Proceedings of SPIE offer access to the latest innovations in research and technology and are among the most cited references in patent literature.
The original research papers presented at SPIE conferences are available 2 to 4 weeks after each meeting in the SPIE Digital Library. Printed conference volumes and CD collections are available a few weeks later.
SPIE Digital Library
With over 375,000 papers covering 1962 to the present, the SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of research papers in optics and photonics. Approximately 18,000 new papers added annually are written by engineers and scientists doing advanced R&D in areas such as micro- and nano-technologies, defense and industrial sensing, lasers and electro-optics, biomedical optics, optical system design, solar and alternative energy, and electronic imaging.
Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in the patent literature and 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), Compendex, CrossRef, Current Contents, DeepDyve, Google Scholar, Inspec, Portico, Scopus, SPIN, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
In addition to proceedings of SPIE-sponsored conferences, SPIE provides publishing services to other organizations that hold conferences relevant to optics and photonics. Learn more about SPIE Conference Content Management & Publication Services.