• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Orlando 2018
    Defense + Security
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    Agriculture
    Fiber Optic Sensors
    Unmanned Autonomous Systems
    Rising Researchers
    Exhibition
    Industry Events
    Sponsors
    Proceedings
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
9 - 13 April 2017
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Chairs & Committee Members

The responsibilities of being Conference Chair, Program Committee member, or Session Chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, THANK YOU for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

Conference Timeline and Deadlines

1 May 2017

Call for Papers Proposal Worksheets due.
New and cancelled conferences must submit a proposal. Contact the Conference Program Coordinator for more information.

22 May 2017

Chairs submit Call for Papers to Conference Program Coordinator

19 June 2017

SPIE posts Call for Papers online

9 October 2017

Due date for authors to submit abstracts via http://spie.org/dcs

16 October 2017

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

6 November 2017

Chairs submit Advance Program to Conference Program Coordinator

11 December 2017

SPIE notifies authors of acceptance and posts advance program online

5 February 2018

Student Authors submit Student Grant Application online

12 February 2018

Chairs confirm Final Program with Conference Program Coordinator

19 March 2018

Authors submit manuscript for all conferences

15-19 April 2018

Conference held Sunday through Thursday in Anaheim, California USA

2 weeks after meeting

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings


Information for Conference Chairs


Information for Program Committee Members


Information for Session Chairs




Important Author Dates

Author Notification (Rescheduled)
13 December 2016

Manuscripts Due
13 March 2017


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