Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now CLOSED!

All submitted abstracts have been reviewed by the Technical Committees, and decisions were sent out by email on 2nd July 2018. If you submitted an abstract and have not yet received a decision email, please first:

(Please note that, for reasons of logistics and/or the coherence of the programme, oral talks may not necessarily be scheduled for the session topic under which they were initially submitted.)

We would like to express a big thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to the Photonics Ireland Conference 2018.

N.B. If your abstract has been accepted for either a talk or poster presentation, please ensure you have registered for the conference!

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be scheduled over two poster sessions, on the evenings of Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September. The format for the posters is A0 (portrait) size, but otherwise there is no set template. Fixing materials (velcro) will be provided on site. (N.B. Please note there will be no facility for printing posters on site.)

Each poster will be assigned a poster session and board number. Presenters are asked to ensure their poster is in place before the end of the previous coffee break (15:45) on the day of their poster session, and that posters are removed promptly at the end of the session. Presenters are expected to stand next to their poster for the duration of the session, to interact with attendees.

SPIE Best Student Poster Prizes

SPIE have generously sponsored a prize fund of €1,000 for the Best Student Posters. This will likely be awarded as a €500 First Prize and two €250 Runners-Up Prizes (although the judging panel will have some leeway in this). The prizes will be judged by an independent panel of experts, based on (inter alia) scientific content, visual presentation of the poster, and engagement/style of the presenter during the poster session.

In order to be eligible for the poster prize, the poster presenter will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a student
  • Must have contributed to the work presented, and be identified as the presenting author on the abstract/poster
  • Must be present at the poster during the designated poster session time


SPIE – the International Society for Optics & Photonics