Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

27 - 31 7月 2014
Barcelona, Spain

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 Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 10 December 2013
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Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 30 May 2014
Online Program Planner Available
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant 8 4月 2014
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Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 1 8月 2014
Register for the Meeting By 30 6月 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 27 7月 - 31 7月 2014

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.


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
Stephen Mihailov, National Research Council of Canada, Canada, General Chair
Paul Westbrook, OFS Laboratories, USA, General Chair
John Canning, University of Sydney, Australia, Program Chair
Morten Ibsen, University of Southampton, UK, Program Chair
Fundamentals of Photosensitivity and Poling

Matthieu Lancry, Université Paris Sud, France, Subcommittee Chair
Costantino Corbari, University of Southampton, UK
Marc Dussauze, CNRS Université de Bordeaux, France
Sylvain Girard, Université de Saint-Etienne, France
Leonid Glebov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
Cyril Hnatovsky, Australian National University, Australia
Saulisu Joudkazis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Kyoto University, Japan
Linards Skuja, University of Latvia, Latvia
Christopher Smelser, Carleton University, Canada
Grating Properties and Fabrication Techniques

Kevin Chen, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Martin Bernier, Université Laval, COPL, Canada
Mykhaylo Dubov, Aston University, UK
Moshe Horowitz, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Dan Grobnic, National Research Council, Canada
Tristan Kremp, OFS Fitel LLC, USA
Graham Marshall, University of Bristol, UK
Manfred Rothhardt, IPHT-Jena, Germany,
Aping Zhang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Applications of Gratings and Poled Glass

Cicero Martelli, UTFPR Curitiba, Brazil, Subcommittee Chair
Andrea Cusano, Università del Sannio, Italy
Peter Kazansky, University of Southampton, UK
Martin Kristensen, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Xiaoping Liu, Nanjing University, China
Pawel Niewczas, University of Strathclyde, UK
Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia
Paul Steinvurzel, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA
Hwa-yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Réal Vallée, Université Laval, COPL, Canada
Stephan Wildermuth, ABB AG, Corporate Research, Germany
Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada