Autumn 2019 - Optical Connections Magazine


ECOC 2019 CONFERENCE & EXPO 22nd – 26th September The RDS Venue, Dublin, Ireland

T his year’s ECOC conference and expo will take place at the Royal Dublin Showground with additional conference sessions being held at the adjacent Intercontinental Hotel. Peter Dykes looks ahead to Europe’s largest fibre optics event and THE CONFERENCE The 45th European Conference on Optical Communications offers delegates the chance to hear to hear the thoughts of some of the finest minds from both academia and the wider fibre optics and photonics industries. It also features a range of workshops and presentations aimed at addressing some of the issues

facing the industry going forward, and in many cases, offering solutions. The conference will also include live demos of prototypes, detailed tutorials and workshops and ample networking opportunities at some of Dublin’s greatest visitor attractions. Conference co-chairs Liam Barry, from Dublin City University and Paul Townsend of the Tyndall National Institute, told Optical Connections about a couple of new initiatives for 2019. They said, “For the first time at ECOC, we have introduced an interactive poster session where all posters will be displayed on large touch screens, allowing the presenters to fully explain their work in an interactive forum. In addition, we have organised a major public outreach event,

primarily for secondary school students, featuring Professor Brian Cox discussing the origin and evolution of our solar system and the universe.” PLENARIES The ECOC conference is known as the place to gain insight into the latest, cutting-edge advances in the field. Four days and over 400 presentations will start with a plenary session featuring speakers from Facebook, China Mobile, BT, Huawei and University College Cork. The plenary sessions offer an overview of the issues to be explored during the conference and delegates will get the chance to hear from five industry leading experts who will provide insights into new and emerging technologies


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