The Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO) is an international forum that focuses on the latest development of photonics and optoelectronics. SOPO covers the following topics: laser technology and applications, signal and image processing, optoelectronic devices and integration, medical and biological applications. SOPO is sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society from USA and Wuhan University from China.
In 2009, the first SOPO was held in Wuhan, China. This first symposium has attracted nearly 200 attendees from more than 10 countries. In the two-day program, four plenary speeches were given on the first morning, and 6 oral sessions and several poster sessions were held after that.
In 2010, SOPO will be held from June 19th to 21st in Chengdu, China. This year SOPO is sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, Sichuan University, Chongqing University, Wuhan University and Scientific Research Publishing. Currently the conference website has been set up (http://www.scirp.org/conf/sopo2010/) and the paper review process has started. Hopefully there will be more than 550 submissions and over 250 scholars will present their papers in this symposium. Like SOPO 2009, the 2nd symposium will consist of plenary speeches, oral sessions and poster sessions. These speeches and technical sessions will cover all the topics mentioned above and the latest research results will be discussed.
The SOPO 2010 will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, in the center of Chengdu city. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province, which is known as the “Heavenly State”. The National Geographic has evaluated Chengdu as “China’s China”. You can experience the long history of the city, and you can enjoy the famous Sichuan cuisine (also known as Szechuan cuisine or Szechwan cuisine). Near the city, you can visit the ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, and the beautiful Jiuzhaigou Valley.