Specialty Optical Fibers & Applications (SOF)

27 - 31 July 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Resources: Committee

The Technical Program Committee Members are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours contacting colleagues to encourage submissions and reviewing papers. On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the members of the Specialty Optical Fibers & Applications (SOF) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 10 December 2013
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 30 May 2014
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant 8 April 2014
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 1 August 2014
Register for the Meeting By 30 June 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 27 July - 31 July 2014

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to preside
  • Assist during invitation process
  • Score all papers (excluding conflicts)
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Encourage your peers to complete a submission for the meeting.
  • Mark your calendar and save dedicated time for the paper review process.  
  • To promote the meeting, solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Suggest candidates for invited speakers
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Review and score submissions to help determine which submissions should be accepted for presentation
  • Support chairs’ effort to solicit funds from granting agencies and corporations.
  • Attend the meeting and participate in on-site wrap-up meetings


All documents listed below are located in the Resource Center on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions


Ishwar Aggarwal, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
John Ballato, Clemson University, United States

Program Chair

Liang Dong, Clemson University, United States
Bryce Samson, , United States


Rui Almeida, Instituto Superior Tecnico,
Miguel Andrés, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Jose Cruz, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Sebastien Février, Universite de Limoges, France
Francesco Poletti, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Kunimasa Saitoh, Hokkaido University, Japan
Axel Schulzgen, University of Central Florida, United States
Hwa Yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Nicholas Traynor, Azur Light Systems,
Johann Troles, Universite de Rennes I, France