The 34th ISOM (ISOM’24) will be held from Oct. 20 to 23 at Arcrea HIMEJI, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan.

The origin of ISOM is SOM (Symposium on Optical Memory), which was held firstly in 1985 in Tokyo as a Japanese domestic symposium. The first ISOM (International Symposium on Optical Memory) was held in 1987 also in Tokyo. Until 1994, ISOM and SOM were held alternately every other year, and since 1995, ISOM has been held every year. The total number of papers of the past symposiums has reached 3,823, and the total number of participants has reached 10,943.

The purpose of the symposium was to provide a forum for information exchange on a broad range of topics covering science and technology in optical memory and its related fields. However, information explosion in the internet and cloud service has been enforcing optical memory to change from that for consumer storage to that for enterprise storage. Many colleagues of us have been seeking for new frontiers of optical memory technologies. Considering this situation, the scopes of ISOM are being continuously updated and have been reorganized in 2016. To further highlight them, the official name of ISOM was changed from “International Symposium on Optical Memory” to “International Symposium on Imaging, Sensing, and Optical Memory” in 2017. Paper submissions related to the new scopes as well as the conventional ones would be strongly encouraged.

In ISOM’24, along this direction, it will be highly expected to discuss the current status of optical memory, imaging, sensing, and other related technologies. In ISOM’23, the largest number of papers, in recent years, including topics such as artificial intelligence were presented, and many participants made fruitful discussions. So, please present your latest results at ISOM’24, and make meaningful information exchange and fruitful discussion. In principle, ISOM’24 will be held face-toface style, but some invited talks may be presented through online.

We are looking forward to your paper submission and seeing you in Himeji, Hyogo, Japan.


ISOM’24 will discuss the current status of Optical Memory, Imaging, Sensing, and Other Related Technologies.

The scope of ISOM’24 covers the above research fields. ISOM will provide the attractive fields to exchange the latest advances and/or ideas in the above research fields and also provide scientific networking and collaboration.

Topics to be covered in this symposium include, but are not restricted to:

  1. Optical Memory
    • Holographic Memory: Recording and Reproducing Technologies
    • Holographic Memory: Signal Processing
    • Optical Disk: High-density and Large-capacity Recording
    • Optical Disk: Drive Technologies and Signal Processing
    • Media and Material Science
    • Archival Memory
    • MO, HAMR, and Other Optics-used Techniques
    • Others
  2. Imaging
    • Computational Imaging
    • Digital Holography
    • Image Processing
    • Scattering Imaging
    • Adaptive Optics
    • Display
    • Medical and Biological Imaging
    • Others
  3. Sensing
    • Three-dimensional Sensing
    • LiDAR
    • Nano-sensing
    • Spectroscopy
    • Sensors and Sensing-systems
    • Environment, Agriculture, and Infrastructure Sensing
    • Others
  4. Other Related Technologies
    • Materials, Components, and Devices
    • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, and Plasmonics
    • Optical Information Processing
    • Optical System Design
    • Optical Interconnection and Switching
    • AI and Deep Learning
    • Emerging Technologies on Optics
    • Others