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OFC: Today’s Not to Miss Programming

By Rebecca Andersen, The Optical Society

Today’s Not to Miss Programming

Connected OFCity Challenge
Ballroom A, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, US

Organizers: Jun Shan Wey, LightNotes Consulting, US;
Denis Khotimsky, Verizon Communications Inc., US

The tail spinning growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling the drive for   smarter grids, better sensor technologies to and stronger network connectivity. The desire for a more efficient urban grid is creating a ubiquitous drive for smart cities, and to keep up with the desire, this workshop intends to brainstorm the technological innovations and components needed behind developing successful smart cities.  This is an interactive workshop, set against the backdrop of the OFCity municipal council’s organized competition for strategies to improve the broadband access infrastructure by 2020. Four teams will assume the identities of municipal, multidisciplinary teams and will present and defend their proposals in an open townhall meeting, in which they will recommend innovative architecture and technologies for citywide interconnectivity.  Winning proposals will be selected by a panel of judges and through popular vote.

Judges Panel

  • Julie Kunstler; Principal Analyst, OVUM, US
  • Frank Effenberger; Rapporteur, ITU-T Study Group (15, Question 2), US
  • Peter Marx; Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles, US
  • Glenn Ricart; Principal Investigator, US-Ignite, US
Do Photonic Foundries Deliver What Users Really Need and Can They Ever Become Sustainable?
Ballroom B, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, US
IC industries have greatly benefited from foundry models, which allow fabless manufacturers to avoid the costs of owning expensive fabrication facilities, while merchant foundries are provided with fully utilized facilities. However, as advocates for photonic IC foundries continue to increase, there are still many unresolved challenges hindering the realization of sustainable photonic foundries. This workshop seeks to collaborate and brainstorm on the role and operation future photonic foundries may take to maintain sustainability and success.

Invited Speakers
  • Karen Liu, Kaiam Corporation, US
  • Katarzyna  Ławniczuk, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Joris Van Campenhout, IMEC, Belgium
  • Patrick Lo Guo Qiang, IME/A STAR (Institute of Micoelectronics), Singapore
  • Laura Formenti, STMicroelectronics, Italy
  • Ted Letavic, Global Foundries, US
  • Lars Zimmerman, IHP- Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany
  • Tohru Mogami, PETRA, Japan

OFC 2016 Plenary Presentations
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
8:00 – 10:00 am (PDT)
Hear more about these presentations from OFC Co-Chairs,
Kathy Tse and Christopher Doerr.

Talk: Silicon Photonics and Quantum Dot Lasers
Yasuhiko Arakawa, Director, Institute for Nano Quantum Information and Director, Center of Photonics Electronics Convergence at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

Talk: The Open and Flexible Optical Revolution
Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design

Talk: The Future of Health and Medicine, Where Can Technology Take Us?
Daniel Kraft, Medicine & Neuroscience Chair
Singularity University, US

Posted: 21 March 2016 by Rebecca Andersen, The Optical Society | with 0 comments

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