This symposium aims at addressing critical needs in the emerging fields of hybrid integrated nanophotonics including plasmonics and plasmonic metamaterials to overcome existing limitations hindering the development of practical plasmonic devices. The key focus of the symposium is on novel approaches and material platforms including new design concepts, fabrication techniques and materials for practical plasmonics-based applications. Plasmonics and metamaterials are seen as promising fields that can enable merging of two major technologies, namely nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Plasmonics promises the generation, processing, transmission, sensing and detection of signals at the nanometer scale at optical frequencies with potential applications in a wide range of fields, including optical communications, quantum information processing, biophotonics, sensing, chemistry and medicine. One of the obstacles, still limiting the wide spread of plasmonic-based technologies, originates from inherent material losses in constitutive plasmonic components. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials that offer low loss and tunability in their optical properties as well as semiconductor compatibility can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanoscale photonics, optical metamaterials and their applications. This symposium seeks to provide a general overview of recent advances in new design concepts and plasmonic material platforms, including fabrication techniques and promising applications enabled by the new developments. Contributions focusing on challenges and limitations of various plasmonic approaches are also encouraged.