We are pleased to announce that the 28th International 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)

WARNING concerning dubious websites!

Recently, it is reported that the dubious websites using similar conference names as “International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers” are going around on the internet. We would like to alert everyone to be well cautious of these misleading websites. Please be careful NOT TO REGISTER or NOT TO SUBMIT PAPERS at dubious websites.
The true POF2019 is “The 28th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers” which will be held during Nov.20-22, 2019 at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan authorized and organized by the International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF). Please make sure to check that the conference name, venue, dates, and organizer are correct before registering or submitting papers.