The series of European Conferences on Integrated Optics (ECIO) was started in London in 1981. ECIO is now one of the most important and internationally conferences in the field of guided-wave and integrated optics in Europe. The 11th ECIO was held April 2-4, 2003 in Prague, for the first time outside the traditional "Western Europe". It attracted more than 200 participants including from USA, Japan and Canada.
The IST 5th Framework Programme was widely represented, including invited presentations on Photonic crystals (PCIC, PICCO projects), Quantum dot materials and lasers (BIGBAND project), organic electro-optic materials (NAIS project). FP6 Networks of Excellence in the area of nanoscale and nanophonic components were also discussed. Read more