IX Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and XII Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications (RIAO / OPTILAS)

Since 1992, Ibero-american researchers meet every three years in order to establish permanent ties of cooperation and to strengthen advances and new research lines in optics and photonics. Now, for the first time, Chile is honored to be the host of the IX Ibero-American Optics Meeting (RIAO) and the XII Latino-American Meeting of Optics, Lasers and Applications (OPTILAS). Both events are organized by the Center for Optics and Photonics of the Universidad de Concepción (CEFOP-UdeC), and will be held in the beautiful city of Pucón, in Chile’s Araucania Region, from Monday 21 to Friday 25, November 2016.






Paper submission, extended version: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30th



Below you will find the list of accepted contribution to the conferences. In case you have not received an acceptance letter, we kindly request you to review your SPAM mailbox. Inquires to riao.optilas2016@cefop.cl





Extension in fee increase for registration

Due to the various deadline extensions on work delivery, and their respective assessments, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline of the fee increase for registration. 

On October 1st the rates will increase by 15%.


  • We wish to communicate to you that we are currently sending the decisions regarding submitted works sent in to the Riao/Optilas 2016 organization committee, and we are working hard so that each one may receive an answer as soon as possible. We will be sending out the corresponding letters with results until Tuesday 6.

RIAO/OPTILASS 2016 Organizing Committee

                               NEW! DOWNLOAD HERE process of reception of submitted works

                          Download here Extension of deadline for abstract submissions

        Download here the third call ti RIAO/OPTILAS 2016

                                           Download here OPA invitation

              Download here the second call to RIAO/OPTILAS 2016

          Download here the first call to RIAO/OPTILAS 2016




RIAO/OPTILAS has become the most important scientific meeting on optics and photonics in Ibero-America, with a steadily growing attendance with each conference version. This meeting anticipates the arrival of 500 participants, and constitutes a privileged place to exchange ideas and experiences in the fields of optics and/or photonics, as well as in establishing long-term collaborations and cooperative relationships and friendships among Ibero-Americans institutions and researchers in optics.

RIAO/OPTILAS is a stellar example of growth of the scientific community involved in topics related to optics development, and it is the biggest referent of the contributions made by Ibero-american researchers to advance the field of optics and photonics.

This time, from the south, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to encourage the bonds of interagency collaboration, and to strengthen the identity of this scientific community worldwide.