TOM 4 - Micro-Optics (EOSAM 2012)

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Scotland (GB)
25 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
Submission Timeframe: 
20 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
General Chair(s): 
  • Norbert Lindlein - University of Erlangen-Nürnberg / Germany
  • Mohammad R. Taghizadeh - Heriot-Watt University / United Kingdom
Program Committee: 
  • Ryszard Buczynski - Heriot-Watt University / United Kingdom
  • Carlos Gómez-Reino Carnota - Universidad de Santiago de Compostela / Spain
  • Fredrik Nikolajeff - Uppsala University / Sweden
  • Olivier Parriaux - Université de Saint Etienne - Jean Monnet / France
  • Stefano Pelli - Istituto di Fisica Applicata (IFAC-CNR) / Italy
  • Stefan Sinzinger - TU Ilmenau / Germany
  • Hans Zappe - University of Freiburg / Germany
  • Uwe D. Zeitner - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering / Germany
  • Norbert Lindlein - University of Erlangen-Nürnberg / Germany
  • Mohammad R. Taghizadeh - Heriot-Watt University / United Kingdom


This Topical Meeting is intended to provide an international forum for an update, review and exchange of scientific and technical breakthroughs and information covering a wide range of topics within the field of micro-optics, from fundamental theory and research to applications and systems.

Final Programme

The Final Programme is now online: Final Programme (pdf-file, 1.51 MB).


Plenary Speaker

  • Juergen Jahns, FernUniversitaet Hagen 


Invited Speakers

  • Robert Brunner, FH Jena (DE)
  • Eustace Dereniak, University of Arizona College of Optical Science (US)
  • Chauncey Graetzel, Optotune (CH)
  • Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique (FR)
  • Christoph Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) (DE)
  • Olivier Parriaux, University of Lyon at Saint-Etienne (FR)



  • Theory, design and modelling: Refractive and reflective optics including free-form surfaces, diffractive optics, gradient-index optics, nanostructured devices, guided wave optics, nonlinear optics, photonic band, slow light, plasmonics etc.
  • Materials: Dielectric materials, polymeric materials, nonlinear materials, nano-structured materials, metals, fluid elements, liquid crystals etc.
  • Fabrication: Lithography and etching, diffusion and ion-exchange, nano-imprint and laser fabrication etc.
  • Measurements: Interferometry, spectroscopy, reflectometry etc.
  • Applications: Optical communications and optical interconnects, optical storage, displays and lighting, medical and biophotonic applications etc.
  • Packaging & integration: Monolithic & hybrid packaging, 3D integration and micro-assembly etc. 


Abstract submission

Opening of submission 2 April 2012
Deadline for abstract submission 7 May 2012
Notification to authors 8 June 2012
Abstracts can only be submitted online via Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of a minimum of one page and a maximum of two pages with at least one figure. The abstract must be formatted according to the EOS abstract guidelines, which can be downloaded at
Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation. Please indicate your preference. All accepted contributions are to be published on the EOSAM 2012 digest CD-ROM (ISBN numbered) which will be available on-site. At least one author is requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission. The registration includes admission to all Topical Meetings, the workshop, special events and the exhibition.

Springer Award for Students

The two best student presentations (oral and poster) will be awarded a diploma, an EOS student membership and a book sponsored by Springer.

Paper publication in JEOS:RP

Attendees of EOSAM 2012 receive a 20% discount on the publication rate for JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications). The paper submitted must be an original contribution that is connected to EOSAM 2012 and will be reviewed against JEOS:RP's regular standards for insight, quality and novelty.
JEOS:RP is a peer-reviewed open-access journal at The 2011 Impact Factor: 1.019

Paper submission deadline: 30 November 2012

Special publication fee for standard papers of EOS attendees

  • 280 € (instead of 350 €) for full EOS members
  • 320 € (instead of 400 €) for non EOS members

For further information please see:


General information about EOSAM 2012

For general information about EOSAM 2012 please see or download the Final Programme here.


Invitation Letters

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