The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference OE132
Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links III
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
18 December 2019

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Conference Chairs
  • Atul K. Srivastava, NTT Electronics America, Inc. (United States)
  • Madeleine Glick, Columbia Univ. (United States)
  • Youichi Akasaka, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)

Program Committee
  • Philippe P. Absil, IMEC (Belgium)
  • Nicola Calabretta, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
  • Qixiang Cheng, Columbia Univ. (United States)
  • Marija Furdek, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)

Program Committee continued...
  • Fumio Futami, Tamagawa Univ. (Japan)
  • Hideki Isono, Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd. (Japan)
  • Yojiro Mori, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
  • Junichi Nakagawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
  • Salvatore Spadaro, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Ryuichi Sugizaki, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Ctr. Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)

Call for
This conference will focus on the optical network architecture and components for metro networks, data centers and short-reach data links including high-performance computing. It promotes discussion on optical network strategies regarding high-data-rate and cost-optimized architectures for these networks. It provides a forum for discussion on the recent technological advances in metro, datacenter and optical short-reach transmission systems, network equipment, modules, and related components.

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
  • modulation techniques including OFDM
  • sliceable bandwidth transceivers (flexible rate, flexible modulation format)
  • coherent detection and digital signal processing
  • advances coherent client interfaces
  • 25GE and 50GE for passive WDM systems for fixed access and mobile fronthaul/backhaul
  • advances in pCWDM, pDWDM and cascaded pC/DWDM systems
  • colorless optics for access networks (self-adjusting wavelength)
  • single-fiber working bidirectional systems for strict differential latency accuracy demands (e.g. for certain 5G use cases)
  • next-generation FTTH/PON solutions black link approach and compatibility of link and line interfaces
  • OpenROADM and other main optical white box approaches
  • disaggregated photonic systems
  • advanced coherent transceivers for filterless optical channel selection by tunable local oscillator
  • direct-detection-based datacenter interconnects
  • probabilistic constellation shaping
  • RF overlay networks for video distribution
  • fixed-wireless access (FWA) and Wifi solutions for home gateway interconnection.
Network architectures and applications
  • access, aggregation, and transport networks and enablers
  • aggregation networks with 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
  • control plane including SDN and openflow, open daylight and other protocols/interfaces
  • transport SDN and NFV use cases for different network domains
  • architectures for inter- intra-datacenter interconnects and networks
  • infrastructure as a service (IaaS), incorporating datacenter and transport network entities
  • end-to-end 5G slicing solutions incorporating network, datacenter/cloud (IaaS, PaaS) and virtual functions (NFV, service-chaining)
  • hard- and soft-type network slicing strategies for 5G (e.g. by ODUflex, FlexE vs. L3VPN, segment routing/SR MPLS/SRv6)reconfigurable WDM technology for elastic and flexible networking
  • interconnectivity of servers and storage devices
  • very low latency high-performance server-to-server connectivity
  • approaches for cost, size, and power dissipation optimization
  • novel approaches to interconnect topology
  • architectures for diverse web services and cloud computing
  • back-haul and front-haul networks for 5G mobile networks
  • 5G fixed-mobile convergence solutions
  • automotive optical networks
  • white box DC and network applications (e.g. spine-leaf for CORD-based access network architectures)
  • datacenter vs. transport networks: basic architectural requirements and differences
  • datacenter networks for content delivery vs. virtual network functions
  • edge compute and central cloud network architectures
  • clock and phase preserving technologies and synchronous network architectures.
Subsystems components and link architectures for data centers, HPC and short reach links
  • optical backplanes
  • embedded optics
  • advanced optical components/subsystems for photonic switching
  • optical packet and burst switching, components for high-speed switching and routing
  • integrated transmitter and receiver components including pluggable modules
  • DSP evolution and integrationlow power, low dissipation strategies
  • active optical cables
  • applications and requirements for ROADM networks in the data centers
  • performance monitoring techniques.
Components and advanced transceiver technology for data centers, HPC and short-reach links
  • 100Gb/s, 400Gb/s and higher-rate transceivers
  • novel modulation formats and direct detection robust schemes
  • silicon photonics
  • integrated photonic components
  • CMOS-based photonic devices
  • integration of optics with ASICs
  • backplane, board-to-board, and chip-to-chip optical connectivity
  • high-data-rate PIN and APD receivers
  • reliability of optical components under high-temperature operation
  • software-controlled transceivers
  • low-power dissipation transceiver design
  • novel fibers for datacenter and short-reach links
  • coherent detection and digital signal processing
  • visible light and free-space communication (also mmWave, e.g. 60 GHz with optical-kind line of sight behavior)
Network components, equipment, and subsystems
  • hybrid electrical-optical network equipment
  • advanced optical components/subsystems for circuit switching
  • 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, node slicing
  • space-division multiplexing, advances in fiber technology, multi-core fibers, multi-mode fibers
  • advances in pluggable transponder technologies, pluggable modules, client transport schemes.
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
  • advanced methods for fault isolation in optical systems, e.g. coherent OTDR
  • network service-chaining in an NFV-SDN-datacenter 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)
  • security issues in datacenter networks
  • 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, or OE133
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 18 December 2019
  • 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, or OE133
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 18 December 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.
How to Apply After your Manuscript is submitted online (by 18 December 2019), send an email to by Friday 20 December 2019, 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 18 December 2019.
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