Call for Papers

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The 5th Workshop on Specialty Optical Fiber and Their Applications (WSOF'2017) is a technical workshop and exhibit on advances and innovations in the field of specialty optical fibers and their applications. Following the four previous workshops in the series, it brings together students and researchers from academia and industry, with an interest in fiber optics.

The three day event will offer plenary, tutorial and invited talks, as well as contributed and poster papers. Industrial partners are invited to exhibit their latest technology and product offerings. Join us in Cyprus!


  • Advances and new developments in specialty fibers
  • Photonic crystal fibers, Microstructured fibers
  • Fiber lasers
  • Novel Materials and New Functions
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Special fiber components and applications
  • Fiber sensors
  • Industrial applications

Important Dates

  • First Call for Paper: January 20, 2017
  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 23, 2017
    Extended to June 06, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2017
  • Registrations Open: April 21, 2017
  • Early Registration: April 21 - September 8, 2017
    Extended to September 13, 2017
  • Exhibitor Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017


Authors are invited to submit a paper using the guidelines available on the website. Submissions are accepted online through Detailed guidelines on how to submit are available here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yoel Fink
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology | USA

Prof. Jonathan Knight
University of Bath | UK

Dr. David J. DiGiovanni
OFS Fitel and OFS Laboratories | USA


General Chair
Dr. Kyriacos Kalli
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Technical Chair
Prof. Gilberto Brambilla
University of Southampton, UK

International Steering Committee

Prof. Philip St.J. Russell, Germany
Prof. John Ballato, USA
Prof. Liang Dong, USA
Dr. Walter Margulis, Sweden
Dr. Alexis Mendez, USA
Prof.Christiano de Matos, Brazil
Prof. Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Brazil
Dr. Juan Hernández-Cordero, México



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