16th International Young Scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications” 2020

April 16 - 17
Riga, Latvia



We have posted the Abstract Book of the DOC 2020 conference.


With the current national and global situation we regretfully announce that at the moment the DOC 2020 conference is cancelled. Please stay updated on our Facebook page. We hope you stay safe and stay tuned!


Invited speakers for the sections have been determined!

Biophotonics invited speaker: Professor Martin J. Leahy from the National University of Ireland, as well as the Scientific Director of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland

Vision Science invited speaker: Dr.phys. Maria Viñas Peña from the Institute of Optics of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Optical Materials and Phenomena invited speaker: Dr.phys. Virginija Vitola from the Laboratory of Optical Materials, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia
Laser Physics and Spectroscopy invited speaker: Dr.phys. Andris Antuzevics from the Laboratory of Spectroscopy, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

Only two weeks left until the abstract submission deadline. Don't forget to complete your registration!


The deadline of abstract submission is February 29th! If you are having any technical problems with the submission system be sure to contact us through info@ulspie.lv!


On behalf of SPIE and OSA student chapters from the University of Latvia, we are pleased to announce that the registration for the 16th International Young Scientist Conference “Developments in Optics and Communications 2020” is now open!

Where? Riga, Latvia
When? April 16-17

DOC Riga 2020 is an international 2-day meeting for researchers and students from all over the world to present their ongoing research results in the following fields:
·         Biophotonics,
·         Laser Physics and Spectroscopy,
·         Optical Materials and Phenomena,
·         Vision Science.
The conference will include lectures of well-known and leading scientists, oral and poster presentations of students’ research. This is an opportunity for BSc, MSc and PhD students to present their scientific works to a larger audience, get valuable feedback and establish new connections. In addition to scientific program, the conference will also include a soft skills workshop and social activities.
For international students, a limited number of grants will be available to cover the accommodation during the conference. The information about grants will follow soon. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email: info@ulspie.lv

We will highly appreciate your help in spreading the word about DOC Riga 2020. Submit your abstract online and mark the conference dates on your calendar.

See you in Riga!

DOC 2020
is organized and supported by:

ULSPIE OSA Student chapter of University of Latvia University of Latvia