Chair and committee information for Photomask Technology + EUVL

A guide to successful chair and committee participation
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Thank you for your leadership

The responsibilities of being conference chair, program committee member, or session chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, thank you for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.

Below you'll find specific information for each of these roles. If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your conference program coordinator.

Conference timeline and dates


Abstracts due 4 May 2022
Program due from chairs 6 June 2022
Authors notified and program posts online 5 July 2022
Registration opens June 2022
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster videos/PDFs* 18 July 2022
Post-deadline abstracts due: submit via conference listings 1 August 2022
Manuscripts due 1 September 2022
Poster videos/PDFs due for onsite preview 1 September 2022
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 24 September 2022
Manuscript reviews due from chairs 15 September 2022

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-In

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Program Committee member responsibilities


  • Give technical input to the conference chairs as needed
  • Assist conference chairs in publicizing the conference and soliciting abstracts
  • Suggest speakers to be invited
  • Participate in the presentation abstract and manuscript review process (as assigned by the conference chairs)
  • Introduce/organize specific conference sessions
  • Serve as session chair as requested by conference chairs

Program committee members who are essentially inactive will be rotated off after two or three successive occasions exhibiting negligible involvement, in the interests of efficiency and to make space for new committee members.