International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling

19 May 2014

ONDM 2014 will address cutting-edge research in optical networking, as well as topics relating optical networking to other areas and disciplines, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), integration of optical and wireless networks or the role of optical network for the future Internet design.

The scope of the conference includes but is not limited to the following topics:Optical network performance modelling; Advances in Optical Network Theory; Transparent and translucent optical networks; 
Routing and spectrum assignment and flex-grid optical networks; Optical networks for future Internet design; Optical network control and management; Energy efficiency in optical networks; Optical network survivability; Novel architectures for optical routers and switches; Optical networks to support cloud computing; Software defined optical networking; Optical access network architectures and protocols; Techno-economic analysis of optical networks; High speed optical LANs including optical wireless networks; Field trials, new applications and experiments in optical networking; Convergence of optical and wireless networks; and Security and privacy in optical networks.

KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance


Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move


Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby


With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

Analysis and opinion