The NQO COST Action is organizing a workshop for its Early Stage Researchers*. This meeting will provide a unique platform for young researchers of the Action to familiarize themselves with their colleagues and form long-lasting networks, with the aim of applying for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) funding. Furthermore, it will allow these researchers the opportunity to formally present their work to an audience of their peers.

The first ERS workshop was organized in the Autumn of 2015, in a lovely setting of Malta ( This year, the workshop will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 26-27 October 2017. For details on the Venue and Accommodation, please visit the Venue and Getting There section.

 *COST defines early stage researchers, ESR (or early career investigators) as those who within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained the PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).


How to attend and contribute

We have started accepting abstract submissions as of June 20th, 2017.

Please click here to visit our abstract submission page to upload your contribution or follow the appropriate link on the left-hand side.


Abstract submission and registration

Abstracts for oral and poster contributions can be submitted until September 27th, 2017. The notification of acceptance will be sent via email no later than September 30th, 2017.



This conference is being organised by Humeyra Caglayan, of the Tampere University of Technology. If you have any questions or comments please send the organising team directly an email at:


Organisation and Funding

This conference is being organised by the COST MP1403 network "Nanoscale Quantum Optics". The lead organiser on behalf of the network is Humeyra Caglayan, of the Tampere University of Technology.


COST Action


Dates and deadlines

Abstract submission deadline - September 17, 2017   September 27, 2017

Notification of acceptance - September 24, 2017  September 30, 2017

Conference - October 26-27, 2017

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