Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS)

27 October - 01 November 2013
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center, Paris, France

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 Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS) Technical Program Committee.

Benoit Boulanger, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France
Aruto Chavez, NP Photonics Inc., USA
Jérôme Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Martin M. Fejer, Stanford Univ., USA
Frans Harren, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Stuart Dale Jackson, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, Australia
Fredrik Laurell, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
Michel Lefebvre, ONERA, France
Sergey B. Mirov, Univ, of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute, Germany
Kathleen I. Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Labs., USA
Peter G. Schunemann, BAE Systems Inc., USA
Carlo Sirtori, Université Paris Diderot, France
Frank K. Tittel, Rice Univ., USA
Karl Unterrainer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Stanford Univ., USA
Joachim Wagner, Fraunhofer IAF, Germany

Call for Papers Opens 25 February 2013
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 24 June 2013, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Online Program Planner Available 2 September 2013
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 1 October 2013, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 21 October 2013
Register for the Meeting By 30 September 2013
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 27 October - 1 November 2013

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