2–6 July 2018, Wrocław, Poland
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.
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:
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)
|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
The presentation times for oral sessions are listed below:
The last 5 minutes in each presentation are set for questions and discussions.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...]
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).
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.
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.
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||
|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||
|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||
(+48)693159022 (PL) /
|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.
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).
To find out more about Poland, visit www.poland.gov.pl.