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Abstracts due 17 July
25 - 30 January 2025
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SPIE Photonics West application tracks

Focused topic areas: AI/ML, sustainability, brain function, translational research, 3D printing, photonic chips

What is an application track?

An application track is a grouping of presentations on a topic of widespread interest across conferences. During submission of the abstract, the submitting author should select an application track if it is relevant to their research. When the program is published online, presentations in an application track can be filtered so they display together in a single view.

Attendees gather to hear specific topical research found in the application track listing online

What are the benefits of application tracks?

Application tracks enable attendees to group and explore presentations in the conference programs to more easily plan their event schedule around the topic of interest. Application track filters span across all conferences at an SPIE event. The ability to group presentations together across the entire event in this way helps participants more easily locate a presentation in their area of interest and has the reciprocal benefit of helping authors' presentations be more easily found.

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

During submission of the abstract, select an application track if the topic aligns with your research. Adding an application track to your presentation during abstract submission will bring extra visibility to your work and help connect you with colleagues in the community.

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Six applications tracks to explore

AI/ML - Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

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

An abstract visual of brain function lights up a silhouette


Papers that highlight the use of optics and photonics for renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable and green manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Light reflects off solar panels

Brain function

Papers that highlight the development of innovative optics and photonics technologies that increase our understanding of brain physiology and function.

An abstract visual of brain function lights up a silhouette

Translational research

Papers that highlight the transition from bench to bedside using the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques for healthcare.

Translational research results

3D printing

Papers that highlight the innovative use of optics and photonics in multidisciplinary applications for multidimensional manufacturing.

3D printer prints a skull

Photonic Chips

Papers that highlight advances in materials, design, fabrication, integration, testing and packaging of photonic components at the chip level.

Photonics Chips