4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4)

Barcelona - Spain
11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
Submission Timeframe: 
1 November 2014 - 6 February 2015

Notification to authors: 27 February 2015
Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona (ICM, CSIC)

General chairs

  • Jaume Piera (ICM, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Julia Busch (UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Nuno Gracias (UdG, Girona, Spain)
  • Carine Simon (Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)

Program committee:

  • Carine Simon - Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jaume Piera - ICM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Julia Busch - UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Hans Van der Woerd - Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Marcel Wernand - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
  • Marc Jofre - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Nuno Gracias - UdG, Girona, Spain
  • Oliver Zielinski - Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany

Plenary Speaker:

EPICThe invited speakers:

  • Peter Gege - German aerospace Center of Germany, Germany
  • Valerio Pruneri - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Rafael Garcia - University of Girona, Spain


  • Environmental Monitoring
  • New low-cost technologies
  • Ocean Colour
  • Radiative Transfer and Modelling
  • Marine Bio-optics and Remote Sensing
  • Fluorometry
  • AOP - IOP 2D and 3D
  • Underwater Imaging
  • Innovative Sub-sea Optical Techniques and Instrumentation


The 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4), to be held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, will provide a major international forum for the discussion of marine optics, underwater  imaging systems and its applications. Its aims are to review recent progress in the field, to promote the formation of a community of scientists and engineers working in related areas, and to stimulate the interdisciplinary collaboration required to meet the rapidly developing challenges of the future.

Sponsoring Opportunities

Interested in presenting your products and introducing your company at this EOS Topical Meeting? Here your products don't drown in the crowd!

For more information, please download the Sponsor's and Advertiser's Guide for Blue Photonics 4 or contact Oili Kohonen at kohonen@myeos.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this EOS Topical Meeting. We will be pleased to working out an individual sponsoring/advertising package for you to meet your company's marketing demands and needs.

List of Accepted Papers

Download the List of Accepted Papers




  Early-bird (until 22.3)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Advanced (23.3 - 19.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Late / on site (after 20.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Member 370 € / 458.8 € 420 € / 520.8 € 460 € / 570.5 €
Non-Member 420 € / 520.8 € 470 € / 582.8 € 510 € / 632.4 €
Student Member 210 € / 260.4 € 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 €
Student Non-Member 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 € 260 € / 322.4 €
Invited Speaker 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 €

* Non-EU participants, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number. EU companies and businesses with VAT number: reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
** Private persons, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number (incl. VAT 24%). Private persons etc. from EU: VAT 24% according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.

If you choose VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.

The registration fee includes full-time admission to the meeting, conference proceedings, welcome reception, conference dinner, and coffee breaks and lunches during the conference.


Register to Conference

Publish in JEOS:RP

Presenters at the 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics – Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4) are kindly invited to consider the submission of a manuscript about their research to the EOS open-access on-line journal JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society, Rapid Publications, www.jeos.org). A 20% discount will be applied to the author fee. JEOS:RP publishes articles about recent scientific research and technological innovation as well as review papers about a topic in science or innovation from the recent past. A contribution should be original and will be subjected to the journal’s standard anonymous peer review process for scientific quality. The average time-to-publication of the journal is of the order of 75 days. The copyright of a published paper resides entirely with the author. When submitting your manuscript, please, mention the research results were presented in Blue Phtonics 4.

The author fees, VAT excluded, are:
EOS-members                      280 Euro  (instead of 350 Euro)
non-EOS members               320 Euro  (instead of 400 Euro)


The following hotels have offered some quota of rooms for us. However, reservations should be done before March 18, using the code "BluePhotonics Conference".

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
Double Room: 225€/room/night (double or single occupancy)
Breakfast not included, 15€/pax/day
Reservations: Miriam Bello, groups@grandhotelcentral.com, +34 93 295 79 00

Hotel Silken Diagonal
Single/Double: 145€/160€
Breakfast included, 10% VAT included

Tryp Barcelona Apolo
Reservations: Clara Mias, clara.mias@melia.com, +34 93 343 30 03
Double for single use 130€/night
Twin: 140€/night
Breakfast included, 10% VAT not included, city tax not included (1.21€/person/night)

HOWEVER, it makes sense to check the prices from the booking system of the hotel. The proces in there may sometimes be cheaper than the above given rates!

In addition to these, Barcelona has many hotels and hostels in a wide range of prices. Internet searches can help such as Google or Booking.com. Be careful using unlicensed rentals through Airbnb because there have been recent crack-downs on cheap tourism. You can also check accommodation options at the student residency in the vicinity of ICM-CSIC. Campus Mar and Ciutadella are further away from ICM-CSIC but are closer to the city center.

Places to eat

Spanish food is great, and Barcelona has a wide range of choices of local, regional, national and international foods. However, floods of foreign visitors have had an eroding effect on general meal quality around touristic locations. When in search for a good meal, we suggest that you adhere to the following:

  • Eat where the locals do;
  • Do not eat on or close to Las Ramblas unless you want to pay a fortune for a plate of Aaargh;
  • Pealla is Spanish but Spain is a big country. Paella originated from Valencia and is not a specialty of Barcelona, although you’ll see it on offer everywhere. A word of warning: in general, do not expect a cheap, quickly made paella to taste good. A true paella takes hours to prepare and typically does not come out of a microwave. However, IF you manage to find a restaurant where you are required to order it hours in advance, go for it;
  • The Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta have many small tapas bars and other tasty surprises;
  • Hot chocolate with churros is a fall and winter treat worth committing a minor crime for.

Places to visit

Beside the regular treats such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, and Casa Batlló, for instance, Barcelona has a wealth of museums and attractions to offer that are less famous but worth a visit:

For inspiration, take a look on this tourist guide. Taking the Barcelona Bus Turístic is a good way to visit many of these places while learning something under way. It’s actually quite nice and super convenient.



Ms. Oili Kohonen
Conference Manager


American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for photonics & optoelectronics

EOS conferences at the World of Photonics Congress 2015 (WPC2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 25 June 2015
Submission Timeframe: 
17 October 2014 - 1 March 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).  

3rd EOS Conference on Optofluidics (EOSOF 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 23 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).


  • General Chair: Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
  • Co-chair: Andreas Vasdekis, University of Idaho (US)

Program Committee

  • Aram Chung, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (US)
  • Anders Kristensen, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
  • Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IL)
  • Zhenyu Li, George Washington University (US)
  • Timo Mappes, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Holger Schmidt, UC Santa Cruz (US)

Invited Speakers (list to be completed)

  • Yves Bellouard, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • Dieter Braun, LMU (DE)
  • Etienne Brasselet, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS (FR)
  • David Erickson, Cornell University (US)
  • Pietro Ferraro, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica (IT)
  • Silvain Gigan, Universite Piere et Marie Curie (FR)
  • A. Q. Liu, Nanyang Technological University (SG)
  • Christopher Moser, EPFL (CH)
  • Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA (US)
  • David Sinton, University of Toronto (CA)
  • Kevin Braeckman, Ghent University (BE)
  • Changhuei Yang, Caltech (US)

Submissions are encouraged in the following areas
(topics include but are not limited to):
Optofluidic principles, applications and technologies for:
sensors, light sources, microscopy, tweezers, non-linear optics
Handheld Devices
microscopes, sensors, diagnostics
Energy – Environment
photobioreactors, optofluidics of plants
Transport – Technology
mass transport, microfluidics, microfabrication, computational methods
Hybrid Integration
microfluidics, electronics, waveguides, SERS substrates, applications
Soft Matter
liquid crystals, vesicle photonics
Medicine and Biology
diagnostics, spectroscopy, single cell methods, drug delivery
industrial applications and related technologies


The EOS Conference on Optofluidics has been a success from the start, with participation from the leaders in the optofluidics community from all around the world. The 3rd EOSOF will build on this, involving experts from the industrial and academic research sectors and explore the latest developments in the field of optofluidics.

4th EOS Conference on Manufacturing and Testing of Optical Components (EOSMTOC 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
22 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).



  • General Chair: Klaus-Friedrich Beckstette (DE)
  • Co-chair: Oliver Fähnle, FISBA OPTIK AG (CH)

Programme committee:

  • Frank Frost, Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification IOM (DE)
  • Alexandre Gatto, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (DE)
  • Roland Geyl, Sagem SA (FR)
  • Thomas Mitra, LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH (DE)
  • Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena (DE)
  • Rainer Tutsch, Technical University Braunschweig (DE)
  • David Walker, OpTIC Glyndwr Ltd. (UK)


Plenary Speaker (in Joint Session with SPIE )

  • Greg Forbes, QED Technologies Inc., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (AU)

Invited speakers (list to be completed)

  • Christoph Menke, Carl Zeiss (DE)
  • G. Michael Morris, RPC Photonics, Inc. (US)
  • Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer IOF, (DE)
  • Michael Schulz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (DE)


Advancements in technology and innovative manufacturing processes are crucial for optical sector growth in today's global markets. Markets with high developmental momentum include the energy and semiconductor, life sciences, health care and the agri-food industries. Optical technologies play a crucial role in these markets, the importance of sophisticated but economically priced optical components being vital to new products and applications.

The 4th EOS Conference on Manufacturing and Testing of Optical Components, EOSMTOC 2015, will highlight significant technology trends, emerging technologies and associated prospective developments. This meeting provides a forum for all aspects of optics fabrication and testing, ranging from micro to large-scale optics and from high value one-off to mass-produced components including lessons learned papers on polishing process stability and finishing processes for high end optics as well as for optics featuring clear apertures below 1mm.

This time special emphasis is set to the topics Testing as well as Fabrication friendly Optical Design and Tolerancing groundwork for all successful manufacturing aspects.

Held in conjunction with the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015 trade fair, one of the world’s largest for optics, it will be a unique opportunity for the exchange of information with renowned researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over Europe!

EOS Conference on Optomechanical Engineering (EOSOME 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
24 June 2015 - 25 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).

EOS Conference on Light Engineering (EOSLE 2015)

MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
24 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).

General Chairs:

  • Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Stephan Malkmus, OSRAM GmbH (DE)

Programme committee:

  • Dick K.G. De Boer, Philips Research (NL)
  • Fabian Duerr, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
  • Joerg Frischeisen (OSRAM GmbH)
  • Willem L. Vos, Complex Photonic Systems (COPS)
  • Twente University (NL)

Invited Speakers (list to be completed)

  • Reinder Coehoorn, Philips Research, TU Eindhoven (NL)
  • Stefan Illek, OSRAM OptoSemiconductor (DE)
  • Jaime Gomez Rivas, FOM Institute AMOLF (NL)
  • Andreas Waag, TU Braunschweig (NL)
  • Rolf Wester, Fraunhofer ILT (DE)


The focus of this conference will be to explore new developments in the field of light engineering for a variety of applications, including solid state lighting. Held in conjunction with the LASER WORLD of PHOTONICS 2015 trade fair, one of the largest for optics, it will be a unique opportunity for the exchange of information with renowned researchers, scientists, engineers and professional from all around the world.

EOS Topical Meetings at Capri 2015

Capri, Italy
17 September 2015 - 19 September 2015


6th EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems (OµS’15)


OµS’15 is the 6th edition of the international conference wholly dedicated to optical microsystems organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) and the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), Italian Branch of the EOS.

International School on Parametric Nonlinear Optics: Classical, Quantum, Materials, Geometries, Devices and Applications

Les Houches, France
20 April 2015 - 1 May 2015

Website: http://nlo.leshouches.neel.cnrs.fr/

This international school mainly reserved for PhD students and postdocs deals with various aspects of parametric nonlinear optics: classical and quantum pictures, geometries, materials, devices and applications. The aim is to bring to the attendees the concepts and basic modelling of parametric interactions as well as the latest theoretical and experimental advances in the field.

The International Optical Seminar OS-2015

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
18 May 2015 - 21 May 2015

Website: http://aco.ifmo.ru/opt_seminar/eng/index.html
OS-2015 is held by ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Main audience of OS-2015 includes experts and researchers in optical engineering and optical design as well as young scientists and students.

Photomechanics 2015 conference

Delft, The Netherlands
25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015

Conference Website: http://www.photomechanics2015.nl/

The Photomechanics 2015 conference will be held in Delft - the Netherlands. This follows on from highly successful Photomechanics conferences in 2013, 2011, 2008 and 2006, held in Montpellier (France), Brussels (Belgium), Loughborough (UK) and Clermont-Ferrand (France), respectively.

Northern Optics & Photonics 2015 (NOP 2015)

Lappeenranta, Finland
2 June 2015 - 4 June 2015

Website: http://www.photonics.fi/nop2015/

In the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies 2015 it is our great pleasure to organize the next edition in the series of Northern Optics conferences that brings together optical scientists from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The previous meetings were held in Uppsala (2000), Espoo (2003), Bergen (2006), Vilnius (2009), and Helsingor (2012). Northern Optics & Photonics 2015 (NOP 2015) will be arranged on 2-4 June 2015 near the city of Imatra (but in Lappeenranta region) in South-Eastern Finland, a 2.5 hour train trip from Helsinki. The conference venue is the spa resort Holiday Club Saimaa by the beautiful lake Saimaa with attractive free-time activities.

FIAT LUX Conference

Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy
3 June 2015 - 5 June 2015

Website: http://www.fiatluxconference.com/

In the common language light means knowledge: “I had a lightning”! In nature, light has a larger dimension, regrouping together three main functionalities: light means energy, light means information, light means also time rhythm. All of them are somehow different expressions of “knowledge”: getting information and communicate means in fact to know the surrounding, acquire energy from such knowledge and start associated actions. Physics and metaphysics have always analysed the surrounding nature from points of view which might be different but never opposite. FIAT LUX wants to be the place where scientists philosophers and theologians will get together to discuss on the same topics, trying to find similar languages and common understanding.

Workshop on Optical Coatings for Laser Applications 2015

11 June 2015

Time: 13:30 - 19:30 (incl. Apéro)
Web Address: http://www.ntb.ch/pwo/ocla-e

The workshop contains presentations by highly reputed speakers in the fields of optical coatings and will present the newly developed LIDT system at NTB Buchs. It is geared towards engineers and scientists working with laser optics, optical thin film deposition and characterisation. Presentations will be held in English and participation is free of charge.

X International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

CNR-Institue of Photonics, Padova, Italy
15 June 2015 - 19 June 2015

Website: http://aoim.pd.ifn.cnr.it/adaptive-school

The International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine provides scientists and engineers from both industry and academia with opportunities to explore recent developments, current practices and future trends in adaptive optics and related fields. The workshop will run from 15th-19th June 2015. An introductory short course on adaptive optics will be given.

OPTIQUE Bretagne 2015

Rennes, France
6 July 2015 - 9 July 2015

Website: http://sfoptique.org/2015/

6th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems (OPTICS 2015)

Colmar, Alsace, France
20 July 2015 - 22 July 2015

Website: http://www.optics.icete.org/

8th International Summer School 'New Frontiers in Optical Technologies'

Tampere, Finland
10 August 2015 - 14 August 2015

ISS-logo-new.gifWebsite: http://www.tut.fi/summerschool/index.html

The 12th International Conference on Correlation Optics, “Correlation Optics’15”

Chernivtsi, Ukraine
14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

Webiste: http://www.itf.cv.ua/corropt15/

The purpose of the conference is to provide a discussion of novel approaches and advances connected with optical correlation techniques for measurements of random optical fields, and object diagnostics in diverse applications.


Optics and Microsystems "OMS" (sixth edition)

Capri, Italy
17 September 2015 - 19 September 2015

Optics at the Nanoscale "ONS" (second edition)

Capri, Italy
17 September 2015 - 19 September 2015

Eurporan Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC2105)

Valencia, Spain
27 September 2015 - 1 October 2015

Website: http://www.ecoc2015.org
Paper Submission: http://www.ecoc2015.org/modules.php?name=webstructure&idwebstructure=21

ECOC is the leading conference on optical communication in Europe, attracting more than 1,000 participants each year and an exhibition space of more than 10,000m2

International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Network - FOAN2015

Brno, Czech Republic
6 October 2015 - 7 October 2015

Website: www.foan2015.com.ba

The primary goal of FOAN 2015 is to bring and present the latest research in the field of Fiber Optics Technologies for Access network. The idea behind the workshop is to create opportunity to learn new things by gathering scientists and experts from academies, industry and operators in this field that will during the workshop share their knowledge, experience, and ideas.


Padua, Italy
8 October 2015 - 10 October 2015

Websiote: www.illuminotronica.it/en

Illuminotronica is a unique Italian trade fair devoted to Human Centric Lighting and Technologies and dealing with both the electronics innovations of LED and the creativity of Italian lighting.

The main topics are: LED technologies and market; human centric lighting applications; home and building solutions; smart lighting; wireless, sensors and electronics components for lighting.

16th International Feofilov Symposium on spectroscopy of crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions

St. Petersburg, Russia
9 November 2015 - 13 November 2015

Website: http://ifs.ifmo.ru/

The 16th Feofilov Symposium celebrates Petr Feofilov's 100th birthday and continues a sequence of symposia started in 1965 by Feofilov himself.

The Symposium already has the endorsement of the Israel Physical Society, the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the European Technology Platform Photonics21.

10th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design and Fabrication

Weingarten, Germany
28 February 2016 - 2 March 2016

Website: http://www.odf16.de/

Metropolitan Solutions 2015

Berlin, Germany
20 May 2015 - 22 May 2015

Website: http://www.metropolitansolutions.de
Metropolitan Solutions 2015 will comprise an exhibition and around 15 parallel conferences, organized by independent partners, highlighting different aspects of smart and sustainable urban development, including smart lighting http://www.metropolitansolutions.de/event/smart-lighting-2015/TAG/62268
In addition, Deutsche Messe AG and the Enterprise Europe Network will organize the first edition of Business Days at Metropolitan Solutions 2015. Business Days offers unique opportunities to find new business, technology or research partners and to get a comprehensive overview of the Smart City Berlin.
The Business Days will present a matchmaking event during the trade fair and different thematic guided tours (Business Tours). The focus will be on various business sectors and topics and lead you to exhibitors of Metropolitan Solutions 2015.  

Stereology Workshop at the Institute of Anatomy

University of Bern, Switzerland
17 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
Website: www.stereology.unibe.ch

Spatiotemporal complexity in nonlinear optics - Lake Como School of Advanced Studies

Como, Italy
31 August 2015 - 4 September 2015

Website: http://scno.lakecomoschool.org/

Registration and payment have to be completed by 1st June 2015.
The objective of the school is to present interdisciplinary approaches to the modeling and understanding of complex optical systems, ranging from lasers to multimode wave guides and optical communication networks. For example, consider thermodynamic approaches to describe spatio-temporal pattern formation in lasers, turbulence theory applied to both integrable and near-integrable dynamical systems such as fibers for supercontinuum generation, and information theory analysis of nonlinear methods to overcome classical limits to the capacity of transmission channels.

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