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Special Session
Special Session in Advanced Optical Materials, Sensors and Devices - AOMatSens 2018

25 - 27 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - PHOTOPTICS 2018


Maria Raposo
LIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology

Brief Bio
Maria Raposo received the Ph.D. degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering by Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil in 1999 and, since 2000, is professor at Physics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, lecturing Solid State Physics, Surface and Interfaces Technology, Conducting Polymers, Molecular Electronics and Physics of Functional Macromolecular Systems. She is Head of the Functional Molecular Systems group since 2008, whose research interests include electric and optical properties of ultra-thin films of polymers and biomolecules, interfaces and nano-technology, colloids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics and magnetism, biomimetic membranes and radiation effect in biological systems.
Orlando Frazão

Brief Bio
Orlando Frazão graduated in Physical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from University of Porto, Portugal. From 1997 to 1998, he was with the Institute of Telecommunications, Aveiro. Presently, he is an invited Assistant Professor at Dept. Physics and Astronomy of Faculty of Science at University of Porto and he is also a Senior Researcher at Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems Unit, INESC Porto. His present research interests included optical fiber sensors and optical communications. He has more than 300 papers in international journals and conferences. He participated as organized committee of several International conferences.  He has three scientific awards. He is senior member of the SPIE and OSA.


The AOMatSens special session addresses topics related with advances in optical materials sensors and devices covering aspects related with design, processing, characterization and applications. Main suggested target topics include:
- Lighting and lasing materials and devices
- Solar energy materials and devices
- Optically active organic-based materials
- Optical supramolecular structures
- Photonic nanostructured materials and devices
- Plasmonic materials and devices
- Metamaterials
- Optical storage materials and devices
- Photorefractive materials
- Nonlinear-optical materials
- Light trapping materials
- Optical storage materials and devices,
- Light detection materials and devices
- Optical fibers sensors and devices


Paper Submission: November 14, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Luis Abegão, Yale University, United States
Vananélia Geraldo, IFSC/USP, Brazil
André Gomes, Center of Applied Photonics, INESC TEC, Portugal
Rosa A. Perez Herrera, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Viviane Pilla, Institute of Physics, Federal University of Uberlandia UFU, Brazil
Paulo A. Ribeiro, Department of Physics, LIBPhys, Portugal
Susana Sério, LIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal
José R. Tozoni, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


PHOTOPTICS Special Sessions - AOMatSens 2018