Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

14 - 17 November 2016
Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Resources: Committee 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 Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 03/14/2016
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 26 July 2016, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions 19 August 2016
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Online Program Planner Available 26 August 2016
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant 26 July 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 26 October 2016, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 12 October 2016
Register for the Meeting By 17 October 2016
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 14 November - 17 November 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

Program Chair

Arthur Dogariu, Princeton University, United States
Andreas Fix, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Jianguo Liu, Anhui Inst Optics & Fine Mech, CAS, China

Member

Dietrich Althausen, Institute for Tropospheric Research,
Maria Dolores Andrés Hernández, University of Bremen, Germany
Weidong Chen, Universite du Littoral, France
Aamir Farooq, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Luca Fiorani, ENEA, Italy
Vanda Grubišić, National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A&M University, United States
Hiroaki Kuze, Chiba University, Japan
Cheng Liu, University of Science and Technology , China
Christian Pedersen, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Scott Spuler, National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
Gerard Wysocki, Princeton University, United States