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11 - 16 February 2017
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Abstract Submission Guidelines

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 manuscript (6 pages minimum; 20 pages maximum) for any accepted oral or poster presentation will be submitted for publication in the conference Proceedings 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 online:

  • Please submit a 250-word text 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.
  • Identify the topics appropriate to the specific conference. During the submission process you will be asked to choose no more than three topics from a predefined list and/or add a topic not included on the list. (See individual conference Call for Papers for topic categories.)
  • Prepare your 2-4 page supplemental MS Word or PostScript file Download supplemental file instructions. For full consideration this file must include the paper title, authors, 250-word abstract text, and the following supplemental information:
    • Description of purpose
    • Method(s)
    • Results
    • New or breakthrough work to be presented
    • Conclusions
    • Whether the work is being, or has been, submitted for publication or presentation elsewhere, and, if so, indicate how the submissions differ.
    • This file may contain supporting images/ tables /figures
    • Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify your submission.
  • 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.
  • Please do not submit the same, or similar, abstracts to multiple conferences.
  •  A Focus on Precision Medicine: An emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person will be highlighted in this year's program. Information regarding the Precision Medicine Initiative is available at: www.whitehouse.gov/precision-medicine. If your paper is related to this research, please enter the words "Precision Medicine" on the overview page of your submission in the space provided. Papers related to this research will be highlighted in the Technical Program.

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 10 October 2016.
  • Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion.

Proceedings of SPIE and SPIE Digital Library Information

  • Manuscript instructions are available at http://spie.org/manuscripts
  • Authors are expected to submit a manuscript (6 pages minimum) for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
  • Only papers presented at the conference and received according to publication guidelines and timelines will be published.
  • Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE, or provide a suitable publication license.
  • Conference Chair/Editors may require manuscript revision before approving publication and reserve the right to reject for publication any paper that does not meet acceptable standards for a scientific publication.
  • Conference Chair/Editors' decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript is final.
  • 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), Chemical Abstracts (relevant content), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Current Contents, DeepDyve, Google Scholar, Inspec, Portico, Scopus, SPIN, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important Dates

Author Notification
10 October 2016

Manuscripts Due
16 January 2017

Midnight - All time zones

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