Optical Sensors

24 - 27 July 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana United States

Resources: Committees

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 Sensors Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens Week of 18 November 2016
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 20 April 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review Mid April 2017
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 8 May 2017
Online Program Planner Available Week of 8 May 2017
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 5 July 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent Mid July 2017
Hotel Reservation By 3 July 2017
Register for the Meeting By 22 June 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 14 July 2017
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 24 July - 27 July 2017

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

Ken Ewing, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Mario F.S. Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paul Pellegrino, US Army Research Laboratory, USA


THz Sensing
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Willie Padilla, Duke University, USA

Optical Fiber Sensors
Gilberto Brambilla, Univ. of Southampton, UK, Subcommittee Chair
Christophe Caucheteur, University of Mons, Belgium
Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera, Univ. of Cantabria, Spain
Janet Lou, NRL, USA
Anna Grazia Mignani, CNR, Italy
Tong Sun, City University, UK
Libo Yuan, Harbin Engineering University, China

Laser Based Sensors
Yoonchan Jeong, Seoul National University, Korea, Subcommittee Chair
Peter Dragic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Christian Grillet, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Peter Horak, University of Southampton, UK
Kwang Jo Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Peter Vasil’ev, University of Cambridge, UK

Optical Chemical and Biological Sensors
Paul M Pellegrino, US Army Research Laboratory, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Brain Cullum, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Ellen L. Holthoff, US Army Research Laboratory, USA
Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University, USA

Micro- and Nano- Engineered Sensors
Mikhail (Misha) Sumetsky, Aston University, UK, Subcommittee Chair
Vasily Astratov, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
Andrei Fotiadi, University of Mons, Belgium
Chengbo Mou, Shanghai University, China
Xuewen Shu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Limin Tong, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China
David Webb, Aston University, UK

Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Biosensors,
Björn Reinhard, Boston University, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Svetlana Boriskina, MIT, USA
Xi Ling, Boston University, USA