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ECOC 2017 – Press release on postdeadline papers

ECOC 2017

– Press release on postdeadline papers

At the post-deadline session of ECOC 2017 on Thursday, September 21, 18 contributions have been carefully peer selected by experts in the field to present the latest breakthrough results from labs all around the world. The 18 presentations are all exceptional contributions to the field of optical communications, and show the true frontier of the field.

New transmission records
One of the major achievements include breaking the record for how much data can be transmitted through a single optical fiber. In a heroic effort, researchers from Japan have managed to break the current record by a factor of 5, reaching a mesmerising total transmission of 10 petabits (10 million gigabits) per second using over 100 spatial channels.

In another major breakthrough, the all-important capacity-distance product had a new record set by transmitting 51 terabits per second over no less than 17.100 km of fibre.

Finding new ways to increase the transmission capacity of optical fibres include using spatial channels, and a capacity-distance product record for multi-mode fiber transmission was achieved transmitting 138 terabits (138 000 gigabit) per second over 650 km. Another approach to increase the capacity is to use new frequencies, also known as optical wavelengths, and for the first time the three different wavelength bands referred to as S, C and L bands were used to transmit 115 terabits per second over 100 km simultaneously.

The frontier of integrated photonics
Making smaller and faster components is always on the agenda, and the emphasis in the device area has been on integration of transmitters and receivers. The post-deadline session will see very high-density monolithic integration, as well as new hybrid integration schemes. Both are used to support advanced modulation formats as well as high baud rates, so expect a session filled with exciting new device results. These range from a 784 gigabit per second four-channel hybridly integrated transmitter and a two-channel 32QAM polarisation multiplexing monolithic transmitter-receiver pair running at a rate of 100 gigabaud (100 billion symbols per second), to a new print-transfer technology for hybrid integration of high-speed waveguide devices, as well as two novel modulator concepts, one of which includes a C-band tuneable laser.

Advanced coding and network control
The way data is encoded onto light and controlled in optical networks has taken some impressive steps forward. The first demonstration of a single optical carrier directly modulated to carry 1.32 terabit per second will be presented, relying on the latest developments in digital to analogue converters running at a rate of 66 gigabaud and enabling 1024 QAM modulation. On the receiver side, a simple direct detection scheme only needing a single photodiode will be presented relying on the Kramers-Kronig receiver principle.

On the control side, software defined networking (SDN) has grown to another level of maturity as spatial channels (SDM) and machine learning are being introduced in the scenarios of optical networking, in particular 53 terabit per second switching node was achieved based on SDN and SDM.

Record-breaking fibre front-haul system for high-capacity mobile application
A fibre-based front-haul system for mobile application is demonstrated to carry the equivalent of 1 terabit per second, exceeding the previous record by approximately 3 times. Such high capacity front-haul systems can lay the foundation for ultra-high mobile connectivity to remote radio heads.

ECOC 2017 Technical Programme Chairs
Professor Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,peter.andrekson@chalmers.se
Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark,
lkox@fotonik.dtu.dk

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ECOC 2017 – Welcome to Gothenburg

On this coming Sunday, ECOC 2017 finally starts in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a full day of workshops. The attendance is already very high, we estimate about 1100 participants, and the Exhibition is sold out for the first time since the heydays in 2001! Check out the final programme at ecoc2017.org – and the Postdeadline is excellent.

Gothenburg is a charming and friendly city with everything within walking distance, giving you an extremely efficient combination of technical and social exchanges with the latest and greatest in the field.

The conference 2017 is now also environmentally certified according to the Swedish Environmental Base Standard. This means that we have implemented around 50 actions to reduce the negative impact on the environment and be socially responsible. This also means that we encourage our partners to act in a sustainable way and for all visitors to participate in a climate friendly way, read more here >>

If you have not already registered for the conference you should do it today! There are still some places left for the social events, like the conference dinner which will be a nice opportunity to experience Gothenburg and a bit of its history, read more here >>

See you in Gothenburg next week!

Very welcome
Per O. Andersson
General Chair, ECOC 2017

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Call for Post-Deadline Papers

Call for Post-Deadline Papers

Paper Submission Deadline September 5

Less than four weeks to go to ECOC 2017! The conference attendance is already very high and the Exhibition sold out for the first time since the heydays of 2001! Do register and reserve your events and hotels in time!

Detailed conference program is now available at ecoc2017.org/programme/

The post-deadline paper submission is now open and we accept submissions until September 5 (23:59 CET) 2017. This is a great opportunity to share your latest and significant results in rapidly advancing areas. Only papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted for presentation.

Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by Tuesday, September 19. Notification will be sent only to the corresponding author.

The post-deadline presentations are scheduled for presentation on Thursday afternoon, September 21.

For submission details see,  ecoc2017.org/authors/

Welcome to Gothenburg and ECOC 2017!
Best regards,
Dr. Per O. Andersson, General Chair, RISE Acreo, Sweden
Prof. Peter Andrekson, Technical Co-Chair, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical Co-Chair, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Final call for sponsors and early-bird registration

Latest breakthroughs in optical communications to be highlighted at
2017 ECOC Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden’s home of innovation

Final call for sponsors and early-bird registration

 

Gothenburg, Sweden. 12 July 2017: The 2017 ECOC Conference will bring industry leaders and visitors to Sweden’s home of innovation, the city of Gothenburg, where the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge technology in the field of optical communications will be presented to a 5,000-strong crowd.

Co-located with ECOC Exhibition, the conference will host workshops, tutorials and plenary speeches from some of the most well-known and influential optical and technology corporations and universities in the world. 2017 is an exciting year for the conference, with submissions of research reaching significant conclusions regarding the future of optical networking and 5G access.

“The conference will confirm that the days of set-and-forget optical networking are numbered and that the rigid segmentations in siloed subnetworks are being shaken up,” Dr. Sebastien Bigo, Head of the Networks Subcommittee, explained. “A new symbiosis of 5G access and data centres with optical technologies will come to light. End-to-end control and orchestration of network resources according to service demands, while accounting for novel monitoring of physical impairments, has not only become a must-have but is gradually turning into a reality. These trends are facilitated by new opportunities offered by machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

The Ultimate Setting

Located in the heart of Scandinavia, Gothenburg is home to people from across the globe. With a reputation for friendliness and hospitality, Gothenburg provides the offerings and essentials of a cosmopolitan city, only condensed and with everything within walking distance.

“Sweden is well known for its progressive approach to sustainability, innovation and equality, and the city of Gothenburg is no exception,” said Dr. Per O. Andersson, General Chair at ECOC 2017, who also mentioned that the conference will be environmentally certified, with even the air travel being climate compensated for by a Green Sponsor. Read more about the sustainability work here >>

“With Europe’s largest fully integrated hotel and congress facility, plus 8,000 additional hotel rooms – and everything right in the city centre – we can guarantee the ultimate setting and a pleasant experience for all ECOC visitors.”

Furthermore, right on the doorstep to the 400-year old city lays one of the most remarkable archipelagos in the world, consisting of scores of beautiful islands, from which 20 of the largest ones can easily be reached by ferry. September is a great time of year to visit West Sweden with its many scenic villages and unspoiled coastal areas, while Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo are only just a short trip away from Gothenburg – offering participants who wish to go on and explore more of the beautiful Scandinavian countries after the convention the chance of a lifetime.

“We truly look forward to welcoming delegates from all around the world to this amazing region,” added Dr. Andersson.

The ECOC Conference is organised jointly by Chalmers University of Technology, RISE Acreo, and the Technical University of Denmark, with Ericsson and Telia Company as guarantors.

Early-bird registration closes on July 13th and the final call for sponsors has been made.

Important Dates
• Registration deadline accepted authors: July 13, 2017
• Registration deadline early registration fee: July 13, 2017
• Submission deadline for post-deadline papers: September 5, 2017

Hotel booking
The hotel booking is open. Make your booking here >>

Hotel Gothia Towers is the venue hotel and will be a popular hotel for all visitors to ECOC so we recommend making your booking as soon as possible.

You can choose to book your hotel room at the same time as registering for the conference.

Sponsorship
There is still the possibility to become a Sponsor of ECOC Conference 2017, please read here about ECOC Conference sponsor opportunities >>

We look forward to seeing you at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg!

Best regards,
Dr. Per O. Andersson, General Chair, RISE Acreo, Sweden
Prof. Peter Andrekson, Technical Co-Chair, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical Co-Chair, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

About ECOC:
The European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe and one of the largest and most prestigious events in the field worldwide. The conference takes place in a different city in Europe each year, co-locating with the ECOC Exhibition. Topics for 2017 are Fibres, Fibre Devices and Fibre Amplifiers, Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Processors, Digital Techniques for Optical Communication Systems, Transmission Subsystems and Optical Network Elements, Datacom and Computercom Hardware, Point-to-Point Transmission Links, Core, Metro and Data Centre Networks, and Access and Indoor Networks.

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Final call for Papers

Extended Paper Submission Deadline May 1

 

The ECOC 2017 exhibition has already surpassed the 2016 exhibition in size among strong industry confidence, and ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg promises to be a success. Submit your paper and register for the conference today!

 

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.

We encourage you to contribute with a paper to ECOC 2017 and participate in the conference.

As you probably know, ECOC is one of the premier international conferences in the field, with an exciting and comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge basic and applied research. Each year, ECOC offers unique insights into leading developments in optical communications and unparalleled networking with over 5 000 of your colleagues from all over the world.

ECOC features a distinguished list of internationally recognised invited and tutorial speakers together with your own contributed peer-reviewed research in a high-quality technical program promoting the exchange of ideas and interaction with your colleagues.

The ECOC technical program is divided into 8 areas that cover the full width of component, system and network technologies relating to fiber optic communications. We are also excited about this year’s social program that includes a very special reception, dinner and concert. And as usual ECOC is co-located with the ECOC Exhibition – Europe’s largest exhibition in the fibre optic communication industry.

The city of Gothenburg is right in the heart of Scandinavia, with a characteristic maritime scenery at the waterfront and the special Nordic light which has inspired artists for centuries.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to submit your paper before the extended deadline of May 1, 2017

Topics of 2017
• Fibres, Fibre Devices and Fibre Amplifiers
• Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Processors
• Digital Techniques for Optical Communication Systems
• Transmission Subsystems and Optical Network Elements
• Datacom and Computercom Hardware
• Point-to-Point Transmission Links
• Core, Metro, and Data Centre Networks
• Access, Local Area and Indoor Networks

Call for Papers
Please visit the website for conference topics, call for papers and submission. www.ecoc2017.org

Important Dates
• Extended deadline for paper submission: May 1, 2017
• Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2017
• Registration deadline accepted authors: July 13, 2017
• Submission deadline for post deadline papers: September 5, 2017

Hotel booking
The hotel booking is now open. Make your booking here

Hotel Gothia Towers is the venue hotel and will be a popular hotel for all visitors to ECOC so we recommend making your booking as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg!

Best regards,
Dr. Per O. Andersson, General Chair, RISE Acreo, Sweden
Prof. Peter Andrekson, Technical Co-Chair, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical Co-Chair, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Call for Papers

Welcome to ECOC 2017

The 43rd European Conference on Optical Communication will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden,  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.

We therefore write to encourage you to contribute with a paper to ECOC 2017 and participate in the conference.

As you probably know, ECOC is one of the premier international conferences in the field, with an exciting and comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge basic and applied research. Each year, ECOC offers unique insights into leading developments in optical communications and unparalleled networking with over 5 000 of your colleagues from all over the world.

ECOC features a distinguished list of internationally recognised invited and tutorial speakers together with your own contributed peer-reviewed research in a high-quality technical program promoting the exchange of ideas and interaction with your colleagues.

The ECOC technical program is divided into 8 areas that cover the full width of component, system and network technologies relating to fiber optic communications. We are also excited about this year’s social program that includes a very special reception, dinner and concert. And as usual ECOC is co-located with the ECOC Exhibition – Europe’s largest exhibition in the fibre optic communication technology industry.

The city of Gothenburg is right in the heart of Scandinavia, with a characteristic maritime scenery at the waterfront and the special Nordic light which has inspired artists for centuries.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to submit your paper before the deadline of April 28, 2017

Topics of 2017
• Fibres, Fibre Devices and Fibre Amplifiers
• Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Processors
• Digital Techniques for Optical Communication Systems
• Transmission Subsystems and Optical Network Elements
• Datacom and Computercom Hardware
• Point-to-Point Transmission Links
• Core, Metro, and Data Centre Networks
• Access, Local Area and Indoor Networks

Call for Papers
Please visit the website for conference topics, call for papers and submission.www.ecoc2017.org

Important Dates
• Deadline for paper submission: April 28, 2017
• Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2017
• Registration deadline accepted authors: July 13, 2017
• Submission deadline for post deadline papers: September 5, 2017

Hotel booking
The hotel booking is now open. Make your booking here

Hotel Gothia Towers is the venue hotel and will be a popular hotel for all visitors to ECOC so we would recommend making your booking as soon as possible to secure your stay.

We look forward to seeing you at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg!

Best regards,
Per O. Andersson, RISE Acreo, Sweden
Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark