Resources: Committees

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

Industry Program Committee

Neil Ball, Directed Light, Inc.,  USA
Robert Braunschweig, Amplitude Systemes, France
Beth Cohen, IPG Photonics Corporation, USA
Shibin Jiang, Advalue Photonics, Inc., USA
Joachim R. Sacher, Sacher Lasertechnik, GmbH, Germany
Johannes F. Trbola, Trbola Engineering, Germany