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Abstract Submission Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

Submission guidelines for SPIE Future Sensing Technologies

Submit a post-deadline abstract

Follow these instructions to develop a successful abstract, manuscript, and presentation recording to be considered as a post-deadline submission for consideration in the Digital Forum and for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

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Post-Deadline Abstracts
Submission Instructions Below

Manuscript Due
30 October 2020

Digital Forum Presentation
Upload System Available:
10 September—30 October

How to submit a post-deadline abstract

Review the call for papers to find the conference title or subtopic that best matches the work you wish to present. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.

Sign in to the SPIE Future Sensing Technologies Post-Deadline Abstract Portal and you'll be prompted to complete the submission wizard.

Post-deadline abstracts will be considered up until the meeting; placement and notification will be at the discretion of the Conference Chairs.

Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to register for the Digital Forum and submit the presentation video and manuscript files for publication in the conference proceedings.
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What you will need to submit

A completed electronic submission should include the following:

Author(s)' information
250-word abstract for technical review
100-word text summary for the program
Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)

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. An author or coauthor will:

Register and participate in the Digital Forum.
Publish a 4-page minimum in Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
Submit a presentation recording video by the approved deadline for publication on the SPIE Digital Library.
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

Abstract Submission Deadline 31 July 2020
Post-Deadline Abstract Submissions Instructions 
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 2 September 2020
Manuscript Due 30 October 2020
Digital Forum Presentation Upload System Available 10 September - 30 October 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 Chairs/Editors reserve the right to reject for presentation any paper that does not meet content or presentation expectations.
Final placement in an oral or poster session is subject to Chairs discretion.

Publication of Proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library

Conference Chairs/Editors or SPIE may require manuscript and/or video file revisions before approving publication and reserve the right to reject for publication any paper or video that does not meet acceptable standards for a scientific publication.
Conference Chair/Editor decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript/video are final.
Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE or provide a suitable publication license.
Presentation video recordings are published on the SPIE Digital Library as part of the corresponding Proceedings (manuscript) record.
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 about the meeting, contact your Conference Program Coordinator, Kirsten Anderson, kirstena@spie.org.

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