43rd European Conference on Optical Communication

17-21 September 2017

The Nordic countries are happy to welcome ECOC back to Scandinavia, a high-tech innovation hub that successfully merges communications and optical technologies within a creative business and scientific context. Gothenburg, Sweden, is in the heart of Scandinavia, with a characteristic maritime scenery at the waterfront, and the special Nordic light which has inspired artists for centuries.

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ECOC 2017
ECOC 2017

Conference Information

ECOC 2017


ECOC is the leading forum in Europe for keeping up with the top research advances and scientific discoveries in the field of optical communications and related photonic technologies.



ECOC welcome and encourages the submission of original, unpublished, clear and relevant papers in any of the 7 topic areas listed in the technical scope page.


Important dates

Keep up with information about the conference and don´t miss any important dates. Submit your paper before the extended deadline 1 May 2017!



14-15 September 2017

In collaboration with major research centres and institutes worldwide, a special pre-ECOC symposium will be hosted at the Technical University of Denmark. The Symposium will address major ECOC-related research efforts worldwide, including large EU-overseas research strategies, large national research investments in research centres and institutes, as well as advanced spatial multiplexing technologies for extremely high capacity data transmission.



18-20 September 2017

A major exhibition will be run in parallel to ECOC 2017, covering a wide range of products and services in the field of optical communication. Companies from all over the world will exhibit their latest technologies at ECOC 2017, from materials and devices to systems and networks. Expect to meet analysts, media, government bodies, vendors and users – as well as established colleagues and customers. The exhibition hosts around 5,000 people.

Practical Information

About Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a pocket-sized metropolis located on the west coast of Sweden, a leading destination for sustainable meetings in the Nordic region.


Travel Information

Gothenburg is easily accessible in the heart of Scandinavia. The venue, the Swedish Exhibition Center is located only 20 minutes from the airport close to the city center.


Conference Venue

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is the venue choosen for ECOC 2017, located right in the very city center with close proximity to virtually everything!


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