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Postdeadline Paper Submission Deadline:
25 May 2021 noon, 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00)

Postdeadline Submissions

Postdeadline papers will follow the same submission and review methods as general submissions. Postdeadline submissions are not an opportunity to submit a paper after the published deadline, but are intended to provide those with late-breaking work an opportunity to submit that work for consideration. Postdeadline submissions should describe new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas. A limited number of postdeadline submissions will be selected for presentation, and only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted.

Questions regarding the paper submission and review process can be directed to the OFC Program Management Team at cstech@osa.org at any time.
 

Overview

The OFC technical program is divided into 15 categories that cover the full breadth of component, system and network technologies relating to fiber optic communications. The categories also accommodate the full range of timescales from current deployment to long term research.

Requirements

35-word Abstract: Your abstract should be a brief summary of your paper topic. Note that the same abstract should be included in the 3-page summary as highlighted in the style guide.

3-page Summary: The submitted PDF of the accepted authors' work is published in the Technical Digest, via OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. All PDF submissions MUST contain the following items in order to be published:

  1. Complete title
  2. Complete listing of all authors and their affiliations
  3. Self-contained abstract, limited to 35-words (indexers such as Google Scholar will not index papers that do not contain abstracts)
  4. Appropriate copyright statement following the abstract. By default, the copyright statement will appear as YYYY [Year of the conference] The Author(s).
  5. Permission and attribution for any trademarked or copyright images. Note that images of people or images owned or trademarked by other entities (including, for example, well-known logos or cartoon characters) will also require official written permission.

IMPORTANT! Please embed all fonts; use standard fonts when possible. Problems may occur if non-English font packages (for example, Japanese, Korean or Chinese fonts, etc.) are used in the body of your paper summary, as well as in all figures and tables. Characters in these fonts cannot be seen by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS -Gothic and MS-Mincho.

Category Selection: You will be asked to choose a sub-category within one of the main categories. Category descriptions can be found on the Topic Categories page.
 
Copyright Agreement: The submission system incorporates an electronic copyright transfer agreement as part of your submission. No additional mailed documentation is required.
 
Presentation Preference: Note: Postdeadline papers are strictly oral.

Adherence to the instructions for preparation of the abstract and summary is imperative. Failure to complete any of the preceding requirements may result in the rejection of a paper. NO CHANGES OR REVISIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE.  Proof your work before submitting. Emailed or faxed submissions will not be accommodated.

A complete submission must be submitted via the online submission system in adherence with the style guide and by the published deadline. Do NOT email, fax or mail your paper!

Registration and submission for Technical Sessions is open to all members of the scientific and technical community. It is incumbent on the authors to obtain appropriate approval to present their work to this international forum.

Style Guide

Style guides are provided in a variety of different formats to support authors’ needs. Style guides are the same for all OSA managed meetings. Be sure to confirm page count and paper size requirements for the meeting to which you are submitting.

IMPORTANT! Please embed all fonts; use standard fonts when possible. Problems may occur if non-English font packages (for example, Japanese, Korean or Chinese fonts, etc.) are used in the body of your paper summary, as well as in all figures and tables. Characters in these fonts cannot be seen by reviewers. In the past, we have had particular trouble with MS-PGothic, MS-Gothic, and MS-Mincho.

Proof your work before submitting. Changes or revisions are not accepted after the submission deadline. 

If you have any questions regarding the paper preparation process, please contact OSA Technical Papers staff at cstech@osa.org.

Peer Review

OFC submissions are high-quality technical papers that undergo a blinded peer-review conducted by the members of the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be evaluated thoroughly, irrespective of the subcommittee they have been submitted to. If submitted to a subcommittee that does not represent a good fit to a paper’s technical content, OFC reserves the right to recategorize the paper to a better matching subcommittee. If the paper is accepted, the summary will be reproduced directly from the material submitted by the author(s).

Publish/Disseminate

All technical information contained in the summary must be approved for public distribution by all controlling organizations prior to submission. OFC is a public forum for the exchange of information. For all reasonable questions (including technical detail), presenters are encouraged to have answers approved for distribution prior to the presentation. Authors not interested in discussing their work with attendees in a conference setting are encouraged to submit their work to other forums.

Papers accepted for presentation during the OFC technical sessions will be published in the OFC Technical Digest and may be referenced by other publications. Papers appearing in the Technical Digest should not have been published previously in substantially the same form, and may not be published subsequently in substantially the same form in industry journals or other forums. In addition, summaries of those papers presented at the conference will also be made available on OSA Publishing’s Digital Library and IEEE Xplore after the conference.

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