Resources: Committee Chairs

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

18 - 20 março 2014
Messe Berlin, Berlin, 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 High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 9 September 2013
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 22 novembro 2013, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 10 January 2014
Online Program Planner Available 10 January 2014
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 24 fevereiro 2014, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By
Register for the Meeting By 17 fevereiro 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 18 março - 20 março 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


Jens Biegert, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Todd Ditmire, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Program Chair

Gunter Steinmeyer, Max Born Institute, Germany
Amelle Zaïr, Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Eric Constant, Université de Bordeaux I, France
Louis DiMauro, Ohio State University, United States
J.C. Fernandez, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Takao Fuji, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan
Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, Germany
Milutin Kovacev, Leibniz Universität Hannover , Germany
Andy Kung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
François Légaré, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes, Canada
Ruxin Li, Shanghai Inst of Optics and Fine Mech, China
Johan Mauritsson, Lund University, Sweden
Robert Moshammer, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik, Germany
Yasuo Nabekawa, RIKEN, Japan
Chang Hee Nam, Gwangju Inst of Science & Technology, South Korea
Nina Rohringer, Max Planck Advanced Study Group, Germany
Stefan Skupin, Max-Planck-Institut PKS, Germany
Stelios Tzortzakis, FORTH-IESL, Greece
Donald Umstadter, University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States
Caterina Vozzi, IFN-CNR, Italy
Mathew Zepf, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom