Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
Jun. 30, 2019 Extended! Jul. 20, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:
Jul. 20, 2019 Extended! Aug. 20, 2019
Re-Extended! Aug. 30, 2019
Camera-Ready Manuscript Due:
Sep. 10, 2019 Extended! Sep. 30, 2019


We are pleased to announce that the 28th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2019) will be held at Keio University Hiyoshi Campus, Yokohama, Japan from November 20th to 22nd.

Objective & scope of the conference is to discuss the latest developments of POF and a variety of POF related applications. With the development of Internet-of-Things (IoT), internet traffic continues to grow rapidly as the increase of network-connected smartphones, tablets, televisions, etc. This traffic growth will be significantly accelerated by the proliferation of ultrahigh definition (UHD) technologies for a variety of applications.

In this trend, POF is the promising medium for the data transmission in household, datacenter, automobile/airplane, and hospital, etc. POF has been vital for improving infrastructure for the UHD broadcasting and next-generation mobile communication system (5G). Another important field for POF application is sensors which have become tremendously important for various applications such as disaster countermeasures and sensing of constructions. Thus, POFs have been rapidly developed in these years from the point of view of material, fabrication, and characteristics for the various applications. In POF2019, we will provide an international forum to introduce and discuss these cutting-edge POF technologies.

During the conference, there will be Special Session featuring lectures by world’s leading experts and demonstrations over the advantage of POF in occasion of 10th anniversary of Keio University Photonics Research Institute (KPRI).
We look forward to meeting you in POF2019 in Yokohama.

Yasuhiro Koike
General Chair,
International Cooperative of
Plastic Optical Fiber(ICPOF)

Organized by International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF)

Co-Sponsored by

In cooperation with

  • Japan Science
    and Technology

  • The Society
    of Polymer
    Science, Japan

  • The Chemical
    Society of

  • The Institute of
    Information and

  • The Society
    of Fiber Science
    and Technology,

  • The Optical Society
    of Japan

  • Japan Electronics and
    Information Technology
    Industries Association

  • Optoelectronics Industry
    and Technology
    Development Association

  • KEIO Engineering

Financially Supported by


  • POF Consortium