Call for Papers

The European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO) is the largest dedicated event on integrated optics in Europe and longest-running event dedicated to cutting-edge research and technological development in integrated photonics and nanophotonics, spanning from advanced materials and technologies to novel device concepts and emerging applications.

ECIO has now reached its 25th edition!

Join us in Aachen for a full in presence ECIO edition !

The conference focuses on leading edge research on integrated optics, opto-electronics and nanophotonics. The meeting gathers experts from academia and industry to show their latest scientific and technical results, and to showcase their products and services. The application scope is broad: it ranges from telecom / datacom to optical imaging, sensing, metrology, up to more disruptive areas like quantum and neuromorphic computing.

The most recent advances in the wide-ranging field of photonic devices are among the main features of the conference. Conference topics cover waveguide theory and novel waveguide concepts; devices, photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and their applications; technology platforms and materials, such as silicon-based photonics and III-V optoelectronics; circuit design models and tools; assembly, packaging and testing; PIC exploitation in classical and emerging applications.


Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Integrated photonic technologies and platforms:

  • Silicon photonics
  • III-V optoelectronics
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Dielectric and polymer photonics
  • LiNbO3 and other electro-optic materials
  • Plasmonics
  • Novel material integration
  • Visible range, near-, mid-, far-infrared and THz waveguides and technologies
  • Bio-photonic platforms for integrated devices
  • Membrane photonics and photonic MEMs
  • Wafer and die bonding technologies
  • Hybrid & heterogeneous integration
  • Electronic-photonic convergence
  • Production methods and (generic) foundry concepts

Devices and Integrated Circuits:

  • Waveguides, waveguide devices and on chip diffractive optical elements
  • Functional devices: programmable filters, switches, buffers, large-scale circuits, polarization management
  • Active devices: lasers and laser arrays, amplifiers and detectors
  • Modulators: ultrafast, nano and low energy
  • Nonlinear devices: wavelength converters, mixers and regenerators
  • Plasmonic waveguides and devices
  • Assembly, packaging and hybrid integration techniques
  • Optical connectivity – coupling techniques to photonic integrated circuits
  • Electronic connectivity
  • Flip-chip bonding
  • Testing and characterization techniques of waveguides and PICs

Novel physical insights and materials:

  • Devices beyond conventional limits
  • Enhanced light-matter interactions
  • Inverse and computer aided design
  • Computational analysis and methods
  • Ultra compact and nanoscale devices
  • Quantum and high precision photonics
  • Novel devices based on magneto-optic, piezo-electric, and ferroelectric materials
  • Nanophotonics, photonic crystals, subwavelength and metamaterials devices
  • Raman and Brillouin gain
  • Novel modeling and simulation techniques
  • Unconventional materials for photonics
  • 2D materials and phase change materials
  • Energy-efficient photonics materials
  • Non-linear materials and effects

Applications of PICs:

  • Telecom and data communications, optical interconnects
  • Control layer for PICs
  • Programmable photonic circuits, neuromorphic, photonic processors
  • Biological, chemical and other sensing transducers
  • Optomechanical devices and micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems
  • Spectroscopy
  • Quantum computing and PICs for quantum communications
  • Free-space optical communications, LiDAR | Photonic A/D conversion, logic, memories
  • Nonlinear functionalities
  • Frequency combs and supercontinuum generation
  • Generation, manipulation and detection of single photons in PICs


  • Deadline for paper submission3 February 2023 – 23:59 CET
  • Author notification – 24 February 2023
  • Early Registration – until March 4
  • Late Registration – until April 2
  • ECIO Conference – 19 – 21 April 2023

Submission requirements and instructions

Submission requirements and instructions

Conference papers should be 3 pages long and conform to the IEEE style guide. Please submit them as a PDF.

The IEEE template and style guide can be found here.

Papers are first submitted through our registration portal to enter the peer review process. After review, the final version of accepted papers will need to be submitted directly to the IEEE by the authors via a link that will be made available in the acceptance letter.

Submit your papers here

IEEE is “Technical Sponsor” of the 2024 edition of ECIO. This means that accepted papers will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.
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The organisation of the 2024 edition is in hands of the RWTH Aachen.