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Abstract Submission Guidelines

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

  • An author or coauthor (including keynote, invited, and solicited speakers) will register at the reduced author registration rate, attend the meeting, and make the presentation as scheduled(Current SPIE Members receive an additional discount on the registration fee)
  • Authors and coauthors attending the meeting will obtain funding for their registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring organizations before submitting abstracts
  • All clearances, including government and company clearance, have been obtained to present and publish. If you are a DoD contractor, allow at least 60 days for clearance
  • SPIE is authorized to circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes
  • Accepted abstracts may be published in printed and web programs promoting the conference. Authors are asked to submit approximately 500-word abstracts (one page). This text must be entered in the abstract text box when submitting. This text abstract must also be included in your supplemental file. Accepted abstracts for this conference will be included in the abstract digest which will be available at the meeting. Please submit only 500-word abstracts that are suitable for publication.
  • A full-length manuscript (8-12 pages) for any accepted oral or poster presentation will be submitted for publication in the SPIE Digital Library and conference Proceedings.

2. Prepare to submit:

  • Have all contact information (full names, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and emails) for your coauthors ready
  • 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.

3. Review the Final Technical Program

Review, Notification, Program Placement

  • To ensure a high-quality conference, all abstracts and Proceedings manuscripts will be reviewed by the Conference Chair/Editor for technical merit and suitability of content. Conference Chair/Editors may require manuscript revision before approving publication, and reserve the right to reject for presentation or publication any paper that does not meet content or presentation expectations. SPIE's decision on whether to accept a presentation or publish a manuscript is final.
  • The contact author will be notified of abstract acceptance and sent manuscript instructions by e-mail no later than 11 February 2007.
  • Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion. Instructions for oral and poster presentations will be sent to you by e-mail.

Proceedings of SPIE and SPIE Digital Library

  • Full-manuscripts will be Chair/Editor-reviewed and published in the Proceedings of SPIE and in SPIE Digital Library.
  • Manuscript instructions will be e-mailed to the contact author and are also available from the "Information for Authors" link on the conference website.
  • Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE, or provide a suitable publication license.
  • Only papers presented at the conference and received according to publication guidelines and timelines will be published in the conference Proceedings and SPIE Digital Library.
  • Published papers are indexed in leading scientific databases including INSPEC, Ei Compendex, Chemical Abstracts, International Aerospace Abstracts, ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings and NASA Astrophysical Data System, and are searchable in the SPIE Digital Library. Full manuscripts are available to SPIE Digital Library subscribers.