Friday, August 08, 2014

SPIE IE Image Sensors and Imaging Systems Session in Danger

SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015 Image Sensors and Imaging Systems session is in danger. The session committee was supposed to select 40 best papers out of 50-60 ones. However, by now, only 8 papers have been submitted. The call for paper deadline has been extended to Aug. 15. The submission effort is limited:

  • 200-Word Summary: Please submit a 200-word text-only summary suitable for early release. If accepted, this summary text will be published prior to the meeting in the online or printed programs promoting the conference.
  • 500-Word Abstract: Please submit a 500-word text-only abstract for technical review purposes unless the individual call specifies otherwise. SPIE is authorized to circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes.
  • Only original material should be submitted.

27 comments:

  1. My opinion after 40 years of exhibiting and presenting papers at SPIE events: The problem is simply that there is very little imaging in the Photonics West exhibit hall. There is also no exhibit at the IS&T meeting where these papers are to be presented - in a hotel away from the PW exhibits. The PW exhibits are centered on lasers and optics, not imaging. Almost all of the imaging equipment vendors have moved their efforts to SPIE DSS. The rest of their effort goes to special SPIE shows like Astronomical Instruments or to machine vision shows. SPIE Medical Imaging, which would be a good place to show imaging capabilities, has no longer has an exhibit. Much of the attendance there is defensive.

    For some reason, Electronic Imaging has always been a stepchild. 10-15 years ago, there was an actual SIPE electronic Imaging conference with exhibits. it was small, but the audience was focused. Then the exhibit was discontinued and then it turned into an IS&T event at the SF airport concurrent with but distantly located from Photonics West. A couple of years ago, it was moved into San Francisco near PW but there is still no attempt to connect exhibits with it. The BiOS event just before PW has more imaging but it does not overlap EI. This makes no sense to me.

    I sell image sensors and I can tell you that none of the shows by SPIE or anyone else are particularly appealing to me. For SPIE, if the exhibitors don't see the value in presenting in a tech session, the number of submissions will be small.

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  2. Link to submit your abstract: http://spie.org/EI/conferencedetails/image-sensors-imaging-systems

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  3. Too many image sensor meetings! ISSCC Call out, IEDM just closed, 2015 IISW coming in a month or so, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices Special Issue Call coming soon,...

    Let's make a list of image sensor meetings:

    Jan - SPIE
    Feb - ISSCC, SPIE PW&EI
    Mar - Image Sensor London (commercial)
    April - SPIE DSS
    May - Fraunhofer workshop (even years)
    June - IISW (odd years), OSA, CEA Leti Workshop, Image Sensors Auto, VLSI Symposia
    July
    August - SPIE San Diego
    Sept - Particle tracking, Bonn Germany
    Oct - SEMI new image sensor session
    Nov - Radiation workshop, Toulouse France
    Dec - IEDM

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  4. Albert TheuwissenAugust 9, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Do not forget ESSDERC/ESSCIRC, although at these conferences the imaging harvest (not harvest imaging) is getting smaller year after year. BTW, this is also true at ISSCC and IEDM, less and less imaging papers are submitted, accepted and presented.
    In September we also have Image Sensors Americana in SF.

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  5. I used to publish papers in ESSDERC/ESSCIRC which was a worldwide top level conference on solid states circuits. But now it becomes less and less known, what are the reasons please ?

    -yang ni

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  6. Jan -

    Feb - (1)ISSCC, (2)SPIE PW&EI

    Mar - Image Sensor London (commercial)

    April - SPIE DSS

    May - Fraunhofer workshop (even years)

    June - (1)IISW (odd years), (2)OSA, (3)CEA Leti Workshop, (4)Image Sensors Auto, (5)VLSI Symposia (6) Computer Elements Workshop (one time?) Vail

    July

    August - SPIE San Diego

    Sept - (1)Particle tracking, Bonn (2)Image Sensors America SF, (3) ESSDERC/CIRC
    Oct - SEMI new image sensor session Grenoble

    Nov - Radiation workshop, Toulouse

    Dec - IEDM

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  7. All these conferences require original work. In this case, people have to make a choice since real original work can not be published at many places. It's hard to imagine that a guy can publish in all these conferences with always "original" works. For me, this is not possible at all.
    -yang ni

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  8. Just in the US:
    Embedded Vision Summits, next one in April 2015 in Santa Clara.
    IS&T Color & Imaging conference - November
    SPIE Medical Imaging - February
    OSA Imaging Systems and Applications - July

    and probably 100 other segment shows that feature imaging prominently

    Maybe Vladimir should add a conference calendar to the blog

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  9. +1 for the calendar.

    ITE yokohama in December
    Stuttgart Vision show in November

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  10. I was thinking of meetings with calls for technical papers or invited papers. Not vision trade shows for various applications. That is a whole other topic, even though sometimes they are tied together.

    It is convenient sometimes to have a place to present recent work and not have to wait for an annual cycle or two year cycle. On the other hand, it is good to present someplace where you can interact with many knowledgeable peers, be among other quality papers, and also have some impact.

    We deliberately made IISW (before it was called IISW) every 2 years because we did not think a greater frequency was justified. I still feel that way.

    It would be nice to have a meeting calendar. If Vlad does not do it, I think we can host a calendar on the IISS website for our community. Vlad already does us all a huge service with this blog and asking for more is asking a lot.

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    Jan -

    Feb - (1) ISSCC, (2) SPIE PW&EI&MI

    Mar - Image Sensors London (commercial)

    April - SPIE DSS, Embedded Vision Sumit Santa Clara

    May - Fraunhofer workshop (even years)

    June - (1) IISW (odd years), (2) CEA Leti Workshop, (3) Image Sensors Auto, (4) VLSI Symposia (5) Computer Elements Workshop (one time?) Vail

    July - OSA Imaging Systems


    August - SPIE San Diego

    Sept - (1) Particle tracking, Bonn (2) Image Sensors America SF, (3) ESSDERC/CIRC

    Oct - SEMI new image sensor session Grenoble

    Nov - (1) Radiation workshop, Toulouse (2) IS&T CIC

    Dec - IEDM

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  11. Hi,

    Can somone submit the same paper in tow or more conferences of the SPIE 2015 ?
    My paper can belong to several conferences.
    Thanks a lot !

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    1. I think that when you submit you can indicate that your paper may be suitable for multiple conferences. In this case we can move the paper to another conference if it is not selected for the primary one. We can also organize joint sessions if there are multiple such papers.

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  12. Thanks for the calendar! I love this community. :)

    Btw: The "Image Sensor Auto" was quite good. I attended it this year for the first time, and was positively surprised by the number / quality of delegates / speeches.

    I'm curious: We're currently working on a paper in the area of CMOS filters (IR-Cut) which are currently assembled / glued in front of the CMOS. Which conference would be most suited for publishing such a paper? Given the high number of potential conferences there must be one that is most suited for this?

    @ Sameh Megrhi: From what I know that depends on the conference organizers. From what I know the SPIE 2015 only accepts exclusive papers. About other conferences I do not know...

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  13. Thank you very much for the response this is the first time i attempt to submit in SPIE.
    They require 1000 abstract and 500 summary.
    I'm really confused, as i undrestood the abstract refers to the paper. 1000 words abstract isn't it too short ? or i submit the abstract and then a detailed paper (8 pages) ?
    An other question: If i submit the abstract can it contain tables and figures ? in the website i need to copy/paste a text in words or i need to submit a M.word or latex document???
    I'm sorry for the many questions :)

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    1. Megri, you should ask these questions to your PhD supervisor.

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    2. This is the problem i can't reach him !

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    3. You have chosen a wrong university with a wrong supervisor. Change as soon as possible.

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    4. Sameh,

      An abstract is quite simple. It is not a complete summary of the work

      The basics:

      1 - Tell what work you plan to do and why - a couple of sentences
      2 - Describe the work you did - the process - a couple more sentences
      3 - Report your results - a couple more sentences
      4 - Tell what your results mean - one or two sentences.

      The SPIE numbers are the maximums for each submission. The abstract will be published in the guide to the technical sessions for the conference.

      SPIE has thousands of abstracts on their website. Read a few and you will see what to do.

      Regards, Dave

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    5. Summary and abstract are only for the approval process. The full paper will be requested later (the exact date depends on your session).

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  14. @123 : this can help you ? :http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.981161

    I think it's the same area

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  15. Is it just me or is there some major redundancy in all these meetings? How about if we try to mark what we think are the "lead" exhibitions in rev.3 of Eric's list...

    @ Sameh Megrhi: Thanks for the link. The paper we're currently thinking about will, in fact, be in exactly this area. :)

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    1. Arnaud, do you have any idea when the agenda of the conference will become available ?
      For those interested : Electronic Imaging and ISSCC are back-to-back, both taking place in San Francisco. So in one trip both conferences can be attended.

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  17. Albert, what's the price to attend ISSCC? It is not yet on the website.

    I don't know when the conference program will be published. Not soon as we are still organizing the programs for each conference. I have not yet heard about the short course program either.

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