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

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 September 30th

Registrations close : Friday December 2nd

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

About WSOF

The 7th International Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibres and Their Applications (WSOF) is a technical workshop and exhibition focused on advances and innovations in the field of specialty optical fibres and their applications.

Following in the foot-steps of the six previous workshops, WSOF 2022 brings together students and researchers from academia and industry, with an interest in fibre optics, in a small and familiar setting that affords one-on-one opportunities for technical discussions and fellowship. The workshop will offer keynote, tutorial and invited talks, as well as contributed and poster papers.

Industrial partners are invited to exhibit their latest technology and product offerings.

WSOF Local Organising Committee

Name Affiliation
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem The University of Adelaide Australia
Simon Fleming The University of Sydney Australia
Stephen Warren-Smith The University of South Australia Australia

WSOF Technical Program Committee

Name Affiliation
Adrian Carter Nufern Australia
Anirban Dhar CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute India
Bishnu Pal Mahindra University India
Deepak Jain Indian Institute of Technology India
Erik Schartner The University of Adelaide Australia
Francesco Poletti University of Southampton United Kingdom
Gilberto Brambilla University of Southampton United Kingdom
Igor Bufetov Russian Academy of Sciences Russia
Jacques Albert Carleton University Canada
Jayanta Sahu University of Southampton United Kingdom
John Canning University of Technology Sydney Australia
Joris Lousteau Politecnico di Milano Italy
Kunimasa Saitoh Hokkaido University Japan
Linh Nguyen University of South Australia Australia
Minghong Yang Wuhan University of Technology China
Mohammed Saad Canada
Natalie Wheeler University of Southampton United Kingdom
Nicolas Joly Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Germany
Peter Dragic University of Illinois USA
Pu Wang Beijing University of Technology China
Rodrigo Amezcua Correa University of Central Florida USA
Ryszard Buczinski Warsaw University Poland
Siddharth Ramachandran Boston University USA
Stuart Jackson Macquarie University Australia
Xuegang Li Northeastern University China
Thomas (Wade) Hawkins Clemson University USA
Yasutake Ohishi Toyota Technological Institute Japan
Yunjiang Rao University of Electronic Science and Technology of China China
Zhongmin Yang South China University of Technology China

WSOF International Steering Committee

Name Affiliation
Alexis Mendez MCH Engineering USA
Bai-Ou Guan Jinan University China
Christiano de Matos Mackenzie Presbyterian University Brazil
Cristiano Cordeiro University of Campinas Brazil
Hwayaw Tam The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China
John Ballato Clemson University USA
Juan Hernandez-Cordero Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Kyriacos Kalli Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
Liang Dong Clemson University USA
Walter Margulis Fiberactivity Brazil

About Adelaide

Please see here for some local information about Adelaide.


June 9: Information on Focused Sessions has been added to the Program page
May 30: COMMAD is co-locating with AIPC, WSOF and ANZCOP
May 23: Accommodation options update
April 20: Registration and Abstract Submission now active on Indico
March 28: List of plenary speakers updated
March 25: Registration fees now available here
March 25: Key dates now available
March 17: Exhibition and sponsorship prospectus now available



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