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The abstract deadline for Optics and Photonics 2006 and QEP-17 has now passed, unfortunately we are unable to accept any further abstracts for poster presentations.

Authors with accepted abstracts are invited to submit an article of 2 - 6 pages for publication in the Conference Proceedings which will form the permanent conference archive and will be published on the conference web pages.

Please prepare your paper using the instructions and template provided. All papers must be submitted in MS Word to

Author's timeline

1 August 2 - 6 page proceedings article due
4 - 7 September Photon06

Instructions for Presenters

Oral presentations
Each lecture theatre will be equipped as standard with the following audio-visual equipment:

  • OHP
  • Data Projector
  • PC / Laptop with PowerPoint facilities (Office XP and Windows XP)
  • Laser Pointer*

Speakers wishing to use additional audio-visual equipment or intending to present from a Macintosh computer are asked to contact Claire Garland ( prior to the conference.

Speakers are asked to introduce themselves to the chairperson at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.

Speakers intending to use PowerPoint or similar are requested to bring their presentation on CD or USB memory stick and preload them on PC located in the lecture theatre. Speakers should save their presentation into the appropriate prenamed

to the PC / laptop located in the lecture theatre for this purpose speakers are asked to supply their presentation on CD or a USB-Compatible memory stick. Speakers should save their presentation into the appropriate folders pre-set on the desktop (by session) and files should be saved by speakers surname and initial. Direct connection of personal laptops (with set up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is an acceptable but not preferred alternative. Some of the lecture theatres are large, and speakers should use a minimum 15-point font size in PowerPoint slides to ensure legibility. Speakers intending to use overhead transparencies should ensure that the slide is legible if held at arms length. The arrangements for computer based presentations are robust, but speakers are reminded that it is always prudent to have a back up of their slides on overheads. Duration of talks Plenary lectures 45 minutes (40 + 5 minutes for questions) Invited lectures 30 minutes (25 + 5 minutes for questions) Contributed lectures 15 minutes (12 + 3 minutes for questions) Presenters are asked to prepare their talks to match the allocated times which will be rigidly enforced by session chairs. Digital clocks will be available in each lecture theatre. Poster Presentations Posters will be on display during three poster sessions. Each poster board measures 2.1m high x 1.2m wide (portrait) and are Velcro compatible; posters must fit within these dimensions. Velcro will be provided. Each poster has a unique poster number, a plan will be provided to assist poster presenters locate their board. Poster Session 1 (P1) From 08:30 - 18:45 on Monday 4 September Poster Session 2 (P2) From 08:30 - 18:45 on Tuesday 5 September Poster Session 3 (P3) From 08:30 - 18:15 on Wednesday 6 September All posters will be displayed in the exhibition area of the Renold Building. Each presenter is responsible for ensuring that their poster is displayed in the correct session on the board allocated, as specified in the conference programme. Presenters should ensure that their poster is displayed by 09:00 on the day of their session, and is taken down before 19:00. Although organisers will Endeavour to save poster material, no guarantee can be made for posters not removed at the correct times. * Note only red laser pointers may be used.

Programme Enquiries

Claire Garland
Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4800
Fax: +44 (0)20 7470 4900

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Photon 06 is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the EPSRC, as well as all the key UK organisations of the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics (UKCPO).

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