Paper Submission


A limited number of papers will be accepted for presentation of significant results obtained after the deadline. A delegated author has to fill in the paper submission form including a 50-word abstract following the instruction for submission at the ISOM website (, and then a 2-page PDF summary should be submitted through the website.

The ISOM web submission system does not accept any PDF file including 2-byte characters (for example, Japanese, Chinese and Korean characters). The local fonts should be removed from the text body and figures before submission.

Submission deadline is Sep. 2, 2019. The best two post-deadline papers are allowed as oral presentations in the final session. Other post-deadline papers (but limited numbers) will be presented in the poster session. Authors will be notified by the middle of September, 2019 whether their papers are accepted.

・Time assigned for
Type Total Presentation Discussion
Post deadline 15 min. 12 min. 3 min.


Thanks to the Takano Eiichi Optical Science Funds, limited financial support for student presenters in ISOM'19 will be provided.

Applicants must be full-time students living overseas.

Student presenters who are interested in getting this support should submit an application form (announced later) after receiving the acceptance notice of their submitted paper.


Online Technical Digest includes invited papers, accepted contributed papers, and limited numbers of post deadline papers. It will be available on October 14-23, 2019. If you complete the payment, you will be informed of the website of the online Technical Digest on October 14, 2019 and able to download it in advance. Otherwise, you will be able to download it onsite.

The conference papers will be published in September 2020 as a special issue of the OPTICAL REVIEW, which is the English-language journal of the Optical Society of Japan (OSJ). The authors who will have, by themselves, presented papers at ISOM’19 will be allowed to submit their papers for publication in this special issue. The authors of invited and contributed (including post-deadline) papers are encouraged to submit Invited Review Papers and Regular Papers,respectively.

The instructions for preparation of manuscript will be sent via e-mail after the conference. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is January 31, 2020. Submitted papers will be reviewed based on the OPTICAL REVIEW standard.