Natcher Conference Center, NIH
    Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    8 - 11 September 2015
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    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Conditions of Acceptance

    Submit an Abstract and Summary Online

    Review, Notification, and Program Placement Information

    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 one-page summary for publication in the Summary Digest.
    • 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-only short 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 submit a 500-word text-only abstract for review purposes.
    • Please also submit a one-page summary for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. See summary specifications for detailed formatting instructions. This file may contain graphics but must fit within the one page limit. SPIE is authorized to circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes. You will have the opportunity to revise this file prior to publication and distribution at the meeting.
    • 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.

    From the Call for Papers description, click "Submit an Abstract".

    • Once you click "submit an abstract", you will be prompted to sign in to the SPIE submission system. If you have a account, sign in using your username and password. First-time users of can create a new account by clicking on the "create new account link".

    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 15 May 2015.
    • Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion.

    Important Author Dates

    Author Acceptance Notification
    29 May 2015

    Summary Revisions Accepted Before
    6 July 2015

    Early Registration Discount Until
    18 August 2015





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