General Information

SPIE.FOCUS Armenia: 3rd International Symposium “OPTICS and its Applications” (OPTICS-2015) will be held in Yerevan and Ashtarak, Armenia, in October 1-5, 2015. The forthcoming Symposium is dedicated to the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT AND LIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGIES.

Organizing Centers

OPTICS-2015 organized by

Co-organizing student chapters:

The Symposium will combine:

  • Invited plenary talks and sectional presentations
  • Student presentations
  • Student chapter presentations
  • Hands-on research activities
  • Professional development lectures
  • "Optics zone" (demonstration of experiments)
  • Photo contest "Light in daily life of Armenia"
  • Lab tours
  • Exhibition
  • Social events

Topics

  • Optical properties of nanostructures
  • Silicon photonics
  • Quantum optics
  • Singular optics and its applications
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Strong field optics
  • Biomedical optics
  • Nonlinear & ultrafast optics
  • Photonics & fiber optics
  • Mathematical methods in optics

Registration

Persons wishing to participate are kindly requested to register via the OPTICS-2015 website until July 1, 2015. Number of participants is limited, so prompt submission of application is encouraged. Participation in the Symposium only by invitation of the Organizing Committee.

Registration Fee for participants is 200 €. It will cover transportation from an airport (or railway station) to the hotel and back; tea/coffee/snacks during symposium; symposium materials; symposium proceedings; welcome party and social programs.

Full Registration Fee for participants is 550 €. It will cover transportation from an airport (or railway station) to the hotel and back; breakfast/tea/coffee/snacks during symposium; symposium materials; symposium proceedings; welcome party; social programs and hotel accommodation during the period of the symposium (6 nights).

The Fee will be accepted in cash during registration at your arrival.

Financial Support

Availability of funds is not clear at present.

Depending on the funds available, we may be able to provide some support for registration fee and hotel accommodation. Some limited funds may be available for travel.

Working language

English shall be the official language of the workshop and no interpreters or translation facility will be available.

Important dates:

  • On-line registration of participants till 1 July, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification date: 20 August, 2015
  • Arrival: 30 September, 2015
  • Symposium: 1-5 October, 2015
  • Departure: 6 October, 2015
  • Deadline of manuscript submission: 18 September, 2015

Conference Venue

  • Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
  • LT-PYRKAL
  • Department of Physics of Yerevan State University
  • Yerevan State University Guest House

NOTE

The OPTICS-2015 will be followed by the International Conference Laser Physics - 2015 to be held on 6-9 October 2015 in Ashtatak, Armenia (http://ipr.sci.am/lp/). The contributors of OPTICS-2015 are encouraged to consider their participation also at Laser Physics - 2015 Conference.

Travel

Armenia’s geographical location is very convenient for connections with all of the countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the CIS. There is a number of international airlines land in Yerevan International Airport "Zvartnots": Air France, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Aeroflot, LOT and etc.

August, September and October are tourist season in Yerevan and you will need to book the flight tickets and hotel as early as possible to get reasonable fairs.

You are strongly advised to contact the nearest Armenian Consulate or Embassy to inquire about visa regulations for your country. You should make your visa application well in advance. Besides, organizing committee can sent on request official letters of invitation to all participants to help for getting visas. The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites you to apply for and receive a visa electronically, on-line at http://evisa.mfa.am/. It is also possible to arrive in Yerevan without visa and get visa at the airport.

All participants are asked to inform the Organizing Committee not later than 10 working days before arrival by E-mail the exact flight number, date and time of arrival. In Yerevan airport "Zvartnots" all participants will be met by the representatives of the Organizing Committee carrying the label "OPTICS- 2015".

Accommodation

Single and double rooms will be available in Hotels of various categories, all located in the center of Yerevan.

Contacts

For questions related to the symposium you may contact us by phone, fax, ordinary mail or E-mail.

Narine Gevorgyan
Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures,
Institute of Mathematics and High Technologies,
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
123 Hovsep Emin Str., Yerevan, 0051, Armenia
E-mail: spiearmenia@gmail.com