Thursday, December 5, 2013

International student conference "Developments in Optics and Communications 2014" and Laserlab III Training School

The 10th International Young Scientist Conference “Developments in Optics and Communications” will be held in conjunction with Laserlab III Training School for Potential Users “Laser Applications in Spectroscopy, Industry and Medicine”. The event will take place on April 9 – 12, 2014 in Riga, Latvia.


The conference “Developments in Optics and Communications” brings together young scientists and students working in the fields of optics and photonics to share ideas for research and to establish contacts for future collaborations.

The mission of the Laserlab III Training School is to introduce networking opportunities for laser scientists in Europe.

Scientific Programme

Conference topics are:
  • Biophotonics;
  • Laser physics and spectroscopy;
  • Optical materials and phenomena;
  • Optics in communication;
  • Vision science.

The training school will feature laboratory exercises for graduate students and young scientists at research facilities. Early application is strongly encouraged, as the number of participants in the laboratory exercises is limited. Please, note that final schedule will be adjusted in accordance with the demand.

A seminar explaining opportunities offered by the Laserlab network and giving practical advice on joining the network will take place during the event.

Preliminary programme
Wednesday, 9th April
Plenary talk:  Laser physics ans spectroscopy (LaserPh)
Contributed talks (LaserPh)
Plenary talk: Optics in communications (OptComm)
Contributed talks (OptComm)
Welcome reception
Thursday, 10th April
Plenary talk: Biophotonics (BioPhot)
Contributed talks (BioPhot)
Laserlab information for potential users
Laboratory exercises at research facilities
Friday, 11th April
Plenary talk: Optical materials and phenomena (OptMat)
Contributed talks (OptMat)
Laboratory exercises at research facilities
Saturday, 12th April
Plenary talk: Vision science (VisSc)
Contributed talks (VisSc)
Poster session
Best contributed talk and poster awards
The final programme will be announced on February 28, 2014.

Important dates

First announcementDecember 3, 2013
Registration is openDecember 3, 2013
Second announcement: list of invited speakers and details of lab exercisesJanuary 6, 2014
Travel grant application deadlineJanuary 31, 2014
Registration deadlineFebruary 7, 2014
Abstract submission deadlineFebruary 7, 2014
Acceptance of abstractsFebruary 21, 2014
Final programmeFebruary 28, 2014
Conference and training schoolApril 9–12, 2014

Grants and Financial support

Limited amount of travel grants covering travel expenses and accommodation will be available to international graduate students. To be eligible for the support you are required to participate in the Laserlab training school.

To apply for the support please contact the organizing committee before 31st January.

Registration and more information:

Organizing committee:

Laserlab Training School coordinator: