Dates & Venue

Thursday 17th November 2016 (evening)
Friday 18th November 2016 (full day)

“Het Pand” Ghent, Belgium.


On the first day, the symposium will start at 18:30 with two invited talks. A poster session and a walking dinner will conclude the day. On the second day, the plenary session will continue with two invited talks and will be followed by contributed papers presented in two parallel sessions. The poster session and the walking lunch will allow for informal discussions. The symposium will end by announcing the best poster award and concluding remarks.


Papers and posters are requested in the field of photonics science and technology, including but not limited to:

Submission of Papers

Authors are invited to submit a 100-word abstract by 5th September 2016. The abstract must be submitted via this website.


Abstract submission deadline

August 31st, 2016
September 5th, 2016
Notification of acceptance

September 16th, 2016
Full paper deadline

October 5th, 2016
Pre-registration deadline

October 17st, 2016
Annual symposium

November 17th–18th, 2016


Authors of accepted abstracts (both invited and contributed presentations and posters) will be required to submit a four-page paper to be published in the Proceedings of the Symposium. The Proceedings will be available at the Symposium and will also be made publicly available on the website of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 4 months after the Symposium.

IEEE Photonics Society - Fields of Interest

The IEEE Photonics Society is a society of IEEE with as fields of interest: photonic integrated circuits, PIC sensors, lasers, commercial photonics, photonics engineering, optical devices, optical fibres, and associated lightwave technology and their applications in systems and subsystems in which quantum electronics devices are key elements. The Society is concerned with the research, development, design, manufacture, and applications of materials, devices and systems, and with the various scientific and technological activities, which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum electronics and applications.

Objectives of the Benelux Chapter

The Benelux Chapter promotes in the Benelux countries the exchange of information between industry and knowledge institutes in the fields of interest of the IEEE Photonics Society. Activities include presentations by guest speakers, workshops, meetings and this Annual Symposium.