IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 International Group IV Photonics Conference announces call for papers

(Nanowerk News) The IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 International Group IV Photonics Conference announces a Call for Papers seeking new research in silicon photonics as well as photonics materials and devices based on Group IV elements. The conference is scheduled for 29 - 31 August, 2012, at the Holiday Inn on the Bay Hotel in San Diego, CA.
The Group IV Photonics Conference (GFP-2012) represents a unique opportunity for researchers to share their latest findings on the most advanced developments in silicon photonics. Planned as a single-track conference that encourages one-on-one interaction between colleagues, this year's GFP will include both oral and poster sessions of contributed and invited papers, as well as a plenary session comprising reviews on a number of important and timely topics in Group IV element photonics. More than 140 technical papers will be presented along with a product exhibition.
The paper submission deadline is 30 April, 2012. Authors will be notified in late June of the status of their paper. The complete Call for Papers can be found at
Papers are invited in the following areas:
  • Silicon photonics, integration, applications & technology
  • Advanced materials associated fabrication technology
  • Photonic devices & nanostructures
  • Special paper awards
    The GFP 2012 conference will feature two paper competitions:
    A Best Student Paper competition will be sponsored by the MIT Communications Technology Roadmap Industry Consortium, with the first place winner receiving $750 and the second place winner receiving $250.
    Photon Design is sponsoring a Best Innovation Design competition for the paper that best represents innovative and novel work on design, modeling, and simulation on photonic devices or systems. The first place winner will receive $1,000 plus software; second place, $250 plus software; and third place winner will receive software.
    Winners for both paper competitions will be announced at the conference.
    For registration and other information about GFP-2012, visit or contact:

    Rose Ann Bankowski

    Conference Planner

    IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS)

    445 Hoes Lane

    Piscataway, NJ 08854

    Tel: +1 732 562 3898

    [email protected]

    About the IEEE Photonics Society
    The IEEE Photonics Society is one of the world's leading technical communities in the field of optoelectronics and photonic materials, devices, and systems, with members and activities engaged in research, development, design, manufacture, and applications, as well as with the various other activities necessary for the useful expansion of the field. As part of this dynamic worldwide community, more than 100,000 photonics professionals actively organize, contribute to, and participate in Society technical conferences, journals and other activities covering all aspects of the field. The IEEE Photonics Society has 75+ worldwide chapters and is part of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association. The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) is the new name for the former IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). Learn more at
    Source: IEEE
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