Resources: Committee Chairs

Nonlinear Photonics (NP)

27 - 31 julho 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 Nonlinear Photonics (NP) 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 abril 2014
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Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 1 agosto 2014
Register for the Meeting By 30 junho 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 27 julho - 31 julho 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

General Chairs

Nail Akhmediev, Australian National University, Australia
John Dudley, Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon, France
Karsten Rottwitt, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

Program Chairs

Alexander Gaeta, Cornell University, USA
Yaroslav Kartashov, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Program Committee

1.  Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Effects

Neil Broderick, The University of Auckland, Subcommittee Chair
Stefano Minardi, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
Fedor Mitschke, Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Arnaud Mussott, University of Lille, France
Michelle Sander, Boston University, United States

2. Nonlinear pulse propagation in fibers

Stefano Trillo, Univ. degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy, Subcommittee Chair
Ilan Boaz, University of California, Merced
Wieslaw Krolikowski, Australian National University, Australia
Amy Lytle, Franklin & Marshall College, USA
Stefania Residori, Institut Non Lineaire de Nice, France
3. Computational Analysis, Design and Modeling of Dissipative and Conservative Systems
Stefan Wabnitz, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia, Italy, Subcommittee Chair
Alejandro Aceves, Southern Methodist Univ., USA
Shalva Amiranashvili, WIAS, Germany
Janke Yang, The University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
4. Dissipative solitons, rogue waves and ultra-short pulse modeling
Goery Genty, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland, Subcommittee Chair
Fabio Biancalana, Heriot Watt University, UK
Claudio Conti, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Gian-Luca Oppo, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Majid Taki, University of Lille, France
5. Poling, Spatial and Periodic Nonlinear Effects
Andrey Sukhorukov, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia, Subcommittee Chair
Thomas Pertsch, Univ. of Jena, Germany
Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kyriakos Hizanidis, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Ryf Roland, Alcatel, Lucent, USA
6. Active and dissipative effects
Philippe Grelu, University of Burgundy, France, Subcommittee Chair
Vladimir Konotop, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nathan Kutz, University of Washington, USA
Laurent Larger, University of Franche-Comte, France
Kestutis Staliunas, ICREA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

7. All-Optical Devices and Applications
Sergei K. Turitsyn, Aston Univ., UK, Subcommittee Chair
Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
Rene Essiambre, Alcatel, Lucent, USA
Ulf Peschel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Chad Husko, University of Sydney, Australia

8.  Novel Nonlinear Materials and Structures
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Subcommittee Chair
John Ballato, COMSET, USA
Colin McKinstrie, Alcatel Lucent, USA
Anna Peacock, University Southampton, UK
Marc Sciamanna, Supelec Metz, France