International Conference on  Applications of Optics and Photonics




Please download the program of the conference here


Tuesday, May 3

University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Amphitheater A1 (CP1)

8:15   Registration and informal interaction

9:45 Opening Session

Pro-Rector for Research of the University of Minho, FCT’ President or representative*, ICO’ President, SPIE’ President, representative of the Unit INFSO-G5 “Photonics” of the European Commission, EOS’ President, OSA’ representative, PHOTONICS21’ Vice-President, RIAO’ President, SEDOPTICA’ President, SPOF’ President

10:40 Prize Justiniano Casas ceremony (SEDOPTICA, Image Techniques Committee)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Plenary Lecture

12:15 Plenary Lecture


Melia Braga Hotel and Spa (Rooms 1, 2 and 3, lobbies level 0 and 1)

13:00 Lunch and informal interaction

15:00 Parallel sessions

16:15 Parallel sessions

18.00 Lecture “EU’ funded Photonics Research”, EC’ Unit INFSO-G5 “Photonics”

18:45 Wine tasting  (“Verde de Honra”)

19:30 Welcome reception

           Traditional drum and pipe music


Wednesday, May 4

9:15 Parallel Sessions

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 Plenary Lectures

12:00 Plenary Lecture

13:00 Lunch and informal interaction

15:00 Cultural visit to Guimarães (UNESCO’ World Heritage)


Thursday, May 5

9:30 Parallel Sessions

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Plenary Lectures

13:00 Lunch and informal meetings

15:00 Parallel Sessions

16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session  1

18:00 SPOF’ General Assembly

20:00 Conference Dinner

          Fado songs and music


Friday, May 6

9:50 Plenary Lectures

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Parallel Sessions

13:00 Lunch and informal meetings

15:00 Parallel Sessions

16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session  2

18:00 Parallel Sessions

21:00 Classical concert, Chamber Strings Quartet, at Braga’ Cathedral, Sé Catedral de Braga


Saturday, May 7

9:30 Parallel Sessions

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Special Session & round table: RIAO, IberoAmerican Optics Network. Promoting cooperation in the Iberia/Latin America world.

12:20 Prize ceremony and closing session

         SPIE’ Student Awards

         APLO/SPOF “AOP2011’ best optometry communication” award

SPIE’ President, APLO President, Pro-Rector for Research of the University of Minho, President of the Center of  Physics of the University of Minho, ICO’ President, SPOF’ President.

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Visit to Viana do Castelo. Informal interaction enjoying the calm and beauty of the “Princess of River Lima” city.

19:30 Farewell Dinner and Traditional Popular Minho’ Party (“Arraial Minhoto”)

           Popular music and dances





Anna Consortini, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Anand Krishna Asundi, National Technical University, Singapore

Andrea Cusano,University of Sannio,  Italy

Andreas Opitz, Universität Augsburg, Germany

Andrew Moore, Herriot-Watt University, UK

Armando N. Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

C. K. Jayasankar, Sri Venkateswara University, India

Carla Rosa, INESC-Porto, Portugal.

Carlos Gomez-Reino, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Charles Ironside, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Universidade de Campinas, Brazil

Daniel Malacara Hernandez, Centro de Invest. Ópticas, Mexico

Ellen Moons, University of Karlstad, Sweeden

Elvira Fortunato (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Enrique Josua Fernandez, University fo Múrcia, Spain

Hector Rabal, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina

Helder Crespo, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Hypolito Kalinovski, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Jens Kobelke, Inst für Photonische Technologien e.V., Jena, Germany

Jesus Lancis, Universitat Jaume I, Castello, Spain.

Joanna Schmit, Brucker Nano, USA

John Canning, The University of Sydney, Australia

Jose Luiz Paz, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

Juan A. Monsoriu, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Katarina Svanberg, Lund University Hospital, Sweden

Laurent Koechlin, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, France

Luis Roso, Centro de Laseres Pulsados CLPU, Salamanca, Spain

Malgorzata Kujavinska, Warsaw Tecnhical University, Poland

Maria Luisa Calvo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Maria Yzuel, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Marta Fajardo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Marta Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Maxim Tomilin, University of S. Petersburgh, Russia

Paulo André, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Marques, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Pedro Andrés, Universitat de Valencia, Spain.

Pramod Rastogi, EPFL, Switzerland

Radu Chisleag, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania

Ramón Rodríguez Vera, Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas, Mexico

Sergio Nascimento, Universidade do Minho, Portugal




Peer-reviewed accepted papers will be published by SPIE in an ISI/SCI indexed proceedings book.


Best paper student’ prizes will be awarded.

Joint APLO/SPOF  prize “AOP2011’ best communication on optometry”


An exhibition will be held at the conference grounds. Space will be available for bilateral and multilateral meetings aiming the establishment of new cooperation projects.


The “Red Ibero-Americana de Óptica” organises a special session on cooperation in Optics and Photonics in the Iberia / Latin America region.


Low early registration fees (with extra reduction for supporting/collaborating institutions), until March 28, 2010.


Accommodation options at special prices for the conference are available.


A varied and extensive social program is provided.


Informal interaction among conference participants is considered of utmost importance



Final Program


Abstract’ booklet


General program and oral presentations

Invited plenary lectures: 35 minutes (30+5); Invited key-lectures: 30 min (25+5), Regular lectures: 15min (12+3)

Poster presentations

Maximum dimensions: A0 size (1188mm in the vertical; 840mm in the horizontal)

List of accepted papers




  University of Minho


Manuel F. M. Costa’ 2010

Universidade do Minho

Hotel & Spa Melia Braga

Braga, Portugal

May 3 to 7, 2011

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