EOS Topical Meeting on Waves in Complex Photonics Media: Fundamentals and Device Applications

Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy
4 June 2018 - 7 June 2018

Important Dates

Submission Timeframe: 21 February - 23 April, 2018 EXTENDED
Notification to authors: 30 April 2018
Publication of the Advance Programme: 3 May
Early bird registration / Author registration: 14 May



The Topical Meeting will be held in the beautiful scenery of Italy, Anacapri, in the Island of Capri between 4th and 7th of June, 2018. A long list of world-renowned experts in the field of optics in complex media have been invited to speak at the event. Join them and find out the most recent research in the field.

Abstract Submission

Submission opens 21 February. Submissions will be accepted for both oral and poster presentations.
Abstracts can only be submitted online via Conftool: https://www.conftool.com/anacapri2018

Authors are requested to submit an abstract, minimum of 500 words and a maximum of three pages and preferably with at least one figure.
Please use the EOS abstract template for your submission. Both Word or LaTeX templates are available.Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation, please indicate preference. All accepted contributions are to be published on the EOS Topical Meeting Proceedings.

Submit here.

General Chairs:

Luca Dal Negro, Boston University (USA)
Vito Mocella, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)


  • Complex electromagnetic media
  • Optics of pseudo-random structures
  • Aperiodic metamaterials
  • Multiscale optical media and fractal optics
  • Aperiodic order in Photonics
  • Incommensurate structures and quasicrystals
  • Aperiodic plasmonics
  • Transport in aperiodic systems
  • Photonic amorphous systems
  • Numerical methods for waves in complex systems
  • Hyperuniform optical media
  • Analytical techniques in complex optics
  • Wave localization in correlated aperiodic media
  • Fractional transport in wave optics   



 List of Invited Speakers

  • Ad Lajendijk, University of Twente (Netherlands)
  • Mark Brongersma, Stanford University (USA)
  • Eric Akkermans, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
  • Felipe Pinheiro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Shanhui Fan, Stanford University (USA)
  • Jacopo Bertolotti, University of Exeter (UK)
  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Hui Cao, Yale University (USA)
  • Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton (UK)
  • Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University (USA)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University (USA)
  • Steven Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Mikael C. Rechtsman, Pennsylvania State University (USA)
  • Peter Schmelcher, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • Carlo Forestiere, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
  • Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts University (USA)
  • Concita Sibilia, Universtiy La Sapienza, Rome (Italy)
  • Walter Pfeiffer, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
  • Tsampikos Kottos, Wesleyan University (USA)
  • Azriel Genack, Queens College, NYU (USA)
  • Sergey Skipetrov, CNRS Grenoble (France)
  • Igor Tsukerman, Akron University (USA)
  • Francesco Riboli, CNR and LENS (Italy)
  • Jacob Khurgin, John Hopkins University  (USA)
  • Luca Sapienza, University of Southhampton (UK)
  • Gaetano Assanto, CNISM, National Institute for Nuclear Physics -INFN and Department of Engineering,

University of Rome "Roma Tre"/Tampere University of Technology, Finland.



Registration will open soon: https://www.conftool.com/anacapri2018 

 Registration fees (excl. VAT)*  Early Bird Fees until May 4  Standard Fees, May 5-
 EOS Member  370,00 €  420,00 €
 Non-Member  470,00 €  550,00 €
 Student Member  270,00 €  320,00 €
 Student Non-Member  320,00 €  380,00 €


*VAT excluded for Non-EU companies, 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: VAT 24% added, according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.
If you are entitled to VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.

Members of the European Optical Society (EOS), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Optical Society of Japan (OSJ), Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS)
and the Chinese Optical Society (COS) are entitled to register with EOS member fee.



Accomodation information can be found here.


CNR Conference Center
Address: Via Ceselle, 6, 80071 Anacapri NA, Italy

Capri is a beautiful and picturesque island in the Gulf of Naples, in the South of Italy. Its mild climate, the numerous monuments and island highlights, and last but not least the excellent Italian cuisine and wine culture make Capri a perfect location for relaxing and enjoying the Mediterranean atmosphere. The Island of Capri has two towns: Capri and Anacapri. If the Piazzetta of Capri is the unrivalled focus of the island's glamorous social life, filled with elegant sidewalk cafes, the pretty historic centre of Anacapri located on the slopes of Mount Solaro is the exact opposite, with its peaceful piazzas and bougainvillea and geranium festooned lanes. It is a concentration of Mediterranean colours, scents, and sounds. Town life here has remained authentic despite the island's tourism: tucked between the houses there are tiny, humble vegetable gardens surrounded by lush tropical plants. A walk around the centre of Anacapri will take you past tiny Neapolitan tailor shops, artisan shoemakers, ladies sitting in the shade outside working on their knitting while exchanging gossip and news...all with the scent of the town's lemon groves that permeates the air.
The EOS Topical Meetings in Capri will be held at the Conference Centre of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the former Royal Swedish Academy Solar Observatory, Via Ceselle, Anacapri (Na), Italy.


The nearest International Airport to Capri is Naples International Airport.

  • From Naples International Airport to train station/port
    From the airport the best and cheapest way to get to the train station/port is the AliBus, a bus departing every 20 minutes that takes passengers to either the train station and to the port in a less than 30 minutes.
  • From the port to Capri
    The island of Capri can be reached by regular ferry or hydrofoil connections from Naples and other locations like Sorrento, Amalfi and Salerno. Ferries depart from Molo Beverello in Naples, a few steps away from the bus stop.
    A regular bus running every fifteen minutes takes from Capri to Anacapri. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver.
    See also http://www.capritourism.com/.

How to get to CNR Conference Center

Guests traveling to Anacapri by bus should descend at the “Bar Grotta Azzurra” bus stop. It’s the 4th stop after “Piazza Vittoria”, the main bus stop in Anacapri (usually announced by the driver, who simply calls out “Anacapri”). Feel free to ask the driver to let you know when the bus gets to the Bar Grotta Azzurra stop. From here, you’ll need to walk down Via Pagliaro for about 200 meters until reaching a junction. Turn left and walk uphill for circa 50 meters.


EOS offers versatile options for companies and institutions for great visibility before, during, and after the topical meeting. In addition to several sponsoring items, donations for pens, writing pads and lanyards are also welcomed. See the list of suggested sponsoring items here.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Carlo Forestiere (University of Naples Federico II), Silvia Romano (IMM-CNR)