Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, deadlines, and tips to prepare your work. Information for chairs and committees.

Share your research

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful week for presenters and chairs.

The call for papers for the 2022 program is now open. We look forward to you joining us in Orlando, Florida.

Present and publish your work as part of Defense + Commercial Sensing

Here's why submitting a presentation to this meeting puts a spotlight on your work:

  • the event will bring you international visibility
  • your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
  • your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases*

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline 6 October 2021
Author notification 6 December 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 31 January 2022
Manuscript due 9 March 2022
Oral presentation videos due 9 March 2022
Poster PDF and preview videos due 9 March 2022
Oral presentation slide deadline 1 April 2022

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Prepare for your week

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing presenter guidelines

Prepare to present

Formatting tips and uploading for posters and videos; your to-do list and due dates

Manuscript submission guidelines for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Prepare your manuscript

Details and templates for preparing your paper for the Digital Library

Information for chairs and committees participating in SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Chairs and Committees

Timelines and overview of your duties before and during the forum


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