about ecoc 2014
European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe, and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field. ECOC 2014 will be the 40th edition, showing the unbroken attractiveness of this conference.
Jean-Luc Beylat & Jean Claude Simon
Since its creation, ECOC is the best venue in Europe for catching up with the leading-edge research in the field of optical communication and all related topics. If you have to know about the latest technological or scientific discoveries, ECOC is definitely the place to be!
We didn’t compromise for this 40th edition of ECOC, which is back again in Cannes, both an international crossroads and a French glamorous seaside resort. The theme, “the Latest Advances in Optical Communication Technologies", features this year a new content distribution in seven main areas, each supervised by a dedicated subcommittee of world renown experts, as you will see in the Technical Program Committee description, in order to better reflect rapidly evolving technical trends.
Leading-edge researchers will report their work through a carefully selected blend of tutorial, invited and regular papers - about 400 oral and poster presentations. Among hot topics, to name a few, you will hear about spatial division multiplexing and transmission technologies, mature InP based modulators and Silicon Photonic integrated circuits, signal processing (including all optical techniques for DSP post processing coherent receiver simplification) and novel synchronization schemes for ever increasing modulation formats cardinality. Regarding switching and high capacity transmission, you will notice a new momentum for research on large port count optical packet switches, and numerous contributions on non-linear distortions and their mitigations through DSP. You will also learn how the aspiration for networks function virtualization (NFV) could reshape the transport network, and you will discover the value of bandwidth-variable transceivers for flexible grooming and bandwidth optimization. Optical Access and In-Door technologies will also be under the spotlights, notably through the everywhere penetrating high modulation formats techniques, and a come back of free-space optics for interconnects in data centers.
In addition to the ECOC program, a special “CLEO Focus Meeting” will present, as every year since 2006, a selection of papers highlighting some of the fundamental aspects of Photonics for future telecommunication.
During the Plenary session, open to exhibitors, exciting and thought-provoking keynote, addresses will be delivered by top industry executives and academics. This session features talks by Tim Krause, Chief Marketing Officer at Alcatel-Lucent, USA; Mari-Noelle Jégo-Laveissière, Executive Vice President of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies of Orange Group, France; John Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and Kavli Professor of Nanotechnology, University of California Santa Barbara, USA; and Rudy De Waele, Technology Innovation Strategist, Futurist, Keynote speaker and Author/ Curator of shift 2020, UK.
Notice that three Technical Symposia will put the light on some specific research and development results. One is dedicated to submarine systems for telecommunication applications and beyond, another will address interconnects in data centers. The third symposium will review past, present, and future key developments, in a special event celebrating the 40th edition of ECOC.
Finally, the Post-deadline session on Thursday afternoon will give attendees the opportunity to hear new and significant research in rapidly advancing areas at the earliest possible stage.
In parallel to the conference, the ECOC exhibition covers a wide range of optical communications products and services and is expected to attract more than 300 exhibitors. Don’t miss the show !
This conference wouldn’t be the same without its outstanding social program: a Welcome reception located on a gorgeous outdoor terrace with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean sea, promising a warm climate and all the glamour of the French Riviera in September; and a Gala Dinner at the Park de Mougins, where you will be delighted to enjoy the fine “cuisine” of the prestigious French caterer Lenôtre.
We look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in Cannes for this 40th edition! And also, don’t forget to give the wireless network a hard time by tweeting, #ECOC2014 and giving us feedback (@ECOC_2014) all along !
Jean-Luc Beylat and Jean-Claude Simon
ECOC 2014 General Co-Chairs
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUTHORS:
Deadline for postdeadline papers submission
Monday 8 September, 2014 at 23:59 CEST (time of Cannes)
Monday 22 September, 2014: Author notification of acceptance/reject
ECOC 2014 CONFERENCE
21 - 25 September 2014
ECOC 2014 EXHIBITION
22 - 24 September 2014
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
PRYSMIAN GROUP - DRAKA
THALES ALENIA SPACE
CNOP - COMITE NATIONALE D'OPTIQUE ET DE PHOTONIQUE
IEEE PHOTONICS SOCIETY
OPTITEC - POLE PHOTONIQUE & IMAGERIE
SEE - SOCIETE DE L'ELECTRONIQUE DE L'ELECTRICITE ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION
SFO - SOCIETE FRANCAISE D'OPTIQUE
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS