After popular request the submission deadline has been extended to the 19th of June, 2019

Submissions are accepted online through the SPIE Paper Submission and Review System:

You will be asked to provide information about your submission, including complete author information.

If you already have a SPIE account or if you create one, you can click on the link below to start submitting:

Abstract and Summary

250-word Abstract—The 250-word abstract should be a brief summary of the work.

4-page Summary —Within the page limit, the author must include all text, including the 250-word abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. The text may be typed either single-spaced or double-spaced.

Page Format: A4 - Use preset margins from the SPIE template


You can find sample manuscripts and Microsoft Word templates here:
Make sure to use the A4 size template

Style Guide

Summaries should be prepared according to the guidelines above and should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The style guides provide a visual representation of the summary format. For your meeting's specific page maximum refer to the page count in the summary preparation. 

Please make sure that the file contains no non-English font packages (for example, Japanese fonts, Korean fonts, Chinese fonts, etc.) in the body of the summary as well as in all figures and tables. Any characters in these fonts may not be viewable by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic, and MS-Mincho.

Copyright Transfer Form

A statement of "Transfer of Copyright" must be signed and returned to SPIE before a manuscript may be published in the Proceedings of SPIE. This agreement is to protect the interests of both SPIE and authors/employers, and to specify reasonable rights for both parties related to publication and reuse of the material.

To submit your form online, download as PDF and send in, or use other methods to send in the completed form visit:


If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Megan N. Bentley, CPP Manager,, or call +1 888 504 8171. SPIE hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Pacific Time.

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