The Australian Optical Society 



The Australian Conference on 

Optical Fibre Technology



The Australian Optical Society runs, typically together with Engineers Australia, the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT). This is the second longest running photonics conference (after ECOC). It generally now collocates with other related conferences.

Next ACOFT

The next ACOFT is planned for Queenstown in New Zealand in December 2017, to be held with ACOLS as an ANZCOP event. Details should be available soon.

Organisation

Each ACOFT conference has its own organising committees. The ACOFT conference series is governed by a Steering Committee. This committee approves proposals for ACOFT and determines the guidelines for running ACOFT. The ACOFT Steering Committee is chaired by the AOS President, who is the person to contact.

History

An article in AOS News (Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 9-13, 2008) (link to come) presents the history of the first 33 years. Some additional historical information is included in an article published in AOS News (Vol. 27, No.4)

The following table lists all the conferences in the ACOFT series with links to websites and proceedings where available:

 #  Year  Location  Details of Event  Proceedings  Contents 
 45  2020  Sydney  CLEO Pac Rim incorporating ACOFT    
 44  2019  tbd      
 43  2018   tbd      
 42  2017  Queenstown, NZ
 ANZCOP (ACOFT and ACOLS)     
 41  2016  Sydney  OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology (ACOFT, BGPP and NP)  OSA Publishing  
 40  2015  Adelaide  ANZCOP (ACOFT and ACOLS)  Informit
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 39  2014  Melbourne  OECC/ACOFT  IEEExplore
 Informit
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 38  2013  Perth  ANZCOP (ACOFT and ACOLS)  Informit
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 37  2012  Sydney  AIP National Congress & ACOFT  ISBN 978-0-85825991-1
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 36  2011  Sydney  IQEC/CLEO PacRim icorporating ACOFT  IEEExplore  
 35  2010  Melbourne  AIP National Congress & ACOFT  ISBN 978-0-9775657-6-4
 IEEExplore
 
 34  2009  Adelaide  ACOLS ACOFT  ISBN 1-876346-61-2
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 33  2008  Sydney  ICO-21 & OECC/ACOFT  IEEExplore
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 32  2007  Melbourne  COIN/ACOFT  IEEExplore  
 31  2006  Melbourne  ACOFT/AOS  ISBN 0-9775657-1-8
 IEEExplore
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 30  2005   Sydney  BGPP/ACOFT  ISBN 1-877040-33-9
 Engineers Australia Library
 
 29  2004  Canberra  ACOFT AOS  National Library of Australia  
 28  2003  Melbourne  COIN/ACOFT  National Library of Australia
 Engineers Australia Library
 Text
 27  2002  Sydney  AIP National Congress & ACOFT  ISBN 0-9581182-0-5
 Informit
 Engineers Australia Library

 Text
 26  2001  Sydney  OECC/IOOC incorporating ACOFT  National Library of Australia
 Engineers Australia Library
 Text
 25  2000  Canberra  ACOFT 25    Text
 24  1999   Sydney  ACOFT/AOS'99  National Library of Australia  Text
 23   1998  Melbourne  ACOFT 23  National Library of Australia  Text
 22  1997  Sydney  Asia-Pacific Comms. Conf. incorporating ACOFT  National Library of Australia  Text
 21  1996  Gold Coast  ACOFT 21  National Library of Australia  Text
 20  1995  Coolum  ACOFT 20  National Library of Australia  Text
 19  1994  Melbourne  ACOFT 19  National Library of Australia  Text
 18  1993  Wollongong  ACOFT 18  National Library of Australia  Text
 17  1992  Hobart  ACOFT 17  National Library of Australia  Text
 16  1991  Adelaide  ACOFT 16  ISBN 0-909-394-27X  Text
 15  1990  Sydney  ACOFT 15 & Optical Fiber Sensors 7  ISBN 0-909-394-237
 Engineers Australia Library
 Text
 14  1989  Brisbane  ACOFT 14  National Library of Australia  Text
 13  1988  Hobart  ACOFT 13  ISBN 0-909394-15-6  Text
 12  1987  Surfers Paradise  ACOFT 12    Text
 11  1986  Geelong  ACOFT 11    Scan
 Text 
 10  1985  Perth  ACOFT 10  National Library of Australia  
   9  1984  Wollongong  ACOFT 9  National Library of Australia  
   8  1983  Adelaide  AWOFC 8    
   7  1982  Sydney  AWOFC 7    
   6  1981  Melbourne  AWOFC 6    
   5  1980  Melbourne  AWOFC 5    
   4  1979  Sydney  AWOFC 4    
   3  1978  Canberra  AWOFC 3    
   2  1978  Melbourne  AWOFC 2    
   1  1977  Sydney  AWOFC 1    


The Wanda Henry Prize

Since 1998 The Wanda Henry Prize has been awarded at ACOFT for the best student paper. For more details see Wanda Henry Prize.

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