First International Conference on Optical and Laser Diagnostics
16–20 December 2002, London, UK
The First International Conference on Optical and Laser
Diagnostics will take place at City University, London, in
This conference aims to bring together scientists and
engineers from academic and industrial backgrounds
involved in research and development in optical and laser
This is an expanding area of research and development
internationally, underpinning a multi-billion dollar
business as part of the world economy.
This will be the ﬁrst of a series of biennial conferences
to be held on these themes at City University in the heart
The conference invites contributions on all aspects of
optical and laser diagnostics and their applications to
combustion systems, including reciprocating engines and
Papers are invited in the following ﬁelds.
1. development of optical/laser techniques
2. advances in laser instrumentation and diagnostics
3. new optical components and their applications
4. applications of laser diagnostics to reciprocating
engines and gas turbines
5. laser diagnostics in furnaces, boilers, and other
6. modelling of optical systems for diagnostics
7. optical and laser instrumentation and measurement in
8. analysis and interpretation of optical signals for
9. medical applications of optical and laser diagnostics
10. optical navigation
11. remote sensing and surveillance
Keynote and plenary speakers
The organisers have invited several national and interna-
tional speakers in the above ﬁelds to promote a focus for
the contributed papers.
– Contributed papers reﬂecting recent research work in
the ﬁeld in both oral and exhibited sessions.
– A varied and exciting social programme drawing its
theme from London and the City and giving experts a
chance to meet informally in a variety of interesting
– Additionally, London’s reputation as a cultural and
tourist centre is world-wide, and delegates are
encouraged to take full advantage of what is on offer.
Best paper prize
A prize for the best paper will be awarded by the confer-
ence organising committee.
The meeting will be held at City University, which enjoys a
prime central London location.
City University is in Islington. Many famous landmarks
are close by, including the Lloyd’s Building, Tower Bridge,
the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Sadlers Wells
and the Barbican. The attractions to the West End such as
Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Leicester Square can be
reached in minutes. London is famous for its multitude of
theatres, shops, sports, venues, museums and restaurants.
There will be a varied social programme, which is planned
to include an informal welcome reception on Monday
evening, a visit to the London Eye and dinners at the
Cabinet War Rooms and the Barbican.
Submission of papers and conference proceedings
Contributed papers on all aspects of the conference themes
are requested. Abstracts of 200 words maximum should be
submitted by 28 February 2002. Final papers should be
submitted by 30 June 2002. The proceedings of the
conference will be published in an archive format by the
Institute of Physics, and a CD-ROM for rapid reference
will be produced. This handbook will be provided to all
attendees on their registration at the conference itself.
It should be stated whether oral or exhibited presenta-
tion is preferred.
Format for preparation of manuscripts and abstracts
The format for the papers can be obtained from ICO-
Contributors are asked to provide:
– Three hard copies of the manuscript of between four
and six pages, including diagrams and ﬁgures.
– A separate 200 word (maximum) abstract of the paper,
together with the paper title, author name(s) and
– Electronic copy of the above in PDF format or MS
Word 97 or above.
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