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CLEO:2015 Call for Special Symposium Proposals

Along with the technical sessions spanning the areas covered by Application & Technology, Science & Innovation and Fundamental Science, CLEO holds Special Symposia, comprising of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be topical and of special interest to attendees of the entire conference.

New for CLEO: 2015, every member of the optics and photonics community, world-wide, is welcome to submit a proposal for a Special Symposium for consideration for the CLEO: 2015 program. Submissions should consist of timely, cutting-edge topics and/or new material in rapidly advancing areas.

All Symposium proposals will be evaluated by CLEO: 2015 General and Program Chairs. The submission period has closed. Organizers will be notified of the status of their proposals in mid July.

Submission Guidelines

All Special Symposium Proposals must be submitted by the deadline of 30 June 2014 at 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT).  Proposals should include the information below via the submission form.

  1. Contact/Primary Organizer's Information
  2. Organizer's name, affiliation, country, and email address
    *Each Symposium should have 2-3 organizers
  3. Symposium title and abstract
  4. Why is this symposium topic important now and needed in contrast to other years?
  5. Which existing topic subcommittees (any combination of A&T, S&I and FS), if any, would this topic be most aligned with?
    *Note that it is not necessary that the proposed symposium be aligned with any existing subcommittee of CLEO.
  6. Proposed invited speaker list and talk titles.
    * Not necessary to contact speakers until notification of acceptance of symposium proposal. All invited speaker lists will require approval of the Program Chairs before invitations can be extended.


5 May 2014 Special Symposium Proposal Submission Call Opens
30 June 2014 Deadline for Special Symposium Proposal Submissions
1-11 July 2014 Special Symposium Proposal Submissions Reviewed by 2015 General and Program Chairs
Week of 14 July Special Symposium Proposal Contact Notified of Status
1 August 2014 Special Symposium Confirmed Invited Speaker List Due to CLEO Management