Optical on-chip integration celebrates its 50th anniversary!

For this occasion, the European Optical Society organizes its first topical meeting on Integrated Optics.

This event has the objective to bring together senior and junior scientists around the challenges that we are facing now in our field. While passing from an optical laboratory to an handheld device, the size, the cost, and the power consumption has to be reduced. Applied Science and Engineering have to merge to tackle these issues!

Beyond the technical and scientific symposium, the conference is for both Industry and Academy who are playing an important role in this tremendous field. This long-term cooperation has always been the driving force, which makes nowadays Integrated Optics the unavoidable tool for future devices.

For this first meeting we expect a broad international audience. The main goals of the event are to meet around informal discussions, comforting collaborations, sharing ideas with academic and industrial partners.


  • Important Dates

    Submission opens June 2019
    Submission closes (extended) 30 September 2019
    Notification to authors 7 October 2019
    Registration opens
    for conference and exhibition
    6 June 2019


    Companies may already reserve an exhibition booth by contacting us at events@europeanoptics.org

  • Topics

    The scope of the conference is large, since integrated Optics and Photonics rely on many challenges.
    We therefore propose (but we are not limited to) the following topics:

    • Devices: From design to fabrication and characterization, the building blocks of integrated optics require
      a thorough understanding and challenging techniques. It include passive, active, and tunable devices.
    • Materials: Silicon, silicon-based materials, III-V compounds, glasses, lithium niobate, polymers,
      2D materials are some of the key materials allowing the expansion of the field of research.
    • Applications: Telecommunication, quantum optics, sensing are among the most straightforward and
      important applications of integrated optics.
    • Towards industry: scaling up the fabrication, packaging, electronic hybridization…

    Make your conference count: EOS will publish all accepted and presented abstracts online and in open access.

  • Invited Speakers

    Bernal maria pilarMaria-Pilar Bernal

    FEMTO-ST, France

    Lithium Niobate photonic crystal fibered optical sensors for high sensitive electric field sensing




    Marc Reig Escalé
    Optical Nanomaterial Group, Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Lithium Niobate-On-Insulator (LNOI): Generation, Modulation and Detection of Light


    Andrey Lipovskii
    Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and St. Petersburg Academic University, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Applications of glass thermal poling to Integrated Optics: approaches and prospects


    G t reed 1Graham T. Reed
    Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    From Wafer Scale Testing to Programmable Photonics: applications of tunable photonic devices


  • Program committee

    Dr. Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, CNR Firenze, Italy

    Prof. Emiliano Descrovi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

    Dr. Mingde Du, Aalto University, Finland

    Dr. Oliver Fähnle, FISBA AG, Switzerland

    Dr. Thierry Grosjean, FEMTO-ST institute, France

    Prof. Zhipei Sun, Aalto University, Finland


  • Organizers

    The topical Meeting is organized in co-operation with the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Branch of EOS, Photonics Finland.


    Organizing Committee

      Matthieu Roussey (co-chair, Finland)

      Nadège Courjal (co-chair, France)

      Hannele Karppinen (EOS representative)

      Elina Koistinen (EOS representative)


    Contact: events@europeanoptics.org

  • Venue


    The conference will be held at the Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland.

    Joensuu is a vibrant and growing regional center, which has a great deal to offer: the Karelian lifestyle, a city center with a multiplicity of services, and the Pielisjoki River flowing through it with its many possibilities. The urban lifestyle and quiet rural areas live side by side in Joensuu. All at once Joensuu is a high-tech center, a thriving rock music city (Ilosaari rock festival in July), the Karelian marketplace, and the silence of the wilderness, all along the border.

  • How to get there


    Joensuu can conveniently be reached by plane, train, or car from Helsinki.

    There are several daily connections between the Helsinki-Vantaa airport (the main hub in Finland) and Joensuu. The flight time to Joensuu is around one hour. Please consult your travel agency for up-to-date information or check the Finnair website: https://www.finnair.com/

    Train or car
    The land connection between Helsinki and Joensuu takes around four or five hours. Please see http://www.vr.fi/en/ for timetables and for online tickets. Participants who arrive by plane to Helsinki, and who like to continue by train to Joensuu, may either go to Tikkurila train station or to Helsinki City train station (e.g. by Ring Rail Line train or taxi).



    Campus area
    City map of Joensuu
    Joensuu on Google maps

  • Accommodation


    A number of hotels are located within a walking distance to the conference site. The organizers have reserved a quota of rooms in the local hotels. Please, book your accommodation in the hotels given below:


    Scandic Joensuu, Kirkkokatu 20, 80100 Joensuu

    Price: single room 99 €/night, double room 119 €/night including breakfast and wifi.

    Reservation via link: http://www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode:BINT251119

    or sending to joensuu@scandichotels.com  or phone +35813 713 1077 using booking code BINT251119


    Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu, Torikatu 20, 80100 Joensuu (rate valid until Nov. 11)

    Price: standard single room 115 €/night, double room 135 €/night, extra bed 25 €

     including breakfast and wifi.

    Reservation via link:  www.sokoshotels.fi using code BINTOP2019

    or sending  email to sales.karelia@sokoshotels.fi or phone + 358 20 1234 660 using booking code BINTOP2019


    Hotel GreenStar, Torikatu 16, 80100 Joensuu (rate valid until Nov. 25)


    Price: 69 €/night (1 – 3 persons in a room)

    Breakfast: 8 €/person

    Car parking: 8 €/night

    Reservation by sending email to: joensuu@greenstar.fi using booking code IntOp2019


    Other hotels in downtown (no special rates)
    Hotel Aada https://www.hotelaada.fi/en/
    Hotel Kimmel https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/joensuu/sokos-hotel-kimmel