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Experts lined up for ECOC

Europe’s largest optical communications conference, ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communications) will feature presentations from global industry experts and institutions about the latest developments in optical communications techniques, systems and networks.
 
Now in its 39th year, the conference line-up will include keynote presentations from ARM’s CEO Warren East, BBC’s senior technology executive Matthew Postgate and BT’s managing director for research and innovation, Timothy Whitley. All sessions will provide technical reports to stimulate discussions with industry figureheads and researchers.
 
Workshops will take centre stage on day one, with operators, vendors, manufacturers and researchers participating in the six sessions throughout the day.

The workshops will focus on space division multiplexing (SDM) migration from point-to-point transmission to full optical networking, low cost access to photonics ICs, integration of optical devices for SDM transmission, technologies for short reach optical interconnects, architectures and control for elastic optical networks and SDN applications for optical network operating systems challenges and opportunities.
 
Technical programme committee chair Dimitra Simeonidou, from the University of Bristol, said: 'This year’s programme highlights the diverse topics currently in the optical communications market which are set to be covered at ECOC 2013.

'Delegates can look forward to hearing from world renowned researchers and distinguished industrialists on some of the hottest topics facing the industry today including data centre networks, high speed access technologies and integrated devices.'

The five-day conference will be held from 22 to 26 September at the ICC London ExCeL.

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