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9-11 July 2018  |  Hilton Waikaloa Village  |   Waikaloa, Hawaii, USA

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The IEEE Photonics Society is announcing a call for topics for the 2018 IEEE Summer Topical Meeting Series. Summer Topicals is the premier conference series for exciting, new areas in photonic science, technology, and applications; creating the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders in an intimate environment.

Four or more topics will be selected from the proposals submitted to the Photonics Society, which will form the conference. Those submitting topic proposals, if accepted, will be expected to organize and plan the topic. If you are an enthusiastic individual willing to spend some time managing one of the topics at the conference, we encourage you to consider submitting your proposal. 

Conference Description and Proposal Requirements

The Summer Topical Meeting Series serves as an international forum to facilitate information exchange between various technical communities using or affected by rapidly growing areas of technology or "Hot Topics" related to the general field of Photonics  (limited to four topicals). Each topical should target a minimum of 30 presentations and should encompass both invited and contributed papers.

To be considered, the potential topic chairs should submit a white paper including:

1. Organizers: Preference is given to proposals with chairs from different countries: name, please send affiliation, country and a brief biography for each co-chair.

2. Introduction: Background, actuality, attendance, justification, i.e.  Is the topic widely discussed by different research and industrial groups around the world? What type of audience is targeted?

3. Motivation and Scope: Conference goals, topics to be covered.


For questions/concerns/advice about the submission process please contact the General Chair (nicolas.fontaine@nokia.com).

Submission Deadline: Monday, 11 September 2017

Acceptance Notification: Monday, 25 September 2017

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Conference Contact

Alicia Zupeck, CMP
Event Program Manager
Phone +1 732 562 3870