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: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Location: Rathaus Dresden (City Hall), Dr.-Külz-Ring 19, 01067 Dresden, Germany

A registration to attend is necessary.



Welcome Reception and OWLS Anniversary with concert in church of our lady (Frauenkirche)

Monday, 05 September 2022
Time: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Location: Hilton Hotel, An der Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden

On Monday evening, the OWLS reception at the Hilton Hotel will give you the opportunity for social networking with a welcome drink.

Afterwards, we would like to invite you to the Church of our lady. There you will get an insight into the imposing chruch and listen to an organ concert with melodies of Johann Sebastian Bach by the organist Samuel Kummer.

Time: 7:15 PM – 08:30 PM
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 a 5 minutes walk to reach the church of our lady.



Conference Banquet

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: Restaurant Pulverturm, An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden

The history of the Powder Tower begins in the 16th century and old traces are to be preserved. The Restaurant PulverTurm lets you travel back in time with classic and typical Saxon food and performances. You also have the opportunity to take part in a breathtaking sightseeing tour.



ICO25-Abstracts archive
(109 MB ZIP)

Online Program

Download Program
(21 MB PDF)
Release: Sep 2, 2022

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


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Scientific Partner

TU Dresden
01069 Dresden, Germany