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A warm welcome to 1st International symposium on visual physiology, environment, and perception in Riga!
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On behalf of Organising committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the 1st International symposium on visual physiology, environment, and perception. This Symposium is collaborative project of scientists from three Baltic countries – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to make vision science more recognizable in Baltic region (see Organizers). We also have invited one additional country – this year it would be Germany – to join our organizing group specially promoting vision science work in their country.

The Symposium will take place in Riga, Latvia, on 6-8 October 2016.

Hosting institution: Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Latvia.  

We welcome participants from any country involved in various fields of vision science. The main aim of this Symposium is to promote cooperation and communication between researchers and research fields, as well as exchange of information on the state-of-the-art of research and equipment in various topics of vision science:

  • Visual physiology (accommodation, binocular eye movements, pupil physiology);
  • Environment (lighting, visual fatigue, technology of visual stimuli);
  • Visual perception (visual attention, colour perception, spatial vision);
  • Clinical studies (clinical studies in optometry – clinical cases, diagnostics, and treatment).

In addition to exciting presentations and posters, we organize:

  1. student competition  where five best student’s abstracts will be awarded – four students (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany) will have full support (accommodation, travel, registration fee and closing dinner) and one student (from other countries) will  have partial support (at a moment - no registration fee and invitation to closing dinner),
  2. open access publication in Proceedings of the Journal of Latvian Academy of Science (Scopus) for best abstracts.

Important dates





Acceptance notification

Abstract submission

15th March, 2016

1st June, 2016

20th June, 2016

10th July, 2016

Abstract submission for student competition

15th March, 2016

1st May, 2016

20th June, 2016

10th July, 2016

Manuscript submission

1st July, 2016

1st October, 2016

31st January, 2017





Early registration

15th March, 2016

10th September, 2016



Early registration fee 110 EUR (students* 60 EUR including Bachelor, Master, and PhD students)

Late registration fee 160 EUR (students* 100 EUR including Bachelor, Master, and PhD students)

Accompanying person** fee 35 EUR

Industry place 250 EUR


Videoconference*** 30 EUR


* Students must present the valid student card at the registration desk.

**Accompanying person accompanies the participants at the conference.  Accompanying person do not follow the scientific program of the conference. The registration fee of accompanying person includes admission to the welcome reception (October 6), two free lunches (October 7-8), coffee/tea/water and snacks during the coffee breaks.

*** Videoconference will be available (using individual password) as an option for those, not having possibility to travel to Latvia but wanting to listen to lectures and oral presentations. The registration fee for the videoconference includes possibility to watch all scientific sessions, free conference materials, and certificate of attendance.


We hope this Symposium will serve as a place where to meet new friends and collaborators, and will lead to a new tradition – to gather scientists once in two years and with changing location between three Baltic countries and with changing invited country.

See You in Riga!