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Information for authors and presenters

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

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 Photonics West 2022.

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Present and publish your work as part of Photonics West


Here's why publishing with Photonics West 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


Registration Opens soon
Abstract submission deadline 11 August 2021
Author notification  11 October 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 29 November 2021
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings 6 December 2021
SPIE sends author notification to contact author for post-deadline abstracts 20 December 2021
Manuscript deadline 29 December 2021
Oral presentation video deadline 29 December 2021
Poster PDF and preview video deadline 29 December 2021
Oral slide presentation advance upload deadline 20 January 2022

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Preparing for your participation


Researcher prepares an abstract for submission to Photonics West

Abstracts still accepted

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

Researcher preparing a manuscript for submission

Prepare your manuscript

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

Chairs presenting a researcher an award at a previous event

Chairs and committees

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