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

25 September 2017

Call for papers due from Chairs

27 October 2017

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

7 February 2018

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

19 February 2018

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

5 March 2018

Advance Program due from Chairs

13 April 2018

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

16 April 2018

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

11 June 2018

Student Grant Application deadline

18 June 2018

Final Program due from Chairs

25 July 2018

Manuscript submission deadline

19-23 August 2018

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


Information for Conference Chairs


Information for Program Committee Members


Information for Session Chairs




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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