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21-25 November 2016 | Pucón, Araucania Region, Chile

Abstract submission deadlineJuly 28, 2016 




IX Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and XII Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications (RIAO/OPTILAS2016)


Since 1992, Ibero-american researchers meet every three years in order to establish permanent ties of cooperation and to strengthen advances and new research lines in optics and photonics. Now, for the first time, Chile is honored to be the host of the IX Ibero-American Optics Meeting (RIAO) and the XII Latino-American Meeting of Optics, Lasers and Applications (OPTILAS). Both events are organized by the Center for Optics and Photonics of the Universidad de Concepción (CEFOP-UdeC), and will be held in the beautiful city of Pucón, in Chile’s Araucania Region, from Monday 21 to Friday 25, November 2016.


RIAO/OPTILAS has become the most important scientific meeting on optics and photonics in Ibero-America, with a steadily growing attendance with each conference version. This meeting anticipates the arrival of 500 participants, and constitutes a privileged place to exchange ideas and experiences in the fields of optics and/or photonics, as well as in establishing long-term collaborations and cooperative relationships and friendships among Ibero-Americans institutions and researchers in optics.

RIAO/OPTILAS is a stellar example of growth of the scientific community involved in topics related to optics development, and it is the biggest referent of the contributions made by Ibero-american researchers to advance the field of optics and photonics.

This time, from the south, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to encourage the bonds of interagency collaboration, and to strengthen the identity of this scientific community worldwide.