Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

12 - 15 April 2015
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

Resources: Committee Members

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 Optical Trapping Applications (OTA) Technical Program Committee.


Call for Papers Opens 16 August 2014
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 13 January 2015, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 16 February 2015
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 9 March 2015
Register for the Meeting By 16 March 2015
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 12 April - 15 April 2015

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

References

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

Chair

Steven Neale, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Peter Reece, University of New South Wales, Australia

Program Chair

Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada
Lene Oddershede, The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

Member

Tomas Cizmar, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa
Nancy Forde, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Simon Hanna, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Brooke Hester, Appalachian State University, United States
Tony Jun Huang, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Onofrio Marago', CNR-IPCF, Italy
David McGloin, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Jack Ng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Peter Pauzauskie, University of Washington, United States
Ruben Ramos-Garcia, Inst Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico
Giulia Rusciano, Univ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Giovanni Volpe, Bilkent Universitesi, Turkey
Pavel Zemanek, Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR, Czech Republic