19-24 June 2022
Bled, Slovenia
Europe/Ljubljana timezone


All authors (poster and oral presentations) are asked to provide an abstract to the submission deadline. The following Template must be used to prepare the abstract. The abstracts submitted to the conference will be subject to the initial check, and in the case of incorrectly prepared contributions, the authors will be kindly asked to resubmit the abstract.

The name of the submitted files (Abstract and Abstract submission form) must contain the surname of the presenting author.

The abstracts together with the Abstract submission form must be sent to:  info.icppp21@ung.si

The participants of ICPPP21 can submit their papers to the selection of several peer-reviewed journals.

Photoacoustics - Call for Papers

This special issue is planned as a collection of selected papers presented at ICPPP21. Papers focused on optical technologies for the study of biomedical applications of photothermal and photoacoustic (optoacoustic) spectroscopies as well as in fundamentals and methodology of these methods are invited.

The special issue will cover the following topics:
Biomedical Sciences and Biophotonics – Biomedical Sensing and Cytometry, Biomedical Imaging, Spectroscopy, Microspectroscopy, and Tomography, Imaging-Guided Photothermal Therapy and Theranostics, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Applications.
Chemistry and Earth Sciences – Microfluidics, Analytical and Microanalytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Photochemistry, Earth-Sciences Applications, Atmospheric Monitoring, Environmental, Agriculture, and Food Applications.
Fundamentals of Photothermics, Photoacoustics/Optoacoustics, and Related Phenomena – Thermophysical Properties, Laser Ultrasonics, Surface Acoustic Waves, Nanoscale Phenomena and Nanostructures, Ultrafast Phenomena and Spectroscopy.
Methodologies of Photothermics, Photoacoustics/Optoacoustics, and Related Techniques – Instrumentation and New Techniques, Measurement Methodology and Data Processing, Imaging, Multispectral, and Hyperspectral Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Tomography, and Depth Profiling.
Submission deadline: October 31, 2022

Submission Instructions

The submission website for the ICPPP21 special issue is located at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/pacs/default1.aspx

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select VSI:ICPPP21 Selected Papers when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Submission deadline (time by which all papers must be submitted; the system will be closed to new submissions after this date): 31-Oct-2022

Editorial/Review deadline (the time by which all papers must have received a final decision): 31-Jan-2023

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.
Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage at: journals.elsevier.com/photoacoustics

Managing Guest Editor: Mladen Franko

Guest Editors:  Mauro Luciano Baesso, Guenther Paltauf, Vincenzo Luigi Spagnolo


International Journal of Thermophysics – Call for Papers

In association with ICPPP21, the organisers are pleased to announce a special issue of the International Journal of Thermophysics entitled “ICPPP20: Selected Papers of the 20th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena”.
This Special Issue shall be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal and shall comprise those papers judged by the Guest Editors to be those of the highest quality, novelty (originality) and potential impact in the field. 


All ICPPP21 topics are covered by this Special Issue.
Articles submitted must be of standard journal length and quality, and authors making a contribution should submit their papers using the usual submission system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/ijot/default1.aspx
Instructions for authors are given on the International Journal of Thermophysics homepage: https://www.springer.com/journal/10765


Submission deadline: September 30, 2022
Guest Editors: Mladen Franko, Roberto Li Voti, Dorota Korte

Submission Instructions

Due to the current policy of the IJoT, and endeavours of the Editor in Chief to further improve the journal’s impact factor, only invited papers can be published in the ICPPP21 Special Issue of IJoT. All the authors who wish to contribute their papers for the special issue shall contact the ICPPP21 chair before submission.

For papers not accepted for publication in the IJoT Special Issue, authors may be offered the opportunity to transfer their article to another journal in the Springer portfolio, as described here.


Materials - Call for Papers

Materials runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics related to ICPPP21 conference. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions in the field of photothermal science for materials development and characterization to provide  in-depth understanding of the relationship between structure, properties, and functions of all kinds of materials. It covers all aspects of materials science and engineering including synthesis, structure, mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, as well as their various applications.



All ICPPP21 topics are covered by this Special Issue. Submission deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue.

Submission deadline: June 24, 2022
Guest Editors: Michal Pawlak

Submission Instructions:

Articles submitted must be of standard journal length and quality, and authors making a contribution should submit their papers using the usual submission system: https://www.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload/?journal=materials 
Instructions for authors are given on journal homepage: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/instructions


Applied Science - Call for Papers

Applied Sciences  provides an advanced forum on all aspects of applied natural sciences. It publishes reviews, research papers and communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation or experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary electronic material.

Papers published in the Special Issue ““Selected Papers from the 21st International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (ICPPP21)” Selected Papers from the ICPPP21, will be focused on photothermal experimental and measuring techniques for the study of the thermo-optical properties of different materials. 

There is a possibility for applying for a discount in publishing price of the manuscript (1000 CHF) according to the paper quality.


The topics of the conference include the experimental and theoretical aspects of research on thermophysical properties, materials research and characterization, laser ultrasonics, electronic and phononic bandgap materials, Infrared thermography, ultrafast phenomena and spectroscopy, biomedical imaging and applications, novel methodologies, instrumentation, and applications, non-destructive evaluation, low-dimensional systems, nanoscale phenomena and nanostructures, environmental, agricultural, and food applications, analytical chemistry and photochemistry

Submission deadline: December 20, 2022
Guest Editors: Humberto Cabrera, Dorota Korte

Submission Instructions
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here<https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload/462a84bb0c895239dd78db25a2c2d4b4?form%5Bjournal_id%5D=90&form%5Bspecial_issue_id%5D=126674> to go to the submission form. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.
More information can be found at the homepage of the Special Issue (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Selected_Papers_from_ICPPP21).

The editorial office would like to provide additional discounts for authors contributing to the journal. The Guest Editor, is entitled to allocate a maximum of 10 full waivers to papers published in the Special Issue. Authors interested in submitting their papers having a full waive may contact guest editors before submission.


Acoustical Physics journal - Call for Papers

We are preparing a Special Topic Collection titled OPTOACOUSTICS IN MEDICINE, to be published as ready in Acoustical Physics journal distributed by Springer (https://www.springer.com/journal/11441). We cordially invite you to submit an original research article to this Special Topic Issue which aims at providing a broad coverage of the recent achievements in the acoustic waves propagation field for application to acoustoelectronic sensors and signal processing devices. Both experimental investigations, theoretical and computational studies are welcome.


Topics within the Special Issue scope include - but are not limited to - the following areas:

  • - joint contribution or competition of OA conversion mechanisms
  • detection of impurities in low concentrations
  • - flow cytometry
  • - theranostics
  • - surgery
  • - imaging
  • - commercial solutions

Submission deadline: The Special Topic will be open for submissions until  30, November, 2022.

Submission Instructions

The Editorial Board of Acoustical Physics understands that this is a very difficult and turbulent time for many. We will do our best to accommodate everyone who wishes to contribute, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know if you require additional time. In addition, we will inform you of any official deadline extensions.

 All the manuscripts will undergo the rigorous peer-review process of the Acoustical Physics Journal. You are welcome to have co-authors and include in your paper high-resolution pictures and multimedia content. All the accepted articles will be assigned a DOI and published as ready with no publication charges.

When you are ready to submit, please do so through our online submission system https://www.pleiades.online/en/journal/acoust/.

Guest Editor: Mikhail A. Proskurnin