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Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conditions of Acceptance

Submit an Abstract and Summary Online

Review, Notification, and Program Placement Information

Information on the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library

Conditions of Acceptance

By submitting an abstract, I agree to the following conditions:

An author or coauthor (including keynote, invited, oral, and poster presenters) will:

  • Register at the reduced author registration rate (current SPIE Members receive an additional discount on the registration fee).
  • Attend the meeting.
  • Make the presentation as scheduled in the program.
  • Submit a 4-page minimum manuscript for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
  • Obtain funding for their registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring organizations.
  • Ensure that all clearances, including government and company clearance, have been obtained to present and publish. If you are a DoD contractor in the USA, allow at least 60 days for clearance.

Submit an abstract and summary

  • Please submit a 1-page maximum text-only abstract for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. SPIE is authorized to circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes.
  • Please also submit a 100-word text summary suitable for early release. If accepted, this summary text will be published prior to the meeting in the online or printed programs promoting the conference.
  • Only original material should be submitted.
  • Abstracts should contain enough detail to clearly convey the approach and the results of the research.
  • Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers where supporting data or a technical description cannot be given for proprietary reasons will not be accepted for presentation in this conference.

Review, Notification, and Program Placement Information

  • To ensure a high-quality conference, all submissions will be assessed by the Conference Chair/Editor for technical merit and suitability of content.
  • Conference Chair/Editors reserve the right to reject for presentation any paper that does not meet content or presentation expectations.
  • The contact author will receive notification of acceptance and presentation details by e-mail no later than 5 June 2019.
  • Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion.

Information on the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library

  • Conference Chair/Editors' decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript is final.
  • Manuscript instructions are available from the "For Authors/Presenters" link on the conference website.
  • Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE, or provide a suitable publication license.
  • Only papers presented at the conference and received according to publication guidelines and timelines will be published in the conference Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
  • SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to enable researchers to find the papers in the Proceedings of SPIE easily. The databases that abstract and index these papers include Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Registration Information

Early Bird Registration is offered through 19 September 2019. Registration can be completed online at http:/spie.org/ld beginning in June 2019.

Registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all technical sessions, posters, and tutorial
  • Wine and Cheese Tasting Reception
  • Refreshment breaks (lunches are not included)
  • Conference Proceedings online on the Digital Library.


Individuals requiring Letters of Acceptance to obtain travel visas to attend are advised to submit their abstract early. Instructions for Requesting an Invitation Letter for your Visa Applications will be in your Acceptance Letter.

The organizing committee will review to determine acceptance. Once this is complete, you will receive an early notification regarding your submission.

Please apply for your visas as soon as possible and no later than 3 months before the meeting.

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