It is our great pleasure to announce PLASMONICA 2018, the sixth edition of the workshop on plasmonics and its applications, to be held in Florence, Italy, on 4-6 July 2018. Plasmonica is an annual conference aimed at bringing together a thriving community of people that hold Plasmonics as their major field of research. In particular, the conference aims at attracting the interest of young researchers, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from Italy and abroad in order to promote discussions and collaborations on challenging problems arising in the community. The conference will cover both fundamental aspects and applications of plasmonics with a strong focus on the interaction between light and matter at the nanoscale. PLASMONICA 2018 is promoted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Florence, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa, and it is supported by SIOF.

The conference will be held at the University of Florence, Via Gino Capponi 9, lecture hall 8.

Deadline extended! The new deadline for abstract submission is April 11, 2018.

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  • Nonlinear plasmonics
  • Quantum plasmonics
  • Spectroscopy and nano-imaging
  • Magneto plasmonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonic and dielectric nanoantennas
  • Plasmonic functional materials and devices
  • Hybrid plasmonics
  • Plasmon-exciton polaritons
  • Ultrafast nano-optics
  • Important dates  


    Call for Abstracts:
    February 2, 2018

    Abstract Submission deadline:
    April 11, 2018

    Author Notification:
    May 4, 2018

    Discounted Registration
    June 11, 2018




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    Download the full program in PDF format

    Download the Book of Abstracts in PDF format

    Oral presentation guidelines
    Each author has a slot of 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. The official language is English.
    A video projector and a PC will be available. Presentations must be in PDF or PowerPoint format.
    The use of personal laptops is allowed but it must be requested in advance by sending an email to
    Bring your presentations on a USB memory stick. Presentation must be loaded on the PC of the conference room well before the beginning of the session. Staff will be present in the room at all times during the conference to load and check your presentation.
    Please make sure to be in your room well before your session starts and introduce yourself to the session chairperson before the beginning of the session. Please make sure that the chairperson knows how to pronounce your name. Please, if possible, hand-in to the chairperson a written bulleted bio (max 3-4 points).

    Poster presentation guidelines
    The poster must be written in the English language. Poster boards are about 80 cm width x 200 cm height. Any poster dimension fitting these limits are allowed.
    In the workshop Program , note the poster number assigned to your poster. This number identifies the poster board where to hang your poster.
    All necessary material for attaching the poster to the poster board will be available at the Workshop desk. Presenters are suggested to hang their poster at the beginning of the conference or anyway before the beginning of the poster sessions. Presenters must be available next to their posters during the entire duration of their poster session, to discuss their work with interested viewers. Posters left up after the end of the workshop will be discarded.


    Florence (Firenze in Italian language) is a historic city in central Italy and the most important city of the Tuscany region. The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, architecture and monuments and it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Last but not least Florence has a great gastronomic tradition. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    The conference will be held at the University of Florence, Via Gino Capponi 9, lecture hall 8.


    By flight

    The closest airport is the Florence airport, about 6 km north of Florence. The easiest way to reach the city center from the airport is by taxi (about 25-30€).

    Other airports in order of distance are Pisa, Bologna and Rome. In this case, the best way to reach the city of Florence is by another flight or, better, by train (the Florence main station is Santa Maria Novella).

    By train

    All the main italian cities are directly connected to Florence by fast trains. The Florence central train station (Santa Maria Novella) is within walking distance to the city center. Train connections can be searched and booked on Trenitalia and NTV websites.

    By car

    Florence can be easily reached by car. The most important italian highway, the A1 highway, just passes next to Florence.

    Social Dinner

    The social dinner will take place in the Florence city center, at The Grove restaurant.
    Piazza della Indipendenza 3/R,
    50129 Firenze
    (Distance from the conference venue about 800 m)

    Suggested restaurants

    Panoramic view

    - Caffè del Verone
    on the roof terrace of Istituto degli Innocenti, Piazza Santissima Annunziata 12

    - Caffetteria delle Oblate
    on the roof terrace of Biblioteca delle Oblate, Via dell’Oriuolo 26

    Self service restaurants

    - Ristorante Vegetariano
    Via delle Ruote 30r

    - Il Ghianda
    Via dell’Agnolo 85r

    - Vinoteca
    Via Giusti 2r

    - Trattoria HD
    Borgo Pinti 56r


    All presenters must submit a single page abstract. The abstrat should be in Portable Document Format (pdf) only. Please use the conference templates (MS Word template, LaTeX template) to prepare your abstract. File size must not exceed 2 MB.

    The abstract submission is now closed.


    The conference fee includes access to all the conference sessions (oral, posters, round tables) and coffee breaks. The registration fee also includes one-year subscription to SIOF (SIOF members may benefit of discounts at OSA and EOS conferences). Prices are reported below.

       Registration type
    Until June 11, 2018
    After June 11, 2018
       Student or Young Researcher * (students, early stage researchers, etc.)
      12,00 EUR

        Senior * (group leaders, senior researchers, etc.)
            Already a SIOF member
      45,00 EUR
      75,00 EUR
            Non member
      85,00 EUR
      115,00 EUR

    The online registration is now closed. Only onsite registration is available.

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