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OPTICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of OPTICS, the International Conference on Optical Communication Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on any of the optical communication components of an optical communication system, or the system itself. Optical fiber is currently the main means for high-rate transmission in communication networks, while supporting the needed bandwidth and requirements that are expected to be imposed on the front-haul network to support the 5G vision. While 5G is designed to support a variety of heterogeneous applications such as massive Internet of Things (IoT), mission critical ultra-reliable and low latency machine-type communications and energy-efficient services, optical fiber communications and photonic networking systems are of paramount importance for driving crucial changes in the architecture of our telecommunication networks.  In the last years, there is a great deal of ongoing research efforts that span the entire protocol stack of optical networks, with representative areas being architecture of optical components, optoelectronics, wavelength routing, energy efficiency, flex-grid optical networks and 5G-enabled optical backhaul architectures. 


  • Optical Networks, Optical Routers and Optical Switches
  • Lasers and Photonic Components
  • High-Speed Optical Transmission
  • Fibers and Fiber Devices/Amplifiers/Lasers
  • Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optical Amplification and Sensing
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • Visible light communication (VLC)
  • Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks
  • Integration of Optical and Wireless Networking
  • Optical Modulation and Signal Processing
  • Optical OFDM
  • Enabling the Cloud through SDN and NFV
  • WDM Optical Networks
  • Elastic Optical Networks
  • Laser Applications
  • Sensing Applications


Henderik ProperLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Jaime Lloret MauriUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ajith AbrahamMachine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Moti YungColumbia University, United States
Ingemar Johansson CoxUniversity of Copenhagen, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 July, 2020

Paper Submission: March 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 7, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 7, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 13, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 26, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)


OPTICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: optics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.optics.icete.org


Available soon.


Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States
Jalel Ben-OthmanUniversity of Paris 13, France


Panagiotis SarigiannidisUniversity of Western Macedonia, Greece


Siti Barirah Ahmad Anas, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Saud Al-Anzi, Kuwait Army, Kuwait
Nicola Andriolli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Gaetano Assanto, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Luis Cancela, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
C. Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Fred Daneshgaran, California State University, Los Angeles, United States
Marija Furdek, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Marco Genovese, INRIM, Italy
Luis Gonzalez Guerrero, University College London, United Kingdom
Habib Hamam, Université de Moncton, Canada
Sang-Kook Han, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Xiaolong Hu, Tianjin University, China
Miroslaw Klinkowski, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Tetsuya Miyazaki, National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan
John Moscholios, Univ. of Peloponnese, Greece
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
Syed Murshid, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Yasutake Ohishi, Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Japan
Satoru Okamoto, Keio University, Japan
Jordi Perelló, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Dan Sadot, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Ripalta Stabile, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Marek Trippenbach, , Poland
Bal Virdee, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

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