Paper Submission

Open Call for Papers

The submission of papers is now open. Further details on the submission process and the possibility to upload papers can be found below.
  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 29, 2022
  • Post Deadline Paper Submission: August 21, 2022

Submission of Regular Papers

Original papers that have not been previously presented and that describe new technical contributions to the areas covered by the different categories described under the Scopes section will be accepted for presentation at MOC2022.
Papers should be submitted electronically not later than May 15 (Sunday), 2022, CEST. Authors will be requested to submit a 2-page paper written in English, including text, figures, tables, and references within a frame of 17 cm x 24 cm. The paper template is available through the paper submission site (see below).

Submission of Post Deadline Papers

A limited number of post deadline papers will be accepted covering latest significant results not available until the regular paper submission deadline. Details for post deadline papers will be announced later.

Oral Session

Oral session will be conducted in on-site sessions. The detailed information will be announced on the web site.

Poster Session

In addition to regular oral presentation sessions, a poster presentation session will be planned to stimulate detailed explanation and discussion. The poster session will be held on-site. The detailed information will be announced on the web site.


If the worldwide pandemic situation will not allow to hold the conference on-site in Jena a change to a hybrid format or fully online format is considered. Corresponding announcements and details will follow as soon as the situation in September 2022 becomes clearer.

Paper Publication

Accepted papers will be published in the conference technical digest. Another publication channel ist under discussion. Information can be found on this page in due time.

Instruction on how to submit a paper for MOC2022

I. Download Template File

Please download the file from the following links and open it in MS Word or Acrobat Reader. Authors must download a fresh copy of the MOC2022 template. Authors must NOT reuse their past papers as a template. Submissions will ONLY be accepted in our submission format. Submissions that do not conform to the MOC2022 standards will be returned to the author. The page size is A4 (210×297 mm or 8.27×11.69 inches). Do not submit your paper in US Letter size. Only A4 will be accepted.
Paper templates

II. Prepare your paper

Original papers that have not been previously presented and that describe new technical contributions to the areas covered by the microoptics will be accepted for presentation. See the scope for detail of covered areas of microoptics. Authors will be requested to submit 2-page paper written in English, including text, figures, tables, and references.

  1. Do not use two-byte characters.
  2. Times-Font family should be used as the standard font.
  3. If you wish to type symbolic characters, please use Symbol-Font family.

The system accepts PDF file of camera-ready papers within 5 MB of the file size.

III. Prepare copyright transfer form

The copyright of the article published in the 27th Microoptics Conference (MOC2022) Technical Digest is to be transferred to Fraunhofer IOF. Please download the copyright transfer form, fill in the blanks, and upload it together with your paper.

Copyright Transfer Form

IV. Upload files

For uploading PDF files of your paper and copyright transfer form, please click on the button below. Uploaded files that do not comply with the PDF format will be deleted without further inquiry. Submission by other ways such as e-mail, FAX, or post will be rejected.


The authors of accepted papers will also have the chance to publish an extended, full-length version of the paper presented at MOC2022 in a special issue of the Journal Advanced Optical Technologies (, which is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal published by DeGruyter and partnering with the European Optical Society (EOS).

The submission deadline for the full-length paper would be the November 14, 2022, and the publication of the special issue is scheduled for April 2023.

General terms for the paper submission

1. Operation and use of the upload pages

  1. You are solely responsible for the information and content (e.g. texts, images) that you provide in the uploaded paper and copyright transfer form. You agree to comply with applicable law (e.g. criminal law and youth protection law) and not to violate the rights of third parties (e.g. copyrights and other protective rights or rights to a name and other personal rights).
  2. Fraunhofer IOF is entitled to block access to individual contents submitted by you or to remove these contents at any time without prior notice if there is a suspicion that these contents violate applicable law or third party rights.
  3. You are not entitled to claim maintenance of individual functionalities of the upload pages. Fraunhofer IOF shall be entitled to discontinue the operation of the upload pages in whole or in part at any time without giving reasons, without this giving rise to any claims for damages on your part. The discontinuation of operation will be announced in advance on the website.
  4. Fraunhofer IOF shall endeavor to ensure that the upload pages operate without any disruptions. This is naturally limited to services on which Fraunhofer IOF has an influence. Fraunhofer IOF is at liberty to restrict access to the upload pages due to maintenance work, capacity requirements and other events beyond the control of Fraunhofer IOF, either partially or completely, temporarily or permanently.

2. Other obligations on conduct in the upload pages

  1. When using the upload pages to upload a paper and the copyright transfer form, you are obliged to observe legal regulations and to protect the rights of third parties (cf. Section 1.1), as well as to maintain good morals and manners. This means in particular that you not upload content that may be perceived by other users as offensive, defamatory or irreverent; and that you not upload files that are infected with, or appear to be infected with, a virus.
  2. You must refrain from all actions that could impair and/or excessively burden the operation of the upload pages or the technical infrastructure behind it. This includes in particular the use of software, scripts, or databases in connection with the use of the upload pages.
  3. Fraunhofer IOF is entitled at any time and without prior notice to remove uploaded contents if there is a suspicion that the posting of these contents violates the aforementioned obligations of conduct.

3. Right of use

  1. The rights of the content created by you and uploaded by you are held by you.
  2. You grant Fraunhofer IOF free of charge a non-exclusive right of use, unlimited in space, time and content, in particular, to store the content on the server(s) of the Website and offline storage media and for permanent public reproduction of the uploaded paper content, either in whole or in part. Fraunhofer IOF is entitled to use, process and exploit the paper content at any time. This includes, in particular, the right of reproduction, the right of distribution and the right to make the paper content publicly available. The user waives the right to be named as the author.
  3. If necessary for the use of the content according to the purposes described in previous paragraph, Fraunhofer IOF is entitled to transfer the rights granted to it to third parties and/or to grant similar rights of use to third parties in turn.
  4. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to dispose of the rights granted above to the extent outlined in these general terms and that no third party rights to the content exist that conflict with your use under this agreement.

4. Paper recall

  1. You have the right to recall your paper and copyright transfer form without giving reasons.
  2. In this case, please inform us, Fraunhofer IOF,, stating your full name and the title of the uploaded paper.
  • Consequences of recall: In case of a recall, all documents uploaded by you (paper and copyright transfer form) will be deleted from our storage media and will no longer be considered for the jury’s evaluation process. This means that the possibility of your paper being accepted by the jury and you being able to present this paper at MOC2022 will be forfeited. You are allowed to submit a paper with a different content in order to participate in the jury evaluation process.

5. Exemption

  1. If any actions taken by you in connection with the use of the upload pages and/or any uploaded content violate any legal provisions or rights of third parties, you shall indemnify and hold Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. harmless for its Fraunhofer IOF and its employees or agents from and against any claims of third parties arising therefrom and undertake to reimburse Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. for all costs incurred by Fraunhofer IOF in connection with such claims. The reimbursable costs include in particular the costs of an adequate legal defense, which Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. incurs for its Fraunhofer IOF in defending itself against third party claims. In this case, you will be informed immediately of any legal defense measures to be taken.