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

Riga, April 12 - 13, 2018


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We are glad to announce the guest speakers. Come and hear them on 12th and 13th of April, 2018! Find out more here.

Preliminary SCHEDULE available!

The preliminary schedule of the conference is available here.

Thank you for applications! The abstract submission has now been closed!

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We would like to thank all applicants for submitting your abstracts. The results of abstract acceptance for all students and for international students who applied for travel grants will be announced you via e-mails before 27th of February, 2018
Meanwhile follow us on FB and mark your attendance on conference FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926702764324187/

For local students who would like to attend the conference as guests and listen to the talks, you are welcome to attend and register at the venue on 12th and 13th of April, 2018 in University of Latvia Academic centre (LU DAC) at Jelgavas Street 1, Riga.


Abstract application deadline extended!

The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended until 11th of February, 2018 23:59, UTC+2 only for local students from Latvia and other applicants from Europe or/and Schengen Area visa holders.

The deadline for application for travel grants is till 4th of February, 2018, 23:59, UTC+2.

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 submissiontill 4th of February, 2018, 23:59, UTC+2.
Information about conference participation not later than 18th of February to International applicants and 25th of February to local applicants (Latvia).

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 4th of February, 2018.

Grants and Financial support
Limited amount of partial 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 4th of February, 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), other 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

DOC RIGA 2018 FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926702764324187/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

DOC Riga 2018

DOC 2018
is organized and supported by:

OSA Student chapter of University of Latvia ULSPIE University of Latvia OSA-100