1st BRICS Conference, 2016

In line with the Moscow Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the III BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting on the 28th of October 2015, the new initiative on cooperation on Photonics was included with India and Russia as coordinating countries.

As part of the Action Plan in Photonics, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is proud to host the first BRICS Conference on Photonics on May 30 – 31, 2016. The aim of the conference is to identify the priority areas in the field of photonics which are of common interest to the BRICS member countries, as well as coordination of actions aligned with the existing competences, financial, scientific and technological resources of the participants.

Another important task of the conference is to promote the establishment of partnerships between academic institutions, industries and other innovation companies of the BRICS member countries, interested in and actively involved in implementing joint industry-oriented projects.

The conference will cover topical issues at the frontier of photonics based technology. Topics discussed will include:

  • Optical components and materials;
  • Optical data communications;
  • Optical data processing and storage;
  • Optical interconnects;Integrated optics;
  • Optical detectors and sensors;
  • Optical navigation and location systems;
  • Fiber optic systems;
  • Biophotonics

For the full conference program please click here.

Plenary and Parallel sessions as well as exposition and presentations of the latest products and developments by Russian photonics companies will be organized. To favour interaction the exhibition will be located at the same room as the coffee breaks and poster sessions. It will be opened from Monday afternoon until Tuesday evening.

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It is expected that the conference will be attended by about 100 people – representatives of academic institutions, industry and coordinating organizations of BRICS participating countries: Russia, Brazil, India and China. On the Russian side it is expected the representatives of Skolkovo Foundation, JSC Russian Space Systems, Russian Quantum Centre,  other partners.

Official languages of the Conference are Russian and English.

Conference Organizing Committee

For information on issues related to the scientific program for BRICS Photonics-2016, please email , attn. Conference Programme Coordinator Dr. Pavel Dorozhkin.

For information on issues related to conference management including sponsorship opportunities, registration, exhibition, abstract submission, please contact Ms. Natalia Kondrashova, the BRICS Photonics-2016 conference technical secretary: email ; phone +7 495 280 1481, ext. 32-75.

For information on issues related to conference accommodations, travel, and transportation, please contact Ms. Varvara Tsygankova, the Skoltech event manager: email ; phone +7 495 280 1481, ext. 32-74.