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San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
23 - 27 August 2020
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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

30 September 2019

Call for papers due from Chairs

28 October 2019

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

12 February 2020

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

9 March 2020

Advance Program due from Chairs

15 April 2020

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

20 April 2020

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

20 May 2020

SPIE Student Member Author Travel Grant Application deadline

6 July 2020

Final Program due from Chairs

29 July 2020

Manuscript submission deadline

23-27 August 2020

Conference held in San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California USA

2 weeks after meeting

Introduction to Proceedings and Manuscript Reviews Due from Chairs


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Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
12 February 2020

Acceptance Notification
Email to Contact Author

20 April 2020

Manuscripts Due
29 July 2020


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