Sep 24

EWOFS 2013 Announced

The 5th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS'2013) will be held in Krakow, Poland form the 19th to 22nd May 2013.

EWOFS has a different format to many conferences. Each session begins with keynote presentations from leading figures in the filed. These are followed by a poster session themed in line with the keynote presentation. The aspect that differentiates this conference comes next. Attendees are allocated to a discussion group, facilitated by a member of the  technical program committee. The discussion groups meet after each poster session to talk about the posters - typical discussions might identify new and emerging trends, comment on the papers that make the most significant contributions. The facilitator is then tasked with trying to pull the threads of the conversation together to make a coherent story that is fed back to the conference.

If the idea of discussion groups fills you with dread, then don't let it put you off. It is a great opportunity to share your thoughts with the big names in the field, as they are distributed amongst the discussion groups. At the last EWOFS, in Porto, I was facilitated a discussion group that, among others, had Robert Liebermann and Raman Kashyap  as members.

Important Dates:

  • 24th February 2013 - Paper submission deadline
    (4-page camera ready paper)
  • 10th March 2013 - Author notification