Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, deadlines, and tips to prepare your work. Information for chairs and committees

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 Smart Structures + NDE 2022.

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Why present and publish your work as part of SPIE Smart Structures?


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


Abstracts due 25 August 2021
Author notified and program posts online 1 November 2021
Registration Open
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster videos/PDFs* 4 January 2022
Post-deadline abstracts: now closed
10 January 2022
Manuscripts due 9 February 2022
Poster videos/PDFs due for onsite preview 9 February 2022
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 4 March 2022
*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-In



Preparing for your participation


Presenter at SPIE Smart Structures + NDE

Prepare to present

Formatting tips and uploading for posters and videos; your to-do list and due dates

Presenter preparing manuscript submission for SPIE Smart Structures

Prepare your manuscript

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

Chairs and committee members at SPIE Smart Structures

Chairs and Committees

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

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