Organization

WIO2016 would be organized by the Optics and Photonics group at the UB School of Physics. Read more

Chairs

  • Prof. Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut
  • Prof. Artur Carnicer, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Prof. Santiago Vallmitjana, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact:

Artur Carnicer
Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Física, Departament de Física Aplicada
Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona
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Scientific topics

The workshop will address the latest advances in information optics, information photonics, imaging sciences and engineering, display technologies and 3D displays, 3D image sensing, image-based information security, image recognition, biophotonics, and novel image sensors. Read more

Venue

The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) will host the 15th edition of the Workshop on Information Optics. This event will be held at the UB historical main building in Barcelona city center, just a few meters away from Plaça Catalunya and Les Rambles. Read more

Program

Professors Dmitry Psaltis (EPFL), Shaya Fayman (UCSD) and Abhjit Mahalanobis (LM) will address a keynote speech. About 30 invited speakers confirmed their participation. Program

Sponsors

Accomodation

We will suggest some three and four stars hotels within walking distance of the workshop venue. For students and non-students alike on a tighter budget, the University of Barcelona will offer a limited number of air-conditioned rooms in a student residence hall at Pedralbes Sud campus. Attendees will easily get to the workshop using the subway.


About the Workshop on Information Optics

The workshop will address the latest advances in information optics, information photonics, imaging sciences and engineering, display technologies and 3D displays, 3D image sensing, image-based information security, image recognition, biophotonics, and novel image sensors. It will be a forum for scientific interaction and collaboration between well-known scientists in the field and educational outreach to students.
The workshop has been running for 20 years, starting with the Euro-American Workshop on Optical Pattern Recognition in La Rochelle, 1994. It is a small workshop (typically limited to 30-35 talks, single session), with invited participants broadly from the area of information optics and photonics. There is an emphasis on allowing time for interaction, collaboration, and networking in a friendly atmosphere. Participants stay together for lunch and social outings.
Well-known researchers in the fields of information optics and advanced imaging techniques regularly attend the conference from Europe, USA, and Asia, and find it a refreshing, relaxed, and very beneficial meeting. Previous workshop locations include Sitges (1997), Colmar (1999), València (2001), Toledo (2006), Reykjavik (2007), Annecy (2008), Paris (2009), Helsinki (2010), Benicàssim (2011), Quebec (2012), Tenerife (2013), Neuchâtel (2014) and Kyoto (2015).
The workshop will consist of keynotes and invited talks (oral presentations are by invitation only). Regular submissions will be accepted as poster presentations on topics that include, but are not strictly limited to, those listed below. The program will include a "poster pop" session during which each poster presenter will have the opportunity to introduce his/her poster for 5 minutes to the conference attendees. Each presenter (keynote, invited, poster) is invited to submit a short 2-3 pages manuscript that will be published online. The workshop has been sponsored regularly by premiere optics and photonics societies, including IEEE, OSA, SPIE and EOS.