116. Jahrestagung der DGaO vom 26. bis 29. Mai 2015 in Brno

The Czech and Slovak Society for Photonics and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik e.V. invite you to take part in the 116. DGaO Annual Meeting which will be held from May, 26th to May 29th 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic. 

Click here to register now.

The United Nations have proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL2015) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. DGaO is happy that this event goes along with the longstanding tradition to hold the DGaO annual meeting in a neighboring country as a joint conference together with their local optical societies. For 2015, we would like to invite you to Brno (Brünn) in the Czech Republic. 

The following topics will be the focus of the conference:

  • Precision Optics and Mechanics

  • Optical and Photonic Systems Design

  • Optical Metrology

  • Microscopy

  • Micro and Nano Photonics

  • Optical Image Processing

  • Biophotonics and Optofluidics 

Call for abstracts:

We invite you to submit oral presentations (12 min) and posters from the list of topics above or from the general field of applied optics. Please use the online-system at the DGaO-homepage: - submission closed -

The abstracts should not have more than 1200 characters. The conference language is English. 

Please note the deadline extension until 26th, 2015!

Program committee:

F. Höller (chair), J. Czarske, B. Dörband, C. Faber, C. Falldorf, G. Häusler, A. Heinrich, A. Jacobsen, J. Lazar, P. Tománek

COST representatives: C. Denz, P. Zemánek

Chairman of the meeting is Prof. Dr. Pavel Tománek, Brno University of Technology (BUT). 

Important dates:

Deadline of online abstracts submission: January, 26th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February, 16th, 2015
Conference programme sending and programme publishing (www.dgao.de): in March 2015
Registration starts: February, 17th, 2015
Deadline for early bird registration: April, 26th, 2015

It is expected that accepted contributions will be submitted as a two-page manuscript to the proceedings in the internet (www.dgao-proceedings.de) until latest July, 24th, 2015.

Meeting location:

Brno University of Technology - BUT Campus – Technicka 12
GPS coordinates: 49°13'34.242"N, 16°34'30.583"E

For further information see the conference booklet:pdf


Chairman of the meeting:

Prof. Dr. Pavel Tománek

Brno University of Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
Physics Dept.
Technicka 8
CZ 616 00 Brno

Email: tomanek@feec.vutbr.cz
Phone: +420 541 143 278 

Organisation of the meeting:

Dr. Jitka Brüstlová

Brno University of Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
Physics Dept.
Technicka 8
CZ 616 00 Brno

Email: brustla@feec.vutbr.cz
Phone: +420 541 143 296 

Conference fees:

Members of DGaO, DPG, CSSF, OSA, EOS or COST 200€ + VAT
Non members: 245€ + VAT
Students, Retired and Unemployed 75€ + VAT

After April 28th, 2015 all the above fees will be increased by 30€.

The 116th DGaO 2015 will include the COST Actions:

MPNS COST Action 1205: "Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics (WG1 and WG2 meeting)"

More information: http://costmp1205.eu

Awarding the DGaO Young Scientist Prize

The German Optical Society will award again in 2015 the DGaO-Nachwuchspreis for the best dissertation and the best master thesis of the year 2014 in the field of applied optics. Further informations are available on the DGaO-Homepage. Aplications for the DGaO-Young Scientist Award can be submitted until March, 8th, 2015. 

Welcome to Brno and Brno University of Technology

Brno, the second largest town in the Czech Republic, is the capital of the South Moravian Region with a population of 376.000 inhabitants. Its strategic geographic position within Central Europe (200 km from Prague, 110 km from Vienna) was the main reason why Brno became, since the 18th century, one of the industrial centres of Moravia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city was not only a centre of industry and commerce, but also of education and cul- ture. Therefore, in the mid-19th century the German-Czech Technical School for the education of technical staff was founded.

Brno is the place where Gregor Johann Mendel, abbot of the Old Brno Monastery, discovered the laws of modern gene- tics. Leoš Janácek, world-famous composer and teacher but also a rebel and lover of life, lived and worked in Brno. Viktor Kaplan, inventor of Kaplan ́s turbine spent nearly 30 years at the German Technical University in Brno.

The Mahen theatre in Brno was the first theatre building in Europe where the electrification was designed and installed under the personal supervision of T. A. Edison in 1882. You can still see the original “Edison” light bulbs on display in the theatre even though they are no longer in use.

Over the past two decades, Brno evolved into an important university city, with more than 86.000 students at 14 uni- versities and 3 university campuses. The city also became home to a number of institutions directly related to research and development, like the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), or the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC). The host of the conference - Brno University of Technology - was established in 1899. Today, with over 

20 000 students in eight faculties, it ranks as second big- gest technical university in the Czech Republic. Its Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC) provides education in Electronics and Communication, Cybernetics, Control and Measurement Techniques, Microelectronics and Technology, Power Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Teleinformatics.

We are hoping that you will enjoy our invitation and spend a nice and fruitful time in Brno next May 2015. 

Prof. Dr. Pavel Tománek (Chairman of the meeting)