The second edition of the School of Plasmonics and Nano-Optics will be held in Cetraro (IT) from June 15th to June 18th 2018. The aim of the School is to bring together students and scientists at the early stage of their career in the field of photonics, interested in the study of light at the nanoscale, to present and discuss the latest research and future directions of the field in an open atmosphere, and help developing the community of plasmonics and nano-optics. The school is supported and co-organized by the SIOF working group 'Plasmonics and Nano-Optics' and will be a joint event with the NANOPLASM conference taking place in Cetraro from June 10th to June 15th 2018.

Confirmed list of lecturers:

Important dates  


 Call for Registration and Abstracts:    February 19, 2018


 Registration deadline:    April 25, 2018


 Deadline for shuttle reservation:    April 25, 2018


Topics include:

Organizing Committee:

  • Fundamentals of plasmonics
  • Nano-scale light matter interactions
  • Nanophotonics
  • Metal and dielectric nanoantennas
  • Plasmonic metamaterials
  • Biosensing
  • Novel materials
  • Nanoscale quantum optics
  • Ultrafast plasmonics
  • Infrared plasmonics and nano-optics

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    The School will be held in the 4-star Grand Hotel San Michele at Cetraro, Italy. Cetraro is an ancient sea hamlet with a millennium-old history located along the Tyrrhenian coastal track, known as the Riviera dei Cedri. The town which is known for its fishing and touristic harbor is the ideal place for a lunch with fish: here the typical speciality is the rosamarina (a newborn bluefish), exquisite delicacy longed for by tourists that come numerous to Cetraro, especially in the summer. The hotel is located high on a 120 m cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. On a clear day you may see the Eolian islands. Situated just outside the township of Cetraro, the hotel is surrounded by an organic farm of 44 hectares that everyday provides the hotel with fresh organic food: fruits, vegetables, olive oil, wine, milk and cheese, daily laid eggs, lamb, veal and pork meat, home made jams and preserves. For registered participants and their accompanying persons, the hotel offers a reduced rate per person that includes full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, receptions, and refreshments, and use of conference facilities. Spaces are also available for exhibits.


    The closest airport is the Lamezia Terme airport, with direct flights from and to many destinations in Europe, while the closest train station is at Paola with direct connection with Rome and Naples.

    A shuttle service will be provided by Top Class s.r.l. at the cost of € 45.00 from the Lamezia Terme airport (€ 32.50 for multiple reservations on the same shuttle) and € 20.00 from the Paola train station (€ 17.50 for multiple reservations on the same shuttle).

    IMPORTANT: In order to reserve your place please write an email to with subject "School PLASMONICA 2018" no later than April 25th and provide the following pieces of information: name, surname, a cell phone number that will be active once you are in Italy, the number of passangers, the time and flight number (or train number) for your arrival, the time and flight number (or train number) for your departure.

    Registration instructions

    The school fee is € 450, it includes access to all the sessions and full board (shared double room + 3 full meals per day). A few single rooms will be available upon motivated request. The registration fee also includes a one-year subscription to SIOF (SIOF members may benefit of discounts at OSA and EOS conferences). The registration deadline is April 25th. Please note that after this deadline we might be able to accept further requests only based on the room availability by the hotel. The registration procedure comprises two steps:

    STEP 1: submit the registration form (see below) and the related abstract;

    STEP 2: upon receipt of the confirmation email, you can proceed with the second step and pay the school fees with one of the following options:

      - use the Paypal link provided below and then send the Paypal transaction code by email to

      - pay by bank transfer to the following account:

        IBAN: IT 59 Q 01030 02844 000001872764 BIC/SWIFT: PASCITM1W21

        Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena - Ag. 45
        Address: Via Panciatichi 48, 50127 Firenze, Italy

        Please, indicate your name in the payment description and then write an email to with a copy of the payment order.

    The registration will be opened on March 1st, 2018.

    Please be aware that only going through both registration steps will result in a successfull enrollment to the school!

    Registration form

    All participating students are welcome to submit an abstract for the poster session. A few works will be selected for oral presentation. The abstrat should be in Adobe Portable Document format (pdf). Please use the school templates (MS Word template, LaTeX template) to prepare your abstract. File size must not exceed 5 MB. The deadline for registration/submission is April 25th. Please note that the abstract submission is a completely separate procedure from the registration below.

    Please, upload a single PDF document:

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