Aerial view of Rambles, main Barcelona avenue, and the surrounding area

Detail of the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi's masterpiece

Calatrava tower. Montjuïc Hill area.

La Pedrera, one of the finest examples of Modernism.

Barcelona (Spain) 6-11 November 2005
Conference Director:
Prof. M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO
VENUE: Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime, Castelldefels (Barcelona)

Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime is located in Castelldefels, a beach resort suburb of Barcelona. The location is within easy access of Barcelona international airport and offers convenient and rapid transport facilities to and from the city of Barcelona. The hotel offers excellent 4-star accommodation, conference and leisure facilities at subsidised rates for the MICS participants, including ready transport to Barcelona, free internet access throughout the conference week, swimming pool, spa and gymnasium, nearby beach resorts and restaurants in the town of Castelldefels. (SEE PICTURES BELOW)


Workshop Presentations

Conference Chair:
M. Ebrahim-Zadeh (ICFO, Barcelona)

Conference Co-chair:
I. T. Sorokina (Technical University of Vienna)

Organising Committee:
J. S. Aitchison (University of Toronto)
G. Assanto (University of Rome III)
B. Boulanger (Universite Joseph Fourier)
C. Fallnich (PTB, Hannover)
G. Leo (University of Paris VII)
D. T. Reid (Heriot-Watt University)
C. Sirtori (THALES Laboratories, Paris)
E. Sorokin (Technical University of Vienna)
L. Torner (ICFO, Barcelona)

Topics to be considered:
Optical Parametric Devices
Novel Frequency Conversion Sources
New Nonlinear Materials and Structures
Novel Crystalline and Fiber lasers
Semiconductor Lasers
Nonlinear Frequency Conversion in Semiconductors
Quantum Cascade and THz Sources
Applications of Mid-IR Sources in Remote Sensing
Applications of Mid-IR Sources in Spectroscopy and Imaging
Applications of Mid-IR Sources in Biomedicine

Invited Speakers:
V. Berger (University of Paris VII, France)
M. H. Dunn (University of St Andrews, UK)
J. Faist (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
M. M. Fejer (Stanford University, USA)
D. Garbuzov (Princeton Lightwave, USA)
F. J. M. Harren (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands)
L. Isaenko (Russian Academy of Sciences, Novorsibirsk)
M. Ivanov (National Research Council, Canada)
F. Laurell (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
P. F. Moulton (Q-Peak, USA)
M. Murtz (University of Dusseldorf, Germany)
V. Petrov (Max-Born Institute, Germany)
A. Piskarskas (University of Vilnius, Lithuania)
M. Pollnau (University of Twente, Netherlands)
E. Rosencher (ONERA, France)
P. Schunemann (BAe Systems, USA)
M. W. Sigrist (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
F. K. Tittel (Rice University, USA)
K. Unterrainer (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
K. L. Vodopyanov (Stanford University, USA)
J. Wagner (Fraunhofer Institute, Germany)
J-J Zondy (Observatoire de Paris, France)


Before 30th September 2005: Participants: €150 // Students*: €100

After 30th September 2005: Participants: €200 // Students*: €125

Students and young researchers greatly encouraged to attend.

* Students registrations should be accompanied by an appropriate letter from the supervisor confirming the student status.

The conference registration fee will include attendance of all technical
sessions, all excursions, breakfast, lunch and conference banquet, and a copy
of technical digest.

Financial Support

There are up to 20 bursaries on offer for Young Researchers and Student attendees of the MICS 2005 conference. In such cases, the registration fee will also cover full accommodation costs during the period of the conference.

Applications for bursaries should be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received no later than 9 September 2005. The results of applications will be communicated by 15 September. Applications should be accompanied by a letter from the supervisor confirming the status of the applicant.

Paper Submissions Deadline: 31 August 2005

The submissions should adhere to the following format:

Paper Abstract:

The submission should include a separate 35-word abstract, which
should be a brief summary of the paper topic. This abstract will be included in
the Conference Program.

Paper Summary:

The summary of the paper should be a maximum of two A4 pages
and will be reproduced directly for the conference Technical Digest.

The title of the talk and the primary author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone
and fax numbers, and email address must appear on the first page with all
additional authors and their affiliations. The 35-word abstract should be
repeated at the start of the summary.

The style guide provides a visual representation of the paper format. The summary
should not exceed the two-page limit and must be typed with the page layout
set to 8 ½-inch x 11-inch page and with 1-inch margins on all sides. Within the
two pages page, the author must include all text, including the 35-word
abstract, title, authors, equations, drawings, tables, photographs, figures and
references. The text may be typed either single or double-spaced. The
references should be cited at the end of the summary.

Paper Prizes

There are three prizes for the best three contributed papers in the
poster category (€500; €300; €150) and a top prize (€500) for the best oral
contribution by students and young participants.

The papers should be submitted via electronic mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.