Application tracks for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Four focused topic areas: AI/ML, sustainability, astrophotonics, and radio astronomy

What is an application track?

An application track is a grouping of presentations on a topic of widespread interest across conferences. During submission of the abstract, the submitting author should select an application track if it is relevant to their research. When the program is published online, presentations in an application track can be filtered so they display together in a single view.

Attendees gather to hear specific topical research found in the application track listing online

Four applications tracks to explore


Papers that highlight photonics technologies, which generate, transform, or use tailored light states, for astronomical engineering applications

Radio Astronomy

Papers that illustrate advances in radio frequency telescope system design, performance, and applications


Papers that highlight the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to create and implement intelligent systems across multiple sectors, technologies, and applications


Papers that highlight the use of optics and photonics for renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals