25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) • 16th International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

At least one author per submission is requested to register for the meeting.

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Post-deadline submission open!

Now there is a final opportunity to submit contributions as post-deadline paper. Follow the link above:

Reviewing and acceptance notification will be within about one weeks after the deadline. It is expected that at least one person of the author list of each accepted paper will register for the conference and present the talk. Accepted talks will be presented in a joined post-deadline session on Friday, 9th Sept.

Deadline for post-deadline paper submission is 17th July 2022.



Contributed summaries are limited to 2 pages, including an abstract with 35-words (Word Template). Authors and affiliations will be submitted online.
Four categories of submissions can be chosen: oral only / poster only / oral preferred / poster preferred

The submitted abstracts will be published after the congress. (Not password secured)

The 2-pages-summary papers are peer reviewed and will be available from the start of the world congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022 (access without password). The listing in Google Scholar is intended. The 35 words abstract will be included to website, the app and the proceedings. Besides, a special issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022 is planned.

A support of Participants from developing countries is organized. You can apply for at the submission of the summary.

  • Scholarships for Students kindly supported by Sponsors
  • Grants for Scientists (also for invited talks)
  • Human Development Index and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita are among the decision criteria



  1. Optical Engineering, Material Processing, Design and Lithography
  2. Display and Vision
  3. Optical MEMS and Micro-Optics
  4. Optical Sensing
  5. Computational Metrology
  6. Optical Information Processing and Imaging
  7. Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
  8. Ultrafast Phenomena and Ultrafast Optics
  9. High Power Lasers, X-Ray and High-Energy Optics
  10. Nano-Optics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  11. Photonic Crystals, Nano Structures and Functions
  12. Fiber Optics
  13. Optical Communications and Photonic Network
  14. Optoelectronics, Terahertz Photonics and Silicon Photonics
  15. Microscopy, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Advanced Imaging
  16. Biomechanics, Optical Elastography and BioBrillouin
  17. Biomedical Optics
  18. Nanobiophotonics, Optogenetics and Nanosensing
  19. Optical Technologies Fighting Infectious Diseases


Online Program

Important Dates

24 April 2022
Extended Deadline for papers

May 2022
Abstract acceptance / grants application

June 2022
Program issue

17 July 2022
Deadline for post-deadline paper submission

28 August 2022
2nd Early bird registration deadline

5 - 9 September 2022
ICO-25 - OWLS-16


Important Information

A Special Issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.edpsciences.org


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Scientific Partner

TU Dresden
01069 Dresden, Germany