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    10 - 19 October 2021
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    Abstract Submission Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

    Submission Guidelines for SPIE/COS Photonics Asia

    Present your research at SPIE/COS Photonics Asia
    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.

    Abstract Due Date
    5 May 2021

    Author Notification
    6 July 2021

    Manuscript Due Date
    20 September 2021

    How to submit an abstract

    Browse the conference program and select conference(s) that most closely match the topics of the work you wish to present. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.
    Click "Submit an Abstract" button online from within the conference you've chosen, and you'll be prompted to sign in to your account to complete the submission wizard.
    Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of at least one author to register, attend the conference, present the paper as scheduled, and submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the conference proceedings.

    Call 2021 content will be available soon.
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    What you will need to submit

    A completed electronic submission is required and should include the following:

    Author(s)' information
    250-word abstract for technical review
    100-word text summary for the program
    Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)

    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.
    Submit a manuscript (4-page minimum) for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.
    When attending an in-person event: obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of SPIE, through their sponsoring
    When attending an in-person event: 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

    Abstract Due Date 5 May 2021
    Author Notification for Advance Program 6 July 2021
    Manuscripts Due 20 September 2021


    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 Chair/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.

    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 available on the SPIE Digital Library.

    Contact information

    For questions about submitting an abstract post-deadline, your manuscript, or the meeting, contact your Program Coordinator, Matt Novak

    For questions about your manuscript, contact


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