6th EOS Topical Meeting on Visual and Physiological Optics (EMVPO 2012)

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland
20 August 2012 - 22 August 2012
Submission Timeframe: 
15 February 2012 - 9 April 2012
General Chair(s): 
  • Brian Vohnsen - University College Dublin / Ireland
Program Committee: 
  • Pablo Artal - Universidad de Murcia / Spain
  • David Atchison - Queensland University of Technology / Australia
  • Ralf Blendowske - Hochschule Darmstadt / Germany
  • Neil Charman - University of Manchester / United Kingdom
  • Christopher Dainty - National University of Ireland / Ireland
  • Luis Diaz-Santana - The Technology Partnership plc / United Kingdom
  • Harilaos Ginis - University of Crete / Greece
  • José Ramón Jiménez Cuesta - Universidad de Granada / Spain
  • Vasudevan (Vengu) Lakshminarayanan - University of Waterloo / Canada
  • Linda Lundström - KTH - Royal Institute of Technology / Sweden
  • Susana Marcos - CSIC / Spain
  • Barbara Pierscionek - Kingston University / United Kingdom
  • Larry N. Thibos - Indiana University / United States
  • David R. Williams - University of Rochester / United States
  • Brian Vohnsen - University College Dublin / Ireland
  • Henryk Kasprzak - Wroclaw University of Technology / Poland
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As of now, pre-registration for the conference is closed and again possible on-site.
The EOS registration desk will be open on Sunday, 19 August, from 18:00 - 20:00 at the Newman House and on Monday, 20 August, from 08:30 on at the UCD.

Please check the Final Programme for more details! 

The full-time-registration including the official Conference Dinner & Social Programme is no longer possible.



The 6th EOS Topical Meeting on Visual and Physiological Optics (EMVPO 2012) will take place at the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, 20– 22 August 2012. This is the sixth of a series of meetings that has previously taken place in Wroclaw, Poland (1999), Granada, Spain (2004), London, UK (2006), Heraklion, Greece (2008), and Stockholm, Sweden (2010). The EMVPO meetings, attended by students and world-leading researchers in visual and physiological optics, are much appreciated due to their scientific quality and informal atmosphere encouraging discussions. Areas to be covered include basic and applied elements of vision research such as adaptive optics and eye dynamics, ocular aberrations and corrections, intraocular scattering, retinal image quality, cornea, lens, retina and photoreceptor optics.
EMVPO 2012 is organized by the Advanced Optical Imaging Group in UCD and the European Optical Society (EOS).


Final Programme

The Final Programme is now online: Final Programme (pdf, 6.87 MB).

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This conference will cover many aspects of visual and physiological optics, including clinical studies, basic research, and instrumentation, for example:

  • Eye models and intraocular lenses
  • Cornea and lens
  • Anterior segment imaging
  • Aberrations and retina image quality
  • Ocular wavefront sensing
  • Ocular biomechanics
  • Peripheral wavefront sensing and vision
  • Retina optics and photoreceptor function
  • Vision and physiological optics
  • Retinal imaging and analysis
  • Novel instrumentation and techniques
  • Numerical image processing
  • Multiphoton techniques.

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Call For Papers

The Final Call for Papers is available for download here (pdf-file, 1.08 MB).

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Confirmed Speakers

Plenary Speaker

  • Michael Bach, Universitäts-Augenklinik Freiburg, Ophthalmology (DE)
    "An Eye for Optical Illusions"


Invited Speakers

  • Stephen Allan Burns, Indiana University (US)
    "Adaptive optics imaging of the retina and photoreceptors"
  • Alexander Goncharov, NUI Galway (IE)
    "Optical modelling of the eye and IOL design"

  • Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester (US)
    Title: "2-photon imaging of the retina"
  • Guillermo Perez, Universidad de Murcia (ES)
    "Intraocular scattering - measurement and analysis"

  • Gerald Westheimer, University of Berkeley, California (US)
    "What to expect from physics when trying to understand and explain vision"

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Dates and Deadlines

Notification to authors:
Publication Advance Programme:
Early-bird registration deadline:

End of April 2012
10 May 2012
19 July 2012

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Sponsoring Opportunities

Interested in presenting your products 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 EMVPO 2012 or contact Julia Dalichow at emvpo2012@myeos.org to learn more about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for this EOS Topical Meeting.

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Abstract Submission

Abstract submission closed.

All accepted contributions are to be published in the EOS Advance Programme (electronic version) and the Final Programme (electronic and print version) that will be distributed on-site. All authors are requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission.


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The full-time-registration including the official Conference Dinner & Social Programme is closed.

If you would like to pre-register for the conference only, download the late registration form and register by 12 August!

The registration fee includes full-time admission to the meeting, coffee breaks and lunches on all three meeting days, a copy of the extended programme and the participation in the official welcome reception on Sunday, 19 August.
Registrations from companies and non-university research institutes registered in EU countries (except Germany) are exempted from VAT, if VAT no. is given.
Registration Options:

Social Programme & Conference Dinner

When:                       Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 14:00 – 21:00
Join our guided Dublin Bay & Castle Tour followed by a conference dinner in the fishing village Howth just north of Dublin. The participation is included in your conference fee.
The Dublin Bay & Castle Tour will start with a scenic drive along Dublin’s coastal drive with some spectacular view of the seaside and shores and end at the small fishing village Howth facing “Ireland’s eye”. You will have time to see the seals or wander through the picturesque village admiring its charming marina before stopping in one of the small restaurants for the conference dinner.



Paper Publication in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (Wiley)

Following the conference, a special issue of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics will be published including papers from EMVPO 2012.

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous reviewing process to ensure a high quality of all published works.

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2012

The official Call for Papers is available for download here.

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The capital city of Ireland, Dublin, has transformed immensely during the Celtic Tiger Years welcoming the visitor to its sights, its welcoming people and culture, and its attractive modern waterfront area. Dublin has always been strongly linked to the sea where also the Vikings made their mark sailing up the river Liffey more than a thousand years ago.
For a night out Temple Bar near the old Viking settlement is where a pint of Dublin's famous dark Guinness (or a whiskey with an 'e') can be enjoyed to the sound of Irish music, a lively chat, and possibly the story of fishmonger Molly Malone.
Literature is key to the Irish and to Dublin, in particular, where a string of eminent writers including Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, Bram Stoker, and of course James Joyce the author of the "Dubliners" have all left lasting impressions in the Writers Museum and in locations and statues across the city. Also not to be missed is the 1200 years-old Book of Kells.

Science has equally made its mark in Dublin where prominent scientists include George Stokes, William Rowan Hamilton, John Tyndall, Francis Fitz Gerald, Thomas Preston, John L. Synge, and Edward H. Synge, while also Erwin Schrödinger worked in Dublin for a number of years. Their work and that of many others has given rise to a modern Ireland soundly based on science and innovation that is reflected in Dublin City of Science 2012.

Just north of Dublin, Howth, is a lovely fishing village with stunning views and flowering vegetation that is worth an excursion. The Irish cuisine although traditionally based on meat and potatoes has embraced new opportunities and now offers excellent seafood, cheese, and chocolates for the gourmet’s palate.

University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in the Republic of Ireland with close to 20,000 students set on green fields in the Southern part of the City. The university was founded in 1854 and established as UCD in 1880 while based near St Stephen's Green in the city centre.
In the early-to-mid 1960'ies, UCD moved to its present location on the Belfield Campus. EMVPO 2012 will take place in the William Jefferson Clinton auditorium on the UCD Belfield Campus.
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Travel and Accommodation

Rooms at a special rate have been blocked near the conference venue at UCD:
1)   Stillorgan Park Hotel
      Stillorgan Road, Dublin 18, Ireland
Telephone:       +353 (0) 1 200 1814
Fax:                    +353 (0) 1 283 1610
Email:                reservations@stillorganpark.com
Website:            www.stillorganpark.com
  • Free WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Free Car Parking available (300 car spaces)
  • Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service from the hotel to UCD and back (Monday to Friday 7.30 - 11.15 and 14.30 - 18.30 CEST)
  • Distance to UCD: 2.5 km (approx. 5 minutes by car)
  • 79.00 €/room - single room excl. breakfast
  • 89.00 €/room - single room incl. breakfast
  • 99.00 €/room - twin/ double room incl. breakfast
Booking details
Please use this registration form and refer directly to the hotel reservation via email, fax or phone.
When making your reservation, please mention the booking code “98243”.
This offer is valid until 23 July 2012. Following this date, all bookings will be subject to availability.
Booked period             19 – 23 August 2012
2)   Radisson Blu St. Helens Hotel
      Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone:        +353 (0) 1 218 6000
Fax:                     +353 (0) 1 218 6010
Reservations:   +1 800 333 3333 US
                            +1 800 55 7474 Ireland
                            +353 (0) 1 706 0225 EU
Email:                info.dublin@radissonblu.com
  • Free Internet access and/or WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Free Car Parking available (220 car spaces)
  • Distance to UCD: 500 m (approx. 2 minutes walking)
  • 130.00 €/room – single room incl. breakfast
  • 140.00 €/room – twin/double room incl. breakfast
Booking details
Please refer directly to the hotel reservation when making your reservation.
This offer is valid until 01 July 2012. Following this date, all bookings will be subject to availability.
Booked period             19 – 23 August 2012

3. UCD Campus accommodation

  • 49.50 €/room - single ensuite room incl. breakfast
Booking details
Please check the availability of rooms and make your reservation directly via the website.
Booked period            19 - 25 August 2012


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Contact and more information

EOS - Events & Services GmbH
Julia Dalichow (M.A.)
Committee & Event Manager
Garbsener Landstr. 10
30419 Hannover, Germany

Phone: +49-511-277 2673
Fax: +49-511-277 2699
E-mail: emvpo2012@myeos.org


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