The 23rd MICROOPTICS CONFERENCE (MOC2018) will be held at the International Convention Center, Chang Yung-Fa Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan on 15-18 October 2018. The MOC 2018 is intended to provide a central forum for an update and review of scientific and technical information covering a wide range of micro-optics field from fundamental researches to systems and applications. MOC2018 is co-organized by National Taiwan University of Science and Technology as well as the Microoptics group of JSAP.
HISTORY OF MICROOPTICS CONFERENCE
The first Microoptics Conference (MOC) was held in 1987, initiated by the Microoptcs group of Japanese Society of Applied Physics. Since its start, the conference uses English as official language; and all invited speakers are from overseas. During the conference, the MOC Award and MOC Contribution Award are presented. Also, Paper Award and Student Award are presented. The conference has single track, i.e., no parallel session is arranged.
The conference was held in odd-numbered years in Japan since 1987. In 2004; the first MOC conference outside Japan was held in Jena, Germany by Fraunhofer IOF. Ever since, this conference became an annual meeting with the odd-numbered years being held in Japan and even-numbered years outside Japan. One unique and traditional social event is the “Microconcert” performed by Machida Philharmony Baroque Ensemble (MPB), chaired by Prof. K. Iga.
MOCs were held in Tokyo in 1987, 1989, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. There were also MOC 1991 in Yokohama, 1993 in Kawasaki, 1995 in Hiroshima, 1999 in Makuhari, 2001 in Osaka, 2007 in Takamatsu, 2011 in Sendai, and 2015 in Fukuoka. The MOCs outside Japan are listed as below:
2004: Jena, Germany by Fraunhofer IOF
2006: Seoul, South Korea by Yonsei Univ. (with POF)
2008: Brussel, Belgium by Vrije Univ. Brussel
2010: Shinchu, Taiwan by National Chiao Tung Univ.
2014: Nice, France jointly with ECIO by CNRS.
2016: Berkeley, USA with volunteers from UCB