13th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks

November 9-10, 2014 – Suzhou, PR China


To support fast Internet traffic growth, optical transport networks need to increase capacity in an efficient manner. For better capacity efficiency, next-generation optical transmission techniques such as optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (O-OFDM) and Nyquist WDM have been extensively investigated, and optical networks that take advantage of these new efficient transmission techniques (termed “elastic optical networks”) are also being widely studied. These advances are reflected from the levels of optical devices such as bandwidth-variable wavelength selective switch (WSS), subsystems such as bandwidth-variable reconfigurable add/drop multiplexer (ROADM), to networks such as OpenFlow-based network control plane and associated network-level design and optimization. ICOCN 2014 will address cutting-edge research in the areas ranging from optical devices, subsystems, to networks. There are three tracks including.

Track 1: Optical networks

  • Optical network and node architecture design
  • Optical networks with heterogeneous/mixed traffic
  • Optical network planning and resource optimization
  • Network protection and restoration, traffic grooming, multicast
  • Elastic optical path and flexible grid networks
  • Optical network control, management, performance monitoring
  • Software-defined networking
  • Data center networking, optical interconnection networks
  • Energy efficient networking
  • Optical network virtualization
  • Optical switching and network elements
  • Optical access networks, passive optical networks
  • Hybrid fiber wireless networks, radio-on-fiber systems
  • Optical network services
  • All optical networks
  • Optical network security
  • Optical network testbeds and demonstrations

Track 2: Optical transmission subsystems and techniques

  • New/improved algorithms or methods for modeling transmission systems
  • WDM and high-speed transmission systems
  • Modelling and experiments on the system impact of fiber propagation effects (nonlinear effects, PDL, PMD, mode coupling, etc.)
  • Free-space optical digital transmission systems
  • Design, performance and control of network elements and nodes
  • Advanced modulation and detection schemes for enhancing transmission performance
  • Digital signal processing and algorithms for optical transceivers
  • Algorithms and subsystems for realizing forward error correction
  • Signal Processing, Algorithms and Subsystems for Optical Performance Monitoring
  • Subsystems based on photonic integrated circuits
  • Algorithms and subsystems for achieving high spectrum and energy efficiency
  • Subsystems and digital signal processing for space-division multiplexing 

Track 3: Photonic devices and integration

  • Lasers (including external cavity lasers)
  • Modulators
  • Detectors and receivers
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • Wavelength converters
  • Nonlinear devices
  • Semiconductor-based switches (and optical burst switching devices)
  • Optoelectronic hybrid and monolithic integration
  • Wavelength-, polarization-, and space-division filters, muxes, demuxes, equalizers, and interleavers
  • Optical devices for dispersion or other distortion compensation
  • Photonic crystal, ring resonator, grating, and other nano-optic devices
  • Waveguide and other novel materials, simulations, and theory
  • Free-space or MEMS optical devices
  • Integrated devices containing passive silicon, silica, polymer, or other dielectric planar lightwave circuits
  • Integrated devices for interconnects
  • Plasmonic waveguides, devices, and switches

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in the area of optical devices, subsystems, communications and networks. The accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. Accepted full papers will be submitted for indexing to multiple abstract and indexing partners. 

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: June 26, 2014

Camera Ready Submission: August 26, 2014

Acceptance Notification: July 26, 2014

Conference Dates: November 9-10, 2014

General Chairs:

Yuefeng Ji (BUPT, PR China)

Xiaohan Sun (Southeast University, PR China)

Heming Zhao (Soochow University, PR China)


TPC Chair:  

Gangxiang Shen (Soochow University, PR China)

Steering Committee:

Kin-Seng Chiang (City University of Hong Kong)

Chao Lu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Guy Omidyar (Omidyar-Institute)

Athikom Roeksabutr (Mahanakorn University of Technology)

Perry Shum (Nanyang Technological University)

Chongqing Wu (Beijing Jiaotong University)

Wende Zhong (Nanyang Technological University)


International Advisory Committee:

Vincent Chan (MIT)

Keren Bergman (Columbia University)

Ken-ichi Kitayama (Osaka University)

Hussein Mouftah (University of Ottawa)

Biswanath Mukherjee (UCDavis)

David Plants (McGill University)

Chunming Qiao (SUNY Buffalo)

Ioannis Tomkos (AIT)

Rodney S. Tucker (University of Melbourne)

Moshe Zukerman (City University of Hong Kong)



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