Bio-Optics: Design and Application

02 - 05 April 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California 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 Bio-Optics: Design and Application Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 19 December 2016, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 2 January 2017
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 14 March 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 28 March 2017
Register for the Meeting By 2 March 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 2 April - 5 April 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


Hatice Altug, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Caroline Boudoux, École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Paul French, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Arthur Gmitro, The University of Arizona, United States
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Joseph Izatt, Duke University, United States
Guoqiang Li, Ohio State University, United States
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Rongguang Liang, The University of Arizona, United States
Qingming Luo, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China
Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M University, United States
Mark Pierce, Rutgers University, United States
Monika Ritsch-Marte, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Tony Wilson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Joe Zhou, DMetrix Inc, United States