About EOSAM & Previous Events

The European Optical Society Annual meeting (EOSAM) is a major international scientific conference with an exhibition and industrial program, held 13 - 17 September 2021 in Rome, Italy. It was established specifically to provide a platform for experts in the field of optics and photonics, bringing forth new research results, the state of the art, and bridging the gap between research, education, and industry. EOSAM is attended by top researchers, key leaders, students and industry experts.

EOSAM has been organized since 2006, initially in Paris. After 2010 it was decided to move EOSAM around Europe, bringing the event into different optics hubs better serving the local communities and at each time creating a unique EOSAM experience for the attendees. Starting form 2020, the EOSAM is an annual event, so mark your calendars!

EOSAM locations through time:
2006 Paris, France
2008 Paris, France
2010 Paris, France
2012 Aberdeen, Scotland
2014 Berlin, Germany
2016 Berlin, Germany
2018 Delft, the Netherlands
2020 Porto, Portugal Online conference due to COVID pandemic
2021 Rome, Italy
2022 Location tba

The websites of the previous EOSAM events can be found in EOS archives, see below.


  • Call for Papers: EOSAM 2021 Submission open

    • On Tuesday, 02 march 2021

    Submission is now open for the international conference EOSAM 2021. All topics on optics and photonics are included. The record-breaking number of topical meetings ensure that your research will fit within the scope of the conference. 

    In case the event cannot be held onsite, the organizers ensure your presentation will be presented online in front of the right audience. The conference dates 13 - 17 September 2021 remain in either case.  Submission is open until 20 May: https://www.conftool.com/eosam2021 

    Submissions are welcomed for oral and poster presentations for all Topical meetings (TOMs). Have a look at the list of TOMS: https://www.europeanoptics.org/pages/events/eosam2021/toms/ 


    EOSAM 2021 website:

  • EOSAM 2020 online conference a success

    • On Friday, 02 october 2020

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    EOSAM 2020 held as online conference for the first time ever with great success!

    The international flagship event of the European Optical Society (EOS), the EOSAM conference, was held in online form during 7-11 September 2020. The initial plan was to celebrate the international conference and industrial exhibition, EOSAM, under the warm sun of Porto, Portugal in 7-11 September 2020, organized together with the Portuguese Society for Optics and photonics, SPOF. However, due to the circumstances with the covid pandemic, we wanted to ensure the safety of our attendees and their families, and made the difficult decision to move the onsite event into online form, for the first time ever in the history of EOSAM.

    During the conference week, 7-11 September, EOS offered live and on-demand presentations free of charge for attendees, with a chance to register and view the presentations also after the conference week, free of charge (sessions were open until 25 September).  

    The conference week included the School of Physics on Optical Metrology, four live plenary talks and over 120 invited and contributed presentations on all the 12 topical meetings, covering all topics of optics and photonics.

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EOSAM 2010
26 - 29 October
Paris, France

The third scientific EOS Annual Meeting (EOSAM 2010) was held in Paris, France,
from 26 - 29 October 2010 alongside the OPTO exhibition (26 - 28 October),
in co-operation with SFO, ICO, Optecnet, and Photonics4life. Previous meetings took place in 2008 and 2006 with more than 650 attendees.

Topical Meetings and Workshop at EOSAM 2010:

TOM 1: Biophotonics - Advanced Trapping and Optofluidics in Life Sciences
TOM 2: Terahertz Science and Technology
TOM 3: Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
TOM 4: Micro-Optics
TOM 5: Organic Photonics
TOM 6: Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
TOM 7: ICO/EOS TOM on Optics & Energy
Workshop : Masters and PhD Education in Photonics

EOSAM 2008
29 September - 2 October
Paris, France

The second edition of EOSAM was held alongside the OPTO exhibition in Paris, France, in co-operation with SFO.

Topical Meetings:
• TOM 1: Biophotonics
• TOM 2: Terahertz - Science and Technology
• TOM 3: Nanophotonics, Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials
• TOM 4: Micro- and Nanoscale Photonic Systems
• TOM 5: Organic Photonics
• TOM 6: Nonlinear Optics - Materials, Devices and Spatio-Temporal Effects
• TOM 7: Dynamical Optics

Masters and PhD Education in Photonics Biophotonics Business: Opportunities and Challenges for European Companies
(part of TOM 1: Biophotonics)

EOSAM 2006
16 - 19 October Paris, France

The first EOSAM ever organized was held alongside the OPTO exhibition in Paris, France (16 - 19 October 2006),
in co-operation with SFO and EPS. For this first edition, the EOS Annual Meeting featured six topical meetings:

  • Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Extreme Optics (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Optical Microcavities (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Micro-Optics, Diffractive Optics and Optical MEMS
  • Photonic Devices in Space
  • Nonlinear Optics: From Sources to Guided Waves