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    For Authors and Presenters
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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
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Important Information for SPIE Photonics West Chairs and 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

14 March 2016

Call for papers due from Chairs 

4 April 2016

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

18 July 2016

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

1 August 2016

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

15 August 2016

Advance Program due from Chairs

21 September 2016

Advance Program + Hotel and Travel Online at http://spie.org/pw

26 September 2016

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

21 November 2016

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for OPTO conferences with on-site proceedings: OE114, OE131-OE134

21 November 2016

Student Grant Application Deadline

28 November 2016

Final Program due from Chairs

19 December 2016

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings for OPTO conferences with on-site proceedings: OE114, OE131-OE134

3 January 2017

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for all BiOS conferences

5 January 2017

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for all LASE conferences

5 January 2017

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for all OPTO conferences 

28 January - 2 February 2017

Conference held at The Moscone, San Francisco, California USA

2 weeks after meeting

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings


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Important Dates

Author Notification
26 September 2016

Manuscripts Due
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