EOS Conference on Light Engineering (EOSLE 2015)

Location: 
MUNICH ICM International Congress Centre Munich, Germany
Duration: 
24 June 2015

EOS Conferences are held under the umbrella of the World of Photonics Congress 2015, the leading international congress for optical technologies in Europe (21-25 June 2015).

General Chairs:

  • Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Stephan Malkmus, OSRAM GmbH (DE)

Programme committee:

  • Dick K.G. De Boer, Philips Research (NL)
  • Fabian Duerr, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
  • Joerg Frischeisen (OSRAM GmbH)
  • Willem L. Vos, Complex Photonic Systems (COPS)
  • Twente University (NL)

Invited Speakers (list to be completed)

  • Reinder Coehoorn, Philips Research, TU Eindhoven (NL)
  • Stefan Illek, OSRAM OptoSemiconductor (DE)
  • Jaime Gomez Rivas, FOM Institute AMOLF (NL)
  • Andreas Waag, TU Braunschweig (DE)
  • Rolf Wester, Fraunhofer ILT (DE)

Synopsis

The focus of this conference will be to explore new developments in the field of light engineering for a variety of applications, including solid state lighting. Held in conjunction with the LASER WORLD of PHOTONICS 2015 trade fair, one of the largest for optics, it will be a unique opportunity for the exchange of information with renowned researchers, scientists, engineers and professional from all around the world.

4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4)

Location: 
Barcelona - Spain
Duration: 
11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
Submission Timeframe: 
1 November 2014 - 6 February 2015

Notification to authors: 27 February 2015
Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona (ICM, CSIC)

General chairs

  • Jaume Piera (ICM, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Julia Busch (UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Nuno Gracias (UdG, Girona, Spain)
  • Carine Simon (Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)

Program committee:

  • Carine Simon - Science Marine Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jaume Piera - ICM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Julia Busch - UNIOL, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Hans Van der Woerd - Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Marcel Wernand - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
  • Marc Jofre - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Nuno Gracias - UdG, Girona, Spain
  • Oliver Zielinski - Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany

Plenary Speaker:

EPICThe invited speakers:

  • Peter Gege - German aerospace Center of Germany, Germany
  • Valerio Pruneri - The Institute of Photonics Sciences, ICFO, Spain
  • Rafael Garcia - University of Girona, Spain

Topics

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • New low-cost technologies
  • Ocean Colour
  • Radiative Transfer and Modelling
  • Marine Bio-optics and Remote Sensing
  • Fluorometry
  • AOP - IOP 2D and 3D
  • Underwater Imaging
  • Innovative Sub-sea Optical Techniques and Instrumentation

Synopsis

The 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics® - Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4), to be held at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, will provide a major international forum for the discussion of marine optics, underwater  imaging systems and its applications. Its aims are to review recent progress in the field, to promote the formation of a community of scientists and engineers working in related areas, and to stimulate the interdisciplinary collaboration required to meet the rapidly developing challenges of the future.
 

Sponsoring Opportunities

Interested in presenting your products and introducing your company 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 Blue Photonics 4 or contact Oili Kohonen at kohonen@myeos.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this EOS Topical Meeting. We will be pleased to working out an individual sponsoring/advertising package for you to meet your company's marketing demands and needs.

List of Accepted Papers

Download the List of Accepted Papers

Download the Conference schedule

 

Registration

 

  Early-bird (until 22.3)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Advanced (23.3 - 19.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Late / on site (after 20.4)
*excl. VAT / **incl. 24% VAT
Member 370 € / 458.8 € 420 € / 520.8 € 460 € / 570.5 €
Non-Member 420 € / 520.8 € 470 € / 582.8 € 510 € / 632.4 €
Student Member 210 € / 260.4 € 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 €
Student Non-Member 220 € / 272.8 € 240 € / 297.6 € 260 € / 322.4 €
Invited Speaker 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 € 100 € / 124 €


* Non-EU participants, 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 (incl. VAT 24%). Private persons etc. from EU: VAT 24% according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.

If you choose VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.

The registration fee includes full-time admission to the meeting, conference proceedings, welcome reception, conference dinner, and coffee breaks and lunches during the conference.

 

Register to Conference


Publish in JEOS:RP

Presenters at the 4th EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics – Optics in the Sea (Blue Photonics 4) are kindly invited to consider the submission of a manuscript about their research to the EOS open-access on-line journal JEOS:RP (Journal of the European Optical Society, Rapid Publications, www.jeos.org). A 20% discount will be applied to the author fee. JEOS:RP publishes articles about recent scientific research and technological innovation as well as review papers about a topic in science or innovation from the recent past. A contribution should be original and will be subjected to the journal’s standard anonymous peer review process for scientific quality. The average time-to-publication of the journal is of the order of 75 days. The copyright of a published paper resides entirely with the author. When submitting your manuscript, please, mention the research results were presented in Blue Phtonics 4.

The author fees, VAT excluded, are:
EOS-members                      280 Euro  (instead of 350 Euro)
non-EOS members               320 Euro  (instead of 400 Euro)




Accommodation

The following hotels have offered some quota of rooms for us. However, reservations should be done before March 18, using the code "BluePhotonics Conference".

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
Double Room: 225€/room/night (double or single occupancy)
Breakfast not included, 15€/pax/day
Reservations: Miriam Bello, groups@grandhotelcentral.com, +34 93 295 79 00

Hotel Silken Diagonal
Single/Double: 145€/160€
Breakfast included, 10% VAT included

Tryp Barcelona Apolo
Reservations: Clara Mias, clara.mias@melia.com, +34 93 343 30 03
Double for single use 130€/night
Twin: 140€/night
Breakfast included, 10% VAT not included, city tax not included (1.21€/person/night)
 
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HOWEVER, it makes sense to check the prices from the booking system of the hotel. The proces in there may sometimes be cheaper than the above given rates!

In addition to these, Barcelona has many hotels and hostels in a wide range of prices. Internet searches can help such as Google or Booking.com. Be careful using unlicensed rentals through Airbnb because there have been recent crack-downs on cheap tourism. You can also check accommodation options at the student residency in the vicinity of ICM-CSIC. Campus Mar and Ciutadella are further away from ICM-CSIC but are closer to the city center.
 

Social Program

On Sunday, May 10, there will be a walking tour "Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle Ages to the XVIII century". This is a walk through 700 years of the history of Barcelona and its relationship with the Mediterranean sea. You will get to know the medieval port district of Vilanova del Mar with its "Cathedral of the Seas", the old Gothic quarter with its King´s Palace, the Cathedral and other medieval remains and the new fishermen´s district built over reclaimed land in the middle of the XVIII century. The tour is followed by a welcome drink and tapas. The approximated gathering time for the tour is 16.30. Conference dinner will be organized on Tuesday, May 12, in beachfront restaurant Barraca Barcelonetta, http://www.tribuwoki.com/en/restaurante/barraca-barceloneta/
 


Places to eat

Spanish food is great, and Barcelona has a wide range of choices of local, regional, national and international foods. However, floods of foreign visitors have had an eroding effect on general meal quality around touristic locations. When in search for a good meal, we suggest that you adhere to the following:

  • Eat where the locals do;
  • Do not eat on or close to Las Ramblas unless you want to pay a fortune for a plate of Aaargh;
  • Pealla is Spanish but Spain is a big country. Paella originated from Valencia and is not a specialty of Barcelona, although you’ll see it on offer everywhere. A word of warning: in general, do not expect a cheap, quickly made paella to taste good. A true paella takes hours to prepare and typically does not come out of a microwave. However, IF you manage to find a restaurant where you are required to order it hours in advance, go for it;
  • The Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta have many small tapas bars and other tasty surprises;
  • Hot chocolate with churros is a fall and winter treat worth committing a minor crime for.

Places to visit

Beside the regular treats such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, and Casa Batlló, for instance, Barcelona has a wealth of museums and attractions to offer that are less famous but worth a visit:

For inspiration, take a look on this tourist guide. Taking the Barcelona Bus Turístic is a good way to visit many of these places while learning something under way. It’s actually quite nice and super convenient.

 

Contact

Ms. Oili Kohonen
Conference Manager
bluephotonics4@myeos.org

Sponsors

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for photonics & optoelectronics

Optics and Photonics Japan 2014 (OPJ2014)

Location: 
Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 
5 November 2014 - 7 November 2014
Website: http://osj-jsap.jp/opj/opj2014/

OPJ 2014 (Optics and Photonics Japan 2014) will be held in Tokyo on November 5-7, 2014. 

The 12th International Conference on Correlation Optics, “Correlation Optics’15”

Location: 
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Duration: 
14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

Webiste: http://www.itf.cv.ua/corropt15/

The purpose of the conference is to provide a discussion of novel approaches and advances connected with optical correlation techniques for measurements of random optical fields, and object diagnostics in diverse applications.

 

PHOTOPTICS 2015

Location: 
Berlin, Germany
Duration: 
13 March 2015 - 15 March 2015

Website: http://www.photoptics.org/

This 3rd edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us in Berlin and present their work on new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, as well as general survey papers indicating future directions.

HSI 2014: Hyperspectral Imaging 2014

Location: 
Ricoh Arena, Coventry UK
Duration: 
15 October 2014 - 16 October 2014

Web address: http://www.hsi2014.com

HSI 2014 aims to bring together academic and industrial users to share their knowledge of innovation in hyperspectral imaging technology. This conference is FREE for all attendees. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry alongside the UK’s largest showcase dedicated to light technologies, this conference is not to be missed and will be a valuable experience to professionals in the industry.

Photomechanics 2015 conference

Location: 
Delft, The Netherlands
Duration: 
25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015

Conference Website: http://www.photomechanics2015.nl/

The Photomechanics 2015 conference will be held in Delft - the Netherlands. This follows on from highly successful Photomechanics conferences in 2013, 2011, 2008 and 2006, held in Montpellier (France), Brussels (Belgium), Loughborough (UK) and Clermont-Ferrand (France), respectively.

Optics Frontier - The 6th National Conference on Information Optics and Photonics and the International Workshop on Information Optics Technology (CIOP2014)

Location: 
Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China
Duration: 
22 July 2014 - 27 July 2014

Optics Frontier—The 6th National Conference on Information Optics and Photonics and the International Workshop on Information Optics Technology (CIOP2014) will take place from July 22-27, 2014 in Changchun, Jilin. Hosted by Chinese Laser Press and organized by Jilin University, this conference is expected to attract 400 attendees. A number of international experts on information optics will also be invited to give presentations. 

Optics and Photonics in Sweden (OPS) 2014

Location: 
Chalmers University of Technology| Göteborg
Duration: 
11 November 2014 - 12 November 2014

Optics & Photonics in Sweden (OPS) 2014 will be held 11 - 12 November 2014.

Invited talks will cover a variety of topics in Optics and Photonics, reflecting current Swedish research and development at universities, institutes and industry.

Photonex Roadshow Scotland

Location: 
Heriot-Watt University
Duration: 
4 June 2014

Website: www.photonex.org/scotland

This roadshow brings together the UK’s top photonics technology supplier companies, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day conference: Advances in photonic tools and techniques for the life sciences

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