Information for authors and presenters

Information for authors, chairs and committees: instructions, deadlines, and tips

Preparing your abstract

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and then preparation for presenting at Optics + Photonics 2022.

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Present and publish your work as part of SPIE Optics + Photonics

Here's why submitting a presentation and publishing with SPIE puts a spotlight on your work:

  • your participation gains 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.

It is important to start preparation of your presentation and manuscript early. Please be sure to carefully review the important dates and deadlines and read emails that you receive from SPIE. We are glad that you are a part of this dynamic program. We are here to support you in this journey from conference presentation to publication. 

Important dates

Abstracts due 9 February 2022
Authors notified and program posts online 18 April 2022
Registration opens May 2022
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster videos/PDFs* 27 June 2022
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings 5 July 2022
Manuscripts due 27 July 2022
Poster videos/PDFs due for onsite preview 27 July 2022
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 19 August 2022

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

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Chairs and Committees

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