1st EOS Topical Meeting on Frontiers in Optical Imaging (FOI 2013)

Centre Loewenberg, Murten, Switzerland
16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
General Chair(s): 
  • Peter Seitz - ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne and Hamamatsu Photonics / Switzerland
  • Hervé Rigneault - Institut Fresnel / France



Optical imaging methods play a key role in many fields of science, engineering and in a huge number of everyday applications. FOI 2013 focuses on the most relevant and most challenging of these techniques, with the purpose of advancing the state-of-the-art in domains where the fundamental limits of imaging performance have not yet been achieved. By combining novel physical detection principles, advanced sensor chip and electronic circuit design, new optical imaging methods, mathematical algorithms for image reconstruction and physical techniques to improve image resolution, the frontiers of optical imaging are further pushed back.




  • Advanced microscopic techniques, including near-field methods
  • Single-photon imaging
  • Mid-infrared spectroscopy and imaging (2-12 µm)
  • Polarization based imaging techniques
  • High-speed time-gated and time-resolved imaging
  • High-resolution fluorescence imaging
  • Advanced X-ray imaging (e.g. phase contrast, time-of-flight, energy-resolved)
  • Physical super-resolution techniques (STORM, STED, PALM, structured illumination)
  • Numerical super-resolution techniques (e.g. blind deconvolution)
  • Imaging in scattering media
  • 3D optical imaging (OCT, interferometry, time-of-flight)
  • Non-linear optical imaging
  • Quantum imaging
  • Novel contrast mechanism for imaging
  • Wavefront and temporal shaping for imaging


Programme Committee

  • Joseph Braat, Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Bart Dierickx, Free University of Brussels (BE)
  • Christian Eggeling, University of Oxford  (UK)
  • Sylvain Gigan, Institute Langevin (FR)
  • Franco Gori, Università di Roma (IT)
  • Hans Peter Herzig, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL (CH)
  • Alain Jutant, Nikkoia SAS (FR)
  • Philippe Réfrégier, Institut Fresnel (FR)
  • Volker Seyfried, Leica Microsystems (DE)
  • Jacob Stamnes, University of Bergen (NO)
  • Nicolas Treps, École Normale Supérieure - Paris (FR)
  • Michael Unser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL (CH)
  • Andreas Zumbusch, University of Konstanz (DE)


Invited Speakers

  • Christian Eggeling, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Ulf Leonhardt, Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)
  • Monika Ritsch-Marte, Medical University of Innsbruck (AT)
  • Yaron Silberberg, Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)
  • Renato Zenobi, ETH Zurich (CH)

Call for Papers

The pdf-file of the final call for papers can be downloaded here: eostom_foi2013_finalcall (file size 425 KB)

Abstract submission

Submission is closed
Notification to authors: 12 June 2013



Final programme

Final programme publisheddownload PDF programme (978 KB)


At least one author of an accepted contribution is requested to register properly in advance to FOI 2013.

Registrationdownload PDF form (125 KB)


Late registration Universities, private persons, German and non-EU companies and non-university research institutes (incl. 19% VAT) EU/Swiss companies and
EU/Swiss non-university research institutes (except Germany)
(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)
Late for members* 642.60 € 540 €
Late for non-members* 714.00 € 600 €
Late for student members* 380.80 € 320 €
Late for student non-members* 404.60 € 340 €

*The registration includes one copy of the digest CD-ROM, lunches and coffee breaks.


Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter, please log on to the EDAS system. On your EDAS welcome page you will see the image (see left). Click this image  to print your invitation letter.
+++ IMPORTANT: Before trying to print the invitation letter, make sure you are nominated as "presenter" for your paper. Invitation letters are only available to "presenters". +++


Venue & directions

Centre Loewenberg
Loewenberg 43
3280 Murten

Centre Loewenberg can easily be reached by car or train. Please see http://www.sbb.ch/en/corporation/real-estate/properties-for-rent/centreloewenberg/contact.html for the train timetable and further details.

The train stop "Muntelier-Loewenberg" is a request stop. Please ask the driver to drop you there.

Map of the area: http://www.sbb.ch/content/sbb/de/desktop/sbb-konzern/gebaeude-flaechen/mietobjekte/centreloewenberg/kontakt/_jcr_content/relatedPar/contextmenu_0/downloadList/download_5.spooler.download.pdf.




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