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The 1st International Online Conference on Photonics

A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Photonics: Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies and Applications of Optics and Photonics

14–16 Oct 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
1st June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
23rd June 2024

Registration Deadline
9th October 2024

Biophotonics, Optoelectronics, Optical Materials, Optical Sensors, Quantum Photonics, Optics, Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Computing
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Online Conference on Photonics, centered around the theme of optics and photonics, is scheduled to take place from October 14–16, 2024. This conference aims to highlight and facilitate the utilization of recent advancements in all areas related to optics and photonics, as well as to address complex issues, exchange the latest scientific breakthroughs, and guide the development of future technologies and processes in these fields.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for Optics and Photonics researchers and scientists to interact with each other, communicate with colleagues, learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, jointly solve problems, and suggest alternative solutions for a better future in the Optics and Photonics industry. The main topics of this conference are as follows:
S1. Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics
S2. Optical Communication and Network
S3. Optoelectronics and Optical Materials
S4. Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors
S5. Optical Interaction Science
S6. Quantum Photonics and Technologies
S7. Data-Science Based Techniques in Photonics
S8. New Applications Enabled by Photonics Technologies and Systems

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Participants have the chance to win four highly coveted Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Presentation Awards, with prize money.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I welcome your attendance at the 1st International Online Conference on Photonics.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Francesco Prudenzano
Entries Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Prof. Dr. Huabei Jiang
Department of Medical Engineering, University of South Florida, USA

Dr. Maurizio Ferrari
Italian National Research Council | CNR, Italy



Event Chair

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information, Entries Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Introduction
Bio
Francesco Prudenzano received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, in November 1996. Since 2018, he has been a Full Professor of electromagnetic fields with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari. His research interests include the design and characterization of microwave devices, integrated optics, and optical fiber-based devices. He is the Head of Microwave and Optical Engineering Group, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari. From 2017 to 2018, he was the Chair of SIOF, Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (Italian branch of EOS - European Optical Society). He has coauthored more than 400 publications, 295 of which got published in journals and international conferences, lectures, and invited papers. He is involved in several national and international research projects and cooperations.

Event Co-Chairs

Prof. Dr. Huabei Jiang

Department of Medical Engineering, University of South Florida, USA

Introduction
Bio
Huabei Jiang started his career as an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in 1997, and became a full Professor there in 2003. He then joined University of Florida (UF) in 2005 as a founding senior faculty of then newly established biomedical engineering department and became the J. Crayton Pruitt Family endowed professor in 2008 at UF. Dr. Jiang joined University of South Florida (USF) in 2017 as a founding faculty of medical engineering department and the founding Director of USF Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging. In his career, Professor Jiang has used optics in highly innovative ways to make pioneering and seminal contributions to several fields including diffuse optical tomography (DOT), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT), and bioluminescence tomography (BLT). He has published nearly 500 peer-reviewed articles, and is the author of four noteworthy books (all were the first books in their respective fields): Diffuse Optical Tomography: Principles and Applications (CRC Press, 2010), Photoacoustic Tomography (CRC Press, 2014), Thermoacoustic Tomography: Principles and Applications (IOP Publishing, 2020), and Fluorescence Molecular Tomography: Principles and Applications (Springer, 2022). Professor Jiang was elected as Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2008, Fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) in 2007, and Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA) in 2006. Outside of his research/teaching, Huabei enjoys practicing Chinese Calligraphy and paintings (ink/color pencil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oil). He had two one-person exhibitions of his artworks in July 2019 and August 2023, respectively, in Chengdu, China, and has won multiple awards in several international art competitions since 2021.

Dr. Maurizio Ferrari

Italian National Research Council | CNR, Italy

Introduction
Bio
Maurizio Ferrari (Trento 25-06-1955) received the Doctor in Physics degree from Trento University, Italy, in a.y. 1979/1980. Until 1989, he worked as a Researcher with the Laboratoire de Physico-Chimiedes Matériaux Luminescents, Lyon, France, and in 1989 he moved to Trento as a Researcher with the CNR. He has been Director of Research with the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, CNR, where he was the Head the IFN-CNR Trento unit till 31 December 2021. M.F. is Senior Associated CNR-IFN since 01 July 2022. He is co-author of more than 600 publications in international journals, of several book chapters and he is involved in numerous national and international projects concerning glass photonics. Researcher ID: H-3362-2011; Orcid ID: 0000-0003-3723-5957 MF was elected in 2013 SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow in September 2017 for significant achievements in the spectroscopic characterization of glasses and glass-ceramics and their application to photonic structures and devices, as well as for actively serving the optical community. He has been member of several Scientific, Program and Steering Committees, and Chair of national and international conferences and workshops, member of evaluation committee at CNR and for other national and foreign research institutions, research director and jury member of several PhD theses. He is referee of several international scientific reviews in physics, photonics, and material science. His main scientific area of research is devoted to Glass Photonics and covers: properties, structure and processing of glasses, crystals and film for optical applications and photonics; energy transfer, optical and spectroscopic properties; integrated optics; nanocomposites materials and confined structures including photonic crystals, waveguides, microcavities, and microresonators.

Session Chairs

Prof. Ambra Giannetti

Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, CNR, Italy

Dr. Maurizio Ferrari

Italian National Research Council | CNR, Italy

Dr. Anna Łukowiak

Wrocław University of Technology, Poland

Dr. Chen Chen

School of Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China

Invited Speakers

Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (ISASI), National Research Council, Italy

Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal

University cote d 'azur, CNRS UMR 7010, Nice physics institute, France

Micro Nano Facility-MNF, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio, Università del Molise, Italy

Event Committee

Prof. Dr. Jianming Tan

The DSP Centre of Excellence, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, UK

Dr. Eddie Yk Ng

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Prof. Dr. Qun Huo

NanoScience Technology Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, USA

Prof. Dr. Zhichao Luo

Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanophotonic Functional Materials and Devices and Guangzhou Key Laboratory for Special Fiber Photonic Devices and Applications, South China Normal University, China

Prof. Dr. Jin-Hui Wu

School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, China

Prof. Dr. Massimo Santarsiero

Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Italy

Dr. Luìs Coelho

Institute for Systems and Computer, Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal

Dr. Chen Chen

School of Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China

Dr. Simone Berneschi

“Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics, Italy

Registration


The registration for IOCP 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 9 October 2024 .

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission
The 1st International Online Conference on Photonics will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.
Important Deadlines
1. Deadline for abstract submission: 1 June 2024.

2. Deadline for abstract acceptance notification: 23 June 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

1. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
3. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note:
We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session. Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software.
Poster Presentation
Poster:
- Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
- File format: PDF (.pdf).
- Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
- Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
- Font size: ≥16.
Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.
Publication Opportunities
1. Photonics Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue 'Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies and Applications of Optics and Photonics', published in Photonics (ISSN: 2304-6732, Impact Factor 2.4), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference report of the 1st International Online Conference on Photonics in Physical Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9984) if you wish to publish an extended proceeding paper (4-8 pages), please submit it to the same journal after the conference. Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IOCP 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Please submit your manuscript from 16 October to 1 December 2024. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards



To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide four awards including Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards

Number of Awards Available: 4

The Best Oral Presentation Awards are given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.
The Best Poster Awards are given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be four winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Haline Hu
Mr. Nelson Peng
Ms. Alethea Liu
Email: iocp2024@mdpi.com

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.
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