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EWOFS 2007 Format

Special Session Market Opportunities
A special session focused on “MARKET OPPORTUNITIES” will open the workshop on Wednesday 4th of July morning before the official kick-off of the workshop. This session will provide an unique overview on the technologies of optical fibre sensors from the research levels to the commercial applications.
Seven selected invited speakers will share with the audience their knowledge and experience on the market opportunities offered by fibre optical sensors.

All the regular papers (134 papers) will be presented and discussed in four Poster Sessions:

Session I Physical and Mechanical Sensors
Session II Chemical, Environmental, Biomechanical, and Medical Sensors
Session III Electromagnetic, Interferometric, Polarimetric, New Concepts, and Devices for Sensors
Session IV Distributed, Multiplexing, System Applications, and Field Trials

Each session is going to develop according to the following format:

  1. Invited Talks: two invited talks for each section from well selected invited speakers.
  2. Posters Presentation: the regular papers of the session are going to be introduced by a well known researcher that acts as session Chairman.
  3. Coffee Break and Poster View
  4. Posters View: individual discussion in regular poster session.
  5. Groups Discussion: the papers will be discussed in Group-Discussions chaired and moderated by well known researchers. All attendees will be distributed in Groups.
  6. Session Remarks: conclusions from each discussion Group will be presented and discussed in a plenary session.

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Program at a Glance

Tuesday, July 3rd (Arrival day)
17:00-20:00 Registration Open
19:30-22:00 Welcome Cocktail
Wednesday, July 4th (Morning)
Special Session “Market Opportunities”
8:00-13:30 Registration
9:15-9:45 Special Session Opening Remarks
9:45-10:00 Commemoration to Prof. P. Swart
10:00-10:30 Mr. David Huff,
Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (USA)

Fiber optic sensing technology: emerging markets and trends
10:30-10:50 Coffee
10:50-11:05 Dr. Alexis Mendez,
MCH Engineering LLC (USA)

Fiber Bragg grating sensors: a market overview
11:05-11:20 Prof. William B. Spillman Jr,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (USA)
Photonic sensing technology: currents and trends
11:20-11:35 Prof. Jose Manuel Menendez Martin,
Airbus España (Spain)

Market opportunities on fiber optic sensors for aeronautics and aerospace applications
11:35-11:50 Dr. David Hill,
QinetiQ Ltd. (UK)

The evolution and exploitation of the fiber-optic hydrophone
11:50-12:05 Dr. Thomas Bosselmann,
Siemens AG (Germany)
Market potential for optical fiber sensors in the energy sector
12:05-12:20 Dr. Wolfgang R. Habel,
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) (Germany)

Standards and guidelines: Could they enhance user confidence in fiber sensor technology?
12:20-12:50 Open Discussion
12:50-12:55 Special Session Closing Remarks
13:00-14:15 Lunch
Wednesday, July 4th (Afternoon)
Session I “Physical and Mechanical Sensors”
Chair: John Dakin, University of Southampton, UK
14:30-16:30 Registration Open
14:30-14:45 EWOFS 2007 Opening Remarks
14:45-15:15 Dr. Victor I. Kopp,
Chiral Photonics, Inc. (USA)

Chiral fiber gratings: perspectives and challenges for sensing applications
15:15-15:45 Prof. Francisco J. Arregui,
Universidad Pública de Navarra, (Spain)

Optical fiber sensors based on nanostructured coatings fabricated by means of the layer-by-layer electrostatic self-assembly method
15:45-16:05 Poster I Presentation
16:05-16:25 Coffee, Posters I
16:25-16:55 Posters I View
16:55-17:25 Posters I (Group Discussion)
17:25-17:55 Posters I PLENARY
19:00 Gala Dinner (Departure from the conference hotel)
Thursday, July 5th (Morning)
Session II "Chemical, Environmental, Biomechanical and Medical Sensors"
Chair: Francesco Baldini, IFAC-CNR, Italy
8:30-11:00 Registration Open
9:15- 9:45 Prof. Jiří Homola,
Institute of Photonics and Electronics (Czech Republic)

Surface plasmon resonance biosensors
9:45-10:15 Prof. Maria Cruz Moreno-Bondi,
Complutense Univ. (Spain)
Molecularly imprinted polymers as biomimetic receptors for fluorescence-based optical sensors
10:15-10:35 Poster II Presentation
10:35-10:55 Coffee, Posters II
10:55-11:25 Posters II View
11:25-11:55 Posters II (Groups Discussion)
11:55-12:25 Posters II PLENARY
12:30-13:45 Lunch
Thursday, July 5th (Afternoon)
Session III "Electromagnetic, Interferometric, Polarimetric, New Concepts and Devices for Sensors"
Chair: Luc Thévenaz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
14:00-16:30 Registration Open
14:00-14:30 Prof. Koji Sugioka,
RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)

3D femtosecond laser microfabrication of photonic biochips
14:30-15:00 Prof. Waclaw Urbanczyk,
Wroclaw University of Technology, (Poland)

Photonic crystal fibers: new opportunities for sensing
15:00-15:20 Poster III Presentation
15:20-15:40 Coffee, Posters III
15:40-16:10 Posters III View
16:10-16:40 Posters III (Groups Discussion)
16:40-17:10 Posters III PLENARY
18:00 Conference TOUR and Dinner
Friday, July 6th (Morning)
Session IV "Distributed, Multiplexing, System Applications, and Field Trials"
Chair: Mark Voet, FOS&S, Belgium
8:30-11:00 Registration Open
9:00- 9:30 Dr. Marc Nikles,
Omnisens SA, ( Switzerland)

Fibre optic distributed scattering sensing system: perspectives and challenges for high performance applications
9:30-10:00 Prof. Faramarz Farahi,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, (USA)

Fabrication and metrology of micro- and nano-optics
10:00-10:20 Posters IV Presentation
10:20-10:40 Coffee, Posters IV
10:40-11:10 Posters IV View
11:10-11:40 Posters IV (Groups Discussion)
11:40-12:10 Posters IV PLENARY
12:10-12:50 Closing EWOFS07 Remarks
13:00-14:15 Conference-End Lunch