Important Dates


It is our great pleasure to announce that the International Workshop on Photonics Polymer for Innovation (IWPPI2018) will take place during October 15th – 18th, 2018 in Suwa, Nagano, Japan. With the IWPPI theme “Photonics Polymers Create New Systems”, we will focus on the most advanced leading edge research in the field of photonics polymers for a number of applications such as ultra-high-speed optical communication, optical waveguide, high-resolution displays, optical switching and other related areas. A number of prominent researchers from academia and industry executives from all over the world will present their latest findings to share their insights and discuss future R&D for new innovation. We invite you to join us and find new business opportunities and innovations born from novel materials.
Suwa City, known as an integrated area for precision industry, where “Suwa Area Industrial Messe” has been successfully held since 2002. On Oct. 18th, the first day of the Messe, IWPPI2018 is privileged to organize a joint event with Suwa Area Industrial Messe. We will invite the state-of-the-art speakers who play an active part at the forefront of the world.

We are very much looking forward to your participation at IWPPI2018.

Honorable Chair   Seizo Miyata
Co-Chair      Toyohiko Yatagai
Co-Chair        Yasuhiro Koike


IWPPI will provide the attractive fields to exchange the latest advances and ideas in photonics polymers and also provide scientific interaction and collaboration to create innovative progresses in our life. Topics to be covered in the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

  • A. Fiber, Waveguide, and Optical Interconnects

    Chip/Board/System-level optical interconnects
    Active optical cables, etc.

  • B. Displays

    Laser/LED/EL displays,
    3D displays, Projection displays,
    Wearable displays, etc.

  • C. Optical Imaging and Sensing

    Optics for image recognition,
    Sensors and sensing systems,
    Security systems,
    Optical computing,
    Bio- and medical sensing,
    Tomography, etc.

  • D. Optical Equipment

    Optical storages,
    Laser and LED printers,
    Advanced cameras,
    Advanced optical microscopes, etc.

  • E. New Applications

    Green photonics,
    Environmental and energy optics,
    Bio- and medical optics, Nano-photonics,
    Agricultural and fishery optics, etc.


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