'Green' optics conference, OPTOmism, announces call for papers

September 19, 2008--OPTOmism: Photonics for the Green Revolution, to be held by Laser Focus World (Nashua, NH) and the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA; Washington, DC) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, May 18-20, 2009, is announcing a call for papers.

September 19, 2008--OPTOmism: Photonics for the Green Revolution, to be held by Laser Focus World (Nashua, NH) and the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA; Washington, DC) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, May 18-20, 2009, is announcing a call for papers.

Deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2008. Abstracts are being accepted in the following areas:

--Solid-state lighting
--Solar photovoltaic
--High-efficiency displays
--High-efficiency communications and computing
--Photonic sensing for energy-efficiency management (e.g. grid monitoring, smart building)
--Photonic sensing for energy-resource management (e.g. oil recovery)
--Photonic sensing for energy-efficient systems (e.g. combustion, turbines, etc.)
--Efficient manufacturing
--New and novel photonics developments for sustainable applications

Online Submission
Abstracts are now being accepted online. Go to:
www.optomismshow.com and click on "Online Abstract Submittal Form" in the left-hand navigational column, or go to:
http://opt09.events.pennnet.com/fl/forms/opt/online_abstract_main.cfm


The green photonic components market will exceed $100 billion by 2010; no other event will include a collection of these technologies and the people who deploy them. OPTOmism is a must-attend show for optoelectronics companies promoting a "green" theme.

From highly efficient solid-state lighting to clean manufacturing employing laser processing, and from new low-power display and communications technologies to photovoltaic energy generation, the conference will cover multiple segments of the photonics industry that will deliver solutions to enable greater efficiency, smaller carbon footprints while promoting economic growth.

Benefits of Presenting
OPTOmism is not just about the future of photonics, but about the future of our planet and how photonics will support a "green" lifestyle. At OPTOmism, you will have the opportunity to speak to senior industry executives, researchers, engineers, and investors as well as have an opportunity to examine many of these technologies, explore their business implications, and review technology roadmaps. In addition, your presentation will be included in our comprehensive pre-show direct marketing campaign, published in our proceedings distributed at the event, and posted on the event website after the event.

We are seeking practical papers on the application of photonic technologies to sustainable development. In addition, we welcome presentations addressing key marketing developments in getting products to the green market space. Share your latest research and get immediate, face-to-face feedback from leading experts in industry, green development organizations, government agencies, and academia.

This new conference and exhibition will bring increased focus to the growing role that photonics is playing in global efforts to "live green." A broad range of senior speakers from government, industry, and academia will enable attendees to find out about the technology, business, and regulatory aspects of this fast-growing field.

Noted OIDA CEO Michael Lebby, "OPTOmism is not just about the future of photonics, but about the future of our planet and how photonics will support a 'green' lifestyle." At OPTOmism, senior industry executives, researchers, engineers, and investors will have an opportunity to examine many of these technologies, explore their business implications, and review technology roadmaps. In addition, OPTOmism will attract companies that supply manufacturing equipment, materials, and components to related markets such as solid-state lighting, photovoltaics, and optical sensing.

Christine Shaw, senior vice president/publishing director of PennWell Corporation, the media company that owns Laser Focus World, said, "Photonics technologies have already penetrated almost every aspect of our daily lives and are fast becoming an increasingly important facet of the emerging green revolution. The launch of OPTOmism reflects this trend and the significance of photonics to the future of managing our environment and conserving global resources. OPTOmism will become the premier showcase for green technologies and the exciting new products they enable."

The event will kick off with a one-day "Green Business" executive forum for senior decision makers from photonics and optoelectronics manufacturers, users, and investors. Key topics will include "green" market overviews, market access, business models, and valued chain issues.

Integral to the launch of OPTOmism will be an awards program designed to recognize and promote excellence and innovation in the marketing, business, and technology of green photonics. "By recognizing leadership and rewarding creative solutions to the many aspects of supporting a green lifestyle, we hope to foster the growth of sustainable technologies within the photonics arena," said David Huff, VP of marketing and business development at OIDA.

For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at OPTOmism, contact: Jay Novack, event director and sales director at (603) 891-9186, or at jayn@pennwell.com. For information on attending OPTOmism, visit www.optomismshow.com.

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