Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful conference experience

2023 Call for Papers is open

This page will include 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 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


Abstracts due 20 July 2022
Registration opens October 2022
Authors notified and program posts online 10 October 2022
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 28 November 2022
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings 12 December 2022
Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication 4 January 2023
Manuscripts due 11 January 2023
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 26 January 2023

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

Prepare to share your work


Sumbit an abstract of your work to present at SPIE Photonics West

Submit an abstract

First step of being part of the program: write an abstract for your work.

Prepare to present at SPIE Photonics West

Prepare to present

Guidelines for oral and poster presenters, a to-do list, and due dates.

Author reviewing manuscript submission guidelines for SPIE Photonics West

Prepare your manuscript

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

Chairs and committee members organize the conferences and present awards to authors

Chairs and committees

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