The International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics (FOP) aims to build a platform for scientists in the field of plasmonics to present and discuss their latest research results, exchange ideas and inspire new thoughts. It is open worldwide to professors, young researchers and students. Inspired by the Nanophotonics workshop of the International Centre for Quantum Structures (ICQS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2009 (which could be regarded as FOP0), the First International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics (FOP1) was successfully held in Xi’an, China, in September 2010. It was co-organized by Nanoscale Physics & Devices Lab., IOP, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shaanxi Normal University, China, and had 25 invited talks and over 100 participants.
The 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics (FOP2) is co-organized by Nanoscale Physics & Devices Lab., IOP, Chinese Academy of Sciences and College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, China, and it will be held in Chengdu, China, from Apr. 8th to Apr. 12th, 2012. It will cover all aspects of plasmonics, including near-field optics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, chemical and biological sensing, waveguiding, metamaterials, etc. We anticipate about 35 invited talks and more than 150 participants. The academic activities will include invited talks, contributed talks, poster presentations and tutorial sessions.