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20 - 23 September 2020
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Abstract Submission Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

Submission Guidelines for S3

Present your research at SPIE S3
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
1 April 2020

How to submit an abstract

Go to the conferences page (link below), browse the conference topics and choose one that most closely matches the topics of the work you wish to present. Click "Submit an Abstract" from within that conference, and you'll be prompted to sign in to your spie.org account to complete the submission wizard.
Browse the conference programme and select conference(s) that most closely matches the topics for your area of research. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.

What you will need to submit

A completed electronic submission should include the following:

Author(s) information
500-word abstract for technical review
300-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 in Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library. 
Obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring
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.
Ensure that you obtain a visa in time, if you need to do so. Visa Application Information and Invitation Requests.  

Important dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 1 April 2020
Acceptance Notification sent to Contact Author 1 June 2020
Manuscripts Due 26 August 2020