Friday, November 4, 2011

DOC 2012: 1st announcement

The Organizing Committee kindly invites you to take part in 8th Young Scientist Conference "Developments in Optics and Communications 2012" which will be held 12-14 April in Riga, Latvia. It will be organized jointly by University of Latvia SPIE Student Chapter (ULSPIE), OSA Latvian Student Chapter (OSAL) and ISSP student and young scientist society.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together young scientists (students) working experimentally and theoretically in the fields of optics and photonics to share and exchange new ideas and to establish contacts for future collaboration. Also we encourage students of physics to first time present their BSc, MSc or PhD thesis.

Conference topics
Inorganic and organic optical materials
Atomic and molecular spectroscopy
Laser physics and nonlinear optics
Design of optical materials and systems
Optics in communication
Photonics and optics in medicine
Vision science
Other related topics

Official language
The official language of the conference is English

International Organizing Committee
Dainis Jakovels, University of Latvia SPIE Student Chapter, Riga, Latvia
Arturs Cinins, OSA Latvian Student Chapter, Riga, Latvia
Aivars Vembris, University of Latvia SPIE Student Chapter, Riga, Latvia
Edgars Nitiss, University of Latvia SPIE Student Chapter, Riga, Latvia
Karolina Stankeviciute, Vilnius University SPIE Student Chapter, Vilnius, Lithuania

Programme committee
Dr. Habil. Phys. Andris Sternbergs, Institute of Solid State Physics
Prof. Maris Ozolinsh, University of Latvia
Prof. Janis Spigulis, Institute of Atmoic Physics and Spectroscopy
Prof. Ruvins Ferbers, University of Latvia
Prof. Andris Ozols, Riga Technical University
Prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis, Vilnius University

Organizing committee
Elina Laizane, Inga Saknite, Inesa Ferulova, Janis Zaharans, Eriks Zaharans, Andris Grabovskis.

Important dates
19.03.2012. - Submission of abstracts
25.03.2012. - Registration
28.03.2012. - Acceptance of abstracts
02.04.2012. - Aivailability of the final Programme
12.04.2012. - Conference at the Institute of Solid State Physics

Submission of abstracts
Authors should submit the abstracts not exceeding one page and fitting to the needs for publishing in the Book of Abstracts. The format is A4, (210 x 297 mm); all margins 2.5 cm; font – Times New Roman; title – Bold, All Caps, 14p; text -12p. Language is English. The abstracts may contain graphical results that support the written arguments. Book of Abstracts will be available as a handout during the Conference. The template for abstracts please find at the home page of the Conference. Abstract should be attached to registration form.

For any further information, please contact Organizing Committee (e-mail:
Home page of the Conference:

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