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


Paper Submission Deadline: 24 May 2017, 17:00 EDT (21:00 GMT)

Prepare Your Paper 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. ​Review the various modes of presentation available — including two new formats for 2017: Rapid-fire Oral Presentations and Virtual Posters.

  4. Understand the paper submission requirements and guidelines.

  5. Submit your abstract and summary description before 24 May 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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