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In partnership with the Emirates
Mars Mission and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), the Department of Physics at American University of
Sharjah (AUS) is proud to host the international conference Frontiers in
Theoretical and Applied Physics |UAE 2017 (FTAPS 2017). The aim of the
conference is to provide a forum for physicists, astronomers, and space and
material scientists from around the world to present the latest developments in
the various dynamic fields of physics. The conference will provide ample
opportunity to exchange ideas on rising research issues in physics,
astrophysics, and space and material science, and to promote regional and
The conference program will include keynote lectures
delivered by renowned scientists, invited talks by leading experts on hot
topics, special sessions on issues of special interest and contributed papers
from researchers around the globe. All papers contributed to the conference
will appear in the Journal of Physics:
Conference Series (JPCS) after going through a review process by the
conference scientific committee. Moreover, authors of selected contributions
will be invited to submit extended articles toward a focus issue in Physica Scripta associated with
The conference is endorsed by the American Physical
Society (APS), Materials Research Society (MRS), the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the UK, and the International Astronomical Union (IAU)-Office of Astronomy for Development.
Frontiers in Theoretical and Applied Physics |UAE 2017 (FTAPS 2017) will
be held on the campus of American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness
Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the
UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, who envisioned the university as a leading
educational institution in the Gulf region. AUS is an independent, non-profit
coeducational institution. AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational
university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world.
The weather in the
UAE during the month of February is very nice with an average temperature of 23
degrees Celsius. Sharjah, a 20 minute drive from the City of Dubai, is a city
of learning and the arts, as confirmed by it being named the 2014 Capital of
Islamic Culture for the Arab Region and the 1998 UNESCO Cultural Capital of the
Arab World. This context facilitates the university's intention to be an
academic center at the intersection of ancient cultural traditions and
contemporary intellectual currents. The city of Sharjah is home to more than 20
museums with splendid collections of artifacts and art as well as exhibits on
science and natural history. Sharjah also hosts many cultural festivals,
educational conferences, fairs and economic expositions. These resources permit
the university to broaden students' formal education in a way not possible
elsewhere in the region.
More information about Sharjah is available here.
More information about Dubai is available here.
Papers contributed to the
conference will be presented in parallel focused sessions as oral or poster
presentation. The conference themes
include, but are not limited to, the followings:
1- AMO and Laser Physics
and Molecular Structure and Properties
Electrons and Ions Interacting with Matter.
Physics: Femtosecond and Attosecond Spectroscopy
with XUV and X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers
Light Sources, Laser Technology, Short Pulse and HHG Generation
Control and Molecular Imaging
2- Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Physics
- Planetary Science
and the Solar System
Medium and Galaxy
Structure and Evolution
Clusters and Populations
Discussion Session: The Future of Astronomy in the Arab World
3- Condensed Matter, Material Science and Nanophysics
- Material OXIDES, Thin Films and Applications
- Metallic Nano-Particles: Characterizations
- Superconductivity and Critical
- Electronic and Structural Properties
of Nanostructured Systems: Theory and Experiment
- Material Science Near Surface
- Laser-Nanofabrication: Optical and
High Energy, and Particle Physics: Theory and Experiment
and Environmental Physics
International Advisory Board
Conference Chair: Ali Alnaser
Local Organizing Committee
- Asad Hasan, AUS
- Isra Siry, AUS
- Nasser Hamdan, AUS
- Said Sakhi, AUS
- Randa Asa'd, AUS
- Raza Syed, AUS
- Sami El-Khatib, AUS
- Sarah Amiri, Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Center
- Shahin AbdulNaby, AUS
- Mahmoud Rasras, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
- Mariam Al-Shamsi, Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Center
- Mehmet Egilmez, AUS, UAE
- Nidhal Guessoum, AUS, UAE
- Omar F. Mohammed, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
- Sabre Kais, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Qatar
- Shawqi Aldallal, Ahlia University, Bahrain
- Tariq Majeed, AUS, UAE
- Usama Al-Khawaja, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
- Yousef Salamin, AUS, UAE
Professor Paul Corkum
Two decades ago, Professor Corkum explained the origin of the high harmonic radiation that had been discovered in France. Within a year of developing the theory, Corkum and his group proposed methods for producing and measuring the world's shortest light flashes. Seven years later, he participated in the first experiments in which attosecond pulses were produced and measured. Since then, Corkum's group has imaged molecular orbitals, "watched" a molecule's electrons as a chemical reaction takes place and extended recollision technology to solids.
Dr. Corkum is a fellow of the Royal Societies of Canada and London and the Royal Photographic Society. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Science. He holds many international awards. In 2013, he was awarded the King Faisal Prize for Science (Saudi Arabia) and the Progress Medal for Photography (UK). In 2014, he received the Ives Medal of the Optical Society of America - the society's top medal. He was the 2015 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate and was awarded the 2015 Lomonosov Gold Medal by the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also holds honorary degrees from Acadia, Laval, McMaster and Sherbrooke universities.
Professor Andrew Wee
Professor Andrew Wee is a Provost's Chair of Physics, and Vice President (University and Global Relations) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is President of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), Fellow of the Institute of Physics UK (IoP), Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS), and an academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). His research interests include scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and synchrotron radiation studies of the molecule-substrate interface, graphene and 2D materials, and related device studies. He is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano, and on the editorial boards of several other journals.
Professor Wee was a visiting scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in the US, a Commonwealth Fellow, as well as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physics as well as a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Professor Joachim Hermann Ullrich
President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Joachim Ullrich studied geophysics and physics at Frankfurt University. He held positions at GSI, Darmstadt, at the Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, was chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Freiburg, before he was appointed Director at the Max-Planck Institute in Heidelberg. Since 2012, he has been the President of the German National Metrology Institute, PTB. He has published more than 500 research papers and received several awards. Among others, he has become a member of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) of the Meter Convention and is the President of the Consultative Committee for the International Units (CCU).
Professor Mark Blamire
Mark Blamire is Professor of Device Materials and Head of the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Device Materials group, working primarily on the properties of Josephson devices containing ferromagnetic barrier structures. This work is currently supported by an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (Superspin) and an EPSRC Programme Grant exploring the potential for superconducting spin electronics. He is currently, or in the recent past, been an active board member of Superconductor Science and Technology, Advanced Electronic Materials and Philosophical Magazine and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He received his PhD in 1985 under Jan Evetts and has worked on the properties of superconducting materials and devices throughout his career. He has authored over 450 journal papers and contributed to the most recent European roadmap on superconductive electronics.
Professor Sushil Atreya
Sushil Atreya is distinguished Professor of Climate and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has played a key role on many planetary exploration missions including Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity Rover, Juno Jupiter Polar Orbiter, Cassini-Huygens mission to the Saturn system, Galileo entry probe and orbiter at Jupiter and the Voyager missions to the four giant planets. His research cuts across traditional scientific disciplines, with the aim of understanding the origin and evolution of planetary and satellite atmospheres, planetary habitability and the extrasolar systems. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, two books and 20 book chapters. He has given more than 200 invited talks, plenary lectures and keynote speeches at various international meetings. Sushil Atreya is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. The European Geosciences Union has selected him for the David Bates Medal for Exceptional Contributions to Planetary and Solar System Sciences.
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Laser
- Amine Cassimi (Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique, France)
- Chunlei Guo (University of Rochester, USA)
Villeneuve (National Research Council of Canada)
- Deepak Mathur (Tata Institute of Fundamental
Bauer (University of Rostock, Germany)
- Goong Chen (Texas A & M University, USA)
- Igor Litvinyuk (Griffiths University, Australia)
Liu (Shanghai Institute for Optics and Fine Mechanics, China)
Hermann Ullrich (German National Metrology Institute, PTB, Germany)
Ueda (Tohoku University, Japan)
- Koji Sugioka (RIKEN Center for Advanced
- Matthias Kling (Max Planck Institute for Quantum
- Nora Berrah ( Department of Physics, University
- Paul Corkum
(University of Ottawa, Canada)
- Ravi Bhurdwaj (University of Ottawa, Canada)
- Reinhard Dörner (Goethe Universität, Germany)
- Robert Moshammer (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg,
- Suhail Zubairy (Texas A&M University, USA)
- Yunpei Deng (Paul
Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
Astrophysics, Space and Planetary
- Alaa Ibrahim (AUC, Egypt)
Vazdekis (Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias (IAC), Spain)
- Francesco Arneodo (NYUAD, UAE)
Fernini (University of Sharjah, UAE)
- Margaret Hanson (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Salaris (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Beasely (Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias (IAC), Spain)
- Ricardo Schiavon (Liverpool John Moores
de Grijs (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, China)
- Santo Cassisi (INAF, Italy)
- Anil Bhardwaj (Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram
Sarabhai Space Centre, India)
- Chihiro Tao (National Institute of Information
and Communications Technology, Japan)
- Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
(Imperial College, London, UK)
- Jean-Yves Chaufray (Laboratoire de Météorologie
V. Yelle (University of Arizona, USA)
Bougher (University of Michigan, USA)
A. Haider (Space & Atmospheric Science Division, Physical Research
Atreya (University of Michigan, USA)
- Tahar Amari Centre de Physique Théorique Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Azzam (University of Bahrain)
- Wing-Hue Ip (National Central University,
- Yasumasa Kasaba (Tohoku University,
Benkhaldoun (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco)
Condensed Matter, Material Science and
- Abdel Khaleq Alsmadi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
- Andrew Wee
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
- Chris Leighton (University of Minnesota, USA)
Fullerton (Center for Memory and Recording Research, UCSD, USA)
- Heinrich Nakotte (New Mexico State University,
- Husam N. AlShareef (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
- Jason Robinson (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Eid (Miami University, USA)
- Lutfi Ozyuzer (Izmir institute of Technology, Turkey)
- Mark Blamire (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Irimia-Vladu (Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics, Austria)
- Mukhles Sowwan (Kinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate
- Nouar Tabet (Qatar Environment and Energy
Research Institute, Qatar)
- Osman Bakr (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
- Parinda Vasa
(Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
- Roland Allen (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University)
- Sebastian Bergeret (Material Physics Center (MPC/CFM)
- Suzy Lidström (Editor-In-Chief of Physica Scripta, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
- Udo Schwingeschlögl (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
Participants are kindly invited to submit their
one-page abstracts starting May 15, 2016. Oral presentations will be limited to
10 minutes for presentations and two minutes for questions.
After undergoing review by the local scientific
committee, participants will be notified to submit their (3-4 pages) manuscript
to the proceedings of Frontiers in Theoretical and Applied Physics 2017, which
will be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
participants will be invited to submit an article for publication in a focus
issue of Physica Scripta.
Contributions should contain novel research results of interest to the broad
research community, or a comprehensive review of the sub-field within which you
work. All submitted articles will be referred to the journal's usual high
standards. Invitees will receive an invitation in due course.
The title and content of the posters should
match the submitted tile and content in the abstracts. Maximum poster size is A0
to fit our stands. A best poster award will be offered by Physica
Scripta during the Gala dinner.
How to Prepare Your Abstract
Abstracts must be saved as First_Surname.pdf.
For abstracts of invited talks, please name the file Surname_invited.pdf.
Presenting authors should submit
their abstracts in PDF format by following the link.
abstract review, authors will be notified by the local conference scientific
committee to submit their manuscripts (3-4 pages) to the FTAPS2017 Proceedings,
which will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference
Series (JPCS). Part of IOP
Conference Series, JPCS is indexed in Scopus as well as EI Compendex and
Inspec. All papers published in IOP Conference Series are fully citable and
upon publication will be free to download in perpetuity.
Proceeding manuscripts, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted to the conference email [email protected] within a time frame that will be indicated following the abstract acceptance.
Important: please read the following before
you submit a paper.
Publication license for open access proceedings papers
IOP Conference Series operates a publishing license under
which authors retain copyright of their papers, and they no longer need to sign
and submit copyright assignment forms. Any author who wishes to publish in IOP
Conference Series must agree to the terms of the license and by submitting a
paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to
the terms of the license.
Preparing your proceedings paper
IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all
online and print publications. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using
Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and
then convert these files to PDF. Full instructions on preparing your paper,
along with templates, can be found on the IOP Conference
It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is
in its final form ready for publication, and
has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copyedit papers and will not send out
author proofs prior to publication. Please note: post-publication changes are not usually
permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your
paper has been checked for errors.
What you need to provide
- The PDF file of
your FTAPS2017 Proceedings paper:
When preparing your (3-4 pages) paper, ensure that you follow the author guidelines. When preparing your paper please check that:
- The paper size is
- Margins are at least
25mm all around.
- The paper includes
the author's name and affiliation (full address including country).
- There are no page
numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
- The PDF is free of
formatting errors (e.g., corrupt equations, missing or poor resolution
figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting
- Text is single
spaced, not double spaced.
- The PDF file is
editable and not password protected.
- All pages are
portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
- Reference lists are
checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via CrossRef if they
are correct and complete.
- Figures are placed
within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
- A thorough proofread
is conducted to check the standard of English and to ensure that wording
is clear and concise.
- Ensure that your
paper includes an abstract.
- Any multimedia
files you wish to publish online
- JPCS encourages
authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of
published research articles.
IOP Conference Series email: [email protected]
Contributed papers will be presented as posters and
parallel sessions throughout the four days covering the announced themes. The
scientific program also includes five keynote lectures delivered by
renowned scientists, and more than fifty invited talks by leading experts on
recent hot topics in various research areas within the conference themes. Please to download the scientific program click here.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Please note the important dates and deadlines (we encourage early
submissions and registration).
Deadline for Abstract Submissions
November 15, 2016 | November 30, 2016
Deadline for Proceedings Submissions
January 15, 2017
Regular Registration (US $400)
Before December 15, 2016
Late Registration (US $500)
After December 15, 2016
Registration and Payment
The registration fees cover the book of abstracts and proceedings
charges, a gala dinner, daily lunches, coffee breaks and local transportation
from the hotel to the conference venue. We encourage early registration.
Before December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016-February 22, 2017
Before December 31, 2016
Social Activities and Gala Dinner
Sign-up for the activities:
Upon arrival at the conference
Option #1: A trip to Global
Visit over 30 pavilions representing more than 70 countries
from around the world. At each pavilion you can take part in activities, see
performances, taste the traditional foods, and buy products and souvenirs from
that country. Global Village hosts more than 12,000 shows in the season, and
features many shopping outlets, restaurants, handicrafts kiosks and an amusement
park for all ages. You can take a ride in a traditional boat across the village
lake. Also, you can enjoy the beauty of Illumination World where famous
landmarks have been recreated and illuminated with lanterns and LED lighting.
Option #2: Desert Safari
a trip through the desert and dune bashing in 4WDs driven by professional
drivers. You can enjoy such entertainment as sand boarding, camel rides, henna
painting and photography. An international buffet dinner with barbeque
(vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes) is included.
Option #3: Dubai Tours
A trip to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall: Visit the world-famous
Dubai Mall, which is home to world-class shopping and entertainment options.
The mall is located near the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa.
A trip to Atlantis
The Palm, Burj Al
trip to see the amazing Atlantis The Palm Resort that is themed on the myth of
Atlantis but with some distinct Arabian elements. After that, there will be a
trip to view the sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which is
voted as the world's most luxurious hotel. Souk
Madinat Jumeirah is a marketplace with a traditional Arab architectural style
that includes a bazaar-like atmosphere, waterfront cafes, restaurants and
The Gala dinner will be at the Radisson Blue Resort facing the Arabian Gulf.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Note: Sharjah International Airport is located a short drive from the AUS campus. The drive from Dubai International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes to the hotels in Sharjah assuming normal traffic conditions. The taxi fare can vary between 75-95 UAE Dirhams (1 US Dollar = 3.65 UAE AED) depending on traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a two-hour drive from Sharjah.
More information about Sharjah is available at http://sharjahtourism.ae/.
Special Room Rates
- 10% discount on our best available rate on all rooms category.
- Inclusive of the complimentary buffet breakfast.
- With complementary Internet access at the room and lobby
Complimentary transfer to and from the AUS conference venue. Timing to be informed in advance.
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
Reservations or bookings require a valid credit card (guest's credit card number and expiry date) to guarantee the booking and to keep the reservation in the system for guests arriving at a later time. Non-guaranteed reservations/bookings may only be kept in the hotel's system. Any cancellation received three days before arrival will attract no cancellation fees. Any no show rooms will attract full stay accommodation fee.
All the above rates are subject to availability and previous reservation is required with enough notice period.
For reservations, you may contact:
Holiday International Hotel
The Holiday International Hotel, located on the edge of Khaled Lagoon overlooking the beautiful cornice, offers the convenience of a central location. A mere 20-minute drive from Dubai and Sharjah airports, the hotel is a short walk from the Sharjah Souk and has easy access to shopping malls, the Sharjah Expo Exhibition Centre and entertainment centers.
AED 250.00 Net BB per room per
AED 275.00 Net BB per room per
Lunch or Dinner
AED 75.00 Net per person
The above rates are net, inclusive of tax, service charge, buffet breakfast, with complementary Internet access at the room and lobby
For reservations, you may contact:
Blu Resort Sharjah
This stunning resort
hotel in Sharjah is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers
with its proximity to prime shopping and business areas, the Arabian Gulf's
spectacular beaches and the glimmer city of Dubai. Other features, such as
private beach and a lagoon, ensure a memorable and unique stay.
AED 630.00 net bed and breakfast per
AED 690.00 net bed and breakfast per
- Above rate are inclusive of 10
percent municipal taxes and 10 percent service charges.
- Above rates are net and non-commissionable.
- Above rates are inclusive of one
buffet breakfast for single and two for double.
- Above rates are inclusive of 24 hour-Internet
- Free group transfer to AUS and back
for minimum of 10 rooms booked in house.
Golden Tulip Hotel Apartments- Sharjah
SGL. 270.00 / DBL. 300.00
SGL. 300.00 / DBL. 330.00
SGL. 300.00 / DBL. 330.00
SGL. 330.00 / DBL. 360.00
SGL. 360.00 / DBL. 390.00
Terms and Conditions:
- Above rates
mentioned are in UAE Dirhams (AED), per room, per night.
- Inclusive 10% Municipality Fee & 10%
WIFI internet usage in rooms (max up to 03 device)
buffet breakfast served at Tulip Restaurant between 06:30 till 10:30 am on
transportation from Hotel to University and vice versa
- Hotel arranges airport transfers to
Sharjah & Dubai (Terminal 1, 2 and 3) only.
- Transfer to or from Dubai & Sharjah
International airport is for the cost of AED 120 net per car per
- Complimentary airport transfers
available to SHJ or DXB airports for bookings having a minimum length of 04 nights and above
Citizens of the
following countries can obtain a visa upon entry: Andorra, Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Holland,
Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom, United States and Vatican.
Citizens of other
countries will require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. If you are
flying to the UAE using Emirates Airlines, Fly Dubai, or Air Arabia, the
airline can get you the necessary visa if you make the request in advance. If you elect to apply for a visa
at the UAE embassy in your country, we will be glad to provide you with an
invitation letter indicating the acceptance of your abstract. For invitation
letter please contact [email protected].
More information about UAE visa can be found at
the following link.
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