BioScience Research Collaborative, Rice Univ.
Houston, Texas, United States
16 - 17 May 2016
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Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conditions of Acceptance

Submit an Abstract Online

Review, Notification, and Program Placement Information


Conditions of Acceptance

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

An author or coauthor will:

  • Register at the author registration rate.
  • Attend the meeting.
  • Make the presentation as scheduled in the program.
  • 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 100-word text abstract 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.
  • Please also submit a 250-word abstract for technical review purposes that is also suitable for publication. SPIE is authorized to circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes and publish the abstract as a part of the technical program provided to event participants.
  • 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 11 January 2016.
  • Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion.