The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

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Postdeadline Paper Submission Deadline: 7 March 2017 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Postdeadline papers give OFC participants the opportunity to hear about new and significant work in rapidly advancing areas. They aim at triggering critical examination of novel ideas and follow-on work within the community at the earliest possible opportunity. Only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted for presentation in a limited number of post-deadline sessions.
Submissions should, for example:
  • establish a new benchmark for device, system or network performance
  • propose a new architectural paradigm or system construct, including analysis of its benefit and technical validity
  • present groundbreaking technologies, components or subsystems
  • report on high impact experiments and field trials
It is important that submissions clearly:
  • motivate timeliness, excellence and advance over state of the art
  • justify all claims made in the paper (e.g. on capacity, spectral efficiency, .)
  • state measurement conditions (e.g. number of channels, time periods, .) and performance benchmarks
  • are free of what could be perceived as technical flaw, inaccurate statement or overclaim
Authors of postdeadline papers will not be notified of acceptance in advance of the conference; they have to attend the conference to present their work if selected.

Questions regarding the paper submission and review process can be directed to the Technical Papers Staff at

Author Timeline

Date Item
30 November - 2 December 2016 Program Committee Meeting
5 - 9 December 2016 Author Notifications Sent to Primary Authors
14 December 2016 Postdeadline Paper Submission Site Opens
January 2017 Program Available Online
7 March 2017 12:00 EST (16:00 GMT) Postdeadline Paper Submission Deadline
19 - 23 March 2017 Present at Conference

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