11th International Conference on Nanophotonics, ICNP2018

2–6 July 2018, Wrocław, Poland

About the Conference

The 11th International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP 2018) will be held from 2–6 July 2018 at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland.

For the first time the Conference arrives to Poland and we are very glad to meet you here. The previous edition took place in Recife, Brazil.

ICNP is a unique event where the latest advances in optics and photonics both in nano- and micro-scale will be reported and discussed. It primarily aims to explore novel ideas in nanophotonic science and technology that might enable technological breakthroughs, with social and economic impact, in areas of global concern. From information processing to communications; from biomedical to life sciences; from energy harvesting and storage to environment and conservation. The conference broad themes and 21st century highly exciting topics, ensures researchers at all levels in this growing field to have an excellent opportunity to report their work and exchange information with fellow co-workers.

The conference topics

This conference aims to explore novel ideas in nanophotonic science and technology that might enable technological breakthroughs in high impact areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Random and Nanolasers
  • Nanofibers and integration
  • Self Assembly and Nanochemistry
  • Nanobiophotonics: Imaging, Sensing, Nanomedicine
  • Nano-optoelectronics
  • Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization
  • Green Nanophotonics, e.g. Photovoltaics
  • Modeling and Simulation at the nanoscale
  • Quantum Optics and Computing at the Nanoscale
  • Silicon Photonics
  • Nonlinear Optics at the Nanoscale


Prof. Joseph W. Haus

University of Dayton, USA

Prof. Marek Samoć

WUST, Poland

Prof. Paras N. Prasad

State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

  • Didier Felbacq, Univ. of Montpellier, France
  • Andrei Kabashin, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Stefan Lis, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Jan Misiewicz, WUST, Poland
  • Jiri Pfleger, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Bouchta Sahraoui, Univ. Angers, France
  • Kazuaki Sakoda, NIMS, Japan
  • Concita Sibilia, Univ. Roma La Sapienza, Italy
  • José García Solé, Universidad Automata de Madrid, Spain
  • Wiesław Stręk, PAS, Poland
  • Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
  • Lars Thylen, KTH, Sweden
  • Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China
  • Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Ventsislav Valev, Bath University, United Kingdom
  • Hans Ågren, KTH, Sweden
  • Jagadish Chennupati, Australian National University, Australia
  • Yiping Cui, Southeast University, China
  • Anderson Gomes, UFPE, Brazil
  • Qihuang Gong, Pekin University, China
  • El Hang Lee, INHA University, Incheon, South Korea
  • Junle Qu, Shenzen University, China
  • Marek Samoć, WUST, Poland
  • Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China


Prof. Louis Brus

Columbia University, NY, USA

Prof. Nader Engheta

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Qihuang Gong

Peking University, China

Prof. Yuri Kivshar

ANU, Australia

Prof. William Moerner

Stanford Univ., CA, USA
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)

Prof. Paras N. Prasad

State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Prof. Stephan Reitzenstein

TU Berlin, Germany

Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Stanford Univ., CA, USA

  • Hans Ågren, Sweden
  • Rodolphe Antoine, France
  • Pierre-François Brevet, France
  • Leszek Bryja, Poland
  • Tim Bunning, USA
  • Andrea Camposeo, Italy
  • Domenico de Ceglia, USA
  • Anderson Gomes, Brasil
  • Matjaž Humar, Slovenia
  • Chennupati Jagadish, Australia
  • Andre Kabashin, France
  • Clemens Kaminski, UK
  • Iam-Choon Khoo, USA
  • Jacob Khurgin, USA
  • Wiesław Królikowski, Qatar, Australia
  • Howard Lee, USA
  • Sebastian Maćkowski, Poland
  • Gil Markovich, Israel
  • Wojciech Pacuski, Poland
  • Amitava Patra, India
  • Luana Persano, Italy
  • Jiri Pfleger, Czech Republic
  • Dario Pisignano, Italy
  • Junle Qu, China
  • Michael Scalora, USA
  • Concita Sibilia, Italy
  • Wiesław Stręk, Poland
  • Greg Sun, USA
  • Timothy Tan, Singapore
  • Diederik Wiersma, Italy
  • Lech Wosinski, Sweden
  • Jeong Weong Wu, South Korea
  • Irina Zavestovskaya, Russia

important dates

Conference Dates: 2 — 6 July 2018

Submission Deadline: 01 March 2018

Acceptance Notification: 31 March 2018

Registration Dates and Fees: 15 November 2017 — 15 April 2018 (early‑bird fee deadline)


Registration fees

Type Early bird After 15/04/2018
Regular 450 EUR 500 EUR
Student* 200 EUR 250 EUR
Student* - PANIC only 50 EUR 60 EUR

* Students and doctoral students


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abstract submission

Oral sessions

The presentation times for oral sessions are listed below:

  • Contributed presentations: 15 minutes
  • Invited talks: 25 minutes
  • Keynote talks: 35 minutes
  • Plenary talks: 45 minutes
  • Tutorials: 60 minutes

The last 5 minutes in each presentation are set for questions and discussions.

Poster sessions

Poster sessions are scheduled for selected papers that may be better presented with greater visual details, allowing attendees who share interests similar to yours to study and restudy the information and having discussions one-on-one.

For poster sessions, ICNP 2018 provides each presenter a bulletin board where the speaker can mount a poster [90 cm (W) x 120 cm (H)] and provide flyers of the research, if any. Note that authors must be around their bulletin board during the poster sessions to present their research and answer questions.

Abstract format

Abstracts should be formatted according to the template provided in the link below. Authors should limit the length of the abstract to 1 page and submit in Word or LaTeX-PDF format.


The deadline for the submission is 01 February 2018.

The notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent out via email by 10 March 2018 only to the corresponding author.


Submission must be put forward and presented in English.

conference venue

The International Conference on Nanophotonics will take place in the Congress Centre of Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Wrocław.

The Congress Centre of WUST is placed in the main campus, close to an important public transport hub — Plac Grunwaldzki. Direct connection by bus and tram with the historical centre of Wrocław with numerous hotels of diversified standards makes it a perfect place to organise our Conference.

The Congress Centre of WUST is only 2 km from the Old Town, 20 minutes (by public transport) from the Wrocław Main Railway Station and 10 km from the Wrocław Airport.


Congress Center of Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Building D-20

Zygmunta Janiszewskiego 8
50-372 Wrocław

About WUST

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is the leading scientific and educational centre in Poland. Its position among technical universities in both Europe and the rest of the world is increasing every year. Development of the University is confirmed by research potential, didactics at the highest level, innovation and also cooperation with industry. The University educates specialists who are valued and sought after in the labour market. [read more...]

"Wrocław — The meeting place"

Wrocław is the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The history of the city dates back a thousand years, and its extensive heritage combines almost all religions and cultures of Europe. At various times, it has been part of Poland, Bohemia, Prussia or Germany. It became part of Poland in 1945, as a result of the border changes after the Second World War. [read more...]


By air

Wrocław Airport (WRO) services flights of LOT, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Wizz Air companies. The everyday flights connect Wroclaw with cities in France, Spain, UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Norway.

To get from the Wrocław Airport (WRO) to the city centre you need to take a taxi or a bus no. 106 (206 at night). The map of the city buses and trams you can find here (daily transport) and here (nightly transport) (it is advisable to zoom in the view of the documents). You can also check out this page for communicating in Wrocław (although not available in English, it is very clear).

By train

A host of railway companies offer transport services: PKP Intercity and Przewozy Regionalne operate long-haul connections, while regional carriers (e.g. Koleje Dolnośląskie) cater to passengers travelling shorter distances. Depending on your budget, when heading for more distant destinations you can choose among express (Intercity), fast and local lines, both national and international ones.

To guarantee that you have a place to sit on the train, make sure to take out a separate seat reservation. Otherwise you risk spending your journey standing in the corridor for several hours.

For information about train arrivals and departures, go online. You can find the most comprehensive timetable here.

By bus

You can take a bus to reach most smaller towns that have no rail connections. Operated in the past by regional branches of the Motor Transport Company (PKS), today most of these lines have been taken over by private companies. National and international coach lines are also operated by private travel agencies. For timetables and fares, look for information at bus terminals, or check online. With information tending to be patchy, though, planning your journey can be difficult at times. So when charting your journey it is worth visiting e-podróżnik.pl. The website features probably the most up-to-date timetables of almost all major national carriers, both trains and buses. You can buy tickets at ticket windows in bus terminals, or from the coach driver (not applicable to long-haul international travel) prior to departure.

By car

If you decide to travel to Poland by car, please check this brochure for general information and rules.

Depending on your budget, you may choose between higher and lower standard hotels, hostels and apartments. Here, we listed just a few examples of those. For more extensive lists, please refer to accommodation searching engines online, e.g. booking.com, nocowanie.eu.

Several hotels (shown in bold with symbol) close to the Conference Venue have prepared special offers for conference participants. Click the hotel's name to see more info. Please refer to the individual hotels for more details regarding the booking and cancelation policy.

Hotel (class)/Hostel/Apartment Address Website/Contact Walking distance (minutes)
Double Tree by Hilton Wrocław (5*) ul. Podwale 84 Website / (+48)717770015 Rynek (10), Conference (19)
Granary La Suite (5*) ul. Mennicza 24 Website / (+48)713952606 Rynek (11), Conference (43)
Grape Hotel and Restaurant (5*)  ul. Parkowa 8 Website / (+48)717360400 /
Rynek (44), Conference (17)
Hotel Monopol Wrocław (5*) ul. Modrzejewskiej 2 Website / (+48)717723777 Rynek (19), Conference (30)
Radisson Blu Wrocław (5*)  ul. Purkyniego 10 Website / (+48)713750000 Rynek (14), Conference (15)
Sofitel Wrocław Old Town (5*)  ul. Mikołaja 67 Website / (+48)713588300 Rynek (8), Conference (60)
Art Hotel (4*)  ul. Kiełbaśnicza 20 Website / (+48)717877400 Rynek (5), Conference (29)
Hotel Mercure Panorama (4*)  Plac Dominikański 1 Website / (+48)713232742 Rynek (13), Conference (32)
Novotel Wrocław Centrum (4*)  ul. Powstańców Śląskich 7a Website / (+48)717224900 Rynek (24), Conference (54)
Scandic Wrocław (4*) ul. Piłsudskiego 49/57 Website / (+48)717870000 Rynek (15), Conference (40)
Qubus Hotel Wrocław (4*)  ul. Świętej Marii Magdaleny 2 Website / (+48)717979850 Rynek (4), Conference (26)
Campanile Wrocław Centrum (3*) ul. Ślężna 26 Website / (+48)717830300 Rynek (30), Conference (42)
Campanile Wrocław Stare Miasto (3*) ul. Władysława Jagiełły 7 Website / (+48)713267800 Rynek (15), Conference (36)
Hotel Europejski (3*) ul. Piłsudskiego 88/90 Website / (+48)717721000 Rynek (17), Conference (35)
Ibis Wrocław Centrum (3*)  ul. Powstańców Śląskich 7b Website / (+48)717224950 Rynek (24), Conference (54)
Ibis Styles Wrocław Centrum (3*) pl. Konstytucji 3. maja 3 Website / (+48)717334870 Rynek (20), Conference (30)
Hotel Tumski (3*)  Wyspa Słodowa 10 Website / (+48)713226088 Rynek (23), Conference (21)
Wodnik Hotel (3*)  Na Grobli 28 Website / (+48)713433667 /
Rynek (31), Conference (25)
Hotel Piast Premium (2*) ul. Piłsudskiego 98 Website / (+48)717696200 Rynek (19), Conference (30)
Premiere Classe Wrocław Centrum (1*) ul. Ślężna 28 Website / (+48)717830200 Rynek (30), Conference (42)
Apartament 306 ul. Walońska 13 Website / (+48)693159022 (PL) /
(+48)731766556 (EN)
Rynek (20), Conference (14)
Art Apart Premium ul. Walońska 7 Website / (+48)618553366 Rynek (20), Conference (14)
Five Stars Hostel ul. Ruska 35 Website / (+48)717195979 Rynek (9), Conference (37)
MoHo Modern Hostel ul. Sikorskiego 11/1 Website / (+48)669844688 Rynek (13), Conference (43)
Mojito Apartments - Angel Wings ul. Walońska 9 Website / (+48)509317288 Rynek (20), Conference (14)

Poland does not require a VISA for most countries, however, we advise you to check individual needs here.

Additional information can be obtained at the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Poland in your country.

The official currency of Poland is "złoty" (PLN). Foreign currency can be exchanged on the arrival at the Wrocław Airport and downtown Wrocław. Bank agencies and automated teller machines (ATM) can be found in downtown Wrocław and at big communication hubs (Wrocław Airport, Wrocław Główny railway station).

Currency Exchange and ATMs at the Airport

Be aware of the currency exchange rate and check with Google currency converter first so as not to get fooled by fraud exchange offices.

More about "złoty" for curious: Wiki

Wrocław has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification). It is one of the warmer cities in Poland. Lying in the Silesian Lowlands between Trzebnickie Hills and the Sudetes, the mean annual temperature is 9.04 °C (48 °F). The coldest month is January (average temperature −0.7 °C), with snow being common in winter, and the warmest is July (average temperature 18.9 °C). The highest temperature in Wrocław was 8 August 2015 (+38.9 °C). The lowest temperature was 11 February 1956 (−32 °C). To see more, check Wiki.

But whatever the weather meets us on July, it is best to have both sunglasses and a raincoat.


Since 2003 the electrical power in Poland has been adapted to the EU standards – today there is 230 V current in sockets. Sockets types used in Poland are Type E and Type F, but you may sometimes meet older Type C. If you need an adapter, remember to take one with you.

Time zone

In the winter, i.e. from the last Sunday of October to the last Sunday of March, Poland falls under the Central European Time Zone, that is CET (UCT +1). On the last Sunday of March, we set our clocks to daylight saving time, 1 hour forward in relation to the CET time (UCT +2).

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