Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, deadlines, and tips to prepare your work. Information for chairs and committees.

Share your research

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful week for presenters and chairs.

The Call for Papers for the 2022 program opens in June. We look forward to you joining us in Orlando, Florida.

Prepare your prerecorded presentation and publish your research in the SPIE Digital Library

Here's why submitting a presentation to the Digital Forum puts a spotlight on your work:

  • the Digital Forum will bring you international visibility
  • your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
  • your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases*

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates


Abstract submission deadline 6 October 2021
Author notification 3 December 2021
Manuscript due date 9 March 2022

Prepare for your week


SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing presenter guidelines

Prepare to present

Formatting tips and uploading for posters and videos; your to-do list and due dates

Manuscript submission guidelines for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Prepare your manuscript

Details and templates for preparing your paper for the Digital Library

Information for chairs and committees participating in SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Chairs and Committees

Timelines and overview of your duties before and during the forum