San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
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Authors and Presenters

Follow these instructions to develop a successful presentation and accompanying manuscript for the conference and for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

1. Submit an Abstract

Abstract Due Date: 7 February 2018

Click on link to see list of conferences under each area below, and select the ONE conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract (do not submit the same abstract to multiple conferences):

Click 'Submit an Abstract" from within the conference you have chosen, and from there you will be prompted to sign in to your account to complete the submission wizard.

Submission Guidelines (Conditions for Acceptance, Abstract Instructions, Program Placement, and Publication Information)

Submission Questions? View SPIE Contacts.

Official Notification Email to SPIE Contact Authors: 16 April 2018

2. Prepare to Present at the Conference

  • Apply for a US Visa and/or request an Invitation Letter
  • Apply for an SPIE Student Travel Grant (open 16 April-11 June 2018; late applications not considered; only full-time students may apply for this supplemental travel grant)
  • Preregister for the conference
  • Prepare your poster presentation:
  • Prepare & upload oral presentation(s):
    • Oral Presentation Guidelines & Upload Instructions: Speakers are not able to present using their own laptop or other device. You are required to upload your talk in advance in one of two ways:
      1. Via online portal 12 hours before event begins
      2. Onsite at Speaker Check-in using your USB device (at least 2 hours before session)
    • SPIE will record the audio plus screen content of all presentations; Recordings will be published on the SPIE Digital Library with author permission only.
  • All oral presenters must visit Speaker Check-In onsite to upload and/or preview your oral presentation(s):
    • Open Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Presentation Questions? View SPIE Contacts

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3. Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript  

Manuscript Questions? View SPIE Contacts and Due Dates

Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
7 February 2018

Acceptance Notification
Sent to Contact Author

27 June 2018

Manuscripts Due
25 July 2018

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