International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

Tbilisi - Georgia

9th-13th April 2024

The International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN) will be held in Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi on 9th-13th April 2024.

The PLMCN will be devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of opto-electronic devices based on advanced low-dimensional and photonic structures, such as low threshold polariton lasers, new optical switches, single photon emitters, photonic band-gap structures, etc. It should review recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light-matter coupling, as well as follow progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide gap semiconductor and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies.

The conference will be open to new emerging field as carbon nanotubes and quantum information.

D. Gurgenidze

David Gurgenidze
Rector of GTU

Giuseppe Eramo

Giuseppe Eramo
President of the MIFP

Open innovation, open science, open to the world


Georgian Technical University

The conference will take place at the Georgian Technical University in Tblisi, Georgia.

0171, Georgia, Tbilisi, Kostava st. N77, Georgian Technical University, administrative building, III floor

Georgian Technical University

The building

General Information

Important Dates


Early registration deadline updated to March 14th, 2024

Date Description
December 4, 2023 Abstract submission opens
February 21, 2024 Deadline for the Abstract submission
March 1, 2024 Notification of Acceptance
March 14, 2024 Early registration deadline
March 20, 2024 Refunding deadline
March 21, 2024 Deadline for post-deadline (hot topic) submissions
April 1, 2024 Registration deadline
April 9, 2024 Conference arrival day and Opening
April 13, 2024 Conference closing
April 14, 2024 Departure day


Conference Chairs

Alexey Kavokin
Alexey Kavokin
Westlake University, China
David Tavkhelidze
David Tavkhelidze
Georgian Technical University

GTU Organizing Committee

Prof. David Gurgenidze Rector of GTU
Prof. David Tavkhelidze Head of the Science and Innovation Department of GTU, Co-Chairman of the conference
Prof. Akaki Giginashvili Head of the Physics Department of GTU
Prof. Gia Petriashvili Head of Thermo And Photochromic Structures Laboratory of the Institute of Cybernetics, Invited Speaker
Prof. Zviad Tsamalaidze Director of the institute of Quantum Physics of GTU
Prof. Tamara Iominadze Dean of IT and Control System Faculty of GTU
Prof. Zurab Gudavadze Advisor of the Rector
Prof. Konstantin Basilashvili Advisor of the Rector

MIFP Local Assistants

PhD. Ia Trapaidze Degree of engineering physics, head of Risk management department, Georgian State Electrosystem
Eng. Nino Dolidze SCADA system specialist, "Energo-pro Georgia"

Program Committee Chair

Fabrice Laussy
Fabrice Laussy
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Scientific Secretary

Vasil Saroka
Vasil Saroka
University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Program Committee


Invited Speakers


Here you can download the conference program and the book of abstracts:



Tblisi Flag Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia (population of ~1.2 million people), lying on the banks of the magnificient Kura River before it flows into the Caspian sea. Tbilisi was founded in the fifth century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia, and since then has served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Between 1801 and 1917, Tiflis was the seat of the Caucasus Viceroyalty, governing both the northern and the southern parts of the kingdom. Because of its location at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to the lucrative Silk Road, Tbilisi has always been throughout history a medley of multicultural, ethnic and religious encounters, giving rise to a truely unique language and alphabet, gastronomy and architecture, the latter being an eclectic mix of medieval, neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modern structures. Tbilisi is thus like no other place on the globe and a fitting destination for the quarter-century edition of the PLMCN, which has visited some of the most beautiful places on the planet.


The name Tbilisi derives from Old Georgian Tbilisi: the place of warmth was therefore given to the city because of the area's numerous sulfuric hot springs. Time after time, most other languages have subsequently adopted the new name form, but some languages, such as Turkish, Persian, Greek, Spanish, and German, have retained a variation of Tiflis.


Tbilisi is located in the South Caucasus and it lies in Eastern Georgia on both banks of the Kura River (locally known as Mtkvari). The elevation of the city ranges from 380-770 metres above sea level (1,250-2,530 ft) and has the shape of an amphitheatre surrounded by mountains on three sides. To the north, Tbilisi is bounded by the Saguramo Range, to the east and south-east by the Iori Plain, to the south and west by various endings of the Trialeti Range.

The relief of Tbilisi is complex: the part of the city which lies on the left bank of the Kura River extends for more than 30 km (19 mi) from the Avchala District to River Lochini. The part of the city which lies on the right side of the river, though, is built along the foothills of the Trialeti Range, the slopes of which in many cases descend all the way to the edges of the river. The mountains, therefore, are a significant barrier to urban development on its right bank. This type of a geographic environment creates pockets of very densely developed areas, while other parts of the city are left undeveloped due to the complex topographic relief. To the north of the city, a large reservoir (commonly known as the Tbilisi Sea) is fed by irrigation canals.


Tbilisi has a humid subtropical climate with considerable continental and semi-arid influences. The city experiences hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters. Like other regions of Georgia, Tbilisi receives significant rainfall throughout the year with no distinct dry period. The city's climate is influenced both by dry (Central Asian/Siberian) air masses from the east and oceanic (Atlantic/Black Sea) air masses from the west. Because the city is bounded on most sides by mountain ranges, the close proximity to large bodies of water (Black and Caspian Seas) and the fact that the Greater Caucasus Mountains Range (further to the north) blocks the intrusion of cold air masses from continental grounds, Tbilisi has a relatively mild microclimate compared to other cities that possess a similar climate along the same latitudes.

The average annual temperature in Tbilisi is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F). January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 2.3 °C (36.1 °F). July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 24.9 °C (76.8 °F). Daytime high temperatures reach or exceed 32 °C (90 °F) on an average of 22 days during a typical year. Snow falls on average 15-25 days per year. The surrounding mountains often trap the clouds within and around the city, mainly during the Spring and Autumn months, resulting in prolonged rainy and/or cloudy weather. Northwesterly winds dominate in most parts of Tbilisi throughout the year. Southeasterly winds are common as well.

According to the legend, the king of ancient Iberia, Vakhtang I Gorgasali, once hunted in the forests near the first capital of Georgia - Mtskheta.
After some time, he saw a pheasant, then shot and killed the bird. The king sent his falcon to find the prey. The falcon flew away, and after a while, the king lost sight of him. In search of the birds, Vakhtang Gorgasali with his hunters came upon the source and saw that both the falcon and the pheasant got into its waters. The source turned to be hot. And amazed with this find Vakhtang I decided to found here the city realizing a great advantage of that location.

The legend of Tbilisi


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Important note

  • All accompanying persons must be registered in advance, to have an efficient organization and avoid disruptions to other registered participants. Unregistered accompanying persons will not be able to take part in the excursion, social dinner, and welcome cocktail on site. Thank you for your understanding.
  • All presenting authors and non-presenting attendees of the Conference are expected to obtain funding for their registration fees AND travel expenses through their sponsoring organizations.
  • The registration fee will cover session attendance, conference materials, all lunches and coffee breaks, the conference dinner and excursion.
  • This conference attendance is in-person only. We do not offer remote presentation option.
  • Limited financial support will be available for some students and/or participants in special need after consideration from the Program Committee.

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We kindly inform you that accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of each attendee. The conference organization does not provide accommodation services.

Please make your own arrangements at your preferred accommodation venue in the vicinity of the conference location.

There are a list of accomodation venue below.

Thank you for your understanding.

Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Opposite the Sport Palace in Tbilisi, this hotel features an outdoor pool, large gym, and bar with mountain views. Holiday Inn Tbilisi provides air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, and a laptop-sized safe. The modern interiors feature floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden floors. Your stylish bathroom includes a double sink and bathrobes. International cuisine is served in the bright Adjara Restaurant. Guests can relax with a drink in the Holiday Inn’s Biscuit Bar. Polytechnic Metro Station is directly opposite the Holiday Inn Tbilisi. Tbilisi Circus is 1640 feet away. Just a 10-minute drive takes you to the mountains of the green Caucasus region.

Address: 1, 26 May Square, Tbilisi 0171 | Georgia
Phone: +995 32 2300 099

Holiday Inn Info website (Only for info, not for booking)


A passport is required to enter the country.
To book a room please WRITE DIRECTLY to the email address, showing the code:


GTM Kapan - Hotel

Set in the historical centre of Tbilisi, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Avlabari Metro Station, providing a direct link to Tbilisi Train Station, is 110 metres away. Sightseeing tours can be organised by staff at the tour desk. The 13th-century Metekhi Church is a short walk from GTM Kapan Hotel, and Narikala Castle is 5 minutes’ drive away. Tbilisi Airport is 15 minutes drive from the hotel.

Address: Metekhi Ascent 4, 0148 Tbilisi City, Georgia

GTM Kapan Website

The House Hotel - Old Tbilisi

The House Hotel is an award-winning, luxury lifestyle brand globally known for quality and individuality. This is just one of 40 projects signed by Kerten Hospitality supporting the region's esthetics, local culture and community. The local team of House Old Tbilisi Hotel recognized that warmth and hospitality are a priority, especially in Georgia, where guests are considered gifts from God.

The hotel offers Exclusively designed 17 guest rooms, innovative hospitality approach as well as variety of unique facilities and experiences.

Interior design, with a gentle mix of Asian and European style is a blend of traditional Georgian and contemporary design elements supplemented by unique art murals created and hand painted by the local artist Musya Qeburia.

Address: 15 Chakhrukhadze St, Tbilisi, Georgia

The House Hotel Old Tibilisi - Website

Hotel scam alert, Important notice

Please be aware that some of our participants have been contacted by some companies that offer hotel booking services for the conference. They ask for financial details to book rooms in hotels near the conference venue. These companies are in no way affiliated with the MIFP, they might not be trustworthy and we advise against passing any of your details, any signed forms or any financial information to them or to other companies that might contact you offering deals on hotel rooms.

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Social Program

Social Dinner

Restaurant: Namdvili
Address: Giorgi Saakadze 1st Turn, Tbilisi, Georgia, 0160


The social program will include a one day excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia, the beautiful city of Mtskheta, where the rivers Kura and Aragvi join their waters, visits to the monasteries founded in the 6th century, wine testing, lunch with a famous national food by the river banks, visits to the rural area where the famous Georgian wines are produced.




Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21st, 2024

Please send your abstract by email to:


All abstracts MUST use this template:

Download Template


Keynote presentations are 1h long, including 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Invited presentations are 30 minutes long, including 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Oral presentations are 15 minutes long, including 3 minutes for questions and discussion.

The available board area for poster presentations is 80 cm (width) x 110 cm (height).




After early registration deadline: March 14th, 2024

  • Conference
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunches
  • Excursion
  • Gala Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Conference Kit



After early registration deadline: March 14th, 2024

  • Conference
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunches
  • Excursion
  • Gala Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Conference Kit



After early registration deadline: March 14th, 2024

  • Excursion
  • Gala Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail


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  • Refunding deadline: March 20th, 2024

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