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The 45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) - 2019


ECOC is the largest optical communications event in Europe and a key meeting place for more than 1,000 scientists and researchers from institutions and companies across the world. The conference features more than 400 oral and poster presentations from some of the biggest names in the telecoms industry, providing you with the latest insights into cutting–edge technologies whilst keeping up to date with the latest industry developments. As well as being one of the largest scientific conferences globally, ECOC also features Europe’s largest optical communications exhibition, providing you with the chance to connect with new prospective customers and build relationships with existing customers.

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Sep. 22-26, 2019
Royal Dublin Showground / Intercontinental Hotel Dublin
Dublin , Ireland

SC1 - Fibres, Fibre and Free Space Devices and Fibre Amplifiers

  1. Physics of light propagation in optical fibres
  2. Optical fibre design, fabrication and characterisation
  3. Specialty optical fibres for improved transmission performance
  4. Multimode &multicore fibre and fibre amplifiers for spatial division multiplexing
  5. Low-latency fibres and fibres for new wavelength ranges
  6. Fibre and free space based devices Fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers
  7. Highly nonlinear fibres and their applications

SC2 - Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Processors

  1. Novel material platforms and structured materials
  2. Integrated III-V devices
  3. Design, fabrication and characterisation of novel integrated devices and functionalities
  4. Integrated light sources, directly modulated lasers and VCSELs
  5. Silicon and hybrid III-V/silicon photonics
  6. Large-scale photonic integrated circuits
  7. Sources and detectors for quantum communication systems
  8. Nonlinear waveguides for optical signal processing
  9. Packaging of advanced novel devices, testing of performance and reliability

SC3 - Digital Signal Handling Techniques

  1. Algorithms for DSP in optical transmission systems
  2. Modelling, design, and implementation of digital signal processing
  3. Novel digital signal processing algorithms for optical transmitters &receivers
  4. Design, implementation &implications of reduced complexity DSP algorithms
  5. Optical MIMO DSP
  6. Machine Learning based DSP for optical transmission
  7. Digital subsystems for nonlinear transmission enhancement
  8. Electronic subsystems for optical communication systems 

SC4 - Point-to-Point Optical Transmission

  1. Demonstrations of transmission benefit from combined novel fibres, devices, subsystems and multiplexing techniques
  2. Lab and field implementation of optical fibre transmission links  
  3. High capacity optical transmission for data center intra-connections
  4. Analog and nonlinear signal processing subsystems demonstrating transmission enhancement
  5. Line terminals, optical transmitter and receiver subsystems
  6. Optical, optoelectronic, or electrical (incl. DAC/ADC) subsystems
  7. Multiplexing and demultiplexing subsystems

SC5 – Quantum Communications and the Theory of Optical Communications

  1. Transmission system modelling
  2. Capacity, reach, flexibility limits of optical transmission systems
  3. System level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques
  4. Novel error correction coding
  5. Advanced data encoding and signal shaping
  6. Information theory for optical communications
  7. Schemes for impairment mitigation increasing data throughput and/or mutual information
  8. Quantum communication systems

SC6 - Photonics for Free Space, 5G, and Microwave Applications

  1. Microwave Photonics Subystems for 5G
  2. Millimeter-wave and Terahertz photonics
  3. Optical wireless communication networks
  4. LiFi and VLC communication networks
  5. Satellite communication links
  6. Demonstration of free-space optical and optics-based THz wireless transmission
  7. Demonstration of radio-over-fibre and 5G systems and subsystems including front-haul/back-haul optimisation
  8. Hybrid wireless/optical wireless communication network solutions
  9. Photonic Subsystems for dual use in RF systems i.e. communication and sensing

SC7 - Fibre Based Networks

  1. Subsystems for network functionalities, system-on-a-chip (SoC) and on-chip networks
  2. Design of high connectivity node architectures including protection and failure recovery
  3. Network deployments and field trials
  4. Core and metro networks
  5. Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) and access networks
  6. Passive optical networks
  7. In-building optical networks
  8. Intra and inter data centre networks
  9. Highly parallel network and interconnect demonstrations
  10. Energy efficiency
  11. Optical performance monitoring techniques and subsystems

SC8 - Layer Convergence

  1. Control, orchestration, and management of optical networks
  2. Optical Network Architectures
  3. Planning and scaling of hybrid optical/optoelectronic networks
  4. Network latency
  5. Machine learning and artificial intelligence for advanced networking and monitoring
  6. Photonics for Cloud services
  7. Integration of optical transmission and networks with higher layer network services

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