Abstract - Paper Submission

OLC 2019 organizing committee invites all interested individuals to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. The abstract submission is now open.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Presenter’s e-mail address. Scientific Committee’s decisions will be based upon evaluation of its scientific standard. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign each accepted abstract into the most appropriate form of presentation. After selection, all presenting authors will be provided with full information regarding PowerPoint preparation, poster size, style and layout, as required.

Topics available during OLC 2019 abstract submission

  1. Optics of traditional liquid crystalline materials
    • Novel optical and dielectric properties (pure LCs, PSLCs, PDLCs, Blue Phases, etc.)
    • Observation of new optical phenomena
    • Theoretical modeling tools and results
  2. Novel liquid crystalline materials and phenomena
    • Novel materials
    • Elastomers
    • Guest host systems (passive and active/lasing)
    • Hybrid organic-inorganic systems, nanoparticles
    • Bent-core LC, Twist-bend LCs, Chiral, etc.
  3. Liquid crystal optical components and devices 
    • Novel experimental methods
    • Novel substrates, electrodes, coatings, alignment techniques and materials
    • LCDs, Flexible LCDs, SLMs, Smart and Privacy Windows,  
    • Lenses for Imaging, Augmented reality, Ophthalmology, etc.
    • Steering
    • Microfluidics
    • Filters, photonic bangaps,
    • Novel frontiers (structures, surface plasmons, THz, etc.)
  4. Biophotonic applications of liquid crystalline materials 
    • Biological liquid crystals, membranes, etc.
    • Optical techniques in biological applications of liquid crystals
    • Biosensing
    • Biomimiking
    • Optical drug release

The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of oral (plenary, invited or regular) or poster presentations. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the Book of Abstracts.

Abstract submission guidelines

For the abstract please use the provided template only, (PDF Template or  Word Template), and convert into a PDF when completed.

  • Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection no later than May 29, 2019.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with a quality of spelling and grammar suitable for publication. 
  • Each abstract should be a maximum of one pages, letter format, including figures and exactly conform to the format of the template provided.
    • Use the editable template by clicking on the section you would like to fill in and start your typing or overwriting.  This ensures that all your data is in the correct format.  Please do not remove the format outlined in the template; abstracts that are different from the format will be returned to authors for revision.  If you would like to insert a graphic, insert it in the text box provided, with an appropriate figure caption. Be sure to underline the presenting author. The presenting (underlined) author must be registered at the conference in order for accepted abstract to be presented.
  1. Oral: Oral presentations will be 13 minutes with 2 minutes for questions. Spaces are limited. Those who are not successful in securing an oral presentation may be offered to present their abstract in a poster format.
  2. Poster:  Presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during a dedicated poster viewing time.
  • There is limit of 2 abstracts an author may present. The presenting author must attend the conference and be available to present one talk and/or one poster.

Before you begin the submission process, please prepare the following information:

  1. Presenting author's contact information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation details: institution, address, city, province/state, country, post/zip code
    • E-mail address
    • Phone number where you can easily be reached 
  2. Co-authors' information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation
    • E-mail address
  3. A PDF copy of your abstract which you will be required to upload during the submission process.

Submit you abstract now

Important Dates

Call for papers starts
January 28, 2019

Registration starts
February 5, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
Poster Only

Paper acceptance notice
June 5, 2019

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
July 1, 2019

September 8-13, 2019