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11th International Young Scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications”


Dear participants,
can You imagine - "DOC 2015" is already here?! 
Riga is waiting for You!

The list of guest-speakers is available here.

Detailed program is available online [last update: 5.04.2015].

The conference Book of Abstracts is available here.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the organizers at
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DOC-2015 announcment.

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Concerning proceedings and deadlines.

Since the registration deadline for the conference has been pushed back, notice concerning travel grants and acceptance of abstracts has also been postponed till 17th of February.


We have noticed and are very appreciative of the high interest you've shown in both the conference and the opportunity to publish your work in the proceedings. However this year due to budget constraints we couldn't keep both the conference and the proceedings free of charge.

To price of publishing your work in the conference proceedings is 70.00 EUR. If you are interested in publishing in the conference proceedings, wire-transfer said amount to:

1) Legal name: SPIE Baltic
2) International Bank Account Number: LV25UNLA0050005984622
3) Registration number: 40008007223
4) Purpose of the payment: Name Surname Institution DOC 2015

The deadline for submitting your manuscripts is the 4th of May.

The Deadline has arrived!

The registration & abstract submission deadlines have arrived! As of February 4th, registration for the conference "Developments in Optics and Communications" has been closed. Online submission of abstracts for the conference is no more available. Thank you all for registering and submitting your abstracts!
The decision of our scientific committee well be available later this month. All corresponding authors will be notified by email regarding their abstract status.

The good news to all you busy scientists: There is still a spot or two open for exceptionally enticing and fascinating abstracts! If you did miss the abstract submission deadline, send us ( your abstract and it might get accepted for the upcoming conference. In the email please provide the following basic information about yourself:

  • First name and Last name;
  • The country and Institution that you represent;

and about your abstract:

  • Topic best suiting your abstract (choose one: Biophotonics /Laser physics & spectroscopy /Optical materials & phenomena /Optics in communication /Vision science);
  • The desired type of your contribution (oral /poster presentation).

DOC-2015 announcement

Dear students and promising young scientists,
On behalf of SPIE and OSA student chapters form University of Latvia we are pleased to invite you to join us in Riga, Latvia for the 11th International young scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications”!

The conference will be held on April 8-10, 2015. Here you will have a great opportunity to meet other students and young scientists that work in the research field of optics and photonics, share your ideas and experiences as well as establish contacts for future collaborations.

Registration for the conference will open soon. The registration deadline is February 4, 2015. Please note, that the official language of the conference "Developments in Optics and Communications" is English.

We encourage you to contribute to the conference with a talk or a poster presentation relevant to the conference topics:

  • Biophotonics;
  • Laser physics and spectroscopy;
  • Optical materials and phenomena;
  • Optics in communication;
  • Vision science.
Abstracts must be prepared in accordance with the abstract preparation guidelines. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 4, 2015.

Travel grants are available for students contributing to the conference. To apply for the grant, please contact the organizers at The grant application deadline is February 4, 2015.

If you require a visa to enter Latvia, please contact the organizers at before February 4, 2015.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the organizers at

DOC 2015
is organized and supported by:

OSA Student chapter of University of Latvia ULSPIE University of Latvia Young Minds Section Internation Year of Light - 2015 University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics Laser Centre Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy otpek_logo.png Latvian American Eye Center Food Union cachbox.png