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 – 9 April, 2018
Notification to authors: 16 April 2018
Publication of the Advance Programme: 23 April
Early bird registration / Author registration: 4 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)



Accomodation information can be found here.


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/.

Local Organizing Committee

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