Welcome to the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP), co-locating with the 24th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, the 7th International Workshop on Speciality Optical Fibres (WSOF), and the 2022 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD).

The combined Congress will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, over Sunday 11th - Friday 16th December 2022, with the Pre-Conference Workshop and Congress Reception taking place on Sunday, December 11th.

The Congress venue is the Adelaide Convention Centre, conveniently located on the picturesque banks of the Torrens Lake in the heart of the city.

Major Dates

Abstract submissions open : Wednesday April 20th; please see the Submissions page for more information.

Early-bird registrations open : Wednesday April 20th; please see the Registration page for more information.

Abstract submissions close : Friday July 15th

Early-bird registrations close : Friday October 14th

Registrations close : Friday December 2nd

Congress dates : Sunday December 11th - Friday December 16th

ANZOS Industry Forum

ANZOS Industry Forum is a lunch-break event (Tuesday, December 13th 1230-1400), organised by the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS).

The forum will bring together various stakeholders in the optics and photonics industry across Australia and New Zealand, from photonics company representatives (Alex Stanco from Lastek and Lachlan Rogers from Redback Systems) to academic entrepreneurs (Prof. Cather Simpson, University of Auckland), professional societies (Dr Andrew Brown, SPIE Senior Director) to early-career researchers and HDR students.

The aim of this forum is to share diverse perspectives on the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry and learn the new trends and insights that might be useful for scientists at different career stages to navigate this complex space.

The event is free but requires registration for catering purposes. To attend, add the ANZCOP Industry Forum to your registration for the Congress (under "Workshops", in the registration form).

Host Organisation

ANZCOP is hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society(ANZOS), which is a non-profit organisation for the advancement of optics in Australia and New Zealand. The society was formed in 1983 for this purpose. The society is not a professional body and may include anyone contributing to or interested in optics in the widest sense.

ANZOS was established:

  • To provide a forum for persons involved in or in any way interested in optics
  • To strengthen the teaching of optics in Australia
  • To promote research in and other activities in optics in all its diversity
  • To foster closer collaboration in optics both nationally and internationally.
In January 2020 the Council of the then-titled Australian Optical Society (AOS) changed the “trading name” of the Society to the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS).

For more information visit: https://optics.org.au

ANZCOP'22 Technical Program Committee

Name Affiliation
Irina Kabakova University of Technology Sydney Chair
Simon Fleming University of Sydney Deputy Chair
Halina Rubinzstein-Dunlop University of Queensland
John Harvey University of Auckland
Ann Roberts University of Melbourne
Mike Steel Macquarie University
Jiawen Li University of Adelaide
Shahraam Afshar University of South Australia
Sejeong Kim University of Melbourne
Arnan Mitchell Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Malin Premaratne Monash University
Baohua Jia Swinburne University of Technology
Sergio Leon-Saval University of Sydney
Shaghik Atakaramians University of New South Wales
Helen Pask Macquarie University
Alexander Solntsev University of Technology Sydney
Brendan Kennedy University of Western Australia
Yana Izdebskaya Australian National University
Frederique van Holsbeeck University of Auckland
Kishan Dholakia University of Adelaide

About Adelaide

Please see here for some local information about Adelaide.


December 8: The Congress Handbook is now available for download.
December 5: the Congress' Whova mobile app may be downloaded via the following link: Get Whova Now
December 2: Second Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
November 16: Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
October 26: Discounts on local tours for Congress delegates; for more details, please see the home page.
October 17: The Congress program is available both online (via Indico) and as a PDF; links are on the Program page.
October 13: Please see the home page for comments on recent spam activity.
September 16: Early-bird registration extended to Friday October 14th.
July 29: Abstract submissions closed. Close to 800 submissions received. Authors to be notified of outcomes once the reviewing process is completed in early September.



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