• Optics and Photonics
    Highlights: Photos and More
    High Speed Imaging + Diagnostics
    Nanoscience + Engineering
    Organic Photonics + Electronics
    Optical Engineering + Applications
    Courses
    Exhibition
    Travel to San Diego
    Incident Reporting
    SPIE Event Policies
    For Authors and Presenters
    Abstract Submission Guidelines
    Oral Presentation Guidelines
    Poster Presentation Guidelines
    Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    Get the Word Out
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
23 - 27 August 2020
Search Open Calls:    go
Print PageEmail Page

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for SPIE Optics and Photonics

Present your research at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2020
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
12 February 2020

Author Notification
20 April 2020

Manuscripts due
29 July 2020

How to submit an abstract

Browse the conference topics by clicking on the buttons below to see list of online conferences under each area, or view the Call PDF. 
Choose one conference that most closely matches the topics of your abstract. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.
Click "Submit an Abstract" from within that online conference. You'll be prompted to sign in to your spie.org account to complete the submission wizard. 
VIEW TOPICS IN:
High Speed Imaging + Diagnostics ›
  Call for Papers PDF | posts soon
VIEW TOPICS IN:
Nanoscience + Engineering ›
  Call for Papers PDF | posts soon

 

VIEW TOPICS IN:
Organic Photonics + Electronics ›
  Call for Papers PDF | posts soon
VIEW TOPICS IN:
Optical Engineering + Applications ›
  Call for Papers PDF | posts soon

What you will need to submit

Title
Author 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
Some conferences may indicate additional requirements in the Call for Papers

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 attend the meeting.
Present as scheduled.
Publish a 6- to 20-page manuscript (4-page minimum for Nanoscience + Engineering) in Proceedings of SPIE 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 Submission Deadline 12 February 2020
Acceptance Notification sent to Contact Author 20 April 2020
Manuscripts Due 29 July 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 Chair discretion.

Publication of Proceedings in the SPIE Digital Library

Conference Chairs/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/Editor decisions on whether to allow publication of a manuscript are final.
Authors must be authorized to transfer copyright of the manuscript to SPIE, or they must 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, and the slides are synced with the presenter's audio. Only those presentations 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 is available on the SPIE Digital Library.

Contact information

For questions about submitting an abstract, or the meeting, contact the Contact the Program Coordinator (listed in your SPIE.org account)