Beijing International Convention Center
Beijing, China
12 - 14 October 2016
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SPIE/COS Photonics Asia 2016 is being held at the:

Beijing International Convention Center,
No.8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing P. R. China 100101.

Having opened in 1990, the convention center has served almost 1,000 different international and domestic conventions, exhibitions and meetings each year since its conception. The BICC is located in Asian Games Village, a flourishing area of Beijing which has a collection of conference center, businesses, shopping centers and entertainment venues. Located on the North Fourth Ring road, 20 kilometers from the International Capital airport and 9 kilometers from the city center. Very close to the Olympic Games central area, such as the Bird’s Nest.

Beijing is a wonderful city to visit with places of historical and cultural interest including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and just 40 miles away the Great Wall of China.

For more detailed information about the venue go to: About BICC

For more information regarding hotel reservations:
Hotel Information and Room Reservations

Internet Access
Complimentary wireless access will be available at the BICC; instructions will be posted onsite.

SPIE Conference App
Search and browse the technical program and more. Free Conference Apps available for iPhone and Android phones. See the Photonics Asia 2016 website for download information.


Special Events:
Wednesday, October 12th
Location announced onsite
6:15 to 9:00 pm
Please purchase tickets onsite. 500 Chinese RMB.

Poster Session
Friday October 14th, Beijing International Convention Center (BICC),
1st Floor, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Drinks and snacks will be served.

Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session
Photonics Asia 2016 will begin with an Opening Ceremony and an exciting plenary session featuring presentations by some of the world's most prominent business leaders, top executives, scientists, and engineers on the cutting-edge of photonics technologies.

Conference Registration
Paid registration includes access to all sessions, lunches, networking events, the interactive poster session, and conference Proceedings of your choice. All authors (including invited or solicited speakers), program committee members, and session chairs are responsible for registering and paying the reduced author/session chair/program committee registration fee. SPIE Members receive $60 off conference registration fees (Student Members save $20).

Official Language
The official language of the conference presentations is English. 

Abstract Submission
Abstracts must be submitted through SPIE Web (see Submit an Abstract for submission information). Submission of an abstract implies the intent of at least one author to register, attend the symposium, present the paper (either orally or in poster format), and submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the conference proceedings.

Conference Proceedings
Manuscripts will be reviewed by the technical subcommittee co-chairs and selected experts. Conference proceedings will be published in English and available after the symposium. SPIE Proceedings are indexed in 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.

Advance Technical Program
The comprehensive Advance Technical Program for this symposium will list conferences, paper titles, and authors in order of presentation, and an outline of all planned special events. It will be available as a PDF for download on the event homepage. 

Speaker Check-In and Preview
All conference rooms have a computer workstation, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer. All presenters are requested
to test their presentations in the conference room where they will be presenting before, after, or during breaks in the conference schedule.

Poster Setup Instructions 
Poster authors can set up presentations between 10:00 and 12:00 on the day of the Poster Session. Posters that are not set up by 12.00 on the day of the Poster Session will be considered a No-Show and will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. Poster presentation guidelines can be viewed at

Letters of Invitation for Visa Process

Foreign citizens can obtain a China Visa from Chinese embassies, consulates, visa offices, and the consular department of the office of Chinese Foreign Ministry. For further information, please consult the nearest China visa authorities in your country. The Embassy of People's Republic of China in the United States of America has information at:

For Invitation Letter Requests:
Fill out and return the PA16 Invitation Letter Request Form to Wei Xiong of the Chinese Optical Society at  All Invitation Letters will be sent as PDF via email within 10 business days.

Clearance Information
If government and/or company clearance is required to present and publish your presentation, start the process now to ensure that you receive clearance if your paper is accepted.

Food and Beverage Services
Tea and Coffee Breaks
Location: Beijing International Convention Center
Complimentary tea and coffee will be served twice daily during the breaks. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

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