Waves in Complex Photonic Media II: Mathematics, Physics & Engineering

From Wednesday, 03 june 2020 to Friday, 05 june 2020

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Due to the sanitary and travel restrictions, the event was postponed in 2020 but now found a new home under the EOS Annual Meeting, EOSAM 2021, to be held in Rome, Italy, 13 - 17 September 2021. If restrictions still prevail, the event will be held online. Read more about  the topical meeting here.

We will see you at EOSAM 2021: www.eosam2021.org


Unfortunately, the developing COVID-19 situation is forcing us to postpone the workshop 
"Waves in Complex Photonic Media". While we hope that the situation in June will be 
much better than it is today, it is important that we act with safety as of our primary concern 
and make determinations on the basis of the information that we have at this time.

We are currently evaluating options for alternative dates. It is however too soon for us to 
narrow down dates. We will inform about new developments here on the event website. We hope you understand the circumstances that have led to this decision, and we wish you all the best 
during these particularly challenging times.

Stay safe and healthy,
Event organizing team 
6 April 2020



Important dates

Submission Timeframe: January 15 - April 21, 2020
Notification to authors: May1, 2020
Registration opens: May 1, 2020
Publication of the Advance Programme: May 11, 2020
Early bird registration / Author registration: May 15, 2020



The Topical Meeting will be held in the beautiful scenery of Italy, Anacapri, in the Island of Capri between 3rd and 5th of June, 2020. A long list of world-renowned experts in the field of optics in complex media have been invited to speak at the event. Join them and find out the most recent research in the field.


General Chairs

Luca Dal Negro, Boston University (USA)
Vito Mocella, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)




• Complex electromagnetic media
• Optics of correlated random structures
• Aperiodic metamaterials
• Mathematics of complex order
• Topological and singular media with complex order
• Wave localization and optical transport in complex systems
• Photonics of amorphous systems
• Hyperuniform optical media
• Fractional transport in complex optical media
• Emerging concepts in complex optics


List of Invited Speakers

Eric Akkermans (Technion, Israel)
Jacopo Bertolotti (Exeter University, UK)
Mark Brongersma (Stanford, USA)
Hui Cao (Yale, USA)
Rémi Carminati (Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris, PSL University, France)
Didier Felbacq (Montpellier University & CNRS UMR, France) 
Marcel Filoche (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Vincenzo Galdi (University of Sannio, Italy)
Azriel Genack (CUNY Queens College, USA)
Dario Gerace (University of Pavia, Italy)
Uwe Grimm (Open University, UK)
Kirill Koshelev (ITMO University, Russia)
Tsampikos Kottos (Wesleyan University, USA)
Eli Levy (Technion, Israel)
Lorenzo Marrucci (University of Naples, Italy)
Christian Morfonios (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Fiorenzo Omenetto (Tufts University, USA)
Lorenzo Pavesi (University of Trento, Italy)
Walter Pfeiffer (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Felipe Pinheiro (University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Francesco Riboli (INO-CNR, Italy)
Alejandro Rodriguez (Princeton, USA)
Savo Romolo (ETH, Switzerland)
Bahaa E. A. Saleh, (CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA)
Luca Sapienza (Southampton University, UK)
Riccardo Sapienza (Imperial College, UK)
Patrick Sebbah (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Moti Segev (Technion, Israel)
Fabrizio Sgrignuoli (Boston University, USA)
Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
Salvatore Torquato (Princeton University, USA) 
Bart Van-Tiggelen (Ipmmc-CNRS, France)
Silvia Vignolini (Cambridge University, UK)
Diederik Wiersma (LENS and INRIM, Italy) 

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can only be submitted online via Conftool registration system

Authors are requested to submit an abstract, minimum of 500 words and a maximum of three pages and preferably with at least one figure. Please use the EOS abstract template for your submission.

Word: eos-author-guidelines.docx
Latex: eos-author-guidelines-latex.zip

Contributions will be accepted for oral and poster presentation, please indicate preference. 


Conference Registration

Registration will open on April 15, 2020. 

 Registration fees (excl. VAT)*  Early Bird Fees until May 10  Standard Fees, May 11 onwards
 EOS Member  390,00 €  440,00 €
 Non-Member  490,00 €  570,00 €
 Student Member  290,00 €  340,00 €
 Student Non-Member  340,00 €  400,00 €


*VAT excluded for Non-EU companies, EU companies and businesses (except Finland) with VAT number. Announce your VAT-number upon conference registration!
EU companies and businesses with VAT number: reverse charge for VAT payment applied according to the Finnish VAT act §65 and EU VAT directive articles 44 and 196.
Private persons, companies and businesses in Finland with VAT number: VAT 24% added, according to the Finnish VAT act §69H.
If you are entitled to VAT excluded price at the registration phase, you are required to either announce the VAT number or your nationality (if outside EU) while registering.


The registration fee includes full-time admission to all sessions, welcome reception, delicious italian home made lunches and coffee breaks.



CNR Conference Center
Address: Via Ceselle, 6, 80071 Anacapri NA, Italy

Capri is a beautiful and picturesque island in the Gulf of Naples, in the South of Italy. Its mild climate, the numerous monuments and island highlights, and last but not least the excellent Italian cuisine and wine culture make Capri a perfect location for relaxing and enjoying the Mediterranean atmosphere. The Island of Capri has two towns: Capri and Anacapri. If the Piazzetta of Capri is the unrivalled focus of the island's glamorous social life, filled with elegant sidewalk cafes, the pretty historic centre of Anacapri located on the slopes of Mount Solaro is the exact opposite, with its peaceful piazzas and bougainvillea and geranium festooned lanes. It is a concentration of Mediterranean colours, scents, and sounds. Town life here has remained authentic despite the island's tourism: tucked between the houses there are tiny, humble vegetable gardens surrounded by lush tropical plants. A walk around the centre of Anacapri will take you past tiny Neapolitan tailor shops, artisan shoemakers, ladies sitting in the shade outside working on their knitting while exchanging gossip and news...all with the scent of the town's lemon groves that permeates the air.

The EOS Topical Meetings in Capri will be held at the Conference Centre of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the former Royal Swedish Academy Solar Observatory, Via Ceselle, Anacapri (Na), Italy.



Accomodation information can be found here.




The nearest International Airport to Capri is Naples International Airport.

From Naples International Airport to train station/port
From the airport the best and cheapest way to get to the train station/port is the AliBus, a bus departing every 20 minutes that takes passengers to either the train station and to the port in a less than 30 minutes.

From the port to Capri
The island of Capri can be reached by regular ferry or hydrofoil connections from Naples and other locations like Sorrento, Amalfi and Salerno. Ferries depart from Molo Beverello in Naples, a few steps away from the bus stop.

A regular bus running every fifteen minutes takes from Capri to Anacapri. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver. See also http://www.capritourism.com/.


How to get to CNR Conference Center

Guests traveling to Anacapri by bus should descend at the “Bar Grotta Azzurra” bus stop. It’s the 4th stop after “Piazza Vittoria”, the main bus stop in Anacapri (usually announced by the driver, who simply calls out “Anacapri”). Feel free to ask the driver to let you know when the bus gets to the Bar Grotta Azzurra stop. From here, you’ll need to walk down Via Pagliaro for about 200 meters until reaching a junction. Turn left and walk uphill for circa 50 meters.



Local Organizing Committee

Silvia Romano (IMM-CNR, Italy)

Fabrizio Sgrignuoli (Boston University, USA)



Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy