Optics at the Nanoscale (ONS’19)


Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy

9 -11 September 2019

ONS'19 is the 4th edition of the international conference wholly dedicated to Optical Nano-Systems organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) and the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), Italian Branch of the EOS. It will be held in Italy, 9th - 11th September 2019, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. New properties in nanoscale structures can be dramatically tuned with size and shape of the nanostructures. Completely different optical behaviors are produced compared to the bulk counterparts, such as narrow linewidths for emission, solar energy conversion, etc. Indeed materials and applications require strong effort to develop spectroscopy and microscopy tools allowing visualization and manipulation of optical properties with nanoscale resolution. Optics at Nanoscale is a Topical Meeting that covers a spectrum from applied to basic research of this domain providing a forum for all the aspects with the purpose of advancing the state-of-the-art of nanoscale optics.


Emerging Technologies: metamaterials, nonradiating modes, topological insulators

Nonlinear Optics and Applications: chirality and symmetries, plasmonics and SHG, nonlinear materials and THz

Quantum Optics

Optical Sensors: novel approaches in optical sensing, optical biosensors, plasmonic sensing

Materials for photonics: quantum dots, perovskite nanostructures, 2D nanomaterials

Imaging and spectroscopy

Advanced Theoretical and Numerical Tools for Nanooptics, Photonics and Plasmonics

General Chairs

Vito Mocella, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche / Italy
Concita Sibilia, Università Sapienza di Roma / Italy

Programme Committee

Mario Agio, CNR-INO, Florence/ Italy
Fabio Antonio Bovino, Selex, Genova / Italy
Sophie Brasselet, Institut Fresnel, Marseille / France
Kurt Busch, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin / Germany
Flavio Gatti, INFN, Genova / Italy
Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique, Bordeaux / France
Gennady Shvets , University Of Texas, Austin / USA
Niek Van Hulst, ICFO – Castelldefels / Spain
Anatoly V. Zayats, King’s College, London / UK


Special session

Waves in Complex Photonic Media: Fundamentals and Device Applications
Chair: Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, USA


Plenary Speaker

Anatoly Zayats, King's College London

Graham Reed, University of Southampton, UK

Invited Speakers

Boubacar Kanté, UC Berkeley, USA

Cefe López, Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Madrid, Spain

Andrea Di Falco, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Femius Koenderink, AMOLF-Center for Nanophotonics, Netherlands

Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, USA

Stefano Cabrini, Molecular Foundry, Berkeley, USA

Cristian Ciracì, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Stefano Trillo, Università degli studi di Ferrara, Italy

Marco Centini, Università Sapienza di Roma, Italy

Giovanni Mattei, Università di Padova, Italy

Francesco Banfi, Francesco Banfi, Université Lyon 1, France

Fabio Antonio Bovino, Università Sapienza di Roma, Italy

Davide Boschetto, ENSTA ParisTech, France

Assegid Mengistu Flatae, University of Siegen, Germany

Fabrizio Sgrignuoli, Boston University, USA

Jacopo Bertolotti, University of Exeter, UK

Claudio Conti, Università Sapienza di Roma, Italy

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts University, USA

Francesco Riboli,  CNR-INO, Firenze, Italy

Savo Romolo, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

Uwe Grimm, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Didier Felbacq, Université de Montpellier, France

Lucio Claudio Andreani, Università di Pavia, Italy

Marcel Filoche, École polytechnique, France

Amit Agrawal, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Filippo Caruso, LENS, Firenze, Italy

Local Organizing Committee

Silvia Romano, CNR-IMM / Italy
Contact: ons.capri2019@na.imm.cnr.it

Important Dates and Deadlines

Opening of online submission 10 May 2019
Abstract submission deadline 30 June 2019 (Extended)
Notification to the authors 10 July 2019
Publication of the Advance Programme 15 July 2019
Opening of post-deadline submission 20 August 2019
Closing date of post-deadline submission 31 August 2019
Early-bird registration deadline 3 September 2019



Abstract Submission

Submission is now open.

Submit here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ons19

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of one to two pages.

Both Word and LaTeX templates are available:
Word: eos-author-guidelines.docx
Latex: eos-author-guidelines-latex.zip

IMPORTANT: Please indicate in the title if the contribution is for an oral or a poster presentation. If you have a paper that could be included in one of the SPECIAL SESSIONS, you may indicate it at the beginning of the short abstract. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it will be included in the technical program.

All accepted contributions are to be published in the EOS Topical Meeting Digest which will be available at the beginning of the meeting. All authors are requested to register for the meeting separately from abstract submission.



The authors can submit a manuscript of the accepted paper for publication on The Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publication (JEOS:RP). The manuscript submission deadline is 30 October 2019.



Capri is a beautiful and picturesque island in the Gulf of Naples that has been attracting countless visitors for thousands of years. It 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 the peaceful piazzas and bougainvillea and geranium festooned lanes. It is a concentration of Mediterranean colours, scents and sounds. The EOS Topical Meetings in Capri will be held at the Conference Centre of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the former Royal Swedish Academy Solar Observatory, Via Ceselle, Anacapri (NA), Italy.