Call For Papers


The specific topics that will be covered include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • new theoretical developments, numerical simulations, and laboratory measurements of light scattering by nonspherical and morphologically complex particles and particle groups

  • detection and characterization of atmospheric particulates using laboratory, in situ, and remote sensing techniques

  • scattering of light by terrestrial aerosols and clouds

  • scattering of light by oceanic particulates

  • scattering of light by solar system objects, exoplanets, and exoplanetary environments

  • scattering of light by various astrophysical objects

  • applications of light scattering methods in biology and biomedicine

  • light scattering in densely packed particulate media

  • near-field and coherent effects in light scattering, optical trapping, and manipulation

  • light scattering methods to control material properties and technological applications

Abstract submission

Please e-mail your abstract by March 15, 2019 to with a copy to Please use the following Word Template (right-click on the words "Word template" and use the "Save Link As..." option).

Topical issue of JQSRT

Following the highly successful ELS practice, we will be soliciting papers for the ELS-XVIII Topical Issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) and hope that you will want your state-of-the-art research to become part of yet another benchmark collection of papers on electromagnetic scattering and its applications. This Topical Issue will consist only of full-size papers documenting research either reported at the conference or pertaining to the main topics of ELS-XVIII. Extended abstracts of conference presentations will not be considered. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two independent referees to ensure that all accepted manuscripts satisfy the highest standards of scientific quality adopted for JQSRT. Again, this will be a topical issue of JQSRT rather than a conference proceedings volume.

To expedite the communication of your research results to the scientific community, each paper will be officially published (including the year, volume, and page numbers) as soon as it has been accepted, typeset, and proof-read. In other words, the authors of accepted manuscripts will see their papers officially published without having to wait for the rest of the manuscripts to get accepted. This accelerated publication protocol is a recent improvement in the JQSRT production process. The paper submission deadline is 30 September 2019.