Latest update: February 3rd 2018. This page always shows the latest version of the programme.
The Horst building on the Eastern part of the University of Twente campus, venue for the 2018 WTMF
Programme - World Technology Roadmapping Forum 2018
Important Message to Delegates from Karin Appeldoorn, PhotonDelta Project Office
The draft version of the 3 day programme is posted below. If you need any information, please don't hestitate to get in touch with the conference organisers. Contact Karin Appeldoorn at the PhotonDelta Project Office in Eindhoven. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +31 40 247 3258 during office hours or leave a message. (we're on GMT/UTC + 1 hour - click this link to see the time in Eindhoven now).
Location & Programme Outline
PhotonDelta and the AIM Photonics Academy of Boston are pleased to invite leading industry specialists and researchers from around the world for the second meeting of the World Technology Mapping Forum. The goal is to discuss the first version of International Photonic Systems Roadmap, looking ahead to global technology needs in 2030 and beyond. The three-day highly technical gathering will be held from June 20-22nd 2018 in the Horst conference centre on the campus of the University of Twente in Enschede. This is the heart of the Netherlands optics and nanotechnology sector. Organisation of the forum is possible thanks to the generous supported by the Netherlands Province of Overijssel.
Registration has opened
Please note that registration for the forum is by invitation only. Participation in the WTMF is free but travel to and from the venue and accommodation costs are at your own expense.
If you participated in 2017 you should get an invitation letter by email in the first few days of February 2018.
If you did not attend, but would like to contribute to this technical planning meeting, please get in touch with Karin Appeldoorn at the PhotonDelta Project Office in Eindhoven. Send an email to email@example.com or call us on +31 40 247 3258 during office hours or leave a message. Mention that you saw this announcement on the page on the WTMF website. Request an invitation by stating your name, company/institutional affliation and state the photonics expertise that you wish to contribute to the meeting. We suggest signing up for the free WTMF Newsletter to stay informed of developments.
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Draft Programme 20-22 June 2018 in Enschede
Please note that this is a draft version of the programme and subject to change.
Venue: The Horst Building is building number 20 located on the Eastern side of Campus University of Twente, Enschede. The entrance to the Horst Building is located below the Horst Tower.
Street Address: De Horst 2, 7522 LW, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Telephone reception desk: +31 53 489 2500
Parking: The entrance to this building is not accessible by car. The nearest car park is P2 or P3 (see campus map). Visitors with mobility vehicles can request access at the barrier
Use this link to download a PDF version of the campus map.
Day One - Wednesday June 20th 2018
0830-0900 Welcome with coffee for participants
0900-0910 Opening by Rector Magnificus University of Twente, Thom Palstra (t.b.c.)
0910-0940 Presentation of the progress towards a World Roadmap on Integrated Photonics by Professor Ton Backx
0940-1010 First Keynote Presentation
1010-1045 Coffee break
1045-1130 Second Keynote Presentation
1130-1200 Work program and outline of the expectations
1300-1340 Presentation Telecom/Datacom
1340-1420 Presentation Healthcare
1420-1500 Presentation Aerospace
1500-1530 Coffee break
1530-1610 Presentation Automotive
1610-1650 Presentation Equipment
1650-1730 Presentation (subject t.b.c.)
End of Day One
1900-2200 Official dinner for participants in “De Grote Kerk” in Enschede. The north wall of this former church located on the old marketplace dates back to around 1200. Full restored a few years ago, this imposing property is now regularly used for concerts, special events and weddings. The venue is a short walking distance from the railway station and the InnerCity Hotel. There will be transport for guests staying at the hotels on the University Campus and the Hampshire hotel in Hengelo.
Map of Enschede city centre with the location of the Grote Kerk.
Day Two - Thursday 21 June 2018
0830-0900 Welcome coffee
0900-1200 Parallel Working groups on Topics:
Sensors (Healthcare, Automotive/Aerospace, Machines & Equipment / IoT & Industry)
Front-end (incl. cost modelling)
Back-end (Interconnects, Packaging & Assembly)
1300-1600 Working groups for Supply chains (based on linking applications to technologies (Building Blocks WG)):
Machines & Equipment
IoT & Industry
1600 - End of day 2
Day Three – Friday 22nd June 2018
0830-0900 Welcome coffee
0900-1030 Outcome of day 2 and plenary discussion on open issues
1030-1100 Coffee break
1100-1130 Plenary discussion WRIP included ranking subject
1130-1200 Conclusion and Outlook next steps. Announcements of plans for WTMF-3.
1200-1330 Lunch and departures