• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

2023 Symposia and Special Sessions


Monday, 06 March
14:00 - 18:30

Quantum Information and Optical Communication Networks: Emerging Research Areas, Challenges and Opportunities

Organizers: Organizers: Eleni Diamanti, CNRS, France; Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research, UK; Dan Kilper, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland; Fabian Laudenbach, Xanadu Quantum Computing, Canada; Rui Lin, Chalmers, Sweden; Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas, USA; Rui Wang, University of Bristol, UK

Tuesday, 07 March
14:00 - 18:30

The Crucial Role of Photonics in Achieving the UN Sustainability Development Goals: Learnings and Opportunities

Organizers: Organizers: Fotini Karinou, Microsoft, UK; Yuanqiu Luo, Futurewei Technologies; Albert Rafel, British Telecommunications, UK; Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna de Pisa, Italy; Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday, 08 March
14:00 - 18:30

Beyond the Hype of Network Analytics: Use Cases, Feasibility, and Barriers

Organizers: Organizers: Paolo Monti, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; Loukas Paraschis, IEEE Communication Society, USA; Christine Tremblay, École de technologie supérieure, Canada; Elaine Wong, Melbourne School of Engineering, Australia; Anny Zheng, Google, USA

Special Sessions

Monday, 06 March
08:00 - 10:00

Ultra-Stable Frequency Sources and their Future Applications in Telecom

Organizers: Organizers: Dan Blumenthal, University of Calfornia, Santa Barbara, USA; Nick Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs, USA; Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK

Monday, 06 March
10:30 - 12:30

High Performance Networks for Future Data Center and Computing Applications

Organizers: Organizers: Fotini Karinou, Microsoft, UK; Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA; Chongjin Xie, Alibaba, USA

Wednesday, 08 March
08:00 - 16:00

Photonics for Visible Wavelengths

Organizers: Organizers: Cheryl Agaskar, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA; Chi-Wai Chow, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research Ltd, UK; David Marpaung, University of Twente, Netherlands