Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

06 - 09 November 2017
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado United States

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 Week of 06 March 2017
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 24 July 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review Early July 2017
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 18 August 2017
Online Program Planner Available 21 August 2017
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 16 October 2017, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 13 October 2017
Register for the Meeting By 9 October 2017
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 30 October 2017
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 6 November - 9 November 2017

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
Arthur Dogariu

Princeton University
UNITED STATES
Chair

Vanda Grubišić

National Center for Atmospheric Research
UNITED STATES
Chair

Jianguo Liu

Anhui Inst Optics & Fine Mech, CAS
CHINA
Chair

Nathalie Picque

Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik
GERMANY
Chair

LiangFu Chen

CAS Inst of Remote Sensing Application

Member

Weidong Chen

Universite du Littoral
FRANCE
Member

Jong Chow

The Australian National University
AUSTRALIA
Member

Belay Demoz

University of Maryland Baltimore County
UNITED STATES
Member

Aamir Farooq

King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology
SAUDI ARABIA
Member

Johannes Kiefer

Universitat Bremen
GERMANY
Member

Iftach Klapp

ARO-Volcani Center
ISRAEL
Member

Gerard Wysocki

Princeton University
UNITED STATES
Member

Ming Yan

Max-Plank-Institute for Quantum Optics
GERMANY
Member