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

important dates

Conference Dates: 2 — 6 July 2018

Registration Dates and Fees: 15 November 2017 — 10 February 2018

Submission Deadline: 01 February 2018

Acceptance Notification: 10 March 2018


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.

Hotel (class)/Hostel/Apartment Address Website/Contact Walking distance (minutes)
Hotel Monopol Wrocław (5*) ul. Modrzejewskiej 2 Website / (+48)717723777 Rynek (19), Conference (30)
Granary La Suite (5*) ul. Mennicza 24 Website / (+48)713952606 Rynek (11), Conference (43)
Double Tree by Hilton Wrocław (5*) ul. Podwale 84 Website / (+48)717770015 Rynek (10), Conference (19)
Sofitel Wrocław Centrum (5*) ul. Mikołaja 67 Website / (+48)713588300 Rynek (8), Conference (60)
Radisson Blu Wrocław (5*) ul. Purkyniego 10 Website / (+48)713750000 Rynek (14), Conference (15)
Scandic Wrocław (4*) ul. Piłsudskiego 49/57 Website / (+48)717870000 Rynek (15), Conference (40)
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)
Hotel Tumski (3*) Wyspa Słodowa 10 Website / (+48)713226088 Rynek (23), Conference (21)
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 Europejski (3*) ul. Piłsudskiego 88/90 Website / (+48)717721000 Rynek (17), Conference (35)
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 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)
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)
Art Apart Premium ul. Walońska 7 Website / (+48)618553366 Rynek (20), Conference (14)
Mojito Apartments - Angel Wings ul. Walońska 9 Website / (+48)509317288 Rynek (20), Conference (14)
Apartament 306 ul. Walońska 13 Website / +48693159022 (PL) /
+48731766556 (EN)
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).

Find out more

To find out more about Poland, visit www.poland.gov.pl.

contact us

Enquiries to: icnp2018@pwr.edu.pl