General Information

The International Conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI) is a well established biennial meeting that gathers researchers from all over the world from diverse fields of surface/interface optics, including nano-systems and metamaterials. The last conference was held with great success at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in the summer of 2017. This is the thirteenth edition of the conference (OSI-13), and it will take place in the city of Leon, Guanajuato in Mexico, on the week of June 3-7, 2019.


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Post-Conference Publication

Call for papers - Invitation to authors
Special Section in physica status solidi (b)
Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Guest Editor: TBA
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019
Section: OSI-13: Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Following a series of successful publications from previous Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI) meetings and related to this year's OSI-13 in León, Mexico (June 3-7), it is planned to publish a regular topical section (no conference proceedings) with selected contributions on the diverse aspects of surface optics research in pss (b) - basic solid state physics. In collaboration between the Guest Editor and the pss Editorial Office we cordially invite you to contribute a Feature Article (topical review, for invited speakers) or Original Paper manuscript based on or related to your conference presentation.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer review. According to the editorial policy of pss, two positive recommendations by independent reviewers are a prerequisite of acceptance. Peer review and publication occur rapidly on individual manuscript basis. Published in Wiley Online Library Early View few weeks after acceptance, your article is citable immediately; hence there is no waiting for the remainder of the contributions. When all articles are complete, the topical section will be assembled in a regular monthly issue of pss (b). The clustering of related articles raises the visibility of these articles significantly, and we are confident that this will become a quality publication reflected by high article access and citation numbers.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!


The associated registration fees are:

* Companion fees only include social activities: Welcome cocktail, conference banquet, and social activities/excursions.

The registration cost includes access to every plenary session, daily lunch, conference banquet, coffee breaks, conference materials, the welcome cocktail, and social activities/excursions.

Early bird registration before April 30: 10% discount on total registration cost.

Payment information will be published soon.

Invited Speakers

The following invited speakers are confirmed so far:

  • Yujin Cho, University of Texas at Austin
  • Conor Hogan, University of Tor Vergata
  • Dmytro Solonenko, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Mahfujur Rahaman, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Kenan Gundogdu, North Carolina State University
  • Thomas Garm Pedersen, Aalborg University
  • Raul Rodriguez, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Karsten Hinrichs, Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS
  • Valérie Véniard, École Polytechnique
  • Eugenio Mendez, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
  • Raul Esquivel-Sirvent, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Luis Mochán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Giuseppe Pirruccio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Mildred Quintana, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
  • Volodymyr Dzhagan, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


Airport code

(Code IATA: BJX - Code OACI: MMLO – Code DGAC: BJ11​)

Distance from “ Aeropuerto Internacional Del Bajío / Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato”

*36 minutes to León by car (28km)

*Cab will cost about $600.00 Mexican Pesos = $32.00 usd

Airport to Hoteles Misión
40 minutes
Address: Calzada de los Héroes 602
Col. La Martinica
C.P. 37500

Airport to CIO
45 minutes
Address: CIO Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C.
Loma del Bosque 115,
Lomas del Campestre
C.P. 37150

From the Airport to the Hotel

From the Hotel to CIO

Hoteles Misión

Special Rate Company CIO

Single or Double Room $ 1,060.82 MN tax included
Extra person with breakfast $ 300.00 MN with tax included

  • Rate includes Taxes (16% VAT and 2% lodging tax)
  • Rate includes American Style Buffet Breakfast
  • Rate shown in pesos MXN, per room per night
  • Rate is valid until June, 2019

Reservation: Martha Rodríguez
Phone: +52 (477) 514 60 00 Ext.806
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Nextel 1223357

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