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

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 up to 24 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.

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3. Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript  

Manuscript Questions? View SPIE Contacts and Due Dates

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Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
7 February 2018

Acceptance Notification
Sent to Contact Author

16 April 2018

Manuscripts Due
25 July 2018


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