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Proceedings of SPIE

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.

Why present and publish with SPIE?

Presenting and publishing your research with SPIE is an effective way to be cited and found. Read The Value of Proceedings white paper for a comprehensive discussion. 

  • Present findings at any phase of your research, either work in progress or a completed study
  • Get feedback directly and instantly from your audience
  • Connect with other researchers and industry representatives
  • Develop relationships with potential collaborators, employers, and funders
  • Make your published presentation available to those who heard your work and want to contact you, missed your presentation and want to learn about your research, or are seeking to understand your research more fully
  • Proceedings of SPIE are available to researchers worldwide, and lead in patent cites among optics and photonics collections
  • Your proceedings paper can be submitted with minimal or no revision for consideration in any relevant SPIE journal
  • SPIE and the Proceedings of SPIE are the home for highly innovative and emerging fields, and interdisciplinary research

SPIE Digital Library

With over 435,000 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 optics and photonics, micro- and nano-technologies, defense and industrial sensing, lasers and optoelectronics, biomedical optics and imaging, optical system design, smart materials, solar and alternative energy, lithography, electronic imaging, and more.


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), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Current Contents, DeepDyve, Google Scholar, Inspec, Portico, Scopus, SPIN, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Publishing Services

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 Services.

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