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

Riga, April 6 - 7, 2017

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 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