The focus of this symposium is the evolution of high-performance, low-energy and low-cost optical and photonic interconnect technologies for data communications.
We intend to draw out and discuss the key technology enablers and inhibitors to widespread commercial proliferation of photonic interconnect in mega data centre environments and throughout the wider Internet of Things (IoT) all the way to the "Edge", and how the optical interconnect community can collectively help to address these.
This technology evolution is already strongly reflected in the research, development and strategic activities of mainstream organisations in the data centre and broader IoT space and the emergence of a new technology eco-system.
The topics addressed will include passive and active embedded optical and photonic interconnect technologies for data centre and IoT including photonic integrated circuits (III-Vs, silicon, polymer, photonic crystals, plasmonics), optical circuit boards, optical transceivers and switches, sensors and the advanced data centre architectures, which these technologies enable.
Invited talks of 24 distinguished speakers from Dell, IBM, Dust Photonics, HP Labs, Microsoft, Ayar Labs, PETRA, AICore, Bright Photonics, UCSB, NTT, Fraunhofer IZM, Nissan Chemicals, TTM Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Keio University, Furukawa, CEA-LETI, Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, Mellanox Technologies, CNIT, Politecnico di Milano. 4 dedicated sessions with specific focus: Enhanced Data Centre Architectures, Advances in Chip Level Integrated Optics and Photonics, Advances in Board level Integrated Optics and Photonics, The Blue Sky.
Newest achievements of seven selected EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 funded projects, namely L3MATRIX, COSMICC, ICT-STREAMS, plaCMOS, TeraBOARD, MOICANA, PASSION. The projects H2020-L3MATRIX and H2020-ICT-STREAMS and H2020-COSMICC and H2020-PASSION and H2020-TERABOARD are supporting and sponsoring the 6th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres.