Information for authors and presenters

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

Prepare to present

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and then preparation for presenting at SPIE/COS Photonics Asia.

Why present and publish your work as part of SPIE/COS Photonics Asia?


Here's how submitting an abstract puts a spotlight on your work:

  • Your participation in the conference 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.

Important dates


Abstracts due - NEW date 1 June 2022
Author notified and program posts online -NEW date 25 July 2022
Registration opens July 2022
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 8 August 2022
Manuscripts due 21 September 2022
Poster PDFs and poster preview videos due 21 September 2022
*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading

Preparing to participate


Author preparing their abstract for SPIE/COS Photonics Asia

Browse the Call for Papers

Review the conference topics and see where your research fits best.

Author preparing their manuscript for SPIE/COS Photonics Asia

Prepare your manuscript

Details and templates for preparing your paper for the Digital Library.

Chairs and committee members of SPIE/COS Photonics Asia

Chairs and Committees

Timelines and overview of your duties before and during the forum.

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.