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Information for authors and presenters

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

Prepare to present

On this page find links to instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and then preparation for presenting at Optifab.

Benefits of presenting and publishing your work with SPIE


Here's why publishing with Optifab 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


Post-deadline abstract submissions Closed
Author notification  9 July 2021
Registration Open
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 30 August 2021
Manuscript due date 29 September 2021
Oral presentation videos due 29 September 2021
Poster PDF and preview videos due 29 September 2021

*Authors must register prior to uploading

Preparing for your participation


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Prepare to present

Get the details on pareparing your oral or poster presentation.

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Prepare your manuscript

Review the manuscript submission guidelines.

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Chairs and committees

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