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The CLEO:2014 marketing team sat down with Eric Mottay, CLEO: Applications & Technology (A&T) Program Co-Chair to gain insight on the type of research presented at the A&T conference, the scope of the meeting and the benefits of submitting cutting-edge research to this high-quality, peer-reviewed conference.
CLEO Team: What is the purpose of Applications and Technology Conference?
Eric Mottay: Well, the Application and Technology Conference basically builds on the core strength of CLEO, which is the high scientific content, and explores potential new applications which have the capability to extend into the industrial or commercial domain. So it sits really at the frontier between the science and the application development work.
CLEO Team: What type of research is submitted to Applications and Technology?
Eric Mottay: Well – there are broad categories of research or applied research which can be submitted to the Application & Technology. It can be industrial development, new emerging industrial applications. It can also relate to new fields of interest like Bio Photonics or bio applications, for instance. And also government-funded science, large projects, everything that is basically turning pure science into the application field.
CLEO Team: What are the benefits of presenting research at CLEO: 2014?
Eric Mottay: CLEO: 2014 is a unique place where science meets applications, so by going to this conference, you’ll have some indications of the future of industry while being able to interact with the people making the science that will be the basis for these future directions. So in this sense, it’s a fairly unique forum. There is a strict review process which ensures that all papers are of really top quality and there are not that many places where in a few days you can have such a broad view of science and emerging applications.
Note: Another important benefit to add is that every accepted paper is published in OSA’s digital library, Optics InfoBase, the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics. Presented research is also submitted to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library and indexed in Ei Compendex, Scopus and several other indexing service partners.
CLEO Team: When is the deadline for the call for papers?
Eric Mottay: The deadline for the call of papers for this conference is 22 January 2014, 17:00 GMT. So it’s not that far off, so we can only encourage scientists, industry people, and Applications-oriented professionals to submit to this exciting conference. Just go to the CLEOconference.org website and you’ll be walked through it. It’s a fairly easy process.
CLEO Team: Wonderful. Will the special symposia be accepting contributions during the call for papers period?
Eric Mottay: As part of the Application and Technology Conference, we have a number of symposia, and symposia consist both of invited papers and selected number of contributed papers. So some of the contributed papers can be accepted in various symposia in field as diverse as microphysics, lasers for consumer electronics, government, funded projects, et cetera.
CLEO Team: As past subcommittee chair for the industry – industrial category, can you provide examples of prior submissions that were outstanding?
Eric Mottay: The privilege of serving as the committee chair for the industrial applications is that you get some advance knowledge of fascinating emerging applications. So who would have thought – who would have thought, as I saw in a recent invited conference, that cold atoms and quantum gravimeters could lead to industrial applications in oil discovery or geology, for instance, or can you imagine building tiny devices out of glass which combine optical, mechanical, electrical, and photonic functions all on a single glass chips? That’s just two examples of what the Application and Technology Conference can provide on the latest advancements.
CLEO Team: CLEO also holds an Expo which provides timely business programming called Market Focus. Can you tell us why this type of programming would be of interest to CLEO: Applications & Technology attendees?
Eric Mottay: Market Focus can indicate some future large areas or large directions that the technology or the industry should follow while the application and technology builds on the scientific background to explore new ways to go into these future directions.
CLEO Team: Thank you.
Visit www.cleoconference.org to submit your research to CLEO: Applications & Technology. CLEO is also accepting research in QELS-Fundamental Science and Science and Innovations.For additional benefits on submitting and presenting your research to CLEO, visit http://www.cleoconference.org/home/submissions/