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    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Submission Guidelines for Space, Satellites + Sustainability (S3)

    Present your research at
    SPIE Space, Satellites + Sustainability (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.

    Manuscript Due
    26 August 2020

    Digital Forum Presentation
    Upload System Available 

    Submission system closed

    How to submit a post-deadline abstract

    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.

    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.

    To make a late submission please email Alex Pulchart Rusova
    Include the number of the conference to which you want to submit.
    Post-deadline abstracts will be considered up until the meeting; placement and notification vary by conference.
    Go to the conferences page (link below), choose a conference, click "Submit an Abstract" from within that conference, and you'll be prompted to sign in to your account to complete the submission wizard.

    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 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 organizations.

    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.

    When attending an in-person event: ensure that you obtain a visa in time, if you need to do so. Visa Application Information and Invitation Requests.  

    Important dates

    Digital Forum Presentation Upload System Available 17 August to 10 September 2020
    Manuscripts Due 26 August 2020
    Dates for the SPIE S3 2020 Digital Forum 21 - 25 September 2020


    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 speaker 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, capturing the slides synced with the presenter's audio. Only those 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 available on the SPIE Digital Library.

    Contact information

    For questions about your presentation, submitting an abstract post-deadline, or the meeting, contact your Conference Programme Coordinator.

    For questions about your manuscript, contact