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Submission guidelines

Get submission details for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Present your research
Follow these instructions to develop a successful abstract and accompanying manuscript for the conference and for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

Abstracts Due
16 October 2019

Rising Researcher
23 October 2019

How to submit an abstract

1. Browse the conference program and select conference(s) that most closely match the topics of the research you wish to present. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.

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2. Click "Submit an Abstract" from within the conference you've chosen, and you'll be prompted to sign in to your spie.org account to complete the submission wizard.
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What you will need to submit

A completed electronic submission should include the following:

Title
Author(s)' information
250-word abstract for technical review
100-word summary for the program
Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)
Your decision on publishing your presentation recording to the SPIE Digital Library (slide capture and audio)
Some conferences may indicate additional requirements in the Call for Papers (for example: instructions for competing for awards)

Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation. 

Submission agreement

Presenting authors, including keynote, invited, oral, and poster presenters, agree to the following conditions by submitting an abstract:

Pay the author registration fee
Attend the meeting
Present at the scheduled time
Publish my manuscript in the SPIE Digital Library.
Obtain funding for 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.

Important dates

Abstracts due 16 October 2019
Author notification (by email) of acceptance and presentation details 20 December 2019
Manuscripts due 1 April 2020

Review and program placement

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.
Final placement in a speaker or poster session is subject to the Chairs' discretion.

Publication of Proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library

Conference Chair/Editors may require manuscript revision before approving publication and reserve the right to reject for publication any paper that does not meet acceptable standards for a scientific publication.
Conference Chair/Editors' decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript is final.
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 of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
Oral presentations are recorded, capturing the slides synced with the presenter's audio. Only those with author permission will be published in the SPIE Digital Library.

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), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

More publication information available on the SPIE Digital Library.

Contact information

For questions about your presentation, submitting an abstract post-deadline, or the meeting, contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

For questions about your manuscript, contact AuthorHelp@spie.org.