations.
Ensure that all clearances, including government and company clearance, have been obtained to present and publish. If you are a DoD contractor in the USA, allow at least 60 days for clearance.

Important dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 30 January 2019
Acceptance Notification sent to Contact Author 8 April 2019
Manuscripts Due 17 July 2019

Review and program placement

To ensure a high-quality conference, all submissions will be assessed by the Conference Chair/Editor for technical merit and suitability of content.
Conference Chairs/Editors reserve the right to reject for presentation any paper that does not meet content or presentation expectations.
Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to Chair discretion.

Publication of Proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library

Conference Chairs/Editors may require manuscript revision before approving publication and reserve the right to reject for publication any paper that does not meet acceptable standards for a scientific publication.
Conference Chair/Editor decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript are final.
Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE, or they must provide a suitable publication license.

Only papers presented at the conference and received according to publication guidelines and timelines will be published in the conference Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
Oral presentations are recorded, and the slides are synced with the presenter's audio. Only those presentations with author permission will be published in the SPIE Digital Library.

SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to enable researchers to find the papers in the Proceedings of SPIE easily. The databases that abstract and index these papers include Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

More publication information available on the SPIE Digital Library.

Contact information

For questions about your presentation, submitting an abstract post-deadline, or the meeting, contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

For questions about your manuscript, contact your Proceedings Coordinator.