• Optics and Photonics
    Entire Program
    Nanoscience and Engineering
    Optics and Photonics for Sustainable Energy
    Organic Photonics and Electronics
    Optical Engineering and Applications
    All Plenary Sessions
    Technology Hot Topics
    All Special Events
    Job Fair
    Travel to San Diego
    Onsite Services
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
6 - 10 August 2017
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Chairs and Committee Members

The responsibilities of being a 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

26 September 2016

Call for papers due from Chairs

10 October 2016

Call for papers opens online at http://spie.org/op

23 January 2017

Abstracts due (authors submit abstracts via http://spie.org/op)

6 March 2017

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

20 February 2017

Advance Program due from Chairs

29 March 2016

Advance Program + Hotel and Travel online at http://spie.org/op

3 April 2017

Author notifications sent by SPIE (contact author of each submission will be notified of acceptance via email)

29 May 2017

Student Grant Application deadline

5 June 2017

Final Program due from Chairs

10 July 2017

Manuscript submission deadline

6-10 August 2017

Conference held in San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California USA. Session Chair Briefing

2 weeks after meeting

Introduction to Proceedings and Manuscript Reviews Due from Chairs

Information for Conference Chairs

Information for Program Committee Members

Information for Session Chairs

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Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
23 January 2017

Acceptance Notification
Sent to Contact Author

3 April 2017

Manuscripts Due
10 July 2017


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