User Group Meeting 2019 - The Power of IPKISS

Mark March 25th 2019 in your agenda and grab the opportunity to exchange ideas with users from all domains.


Luceda is approaching its 5th birthday. As IPKISS is becoming a tool that is widely used in the industry and academia, the time is right to have our first User Group Meeting. The event will take place in the Comics Art Museum in Brussels, Belgium, on March 25th 2019. One day prior to the start of the PIC international conference.

Join us at one of THE signature venues in Brussels:  An “Art Nouveau” building from the Belgian architect Victor Horta, hosting important collections from Belgian artists such as Hergé (Tintin), Peyo (The Smurfs) and many more.

The full day program runs from 09.30am till 5.45pm. We will cover hot topics such as foundry/PDK building, yield optimization, biophotonics, sensing, transceivers, filters, reconfigurable PICs, quantum computing and web based training and teaching.

Leading keynote speakers from industry and academia that have accepted to contribute to this event up to date:


- Dr. Ana Gonzalez - EPIC
- Antonio Ribeiro – University Ghent, Belgium
- Dr. Christopher Daunt - Finisar, Sweden
- Georg Winzer - IHP Germany
- Dr. Joaquin Matres Abril  - PsiQuantum, USA
- Dr. Jun Ushida – PETRA, Japan
- Troy Tamas - Juniper Networks USA
- Prof. Wim Bogaerts – Ghent University - imec, Belgium
- Dr. Yufei Xing – University Ghent, Belgium

A detailed meeting agenda can be found here.

To assure that the interactions are of high quality, the number of attendees is limited to 40. Registrations are taken at a first come first serve basis.
The registration comes at no cost, but we will ask a “proof of travel” (eg. a copy of your airplane ticket or hotel reservation) from all participants in due time.

Over 40 users present at our first event - THANK YOU ALL!


More about the venue

Learn about the Comics Art Museum in Brussels

Make a first virtual visit to the museum.


The event is supported by the EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

Starting from our extensive validated component library, we can assist you in the creation and validation of new model libraries