Participants of DokDok 2021


Jena's famous and by now traditional "Doctoral Students' Conference for the Discussion of Optical Concepts" - a conference series by doctoral students for doctoral students.
Participants of DokDok 2021
Image: Brian Seyfarth

Celebrating a decade of DoKDoK

The wait is finally over: DoKDoK is back again for 2022. First started in 2011, DoKDoK is an initiative of the Abbe School of Photonics. This year, we will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Over the last ten years, Jena's traditional DoKDoK has successfully become an established international doctoral conference in Germany. DoKDoK offers top-notch scientific exchange, unique insights from renowned keynotes, industry exhibition booths, and a memorable social day. 

The conference will be held from August 29th, 2022, to September 2nd, 2022, in the beautiful town of Arnstadt, Thuringia.

The venue of the conference and the accomodation is at 
Hotelpark Stadtbrauerei Arnstadt, Brauhausstraße 1-3, 99310 Arnstadt 
You can find the map at the bottom of this page. 

Abstract Submission Deadline : July 31, 2022

Registration deadline: 17.08.2022

Registration fee: 150 euros

Please find the poster here [png, 1 mb] de . Stay tuned for new updates!

Please find the details of the Program Schedule here [pdf, 192 kb] de

What is DoKDoK? Expand entry

DoKDoK is a scientific conference for doctoral (PhD) and master's students in all areas of optics and photonics. The conference aims to help young researchers connect with each other, exchange knowledge, and polish their conference presentation skills by offering an authentic atmosphere for scientific exchange at eye level.

DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The conference is traditionally organized by a team of ASP doctoral students.

What topics does DoKDoK cover? Expand entry

The conference addresses doctoral students, master's students, and young post-docs working in optics and photonics. Technical sessions will cover topics including Ultrafast Optics, Non-linear Optics, Biophotonics, Spectroscopy, Microscopy & Imaging, Micro- & Nanooptics, Quantum Optics, Optical Sensing & Metrology, Optical System Design, Semiconductor Optics, Fiber Optics, and more.

Why should I participate in DoKDoK? Expand entry

DoKDoK provides doctoral students the unique chance to get into close contact with other young researchers. The flat hierarchy creates an innovative and open-minded environment to present and discuss achievements and new ideas, as well as address difficulties in the scientific work of young researchers. Additionally, the scientific program will be supplemented by keynote lectures from experienced scientists at the top of their fields. Furthermore, company representatives will give insights into job and career opportunities.

How can I participate in DoKDoK? Expand entry

Participate in DoKDoK by presenting a talk or poster. In both cases, a one-page abstract for review and publishing is required.

Abstraction Submission Deadline: 31.07.2022

Registration deadline:
Early-bird : 07.08.2022
Normal registration : 14.08.2022

Registration fee: 150 euros

More information

Previous DoKDoK events Expand entry

Testimonials from previous speakers

Silvana Botti
Image: Privat
Hendrik Huthoff
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Markus Gräfe
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
Philip Russell
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Sven Kiontke
Image: Asphericon GmbH
Rich Mildren
Image: Privat

Feel free to have a look into the archives of former ASP events , including various DoKDoK events!

Your DoKDoK organization team
Doctoral students at the Abbe School of Photonics

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters of DoKDoK 2022!