First Call for the 24th SPP Physics Congress

A. General Information

You are cordially invited to participate in the 24th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress which will be held from October 25 – 27, 2006 at the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Sustaining the Gains of Physics”.

The Congress will include plenary, invited and contributed papers and workshops. The workshops will feature hands-on laboratory experiments, lively demonstrations and small-group discussions of Physics and Physics Education topics. The workshops will be conducted by leading physicists and experienced physics educators of the country today.

B. Call for Papers

Original papers are solicited, but are not limited to the following technical areas:

1. Research Sessions

Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Complex Systems, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Image and Signal Processing, Instrumentation Physics, Lasers and Their Applications, Liquid Crystals, Material Science, Optics and Photonics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics, Theoretical Physics, Superconductivity

2. Physics Education Sessions

Physics Education Research, Learning Techniques, IT in Physics Education, Careers in Physics, Original Laboratory Experiments, Physics Concepts and Misconceptions

3. Physics in Industry Sessions

Failure Analysis, Electrostatic Discharge, Polymers, Fiber Optics

C. Confirmed Plenary Speakers

  1. Dr. Eduardo Mendoza(Ludwig-Maximillian University)
  2. Prof. Tien T. Tsong (Taipei, Taiwan,President – Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies)
  3. Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido(Central Visayan Institute, Jagna, Bohol)

D. Important 2006 Dates

Paper Contribution

01 Aug (T) – Submission Deadline

01 Sep (F) – Acceptance Notification

15 Sep (F) – Camera Ready Manuscript and One-page Abstract Submission

The 24th SPP Congress

29 Sep (F) – Early Registration Deadline

25 Oct (W) – Start of Congress – Day 1

27 Oct (F) – End of Congress – Day 3

28 Oct (S) – Congress Field trip

E. Registration Fees

Student / Teacher Paper Presentor* – PhP 1,500.00

Other participants** – PhP 3,000.00

*Depending on availability of funds.

** Discounts are given to SPP members and participants from the host region.

F. Additional Information

For more information, please refer to the SPP Website or contact the SPP National Secretariat in the information given below or at

Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas
Office: Room PH 3218,
National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel. : +63-2-436-5341


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