Started in 2023, OFCnet brings a new opportunity to the exhibition and demonstrates products, concepts, solutions, research, and architectures in live high-speed optical networks connected to the leading research and education networks worldwide. This increased focus on designing and building next-generation Optical Networks will expand exposure to connectivity, emerging and next-generation network technologies such as Quantum Networks, programmable and software-defined optical networks, and their applications such as big data, security, and distributed classical and quantum computing. This workshop brings together the innovators and researchers who work on the mentioned topics to enrich the OFCnet community further and expand the contributing parties. We discuss how this initiative should be developed to ensure OFCnet enriches future community participation.
Gwen Amice, EXFO, Canada
Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andrew Lord, British Telecom, UnitedKingdom
Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, UnitedKingdom