Information for authors and presenters

Information for authors, chairs, and committees: instructions, deadlines, and tips

Prepare for your presentation

On this page, find links to instructions, important dates, and other information to successfully prepare for presenting at Optical Systems Design Digital Forum.

Benefits of presenting and publishing your work with SPIE


Here's why publishing with Optical Systems Design puts a spotlight on your work:

  • the event 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


Registration Closed
Abstracts submission deadline 28 April 2021
Author notification 23 June 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 23 July 2021 
Manuscripts due date 25 August 2021 
Oral presentation videos due  25 August 2021 
Poster PDF and preview videos due 25 August 2021 
Post abstract submissions (closed) 31 August 2021 

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Preparing for your participation


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Presentation information

Get the details on preparing an oral or poster presentation for the digital forum.

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Prepare your manuscript

View the manuscript submission guidelines.

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Chairs and committees

Timelines and overview of your duties before and during the conference.

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