The purpose of OPTICS, the International Conference on Optical Communication Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on any of the optical communication components of an optical communication system, or the system itself. Optical fiber is currently the main means for high-rate transmission in communication networks, while supporting the needed bandwidth and requirements that are expected to be imposed on the front-haul network to support the 5G vision.
While 5G is designed to support a variety of heterogeneous applications such as massive Internet of Things (IoT), mission critical ultra-reliable and low latency machine-type communications and energy-efficient services, optical fiber communications and photonic networking systems are of paramount importance for driving crucial changes in the architecture of our telecommunication networks. In the last years, there is a great deal of ongoing research efforts that span the entire protocol stack of optical networks, with representative areas being architecture of optical components, optoelectronics, wavelength routing, energy efficiency, flex-grid optical networks and 5G-enabled optical backhaul architectures.
Area 1: OPTICS - International Conference on Optical Communication Systems - Design, Control and Management of Optical Networks - Optical Switching - New Architectures for Optical Routers and Switches - Optical Networks Performance Modelling - QoS. Optical Networks for Future Networks - Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks - Passive Optical Networks - Integration of Optical and Wireless Networking - Lasers and Photonic Components - Optical Access Networks - Optical Amplification and Sensing - Optical Modulation and Signal Processing - New Optical Fiber Technologies - Enabling the Cloud through SDN and NFV - Hybrid Optical-Wireless Networks - Intelligent Optical Control Plane - Packet Optical Networking Technology - WDM Optical Networks - FiWi Networks - High Speed Optical LANs and Gigabit Ethernet - Opto-Electronics for Terabit Networking - Next Generation Optical Networking - Elastic Optical Networks - Silicon Photonics - Quantum Photonic Networks - Optical Sensors