Information for authors and presenters

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

Accepting late submissions

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and then preparation for presenting at Security and Defence 2021.

Benefits of presenting and publishing your work with SPIE


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


Abstract submission deadline 28 April 2021
Author notification  23 June 2021
Manuscript due date 18 August 2021

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Preparing for your participation


Presenter at SPIE prepares an abstract for submission

Browse call for papers

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

Author preparing manuscript for SPIE Security and Defence

Prepare your manuscript

Manuscript submission guidelines.

Chairs presenting an award at an SPIE event

Chairs and committees

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

Share your conference with your network


I’m participating! Now what?

Use these quick, easy tips to promote your research and involvement at the conference.