DoKDoK 2017

Like its previous successful editions, the upcoming DoKDoK 2017 promises a lot of exciting content - acclaimed keynote speakers, guest lectures from field experts, interaction with industry representatives, a forum for new doctoral students, and some insightful workshops.

Be a part of DoKDoK 2017 - Germany’s largest doctoral student conference on Optics and Photonics from 18th to 22nd September, 2017 in Suhl, Thuringia. We cordially invite you to submit a paper to DoKDoK 2017! The conference is still accepting submissions.

Important information for participants

  • The time for a talk will be 15min + 5min for questions.
  • Everyone presenting a poster will give a "pitch talk" to advertise for their poster. The pitch talk will be 3min (sharp!). Only 2 slides are allowed. Posters must fit within 95cm x 110cm (DIN A0 portrait format).

The program is now online!

Download as PDF file

What is DoKDoK?

DoKDok is a conference for doctoral students in all areas of Optics and Photonics organized by fellow doctoral students. The purpose is to help young researchers connect with their peers, exchange knowledge, improve their presentation skills, and discuss the challenges and motivations of life in research. Furthermore, company representatives will give insights into various job and career opportunities. 

Where and when is DoKDoK 2017?

DoKDoK 2017 will be held on 18th -22nd September 2017 in the “Michel Hotel” in Suhl, Thuringia. The modern conference hotel offers a spacious venue for scientific and personal communication among the participants. 

What topics does DoKDoK 2017 cover?

Every doctoral student, master student, or Post-Doc working in optics is welcome to submit a paper. Categories include but are not necessarily limited to:

fiber optics, optical system design, green photonics, biophotonics, terahertz systems, non-linear optics, laser development, quantum optics, ultrafast optics, semiconductor optics, sensing & metrology, microscopy & imaging, micro- & nanooptics, …

Why should I participate in DoKDoK?

DoKDoK gives you the unique chance to closely get in contact with other early career researchers. The collegial atmosphere creates an innovative and open minded environment to present and discuss achievements with your fellow peers at an equal and friendly level. This unique peer enivronment not present at other conferences allows you to openly discuss new ideas as well as difficulties in scientific work. Additionally, the conference program will be supplemented by keynote lectures about how to go from ‘Science to Society’ as well as company presentations from industry leaders. DoKDoK provides a special opportunity to build your network with tomorrow's scientific leaders.

Who is DoKDoK?

DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics, a graduate school at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. The region around Jena is an ideal place for this conference due to the strong presence of robust, multinational companies in this field, pioneered by Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss and Otto Schott.
DoKDoK is organized by a
team of doctoral students at the Abbe School of Photonics.

How can I participate in DoKDoK 2017?

We encourage you to participate in the conference by presenting a poster or talk. In both cases, a two-page abstract in PDF format for review and publishing is required. LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates are available at our homepage. Make sure to subscribe to the DoKDoK Newsletter to not to miss out on any upcoming news.

Important Dates / Deadlines

Acceptance notifications

August 30, 2017

DoKDoK 2017 Conference, Suhl

September 18 - 22, 2017

DoKDoK 2017 costs only 150 EUR for participants with a scientific contribution - and that already includes your food, accommodation and the Social Day!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Suhl this autumn!