Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, deadlines, and tips to prepare your work

Call for papers is now open

This page includes links to instructions, important dates, and other information for submitting an abstract and preparing for a successful event.

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


Here's why submitting a presentation to SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 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


Abstracts due 19 October 2022
Registration opens January 2023
Authors notified and program posts online 16 January 2023
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 27 February 2023
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings 13 March 2023
Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication 5 April 2023
Manuscripts due 12 April 2023
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 28 April 2023

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-in

Student Members may qualify for SPIE conference support

SPIE offers supplemental travel grants (airfare/lodging) and fee waivers to SPIE Student Members including student authors, Student Chapter Members, and student attendees who are planning to present or attend an SPIE meeting. SPIE Student Members who are presenting authors will be given priority selection, but all Student Members are encouraged to apply.

Preparing for your participation


An author prepares an abstract for submission to SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Submit an abstract

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Prepare to present

Review information for preparing an oral or poster presentation.

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

Chairs and committees

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