WE would like to give YOU a warm welcome to the 10th ICNP - International Conference on Nanophotonics.

About the conference

The 10th International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP) will be held from 2-5 July 2017 at the Mercure Hotel (Mar Hotel) in Recife, PE, Brazil.
This is the first time that ICNP will held in the Americas, and the Brazilian scientific community is very excited about this event.
ICNP is a unique event where the latest advances in optics and photonics both in nano- and micro-scale will be reported and discussed. It primarily aims to explore novel ideas in nanophotonic science and technology that might enable technological breakthroughs, with social and economic impact, in areas of global concern. From information processing to communications; from biomedical to life sciences; from energy harvesting and storage to environment and conservation. The conference broad themes and 21st century highly exciting topics, ensures researchers at all levels in this growing field to have an excellent opportunity to report their work and exchange information with fellow co-workers.


OSA sponsored best student/post-doc oral presentation!

SPIE sponsored best student poster presentation!

Special Session Women in Science and Photonics.

Conference Topics

This conference aims to explore novel ideas in nanophotonic science and technology that might enable technological breakthroughs in high impact areas such as, but not limited to:

• Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials
• Photonic Crystals
• Random and Nanolasers
• Nanofibers and integration
• Self Assembly and Nanochemistry
• Nanobiophotonics I: Imaging
• Nanobiophotonics II: Sensing
• Nanobiophotonics III: Light Activated Therapy
• Nanobiophotonics IV: Nanomedicine, Nanodentistry and Nanocosmetics
• Nano-optoelectronics
• Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization
• Green Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics
• Modeling and Simulation on nanoscale
• Quantum Optics and Computing at the Nanoscale
• Silicon Photonics
• Nonlinear Optics at the Nanoscale


General Chairs
  • Prof. Joseph Haus Prof. Joseph Haus
    (University of Dayton, USA)
  • Anderson S. L. Gomes Prof. Anderson S. L. Gomes
    (Universidade Federal of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Honorary Chair
  • Prof. Paras N. Prasad Prof. Paras N. Prasad
    (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA)
  • Prof. Cid B de Araújo Prof. Cid B de Araújo
    (Universidade Federal of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Program Committee
  • Michael A Fiddy, UNC Charlotte, USA
  • Didier Felbacq, Univ. of Montpellier, France
  • Kazuaki Sakoda, NIMS, Japan
  • Concita Sibilia, Univ. Roma, Italy
  • Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
  • Ruben Ramos Garcia, Mexico
  • Daniel Jaque Garcia, Spain
  • Oscar Martinez, Argentina
  • Andrei Kabashin, Marseille, France
  • Christiano Mattos, U. Mackenzie, SP, Brazil
  • Marcos Pimenta, UFMG, MG, Brazil
  • Denize Zezell, USP/IPEN, SP Brazil
  • Cleber Mendonça, USP/S. Carlos, Brazil
  • Sidney Ribeiro, UNESP/Araraquara, Brazil
  • Luiz Carlos, Portugal
  • Izabel Carvalho, PUC-RJ, RJ, Brazil
  • Lars Thylen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Local Committee
  • Claudia Mota, ASCES, Brazil
  • Leonardo Menezes, UFPE, Brazil
  • Aronita Rosenblat, UPE, Brazil
  • Petrus Santa Cruz, UFPE, Brazil
  • Beate Saegesser Santos, UFPE, Brazil
  • Renato Araujo, UFPE, Brazil
Steering Committee
  • Yiping Cui, Southeast Univ. , China
  • Hans Agren, Sweden
  • Qihuang Gong, Pekin Univ., China
  • Jagadish Chennupati, Australian National University, Australia
  • Junle Qu, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics Devices, Shenzen Univ., China
  • Dinping Tsai, National Taiwan Univ.s, Taiwan
  • Charles Surya, The Hong Kong PolyU, China
  • Ken-Tye Yong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Marek Samoc, ANU, Australia


Plenary Speakers
  • Prof. Paras N. Prasad Prof. Paras N. Prasad
    (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA)
  • Prof. Cid B de Araújo Prof. Cid B de Araújo
    (Universidade Federal of Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Prof. Kazuaki Sakoda Prof. Kazuaki Sakoda
    (NIMS, Japan)
  • Prof. Paul S. Weiss Prof. Paul S. Weiss
    (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
  • Prof. Eric Mazur Prof. Eric Mazur
    (Harvard University, USA)
    OSA President
  • Prof. Joseph Haus Prof. Joseph Haus
    (University of Dayton, USA)
  • Prof. Thomas Krauss Prof. Thomas Krauss
    (The University of York, UK)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers

• Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA
• Min Gu, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
• Marcos Pimenta, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil
• Mark Swihart, Buffalo University, USA
• Аndrei V.Kabashin, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France
• Pallab Battacharya, University of Michigan, USA
• Teri Odom, Northwestern University, USA
• Marek Samoc, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
• Young Hee Lee, IBS, Northwestern University, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea
• Jagadish Chennupati, Australian National University, Australia

Confirmed Invited Speakers

• Christiano de Matos, Mackenzie University, Brazil
• Cleber Mendonça, Institute of Physics, USP, Brazil
• Silvia Gutierrez, UFRGS, Brazil
• Martha Ribeiro, IPEN, Brazil
• Leonardo Menezes, UFPE, Brazil
• Lauro Maia, UFG, Brazil
• Luciana Kassab, FATEC, Brazil
• Anderson Gomes, UFPE, Brazil
• Celso Melo, UFPE, Brazil
• Thomas Krauss, The University of York, UK
• Junle Qu, Shenzhen University, China
• Jake Fontanta, NRL, USA
• Rich Vaia, AFRL, USA
• Marina Leite, University of Maryland, USA
• Omer Yaffe, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
• H. Volkan Demir, Bilkent University, Turkey
• Luis Carlos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Yiping Cui, Southeast University, China
• Hans Agren, KTH, Sweden
• Timothy Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Ventsislav Valev, Bath University, UK

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 30th , 2017
Acceptance Notification: May 19th , 2017
Post-deadline papers: To be announced
Conference Dates: July 2nd to 5th , 2017
Registration Dates and Fees: From January 23st , 2017


Registration Fees

 Before 30 May 2017
 After 30 May 2017
 600 USD
 700 USD
 300 USD
 350 USD
 Regular Brazil and Latin America
 500 USD
 600 USD
 Student Brazil and Latin America
 200 USD
 250 USD


• All the conference registration payment will be charged in currency of US dollars or Brazilian Real.
• Brazilian Currency exchange rate will be averaged monthly.
• Please note that on-site registration will accept USD or BR Real. Thank you for the cooperation.

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Abstract Submission

Types of Presentation

Oral Sessions

The presentation times for oral sessions are listed below:

• Contributed presentations: 15 minutes
• Invited talks: 25 minutes
• Keynote talks: 35 minutes
• Plenary talks: 45 minutes
• Tutorials: 60 minutes

The last 5 minutes in each presentation are set for questions and discussions.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are scheduled for selected papers that may be better presented with greater visual details, allowing attendees who share interests similar to yours to study and restudy the information and having discussions one-on- one.

For poster sessions, ICNP 2017 provides each presenter a bulletin board where the speaker can mount a poster [90 cm (W) x 120 cm (H)] and provide flyers of the research, if any. Note that authors must be around their bulletin board during the poster sessions to present their research and answer questions.

Paper Preparation

Abstract format

Abstracts should be formatted according to the template provided in the link below. Authors should limit the length of the abstract to 1 page and submit in Word format.

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The deadline for the submission is April 30th, 2017.

The notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent out via email by May 19th, 2017 only to the corresponding author.


Submission must be submitted and presented in English.

Conference Venue

Mar Hotel Conventions

451 Barão de Souza Leão St. Boa Viagem, Recife, 51030-300

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Host City

Recife is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 3,743,854 inhabitants, the largest metropolitan area of the North/Northeast Regions, the sixth largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco. The population of the city proper was 1,555,039 in 2012.

The former capital of the 17th century Dutch Brazil, Recife was founded in 1537, during the early Portuguese colonization of Brazil, as the main harbor of the Captaincy of Pernambuco, known for its large scale production of sugar cane. The city is located at the confluence of the Beberibe and Capibaribe rivers before they flow into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city centre characterise its geography and led to the city being called the "Brazilian Venice". As of 2010, it is the capital city with the highest HDI in Northeast Brazil and second highest HDI in the entire North and Northeast Brazil (second only to Palmas)

The Metropolitan Region of Recife is the main industrial zone of the State of Pernambuco; major products are those derived from cane (sugar and ethanol), ships, oil platforms, electronics, software, and others. With fiscal incentives by the government, many industrial companies were started in the 1970s and 1980s. Recife has a tradition of being the most important commercial hub of the North/Northeastern region of Brazil, with more than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife plus 32,500 in the Metro Area, totaling more than 85,000.

A combination of a large supply of labor and significant private investments turned Recife into Brazil's second largest medical hub (second only to São Paulo); modern hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment receive patients from several neighbouring States.

Recife stands out as a major tourist attraction of the Northeast, both for its beaches and for its historic sites, dating back to both the Portuguese and the Dutch colonization of the region. The beach of Porto de Galinhas, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the city, has been repeatedly awarded the title of best beach in Brazil and has drawn many tourists. The Historic Centre of Olinda, 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) north of the city, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, and both cities' Brazilian Carnival are among the world's most famous.

The city is an education hub, and home to the Federal University of Pernambuco, the largest university in Pernambuco. Several Brazilian historical figures, such as the poet and abolitionist Castro Alves, moved to Recife for their studies. Recife and Natal are the only Brazilian cities with direct flights to the islands of Fernando de Noronha, a World Heritage Site.

The city was one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, Recife hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recife


Official Travel Agency

Accommodation & Transportation Visa & Passports

Brazil does not require an Entry VISA for most countries, however, we advise you to check individual needs. Americans, Mexicans and Canadians are supposed to bring an Entry Visa, for sure. Additional information can be obtained at the Brazilian Consulate in your country and are subject to local rules.



Real (R$), is the Brazilian official currency. Foreign currency and traveler checks can be cashed on arrival at the Recife International Airport. Bank agencies and automated teller machines (ATM) can be found at downtown Recife.

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Vaccinations & Travel Insurance

A Yellow Fever International Immunization Certificate (vaccination should occur at least 10 days before travel) is always required if the traveler has been to any of the following countries within the last 90 days of the Brazil`s entrance: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerun, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, são Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
An Immunization record against Polio is necessary for children between the ages of three months and six years. Contact your local medical center or personal physician for specific questions, the Brazilian Embassy in your country can provide an updated list of vaccination requirements.
You should come to Brazil with a health insurance and travel insurance.


Recife has a tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by pleasant trade winds blowing in from the ocean. January and February are the warmest months, with mean temperatures ranging from 30 °C (86 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F), with sun; July is the cloudiest month, experiences the coolest temperatures, with mean temperatures ranging from 27 °C (81 °F) to 21 °C (70 °F), and is the wettest month, receiving an average of 388 mm (15.3 in) of rain. The driest and sunniest month is November, when maximum temperatures hover around 30 °C (86 °F) and an average of 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain is recorded.


The electrical current in Pernambuco state is 220/240 volts AC 60Hz and three pin (round plug) power outlets are the most commonly found. Foreign that intend to visit other parts of Brazil must be advised that the 110/120 volts AC 60Hz standard is adopted in some other regions of the Country.


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