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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. 


  • Design, Control and Management of Optical Networks
  • Optical Switching
  • New Architectures for Optical Routers and Switches
  • Optical Networks Performance Modelling
  • QoS. Optical Networks for Future Networks
  • Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • Integration of Optical and Wireless Networking
  • Lasers and Photonic Components
  • Optical Access Networks
  • Optical Amplification and Sensing
  • Optical Modulation and Signal Processing
  • New Optical Fiber Technologies
  • Enabling the Cloud through SDN and NFV
  • Hybrid Optical-Wireless Networks
  • Intelligent Optical Control Plane
  • Packet Optical Networking Technology
  • WDM Optical Networks
  • FiWi Networks
  • High Speed Optical LANs and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Opto-Electronics for Terabit Networking
  • Next Generation Optical Networking
  • Elastic Optical Networks
  • Silicon Photonics
  • Quantum Photonic Networks
  • Optical Sensors


Jalel Ben-OthmanUniversity of Paris 13, France
Adlen KsentiniEurecom, France
Soon Xin NgUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
V.S. SubrahmanianDartmouth College, United States (Cancelled)


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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 26 - 28 July, 2019

Paper Submission: March 21, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 2, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 16, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 23, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 5, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 18, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 29, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 12, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 21, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 18, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: June 12, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: June 12, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: June 12, 2019 (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/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Panagiotis SarigiannidisUniversity of Western Macedonia, Greece


Siti Barirah Ahmad Anas, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hamada Al Shaer, University of Edinburgh, Li-Fi Research and Development Centre, United Kingdom
Tiago Alves, Instituto Superior Técnico/Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Nicola Andriolli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Fortunato Arecchi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Gaetano Assanto, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Ahmad Atieh, University of Jordan, Jordan
Hercules Avramopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Luis Cancela, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
C. Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Brian Culshaw, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Fred Daneshgaran, California State University, Los Angeles, United States
Marija Furdek, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marco Genovese, INRIM, Italy
Habib Hamam, Université de Moncton, Canada
Sang-Kook Han, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Nicholas Ioannides, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Miroslaw Klinkowski, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Koteswararao Kondepu, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Guo-Wei Lu, Tokai University, Japan
Paolo Martelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Rainer Martini, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Lenin Mehedy, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Tetsuya Miyazaki, National Institute of Information and Communications, Japan
Maria Morant, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
John Moscholios, Univ. of Peloponnese, Greece
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
Syed Murshid, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Scott Newman, Optiwave, Canada
Yasutake Ohishi, Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Japan
Satoru Okamoto, Keio University, Japan
Ibrahim Ozdur, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Albert Pagès, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Anirban Pathak, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jordi Perelló, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Marco Presi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, Italy
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Shaymaa Riyadh Tahhan, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Enrique Rodriguez-Colina, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
Jitendra Roy, National Institute of Technology, India
Nicola Sambo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Mehdi Shadaram, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Surinder Singh, Sant Longowal Instituite of Engg. & Tech, Longowal, India
Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ripalta Stabile, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
Bal Virdee, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Xu Wang, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
Hui Yang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Alessandro Zavatta, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Kyriakos Zoiros, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece