The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

The panels provide an interactive learning environment and are open to all conference registrants. Similar to invited and tutorial speakers, panel topics and organizers are chosen through a highly selective nominations process.

Devices and Systems at 130 Gbaud and Above: What is the Outlook?
Organizers: Kenneth Jackson, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA; Argishti Nelikyan, Nokia Bell Labs, USA; Hongbin Zhang, Acacia Communications, USA

Pluggable Coherent Optics for Short-Haul/Edge Applications and Beyond
Organizers: Xiaoxia Wu, SpaceX, USA; Rene Marcel Schmogrow, Google, USA; Xi (Vivian) Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Automotive Communications and Technologies for 10G and Beyond
Organizers: Dan Sadot, Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel; Yuqing Jiao, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands; Yi Cai, ZTE Optics Lab, USA

Is It Time to Shift the Research Paradigm in Access Networks from a Focus on More Capacity?
Organizers: Derek Nesset, Huawei Technologies R&D, Germany; Liang Du, Google, USA; Junwen Zhang, Cablelabs, USA

Pros and Cons of Low-margin Optical Networks
Organizers: Yvan Pointurier, Nokia Corp., France; Sorin Tibuleac, ADVA Optical Networking AG, USA; Martin Birk, AT&T Labs, USA

As we Approach Shannon Limit, How do we Precisely Assess the Performance of Coherent Transponders for Field Deployment?
Organizers: Steve Grubb, Facebook Inc., USA; Georg Mohs, TE SubCom, USA; Priyanth Mehta, Ciena, Canada

Will SDM Truly Revolutionize the Submarine Communication Industry?
Organizers: Pascal Pecci, ASN, France; Valey Kamalov, Google, USA; Mei Du, Tata Communications, USA

How Can Machine Learning or, More Broadly, Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Optical Networks?
Organizer: Rene Schmogrow, Google, USA

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