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San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
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Chairs and Committee Members

The responsibilities of being a Conference Chair, Program Committee Member, or Session Chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, THANK YOU for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

Conference Timeline and Deadlines

24 September 2018

Call for papers due from Chairs

12 October 2018

Call for papers opens online at http://spie.org/op

30 January 2019

Abstracts due (authors submit abstracts via http://spie.org/op)

11 February 2019

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

25 February 2019

Advance Program due from Chairs

8 April 2019

Advance Program + Hotel and Travel online at http://spie.org/op

8 April 2019

Author notifications sent by SPIE (contact author of each submission will be notified of acceptance via email)

8 May 2019

Student Grant Application deadline

10 June 2019

Final Program due from Chairs

17 July 2019

Manuscript submission deadline

11-15 August 2019

Conference held in San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California USA. Session Chair Briefing

2 weeks after meeting

Introduction to Proceedings and Manuscript Reviews Due from Chairs


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Important Author Dates

Post-Deadline Abstracts
Submission Portal

Acceptance Notification
Email to Contact Author

8 April 2019

Manuscripts Due
17 July 2019


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