13th International Young Scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications”

Riga, April 6 - 7, 2017


Participant survival guide

Dear participants,

We have prepared a guide to help you throughout the conference. It will provide you with all the essential information about the conference, including both the scientific and social part, information about the City of Riga, how to get around etc. The survival guide is available for download HERE.

Conference program changed

Dear participants of the conference,
We have introduced major changes in the conference program!
Please review the final version of the conference program here: http://docriga.lv/doc/program!

Guidelines for presenting authors

Dear presenting authors,
for your convenience we have published detailed guidelines for talk and poster preparation in the Presentation guidelines section.

By this time all the presenting authors should have received notification of their abstract acceptance status. If you have submitted an abstract but did not receive the notification please contact the organizers at info@docriga.lv ASAP!

Registration for DOC-2017 has been closed

The deadline for participant registration and abstract submissions has come and gone. We would like to thank everyone who has submitted an abstract for the upcoming conference "Developments in Optics and Communications". You will be notified of your abstract acceptance status as soon as the scientific committee has finished the review process.

If you are eager to share exceptionally interesting research results or ideas but could not meet the abstract submission deadline, please inquire at info@docriga.lv and you may be granted an individual deadline extension.

Please contact the organizers at info@docriga.lv if you need to make minor corrections to your submitted abstract or if you have any additional questions!

Abstract submission deadline extended until 21st of February

Good news to “late birds” we are extending our abstract submission and registration deadline for 2 weeks so everyone who would like to participate have the chance to do so. Now the deadline is 21st of February, so we are waiting for you to join DOC 2017 participants. As it is well known, the more the merrier.

DOC-2017 announcment.

Dear students and young scientists,
We are pleased to invite you to the 13th international conference “Developments in Optics and Communications 2017” (DOC 2017), organized by the University of Latvia SPIE and OSA Student chapters. The event will take place in April 6 – 7, 2017 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.

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 February 7 February 21, 2017, 23:59, UTC+2.

Visa requirements
Please check your visa requirements online before traveling to Riga!
If you need an official invitation letter to obtain a visa, please contact the organizing committee before the 31st of January, 2017.

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 31st January.

Participation fee
The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee:
before December 23, 2016 // 7.00 €
after December 23, 2016 // 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: DOC2017 and your name (e.g., DOC2017, John Smith).

Organizing committee: info@docriga.lv or online contact form

Follow us in our social media: 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