14th International Young Scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications”

Riga, April 12 - 13, 2018


DOC Riga 2018 announcement

Dear students and young scientists,
We are pleased to invite you to the 14th international conference “Developments in Optics and Communications 2018” (DOC Riga 2018), organized by the University of Latvia SPIE and OSA Student chapters. The event will take place in April 12 – 13, 2018 in Riga, Latvia.

This conference brings together young scientists and students working in the fields of optics and photonics to share ideas for research and to establish contacts for future collaborations. The official language of this conference is English.

Scientific programme
Conference topics are:
  • Biophotonics;
  • Laser Physics and Spectroscopy;
  • Optical Materials and Phenomena;
  • Optics in Communications;
  • Vision Science;
  • Optics and Material Science.

The conference venue is in the University of Latvia Academic Centre for Natural Sciences, located at Jelgavas Street 1, Riga, Latvia

Online registration and abstract submission till 14th of January, 2018, 23:59, UTC+2.

Visa requirements
Please check your visa requirements online before traveling to Latvia!
If you need an official invitation letter to obtain a visa, please contact the organizing committee before the 14th of January, 2018.

Grants and Financial support
Limited amount of travel grants for covering travel expenses and accommodation will be available to international students. To apply for the grant, please, contact the organizing committee before 14th of January, 2018.

Participation fee
The participation fee must be paid only after the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee:
Early Bird before December 24, 2017 // 7.00 €
after December 24, 2017 // 10.00 €

Special participation fee for University of Latvia SPIE (UL SPIE) and OSA Student chapter members // 5.00 €

Attendance only (no presentation or poster) // free of charge

Payment can be made by bank transfer:
Starptautiska Lietiskas Optikas biedriba
Reg. No.: LV 40008007223
IBAN: LV25UNLA0050005984622
Text in the transfer explanation: DOC2018 and your name (e.g., DOC2018, John Smith).


Organizing committee: info@docriga.lv

Follow us on FB: www.facebook.com/ULSPIE

Looking forward to seeing you there!


DOC 2017
is organized and supported by:

OSA Student chapter of University of Latvia ULSPIE University of Latvia OSA-100 Optek-logo-small.png Cannelle bakery Zelta Rieksts Gemoss