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Special Track on
Optical Engineering and Photonic Technology: OEPT 2018
in the context of
The 11th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2018
July 8 - 11, 2018  ~  Orlando, Florida, USA

  About the Special Track


Optical Engineering and Photonic Technologies are increasingly being applied to a growing number of engineering areas, especially with regards to Information and Communication Technologies, Robotics, Optoelectronics, Bio-Medical Engineering, etc.

Consequently, a Multi-disciplinary conference in Engineering, as it is the case of The International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation (IMETI 2018) is a fruitful academic/industrial context for the organization of an event on Optical Engineering and Photonic Technologies (OEPT). Its cross-disciplinary applications might generate synergies between its participants and those related to other areas of engineering.

The main purpose of the conference Organizing Committee is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, students, practitioners, consultants and managers involved in research and professional projects in the areas covered by the symposium, and to relate them to the participants of different engineering areas.

Authors of Multi- and Inter-disciplinary research and projects are especially encouraged to submit their abstract, extended abstracts or paper drafts, and/or to organize an invited session in their multi- or inter-disciplinary area.

The Organizing and Program Committees are encouraging the participation of engineers, scientists, practicing professionals and managers in OEPT 2018. Contributions are encouraged via research papers, as well as via case studies, technical reports, and position papers regarding new ideas and/or new devices, techniques and methodologies, related to the role of optics and photonics in industry and information society.

The Organization Committee is promoting presentations related not just to SOLUTIONS, but also to PROBLEMS. Scientists, engineers and professional practitioners may present results related to original research, new methodologies and technological innovations; while academics and engineers from other areas may do presentations related to problems they have found in practice and need to be solved. In this way, The Organizing Committee is trying to bridge those who face new problems with those who may generate the respective required solutions.


  • Optical Systems Engineering
  • Application of Optical Engineering in other Engineering Areas
  • Applications of optical Engineering to Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Technologies, Testing and Inspections
  • Optical Processing and Computing
  • Visual Information Processing and Pattern/Target Recognition
  • Computer Vision and Intelligent Robots Technologies and Applications
  • Robotics and Optomechatronics
  • Opto-Communication Systems Engineering
  • Optical Control
  • Communication, Networking and Interconnection Technologies
  • Communication Networks and Fiber Optics Technologies
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Tele-Communications and Telepresence Technologies and Applications
  • Optoelectronics, Electronic Imaging
  • Lasers and Laser-Information Technologies and Applications
  • Image Recognition, Processing and Analysis
  • Imaging and Sensing Technologies
  • Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Bio-Medical Engineering: Sensing, Imaging, Monitoring, and Signal Processing
  • Bio-Optics, Optical Photoreceptors

Organizational, Reviewing, and Selection of Best Papers Policies

Technical Keynote Speakers

Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.

Virtual Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions

Face-to-face sessions of all events will have associated virtual pre- and post-conference sessions where registered participants can comment each paper in a forum associated to it. Registered participant at any event will have a password to access any virtual session of any collocated event.

Reviewing Process

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. Final acceptance depends of the three kinds of reviews but a paper should be recommended by non-blind reviewers AND blind reviewers in order to be accepted for presentation at the conference and to be included in the respective conference proceedings. A recommendation to accept made by non-blind reviewers is a necessary condition, but it is not a sufficient one. A submission, to be accepted, should also have a majority of its double-blind reviewers recommending its acceptance. This double necessary conditions generate a more reliable and rigorous reviewing than those reviewing methods based on just one of the indicated methods, or just on the traditional double-blind reviewing. More details regarding this issue can be found at

The three kinds of reviews mentioned above will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in the JSCI Journal. Details regarding the Acceptance Policy can be found at

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Virtual Participation

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.
Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

Invited Sessions Organizers

Registration fees of an effective invited session organizers will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. To propose the organization of an Invited Session, please go to the menu option Invited Sessions and then to the menu sub-option Invited Sessions Organizers.

Best Papers

Authors of the best 25%-30% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

One best paper of each session included in the program will be selected by the respective sessions co-chairs after consulting with the sessions audience. Invited Sessions organizers will select the best paper of the session they organized. If there is a tie in a given session, the paper that will be selected as the best sessions paper will be the one which have had the highest quantitative evaluations average according to its double-blind and non-blind reviews.

The selection process of the best 25%-30%, to be also published in the Journal, will be based on the sessions' best papers and the quantitative evaluation average made by its anonymous and non-anonymous reviewers. The later will be applied to papers which acceptance was based on reviews made to draft papers. Reviews of abstracts and extended abstracts will not be valid for selecting best papers according to the quantitative evaluation of the respective submissions.

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