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    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Submission details for SPIE Laser Damage

    Present your research
    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.

    Important 2021 Dates

    Abstracts Due
    7 April 2021

    Author Notification
    10 June 2021

    How to submit a post-deadline 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.
    Laser-induced Damage in Optical Materials ›
      Call for Papers PDF 


    Select ONE conference that most closely matches the topics of your abstract, and make a note of that conference number. You may submit more than one post-deadline abstract, but submit each abstract only once.

    Sign in to the SPIE Laser Damage Submission Portal
    When prompted, include the number of the conference to which you want to submit, LD100.
    Post-deadline abstracts will be considered up until the meeting; placement and notification vary by conference.

    What you will need to submit

    Author information
    500-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 4-page minimum 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.

    Important Dates

    Abstracts Submission Deadline 7 April 2020
    Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 11 May 2020
    Manuscripts Due TBD

    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 account)