Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

SPIE Photonics West application tracks

Five focused topic areas: AI/ML, sustainability, brain function, translational research, 3D printing

What is an application track?

An application track is a grouping of presentations on a topic of widespread interest across conferences. During submission of the abstract, the submitting author should select an application track if it is relevant to their research. When the program is published online, presentations in an application track can be filtered so they display together in a single view.

Attendees gather to hear specific topical research found in the application track listing online

What are the benefits of application tracks?

Application tracks enable attendees to group and explore presentations in the conference programs to more easily plan their event schedule around the topic of interest. Application track filters span across all conferences at an SPIE event. The ability to group presentations together across the entire event in this way helps participants more easily locate a presentation in their area of interest and has the reciprocal benefit of helping authors' presentations be more easily found.

Review the presentations found within each application track for this meeting by clicking on the links below.

Five applications tracks to explore


Papers that highlight the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to create and implement intelligent systems across multiple sectors, technologies, and applications.


Papers that highlight the use of optics and photonics for renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Brain function

Papers that highlight the development of innovative optics and photonics technologies that increase our understanding of brain physiology and function.

Translational research

Papers that highlight the transition from bench to bedside using the latest photonics technologies, tools, and techniques for healthcare.

3D printing

Papers that highlight the innovative use of optics and photonics in multidisciplinary applications for multidimensional manufacturing.