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

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