Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA)

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Resources: Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 6 April 2016, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 6 May 2016
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 24 June 2016
Register for the Meeting By 27 June 2016
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 25 July - 28 July 2016

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.

References

All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

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

Member

Joakim Bood, Lund University, Sweden
Aamir Farooq, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia
James Gord, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Sean Kearney, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Johannes Kiefer, Universitat Bremen, Germany
Dennis Killinger, University of South Florida, United States
Wolfgang Meier, DLR - German Aerospace Centre, Germany
Jerry Meyer, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Andrzej Miziolek, , United States
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, United States
Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies LLC, United States
Stephane Schilt, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Markus Sigrist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Vincenzo Spagnolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Azer Yalin, Colorado State University, United States
Rui Yang, University of Oklahoma, United States