• International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

    METANANO - 2017

    18 - 22 September, 2017
    Vladivostok, Russia

    Participant Guide (pdf)

General information

METANANO is annual international conference where the latest research in the field of metamaterials, nanophotonics, terahertz radiation and optical engineering is presented. The conference is organized by the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Department (metalab.ifmo.ru) of the ITMO University and Far Eastern Federal University and is supported by Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics and Russian Science Foundation. The conference will take place in Vladivostok, which is included into National Geographic Top 10 oceanfront cities with glittering seascapes. Vladivostok is the Russian window to the Far East and the terminus of the famed Trans-Siberian Railway. Here visitors can meet a small Europe in Asia, see the longest bridges in Russia while walking along Golden Horn Bay, swim in the blue water of Sea of Japan and enjoy genial subtropical climate.

Proceedings publication

All submitted papers (2-4 pages in length) will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The reviewers are encouraged to give constructive comments and suggestions to the authors. After the Technical Program Committee will make the decision, the authors will receive the review comments and recommendations. The authors of accepted papers will have a possibility to make updates of their papers based on the review comments and suggestions. The final versions of the Conference Proceedings will be published in AIP Conference Proceedings and indexed in Scopus and WOS. The following downloadable packages contain the AIP Conference Proceedings templates together with the License to Publish Agreement and other additional documents you may need. They also contain detailed advice on preparing your paper, including examples showing how to prepare and style references. Note that Invited, Keynote and Plenary speakers may send a short abstract only (up to 250 words).

Proceedings templates

These are standard AIP templates. Please note that we ask all authors to prepare their article in single-column format only.

Special Issue

A special issue will be organised in "Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications" for publication of selected papers related to conference presentations. Submission deadlines and specific guidelines will be announced closer to date.

Submission of conference papers

Please use Microsoft word or LaTeX templates. Paper length should be 2-4 pages.

Conference Format

All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content on the basis of the conference papers submitted by the authors.


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Download Call For Papers



  • Microwave and Optical Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Quantum Photonics
  • Bio-nanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Nanoengineering
  • Physics of Excitons
  • Solar Energy
  • THz Technologies
  • Medical Applications
  • Imaging and Sensing

Plenary speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Registration to the conference

The Congress organizers will provide a few grants for students and researchers. The Congress registration fees will be waived for grant recipients. The grantee selection will be based on the scientific merits of the applicant's submitted paper(s). To apply for the grant, it is necessary to upload his/her CV by June 15th, 2017. Notifications will be sent by June 25th, 2017. The grant cover/endorsement letter should contain a brief justification of your needs of the financial support. Grantees will be required to declare in written how their grant will be used.

Registration fee

Speaker Talk
Type Early
(till 30th June 2017)
(from 1st July 2017)
Regular 23 000 RUB (≈350 EUR)

29 000 RUB (≈450 EUR)
Student 16 000 RUB (≈250 EUR) 23 000 RUB (≈350 EUR)

Participants are able to apply for more than one talk. In case if publication of more than one abstract is needed - additional fees will be applied in amount of 60 Euro.

Additional Abstracts:
Accompanying person:
Welcome reception on Monday2000 RUR
Banquet on Thursday3000 RUR
Excurion on Friday1000 RUR
Оплата организационных взносов конференции осуществляется путем безналичного перевода суммы организационного взноса на счёт ООО "Академия" (ИНН: 7838504390). ООО "Академия" является уполномоченным организатором конференции Метанано.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings has been published in the AIP Conference Proceedings journal and are available online

Conference program

List of posters

Please print your posters in color on the paper of A1 or A0 (preferred) format.

Submission deadline has been extended


  • 30 March 2017 - Submission deadline
  • 16 May 2017 - Extended deadline for abstract submission
  • 30 May 2017 - Paper acceptance deadline
  • 15 June 2017 - Grant application deadline
  • 25 June 2017 - results on grant applications

  • 18 - 22 September 2017 - METANANO Conference

Scientific Workshop

Based onto successfully finished Conference in Vladivostok there will be organised Scientific Workshop on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics. The goal of the Workshop is to provide place for the discussion of the current research activities in a scope of the conference topics which are held in Russian Federation. During the Workshop there will be also discussed future activities and international collaborations aimed to establish long-term and susitanable scientific cooperation among research groups in the field of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. Collaboration plan and strategies will be drafted.
The Workshop will be organised in St. Petersburg, Russia on 23-24 of December 2017.
Seminar Chair: Prof. Pavel Belov. Scientific Secretary: Dr. Mikhail Odit.
Technical partner of the Workshop and co-organiser is LLC "Academy".


The conference venue will be located at Far Eastern Federal University, which the best classical university in Eastern Russia originating from 1899. Modern campus of the University is located on the Russkiy Island offering comfortable work and leisure with beautiful sea views. The Far Eastern Federal University is (FEFU) located in Vladivostok, "Russia's San Francisco" , listed among one the world's Top 10 beautiful oceanfront cities.

Please use the following Particpant Guide to get information about how to get to the conference venue:


In order to book a room at the FEFU campus hotel - please fill in following Excel Sheet and send it to drk@dvfu.ru with the subject "METANANO: Room booking".

Conference participants are welcome to stay at FEFU campus - the one of the most advanced campuses in the world. On the levels of comfort, functionality and environmental friendliness experts compare it to the best university campuses in Europe and in the US. FEFU campus is located in the quiet venue of Russky Island on the coast of Ajax Bay. Its fascinating sunsets and picturesque window views attract guests from all parts of the world.

FEFU Hotel Complex is situated in a superb location, from which you can easily reach the airport and the city suburbs without the need to lose much time in the traffic jams; besides such Vladivostok tourist attractions as the Voroshilov Battery, the Observation Deck, the Forts of the Vladivostok Fortress and others can also be easily reached from the Hotel Complex.

Hotel guests will be offered 3 major room types:

Presidential Suite

210 sq.m. / 2 bedrooms with king size beds, personal study, dining and guest reception area, kitchen area (a separate room, equipped with all the needed items from the coffee machine to conventional oven and dish sets), 2 bathrooms, toilet for guests, air conditioner in each bedroom and common areas, free Wi-Fi, plasma television set with a satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, hair drier in each bathroom, individual sets of spa-cosmetics, bathrobes and slippers in each bedroom.

Regular Suite

33,0 sq.m. / king size bed, nightstands, desk lamps, television set, free Wi-Fi, desk and chair, couch, low table, armchair, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, air conditioner, bathtub, individual cosmetics sets, bathrobes, slippers, electric teakettle, and a tea set.

Standard Room (Single / Double)

Single33,0 sq.m. / queen size bed or two separate beds, nightstands, free Wi-Fi, television set, desk and chair, sliding door wardrobe, regular wardrobe, desk lamps, telephone, hair dryer, air conditioner, individual cosmetics sets, and bathtub.


Cape of Tobizin:

Author: Mikhail Terentev. Video is provided by RUSSIANISLAND.RU

Bird's eye view of Vladivostok:
Watch video!

Author: Ruslan Faizulin. Video is provided by Russia Beyond The Headlines.


Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

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Since August 8, 2017 travellers from the list of countries can apply for an electronic visa to visit Vladivostok in 4 days at the website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The valid countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Japan, India, Iran, Qatar, The People's Republic of China, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates.


Please note that we only consider visa invitations for those participants who have submitted their papers abstracts (paper upload) and have paid registration fee.

A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa (for almost all foreign visitors). The deadline for the Business Visa support from the conference organizers is June 30, 2017.

The visa application rules are different for different types of visas and also depend on country of residence of the applicant:

I. VISA-free entry:

Country of residence:
Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Fiji, Montenegro, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea


II.I EU-citizens (except for citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation issued by ITMO University- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by ITMO University takes about 5 working days. The invitation letter from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation could take 3 weeks of more.

II.II NON-EU CITIZENS (and citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate “an official letter of invitation from the hosting organization registered with either the Russian Ministry of the Interior with its local offices or the Russian Foreign Ministry with its regional representatives”, i.e. issued by the Federal Migration Service- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by Federal Migration Service takes about 3 weeks.

Please use following form to receive letter of invitation from conference organizers.

For getting VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT please complete the following steps:

• Prepare a scanned copy of two adjacent pages of your passport which contain your photo, passport number and expiration date. Recommended resolution is 150–300 dpi; file formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff, pdf. Please note that size of the uploaded file must not exceed 16Mb.

Extra documents:

  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (in a case of spouse being accompanying person)
  • Copy of Residence (in a case of living outside the Country of Nationality)

• Attach the scanned copy when registering through the form.

• Repeat the above steps for all accompanying persons (please DO NOT omit affiliation, position, address and fax of the institution FOR EMPLOYED, STUDENTS and PUPILS).

• Wait for the response from Organizing Committee

The same information is required for each of accompanying person.

Please, also check that yours and your accompanying persons' medical insurance is valid in Russia.

(Required in local Russian consulate during visa application)

Full name: Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Abbreviated name: ITMO University

FSRN: 1027806868154

TIN: 7813045547


Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

Contact info

Email: metanano@metalab.ifmo.ru

199034, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Birjevaja line V.O., 14

Telephone: +7 812 457 17 85

Skype: +61 2 6100 3340

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Department