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OPTICS 2013 : INSTICC International Conference on Optical Communication Systems


Conference Series : International Conference on Optical Communication Systems
When Jul 29, 2013 - Jul 31, 2013
Where Reykjavík, Iceland
Submission Deadline Apr 24, 2013
Notification Due May 16, 2013
Final Version Due May 31, 2013
Categories    communications   optical   signal processing

Call For Papers


4th International Conference on Optical Communications Systems - OPTICS 2013


July 29 - 31, 2013
Reykjavík, Iceland

Important Deadlines:

Position Papers
Paper Submission: April 24, 2013
Authors Notification: May 16, 2013
Camera Ready and Registration: May 31, 2013

Sponsored by:

INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

Co-organized by:

Reykjavik University

INSTICC is Member of:

WFMC- Workflow Management

The purpose of OPTICS 2013, 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.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining optical technologies, electronic interfaces, and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or network management, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of OPTICS, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Laurence T. Yang
St Francis Xavier University

Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace

Donal O'Mahony
Trinity College Dublin


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session.
Please check the website for further information (

ICETE Conference Chair
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, United States

Program Co-chairs

Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Piero Castoldi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Víctor Torres-Padrosa, Universitat de Girona, Spain

Conference Topics

Integration of Optical and Wireless Networking
Design, Control and Management of Optical Networks
Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks
Passive Optical Networks
High Speed optical LANs and Gigabit Ethernet
Lasers and Photonic Components
New Architectures for Optical Routers and Switches
New Optical Fiber Technologies
Optical Modulation and Signal Processing
Optical Access Networks
Optical Networks Performance Modelling
Optical Networks to Support Cloud Computing
QoS. Optical Networks for Future Networks
Reliability and Protection in Optical Networks
Optical Amplification and Sensing
Optical Control Plane (ASON, GMPLS, OpenFlow, SDN)


Please check further details at the conference website (

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