The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Monday Wrap Up






Program Highlights: Monday
Symposium: Enabling the Cloud: Unleashing the Capabilities of Emerging Flexible Optical Transport through SDN and NFV
13:30 – 18:00, Room 408B
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00, Foyer, 400 Rooms
Event: IEEE Photonics Society Celebrates 50 Years
16:30 – 18:00, Room 515A
Workshops
All workshops occur today, 09:00 – 12:00.
M1A: Where Will the Real Value of SDM Research Be Realized First?
Room 403A
M1B: Are There Limits to High-speed Interface Rates?
Room 403B
M1C: Beyond the Hype: How Realistic Are Claims of Benefits from SDN Control in Carrier Metro Networks?
Room 408A
M1D: Do Small, Large and Mega Data Centers Need Advanced Photonics Technology?
Room 408B
M1E: High Capacity, Scalable and Energy-efficient Networks: An Achievable Goal or an Oxymoron?
Room 411
Short Courses
Over 20 Short Courses are presented today. This supplemental program ends today so time is running, well, short. Seats are still available; add one to your registration.


Registration
South Tower Lobby
Monday, 23 March
07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday, 24 March
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday, 25 March
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 26 March
07:30 - 17:00
Badges and conference materials can be picked up at Registration.


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