ECOC conference details

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This month’s ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communications) 2013 has plenty to attract delegates. The conference will be held on 22 to 26 September at the ICC London ExCeL, with an exhibition running from 23 to 25 September.

The conference programme will be divided into six 'tracks', as follows:

  • SC1 - Fibres, Fibre Devices and Amplifiers;
  • SC2 - Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices;
  • SC3 - Subsystems for Optical Networks and Datacoms;
  • SC4 - Point-to-Point Transmission Systems;
  • SC5 - Optical Transport and Large Scale Data Networks; and
  • SC6 - Access, Local Area and Intra-Data Center Networks.

The plenary speaker line-up is as follows:

  • Fibre Broadband: beginning or end of the journey? Dr Tim Whitley, managing director for research and innovation, BT, UK;
  • The Controversial Challenges for Today’s Research Towards Next Generation Optical Networks; Dr Peter Stassar, technical director for optical research, Huawei Technologies, The Netherlands;
  • Intelligence Everywhere; Warren East, former chief executive officer, ARM, UK;
  • The Energy Efficient Internet; Searching for the Milli-Volt Switch; Professor Eli Yablonovitch, director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, Berkeley, USA; and
  • European Research in Network Technologies: Horizon 2020 Perspective; Dr Bernard Barani, deputy head of unit at the European Commission’s Connect directorate, Belgium.

Included in the ECOC conference registration fee is attendance at the welcome reception. Guests will be greeted by Her Majesty’s Royal Guards, invited to sample a range of British cuisine classics including fish’n’chips, and offered a selection of traditional British ales and cheeses.

Subscribers to Fibre Systems magazine are entitled to member discounts, worth around £100, to the conference. The exhibition is free.

For more information visit http://www.ecoc2013.org/programme-overview.html

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