Conference scope and topics

To meet upcoming global challenges, modern research has to act in a tight cooperation between different disciplines. Therefore, LANE 2018 offers a platform for the international exchange of ideas, opinions, perspectives, results and solutions concerning the application and the potential of photonic technologies. Especially recent developments in the field of


Laser Material Processing:

  • Beam sources & components
  • Laser beam welding, brazing & soldering
  • Laser beam cutting & drilling
  • Surface treatment & forming
  • Laser assisted processes


  • Experimental results
  • Simulation & modelling
  • Sensing & control

are of interest.

In order to open up the capability of light, it is essential to look ahead. Against this background LANE 2018 wants to enhance the


Emerging Technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Precision processing with ultrashort laser pulses
  • Fast laser beam manipulation
  • E-Mobility/Batteries

Conference program

September 03, 2018:

Casual Reception


September 04, 2018:

Opening remarks

Plenary Session including keynote talks and WLT Award ceremony

Parallel Sessions


Night of the Knights: Conference Banquet


September 05, 2018:

Parallel Sessions


Cocktail Session & Lab-Tour


September 06, 2018:

Parallel Sessions


Closing Plenary Session including LANE 2018 Best Presentation Award

Closing remarks