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


The purpose of OPTICS 2017, 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. An optical communication system consists of a transmitter, which encodes a message into an optical signal, a channel, which carries the signal to its destination, and a receiver, which reproduces the message from the received optical signal.
Optical fiber is currently the main means for high-rate transmission in communication 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, Quality of Service, hybrid optical-wireless networks etc.


  • 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


Charalabos SkianisUniversity of the Aegean, Greece
Carlo RegazzoniUniversity of Genova, Italy
Jan CamenischIBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Jose DuatoUPV, Spain
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 July, 2017

Paper Submission: March 22, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 3, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 17, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 26, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 24, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 6, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: April 10, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: April 28, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)


OPTICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Panagiotis SarigiannidisUniversity of Western Macedonia, Greece


Thas A Nirmalathas, The University of Melbourne, Australia
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 Tito Arecchi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Gaetano Assanto, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Hercules Avramopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Siti Barirah Barirah Ahmad Anas, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Luis Cancela, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
C. W. Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Gabriella Cincotti, University Roma Tre, Italy
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Michael Crisp, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Brian Culshaw, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Fred Daneshgaran, California State University, Los Angeles, United States
Kyriakos E. Zoiros, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Matteo Fiorani, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marija Furdek, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marco Genovese, INRIM, Italy
Goery Genty, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Syed H. Murshid, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Habib Hamam, Université de Moncton, Canada
Sang-Kook Han, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Nicholas Ioannides, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Atsushi Kanno, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Miroslaw Klinkowski, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Tsuyoshi Konishi, Osaka University, Japan
Ashok Kumar Turuk, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
Qi Li, Columbia University, United States
Guifang Li, The University of Central Florida, United States
Malamati Louta, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Chao Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
Jitendra Nath Roy, National Institute of Technology, India
Petros Nicopolitidis, Aristotle University, Greece
Yasutake Ohishi, Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Japan
Satoru Okamoto, Keio University, Japan
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
Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Marco Presi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, Italy
João Rebola, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Enrique Rodriguez-Colina, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
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
Georgios Siviloglou, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
Stefano Trillo,
Bal Virdee, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Xingjun Wang, Peking University, China
Xu Wang, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
Peter Winzer, Nokia Bell Labs, United States
Hui Yang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Fen Zhou, Univerity of Avignon, France
Yi Zhu, Hawaii Pacific University, United States
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

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