The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference OE132
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems X
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
4 December 2017

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Conference Chairs
  • Atul K. Srivastava, NEL America, Inc. (United States)
  • Benjamin B. Dingel, Nasfine Photonics, Inc. (United States)
  • Youichi Akasaka, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)

Program Committee
  • Ivan B. Djordjevic, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
  • Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
  • Ronald Freund, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
  • Kiyo Ishii, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Yojiro Mori, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

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Call for
This conference will focus on the next-generation optical metro networks, short-haul systems. It promotes discussion on optical network strategies regarding converged multi-layer platforms and cost-optimized architectures. It provides a forum for the recent technological advances in optical transmission systems, network equipment, modules and components including network demonstrations, field trials and testbeds, and industry standards. The topics include:

Digital transmission systems
  • metro and short haul transmission: system solutions, experiments, and field demonstrators
  • efficient high-capacity and high-speed WDM/TDM
  • 100Gbit/s and higher rate line and client interfaces (ethernet and OTN)
  • advanced modulation formats and super channels for 400Gbit/s and 1Tbit/s systems
  • sliceable bandwidth transceivers (flexible rate, flexible modulation format)
  • coherent detection and digital signal processing
  • black link approach and compatibility of link and line interfaces
  • advanced coherent transceivers for filterless optical channel selection by tunable local oscillator
  • direct detection based data center interconnects
  • probabilistic constellation shaping.
Analog transmission systems
  • RF overlay networks for video distribution
  • modulation techniques including OFDM.
Network architectures and applications
  • access, aggregation, and transport networks and enablers
  • aggregation networks with drop&waste approach using filterless detection (via local oscillator)
  • operational impact of different network architectures (e.g. smart ROADM based vs. filterless networks)
  • cost-optimized network approaches (CapEx, OpEx), optimization tools resilient architectures, mesh-, star-, ring topologies
  • multilayer network integration
  • IP integration into optical layer
  • carrier-grade ethernet including MPLS-TP
  • GPON, WDM PON and NGOA technologies
  • control plane including SDN and openflow, open daylight and other protocols/interfaces
  • transport SDN and NFV usecases for different network domains
  • architectures for datacenter interconnect
  • infrastructure as a service (IaaS), incorporating datacenter and transport network entities
  • back-haul and front-haul networks for mobile, LTE, LTE advanced network modeling, and simulation tools.
Network components, equipment, and sub-systems
  • hybrid electrical-optical network equipment
  • advanced optical components/sub-systems for circuit switching
  • optical packet and burst switching, components for high-speed switching and routing
  • integrated transmitter and receiver components including pluggable and MSA modules
  • WSS-based ROADM networks including colorless, directionless, and contentionless architectures
  • flexible grid ROADM components high port count and twin WSS architecture
  • performance monitoring techniques
  • fault isolation strategies in complex meshed optically transparent islands, distributed monitoring, correlation analysis tools, instruments for practical field deployment
  • technologies for information transfer between layers, PCE
  • virtual network elements, e.g. virtual routers, virtual CPE
  • space-division multiplexing, advances in fiber technology, multi-core fibers, multi-mode fibers
  • advances in pluggable transponder technologies, pluggable modules, client transport schemes (e.g. multi lane).
Services and network security
  • routing, congestion control, peer-to-peer/overlay
  • novel routing strategies for optimized traffic flow, e.g. segment routing and alternatives
  • reliability and quality of service
  • network service chaining in an NFV-SDN-data-center environment
  • protocols such as VPLS, SIP and IMS applications and services such as L2/L3 VPNs, VoIP, IPTV, content and data services and location-based services
  • security: encoding at different OSI layers, direct resource efficient encoding at layer L1 (OTN)
  • quantum key distribution.

Optical Communications Best Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce Best Paper Awards in Optical Communications, sponsored by Corning and NTT Electronics. These awards will recognize the outstanding work of students and professionals who present the most notable recent results with broad impact in the area of optical communications. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on technical merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the first day of the Optical Communications conferences and the presenting authors will be awarded a certificate and cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:
  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within conferences OE131, OE132, OE133, OE134, or OE135
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 4 December 2017
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.
To be eligible for the Best Technical Paper Award, you must:
  • be a post-doc or early career professional
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within conferences OE131, OE132, OE133, OE134, or OE135
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 4 December 2017
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.
How to Apply After your Manuscript is submitted online (by 4 December 2017), send an email to stating your desire to be considered, and for which award you qualify.

IMPORTANT: The Proceedings for this conference will be published on the SPIE Digital Library on the first day of the meeting. Manuscript submission (6-page minimum) is obligatory for participation in the conference. Note the earlier manuscript due date of 4 December 2017.
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