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10th International Young Scientist conference “Developments in Optics and Communications” and Laserlab III Training School for Potential Users “Laser Applications in Spectroscopy, Industry and Medicine”


News of the 1st April

The 1st of April has come with several important updates about the upcoming conference and training school:

  1. Conference Book of abstracts is now available;
  2. An information sheet containing all the essential information about the upcoming event is now available under the "Venue and travel / Participant guide" section;
  3. Laboratory exercise schedule is now available under the "Program" section;
  4. The best student presentations at the conference will be awarded the OSA-LU Best student presentation prize. Find out more here;
  5. Information about the social events during the conference and training scool is available here;
  6. Conference proceedings will be published in "Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Science". Find out more in the "Call for papers" section!

Detailed conference schedule now available

The detailed conference schedule is now available here. Please, check your scheduled talk and poster session times!

Information for presenting authors (conference DOC)

We have added important information for the presenting authors at the conference "Developments in Optics and Communications" here:

The presentation times for oral presentations are as follows:

  • contributed talks are 15 minutes each, including time for questions;
  • invited talks are 45 minutes each, including time for questions.

For a poster session you should prepare an A1 size (594 x 841 mm) poster. If you want to prepare a larger size poster, please contact the organizers at

Conference & Training school program is now available!

Conference and training school program is now available here.

Registration closed

Registration for the Laserlab III Training school and conference DOC has been closed. Please note, that all applicants for the Laserlab III Training school "Laser Applications in Spectroscopy, Industry and Medicine" must submit a motivation letter to before March 7!

We have sent email notifications about their application status to all the presenting authors of abstracts submitted for the conference DOC. If you did not receive the notification, please contact us immediately at

Abstract submission for the conference DOC has ended

We no longer accept abstracts for the upcoming 10th International Young Scientist Conference "Developments in Optics and Communications".
If you need to make minor corrections to your submitted abstract, please contact the organizing committee!

DOC Abstract submission deadline is February 7

The abstract submission deadline for the 10th International young scientist conference "Developments in Optics and Communications" is tomorrow, February 7.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the conference website
Please follow these instructions when preparing your abstract!

Please, do not hesitate to contact us, if you encounter any problems in preparing your abstract or during the registration procedure!

The conference will take place in Riga, Latvia on April 9-12, 2014.

Consider taking part in the Laserlab III Training school for potential users "Laser Applications in Spectroscopy, Industry and Medicine", which is held in synergy with the conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Riga!

Extended registration deadline for Laserlab III Training School and Updated financial support eligibility criteria

For those contemplating / still not decided whether to participate in the Laserlab III Training School for Potential Users, there is good news. The registration deadline for the Laserlab III Training School has been extended to February 28th.

Please note that registration deadline for participation at the conference Developments in Optics and Communications is February 7th.

The financial support eligibility criteria for graduate students and young scientists has been updated. The financial support application deadline has been extended to February 17th.

The list of confirmed guest speakers is now available!

We are pleased to announce the following guest speakers for the Developments in Optics and Communications / Laserlab III Training School 2014:

Prof. Peter E. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
Prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Dr. Brian Vohnsen, University College Dublin, Ireland

The complete list of laboratory exercises is now available!

Several laboratory exercises will be available at the Laserlab III Training School for Potential Users "Laser Applications in Spectroscopy, Industry and Medicine". The laboratory exercises will take place at the following research facilities in Riga:

  • Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Kengaraga street 8, Riga
  • Laser Centre of University of Latvia (LC UoL), Zellu street 8, Riga
  • Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy (IAPS), Skunu street 4, Riga
You will be asked to choose three laboratory exercises best suiting your research interests upon registration for the Conference DOC and Laserlab III Training School.

If you completed your registration before 20. December 2013, please update your participation details:
  1. log in here and press the "Unlock registration" button;
  2. go to the "Laserlab III Training School" tab and update your participation details as required!

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