Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT)

05 - 08 September 2016
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia

Resources: Committee

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 Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due Invalid date time. (Convert Time)
Peer Review 5 May - 17 May 2016
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions Week of 6 June 2016
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant 12 May 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 16 August 2016, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 15 August 2016
Register for the Meeting By 8 August 2016
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 5 September - 8 September 2016

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


Michael Withford, Macquarie University, Australia

Program Chair

Stuart Jackson, Macquarie University, Australia


Adrian Carter, Nufern, Australia
Simon Gross, Macquarie University, Australia
Alexander Hemming, Defence Science Technology Group, Australia
Steven Hinckley, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Brendan Kennedy, The University of Western Australia, Australia
David Lancaster, University of South Australia,
Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
Stephen Madden, ,
Ampalavanapilla Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand