Submission

Submission starts in December 2018. The detailed instruction is under construction.

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OECC

O1. Core/Access/Data Center Networks and Subsystems

  1. Core Network and Subsystem
    • Design of node architectures including optical core/metro protection and restoration
    • Optical cross-connects/add-drop multiplexers subsystems
    • Energy-efficient optical networking technologies and subsystems
    • Field trials, testbeds, and interoperability demonstrations of optical networks
    • Disaggregation and NFV/SDN techniques in optical core/access networks
  2. Access Network and Subsystem
    • Future high capacity and long-reach access networks including WDM-PON, OFDM-PON, TWDM-PON
    • Survivability techniques and operational issues for resilient access networks
    • Optical access network architecture, design, protection, and management
    • Optical access networks for post 5G mobile service
    • Hybrid wireless-optical access networks
    • Radio-over-fiber access networks
  3. Data Center Network and Subsystem
    • Data analytics for network control and management in optical core/data center networks
    • Optical core/metro/data-center network architecture, design, virtualization, slice, control and management

O2. Transmission Systems and Subsystems

  1. Transmission and Propagation
    • Transmission experiments for long haul, core and metro applications including data-center interconnect
    • Transmission impairments and their mitigations
  2. Advanced Modulation, Coding and Multiplexing
    • Advanced modulation and demodulation
    • Coding and forward error correction for optical communications
    • Multiplexing and demultiplexing techniques including OTDM, OFDM, OCDM and SDM
  3. Transmission Subsystems
    • Digital signal processing techniques for optical communications
    • Optical signal processing techniques for optical communications
    • Optical transmitter and receiver subsystems

O3. Optical Fibers, Cables and Fiber Devices

  1. Fibers & Cables for Communication
    • Fiber design and fabrication
    • Fibers for space division multiplexing
    • Fiber cabling, installation, and maintenance
    • Fibers for optical interconnection
  2. Fiber Based Devices
    • Fiber based devices for space division multiplexing
    • Fiber based switching and nonlinear optical processing
    • Fiber gratings
    • Fiber/waveguide amplifiers and lasers
    • Connectors, splicing and interconnection technologies
  3. Characterization & Advanced Fiber Applications
    • Fiber characterization and measurement techniques
    • Fibers for high power applications
    • Fiber sensing
    • Other novel fibers and fiber devices

O4. Optical Active Devices and Modules

  1. Photonic Integration*
    • Photonic integrated circuits*
    • Si photonic and heterogeneous platform*
    • Photonics-Electronics integration*
    • Packaging technology of photonic devices and circuits*
  2. Advanced Active Devices
    • Semiconductor lasers
    • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
    • Optical modulators
    • Photodetectors
    • New functional active devices
  3. Novel Materials and Structures
    • Novel photonic materials for active devices
    • Si/Ge, polymer and novel III-V based active devices
    • Quantum well, quantum dot and nano-structured photonic devices

* The presentations of these topics will be programmed in Joint Sessions with Category O5.

O5. Optical Passive Devices and Modules

  1. Photonic Integration*
    • Photonic integrated circuits*
    • Si photonic and heterogeneous platform*
    • Photonics-Electronics integration*
    • Packaging technology of photonic devices and circuits*
  2. Advanced Passive Devices
    • Planar lightwave circuits (PLC)
    • Optical filters, demultiplexers, demodulators, equalizers, dispersion compensators, and other signal conditioning devices
    • Optical polarization control devices, polarizer, rotator, polarization beam splitter, wavelength plates
    • Optical channel selecting/routing devices
    • Optical isolator, circulator, variable attenuators
    • Free-space optics or optical micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) for photonic networks
    • Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) waveguide devices
    • Liquid crystal devices for photonic networks
  3. Novel Materials and Platform for Passive Devices
    • Micro- and nano-optics and related devices
    • Emerging materials and fabrication method for passive photonic platforms
    • Optical printed circuit board

* The presentations of these topics will be programmed in Joint Sessions with Category O4.

PSC

P1. Photonics in Switching Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Communications and Networking

  1. Switching Technologies, Subsystems and Advanced Functionality
    • Optoelectronic and all-optical switches
    • Photonic integrated technologies for compact and low power consumption switching subsystems and modules
    • Wavelength switching and routing technologies
    • Novel phenomena for switching and routing
    • 2D and 3D MEMS/LCOS switches including wavelength selective switches
    • SDM technologies for photonic switching and networking
    • Optical signal processing, modulation, coding/decoding and compensation/error correction techniques for advanced photonic switching system
    • RF over optical processing and transmission
    • Microwave photonics
    • Optical cross-connects and reconfigurable optical add-drop mux/demux
    • Error correction techniques for advanced switching functionality
  2. Switching Digital Technology & Deployable Technology
    • Modelling, design, implementation, Impairment mitigation, algorithms for advanced switching functionality
    • Spectral efficiency exploitation for advanced switching functionality
    • Digital technology for converged mobile and optical networks
    • Design technologies for deployment
    • Demonstrations and field trials
  3. Switching Systems, Architectures and Network Integrations
    • Rapidly reconfigurable switching networks including Wavelength (spectrum) routing and assignment for wavelength-switched optical networks
    • Next-generation GMPLS and OpenFlow
    • Software defined networking for photonic switching systems
    • Energy efficient switch and network architectures and algorithms
    • Physical impairment aware switched-network architectures and algorithms
    • Optical circuit-, burst-, slot-, packet switched systems and their networking
    • Optical interconnects for high-density and large-scale switching technologies

P2. Photonics in Switching Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Computing and Big Data

  1. Advancement and Evolution of Computing & Big Data Oriented Technologies Exploiting Photonics
    • Advanced photonics technologies for computing & big data applications
    • Hardware architectures for computing and big data
    • Optical switching technologies for high-performance computing and data centers
    • Massively parallel and high-performance super computing
    • Warehouse scale computing
    • Photonic ASIC/FPGA computing
    • Quantum computing
    • Neuromorphic computing
    • Dependable computing
    • Big data-oriented computing
    • Big data storage, scheduling, and optimization
    • Big data maintenance, management, and operations
    • Big data distribution, migration and integration
  2. Applications, Prototyping, and Experimentation of Photonic Networking/Switching Systems for Computing and Big Data
    • Latency/locality/mission-critical systems and applications
    • Fog/edge computing infrastructure and applications
    • Tactile Internet applications
    • Grid computing applications
    • Internet of Things aware systems and applications
    • Prototyping and experimentation for computing and big data oriented systems
  3. Photonic Networking/Switching System Designs and Architectures for Computing and Big Data
    • Availability/reliability/disaster recovery in big data-oriented computing systems
    • Resource provisioning/ metering/ monitoring of computing and big data oriented systems
    • Software defined networking (SDN) for computing and big data control
    • Network function virtualization (NFV) at edges/datacenters
    • Green systems for computing and big data environment
    • Interactions and extensive communications between edge and central cloud
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