25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) • 16th International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

Reception City Hall

Date: Sunday, 04 September 2022
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Location: Rathaus Dresden, Dr.-Külz-Ring 19, 01067 Dresden, Germany

A registration to attend is necessary.



OWLS - Reception

Monday, 05 September 2022
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Location: Hilton, An der Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden

On Monday evening, the OWLS reception at the Hilton Hotel will begin with a champagne reception, giving you the opportunity for social networking. Afterwards, we would like to invite you to the church of our lady (Frauenkirche). There you will get an insight about the church and you will hear an organ concert by the organist Samuel Kummer.

Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Location: Frauenkirche, Georg-Treu Platz 3, 01067 Dresden

A registration to attend is necessary.

You can use the tram 3 from the „Nürnberger Platz“ to get to the „Pirnaischer Platz“. Afterwards you just have an 5 minutes walk to reach the church of our lady.



Conference Banquet

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Time: 20:00 – 22:30
Location: Pulverturm, An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden

What could be better than a magical banquet in the Pulverturm. You will enjoy a delicious dinner of typical Saxon dishes and be entertained by magicians and conjurers. At 21:30 you have the opportunity to join a breathtaking sightseeing tour of Dresden's Old Town to get to know some of the most important sights of the Baroque era.



Online Program

Important Dates

24 April 2022
Extended Deadline for papers

May 2022
Abstract acceptance / grants application

June 2022
Program issue

17 July 2022
Deadline for post-deadline paper submission

28 August 2022
2nd Early bird registration deadline

5 - 9 September 2022
ICO-25 - OWLS-16


Important Information

A Special Issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2022 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.edpsciences.org


Freiberger Straße 33, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Scientific Partner

TU Dresden
01069 Dresden, Germany