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Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS), to be held March 12-14 in Berlin, Germany. The PHOTOPTICS 2015 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:
• Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
• Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
• Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology;
• Obtain insight into directions for Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology research taken by other doctoral candidates;
• Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
• Network with peers and future colleagues

Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects aimed at Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this emerging interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.


Jean–Luc Adam
Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS
Brief Bio
Jean-Luc Adam received a PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Rennes, France, in 1983. After a one-year postdoctoral appointment at Oklahoma State University, he joined the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France in 1985. Since then, his research has been devoted essentially to the chemistry of non-oxide glasses and to the spectroscopy of optically active ions, including research on optical fibers and waveguides. In 1989, he was a research associate at IBM-Almaden Research Center (San Jose, USA), conducting studies on glasses for optical memories. Presently, he is a senior scientist (Directeur de Recherche) at CNRS and Director of the Institute of Chemical Sciences at the University of Rennes. Until 2012, he was Joint-Head of the International Laboratory on Materials and Optics with the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has authored or co-authored 220 papers and book chapters, and has delivered more than 80 invited lectures at international conferences and universities.


The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and at the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a reflection about current and future research topics in the area.

Jean–Luc Adam (Chair), Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Ludger Wöste, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend PHOTOPTICS: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: 8,000 to 50,000 characters;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word or Latex including the following information:
    • research problem;
    • outline of objectives;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and
    • expected outcome;
    • stage of the research.
The registered papers will be included in the digital support that includes the proceedings of the conference. However, they will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications or in the Digital Library and therefore will remain free of copyright.


To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 10 minute presentation of their Ph.D. project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the main conference poster session.


A "Best PhD Project Award" will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (, warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free or reduced registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the basic registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.

Important Deadlines

Doctoral Consortium Submission: January 5, 2015 (expired)
Author Notification: January 23, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2015 (expired)