• Technical Conference:  17–21 September 2017
  • Exhibition:  19–20 September 2017


Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Prepare Your Paper Submission

While the submission period for Frontiers in Optics has closed, there are two additional opportunities to present at the 2017 meeting.

Posters Only

Submissions will continue to be accepted for poster presentations through 30 June.    There is the possibility that a select number of poster submissions will be accepted as Rapid-fire Oral Presentations.

Postdeadline Papers

Late-breaking research can be submitted as a post deadline paper. The site will launch in the summer, with a submission deadline of 28 August.

Four Steps to Prepare Your Submission

  1. Determine in which submission category your research fits. The organization of Technical Conference content still rests firmly (and recognizably) on the foundation of OSA Technical Divisions.
  2. ​Pick a theme! Consider the product applications of your research as it relates to the four conference themes. Refer to these pages for recommendations to help you choose a theme for your submission: 

    Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
    Optics in Computing
    Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision
    Option: General research outside of themes or Hot Topic

  3. ​Understand the paper submission requirements and guidelines.

  4. Submit your abstract and summary description before 30 June 2017.

Why Submit a Paper?

Get Published
Accepted papers are published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library, indexed in Ei Compendex and Scopus and tagged to facilitate results in Google Scholar and its search engine.

Get the Most From Membership
FiO, the OSA Annual Meeting, is intended to be inclusive and diverse — which is why all OSA Members will be given the ability to present a contributed paper.

Get Recognized
Present in front of a supportive, international audience of peers, colleages and other OSA Members. In 2016, 2,300 attendees came from more than 60 countries.

Get Inspired
As a presenter, you're also an attendee. You'll have numerous opportunities, formal and informal, to meet, network and engage with other presenters and attendees — leaders from academia, industry and goverment.


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