The NQO COST Action is organizing a workshop for its Early Stage Researchers*. This meeting will provide a unique platform for young researchers of the Action to familiarize themselves with their colleagues and form long-lasting networks. Furthermore, it will allow these researchers the opportunity to formally present their work to an audience of their peers.

The previous ERS workshop was organized in the Autumn of 2015, in a lovely setting of Malta ( and in Budapest, Hungary on 26-27 October 2017 ( This year, the workshop will be held in Braga, Portugal on 6-7 September 2018. For details on the Venue and Accommodation, please visit the Venue and Getting There section.

 *COST defines early stage researchers, ESR (or early career investigators) as those who within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained the PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).


How to attend and contribute

We have started accepting abstract submissions as of June 20th, 2018.

Please click here to visit our abstract submission page to upload your contribution or follow the appropriate link on the left-hand side.


Abstract submission and registration

Abstracts for oral and poster contributions can be submitted until August 15th, 2018. The notification of acceptance will be sent via email no later than September 1st, 2018.



This conference is being organised by Humeyra Caglayan, of the Tampere University of Technology. If you have any questions or comments please send the organising team directly an email at:


Organisation and Funding

This conference is being organised by the COST MP1403 network "Nanoscale Quantum Optics". The lead organiser on behalf of the network is Humeyra Caglayan, of the Tampere University of Technology.


COST Action


Dates and Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline - August 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance - September 1, 2018

Workshop - September 6-7, 2018

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