SPIE Photonics West application tracks

Presentations on four focused topics: AI/ML, Net Zero, brain function, translational research, 3D printing

What is an application track?

Application tracks list presentations on a specific topic together within the program so that participants can easily locate presentations in their area of interest.

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Authors: Add an application track to your submission and help your research get noticed

Application tracks aggregate presentations across Photonics West, focusing on emerging technical and societal needs that require a multidisciplinary approach. Authors can select one relevant application track when submitting their abstract to give visibility to work being done that addresses these high-level challenges.

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Five applications tracks to explore


Papers that showcase the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to create and implement intelligent systems across multiple sectors, technologies, and applications.

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Net Zero

As international governments set aggressive targets for achieving net zero energy consumption, waste, and carbon emissions, optics and photonics will be key to the success of those goals.

Brain function

An opportunity to share papers describing the development of innovative technologies that will increase our understanding of brain function.

Translational research

Featuring the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques with high potential to impact healthcare should select this track for consideration.

3D printing

Showcasing innovative ways to apply this multidimensional technology, as used across multidisciplinary applications.