2011 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS-21)

May 15 - 19, 2011
Ottawa, Canada

OFS21 will embrace all research into guided wave optics for instrumentation, sensing and imaging, and its applications in physical, chemical and biological measurements. The scope extends from relevant theory and fundamental science to engineering realization.

Contributed papers will be presented both orally and in poster sessions at the discretion of the Technical Programme Committee.

Original paper submissions dealing with the following topics are invited to be considered for presentation at the Conference:

1. Closing the Gap Between Theory, Development and Applications
a) Novel sensing modalities for distributed and point sensors
b) New fiber and coating materials for sensing
c) Micro- and Nano-structured fiber sensors
d) Sensor characterization and specifications
e) Sensor interrogation systems and techniques
f) Sensor multiplexing and large sensor arrays
g) Sensor reliability, field tests and standardization

2. Society Issues in the 21st Century
a) Geophysical sensors
b) Structural Health Monitoring
c) Aerospace, automotive and marine engineering
d) Environmental sensors for air and water
e) Biomedical sensors
f) Sensors for harsh environments
g) Intrusion, transportation and border security

A 4-page paper and a separate 100 word abstract must be submitted electronically via the OFS21 website, where full instructions can be found. 

The deadline for submission is 31 October 2010.

All submissions will be reviewed by The OFS21 Technical Program Committee. Notification of acceptance will be by 31 January 2011.  Accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference Programme and the papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by SPIE.

Contributors to OFS21 are also invited to submit their expanded papers to a Special Issue of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. Papers will be subject to the same high standards of the peer review as regular submissions to the Journal. The deadline for submissions to the Special Issue is 30 June 2011.

A Student Paper Contest will be held with cash awards for the best papers.