SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance lightbased technologies.

Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies
through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and
professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North
America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

In 2017, SPIE provided $4 million in support of education and outreach programs.

SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, containing more than 463,000 research papers from the Proceedings of SPIE and the
Society’s 10 scholarly journals with around 18,000 new papers added each year, and more than 320 eBooks from the SPIE
Press catalog. The SPIE Press publishes print monographs, tutorial texts, Field Guides, and reference books. SPIE also
publishes a wide variety of open access content.

Objectives of “SPIE”:

  • To promote optics and photonics and their applications.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information related to optics and photonics through meetings, exhibitions, conferences,
    publications and other ways.
  • To publicize and disseminate information about optics and photonics and matters concerning the profession.
  • To encourage the advantage of optics and photonics in education and training those interested in these fields.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Objectives of “IEEE”:

  • To promote, advance, and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources related to the Society’s field of interest and provides professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.
  • Continuing education of Members and other interested persons in the said sciences through lectures, workshops, product presentations, publications and expositions.
  • Rendition of career guidance and financial assistance to students of the said sciences.
  • Encouragement of scientific research.

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