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European Conference on Optical Communication

European Conference on Optical Communication

Basel, Switzerland

Submission Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

Conference Dates: Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022

Impact Score 0.80


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Research Impact Score: 0.80
Contributing Best Scientists: 19
Papers published by Best Scientists 53
Research Ranking (Electronics and Electrical Engineering) 20
Research Ranking (Materials Science) 94
Research Ranking (Physics) 17

Conference Call for Papers

Technical Sub-Committees
SC1 – Novel Fibres, Fibre Devices & Amplifiers
Physics of light propagation in optical fibres
Optical fibre design, fabrication and characterisation
Specialty optical fibres for improved transmission performance
Low-latency fibres and fibres for new wavelength ranges
Fibre-based devices
Fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers
Multimode & multicore fibre and fibre amplifiers
Highly nonlinear fibres and their applications
Fibres for sensing applications
SC2 – Photonic Devices & Technologies
Novel material platforms and structured materials
Integrated III-V devices
Design, fabrication and characterisation of novel integrated devices and functionalities
Detectors and sources, directly modulated lasers and VCSELs
Silicon and hybrid III-V/silicon photonics
Optoelectronic devices
SC3 – Photonic Integrated Circuits, Assemblies & Packaging
Large-scale photonic integrated circuits
Packaging of devices, testing of performance and reliability
Co-packaged optical and electronic ICs (2D, 2.5D and 3D)
System-on-a-chip (SoC) and on-chip networks
Advanced analog and digital electronic/optical co-integrated circuits
Photonic circuits for Neuromorphic applications
Sources and detectors for quantum communication systems
Nonlinear waveguides for optical signal processing
Photonic Integrated Circuits for Artificial Intelligence
Reconfigurable Photonic Integrated Circuits
SC4 – Techniques for Digitally Enhancing Optical Communication
Algorithms for DSP in optical transmission systems
Experimental demonstration of digital signal processing
Design, implementation & implications of reduced complexity DSP algorithms
Optical MIMO DSP
Machine Learning based DSP for optical transmission
SC5 – Theory of Optical Communications
New transmission system modelling methods
Capacity, reach, flexibility limits of optical transmission systems
System level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques
Novel error correction coding
Advanced data encoding and signal shaping
Information theory for optical communications
Modelling and design of digital signal processing
SC6 – Optical Transmission Systems
Lab/field demonstrations of optical transmission links deploying novel fibres, devices, subsystems and multiplexing techniques
Link system demonstrations using novel signal modulation techniques
Analog and nonlinear signal processing subsystems demonstrating transmission enhancements
Multiplexing and demultiplexing subsystems for improved transmission
Demonstration of spatially multiplexed transmission links
SC7 – Core & Metro Networks
Core, metro and converged networks
Long reach and high capacity transport optical networks
Underwater networks and cable deployment
High connectivity node architectures including protection and failure recovery
Network deployments and field trials
Inter data centres interconnect networks
Subsystems for network functionalities (2R/3R regeneration, OADMs, OXCs, ...)
Optical performance monitoring techniques and subsystems
Optical switching and routing in long haul and core networks
SC8 – Access, Indoor & Short-Reach for Data Centres and Mobile Networks
Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) and optical access networks
Passive optical networks
In-building optical networks
Intra data centre interconnect networks
High performance computer networks
Backhaul, midhaul and fronthaul networks for mobile applications
Highly parallel network and interconnect demonstrations
Photonics for Cloud and low latency servicesOptical switching and routing in short-reach networks
SC9 – Photonics for RF & Free-Space Optics Applications
Microwave Photonics subsystems
Millimetre-wave and THz photonics signal generation/detection
Demonstration of optics-based THz wireless subsystems
Demonstration of analog radio-over-fibre systems for 5G and beyond
Optical wireless communication (susystems and networks
LiFi and VLC communication networks
Satellite photonic communication links
Lab/field demonstration of free-space optical wireless transmission
Photonic wired/wireless communication network solutions
SC10 – Architecture, Control & Management of Optical Networks
Control, orchestration, and management of optical networks
Optical network architectures, design and modelling
Planning and scaling of hybrid optical/optoelectronic networks
Machine learning and artificial intelligence for advanced optical networking, performance monitoring and advanced network troubleshooting
Integration of optical transmission network layers with higher-layer network services
Network reliability, survivability, security and disaster recovery
Driven optical layers for network functions virtualization and software defined network applications


Top Research Topics at European Conference on Optical Communication?

  • Optics (37.56%)
  • Electronic engineering (29.69%)
  • Optoelectronics (28.92%)

The foci of European Conference on Optical Communication are Optics, Electronic engineering, Optoelectronics, Wavelength-division multiplexing and Optical fiber. The in-depth study on Optics also explores topics in the intersecting field of Transmission (telecommunications). Most of the Transmission (telecommunications) studies addressed also intersect with Gigabit.

Topics in Electronic engineering were tackled in line with various other fields like Optical performance monitoring, Passive optical network and Phase-shift keying, Modulation. Optical performance monitoring research featured in the event incorporates concerns from various other topics such as Optical modulation amplitude and Optical cross-connect. It investigates Optoelectronics research which frequently intersects with Laser.

European Conference on Optical Communication is focused mainly on Laser, particularly Semiconductor laser theory. The event addresses concerns in Wavelength-division multiplexing which are intertwined with other disciplines, such as Multiplexing, Computer network and Optical filter. While work presented in the conference provided substantial information on Dispersion-shifted fiber, it also covered topics in Plastic optical fiber, Multi-mode optical fiber, Polarization-maintaining optical fiber and Graded-index fiber.

What are the most cited papers published at the conference?

  • Photonic crystal fibres (1390 citations)
  • All-optical data regeneration based on self-phase modulation effect (404 citations)
  • 1.01-Pb/s (12 SDM/222 WDM/456 Gb/s) Crosstalk-managed Transmission with 91.4-b/s/Hz Aggregate Spectral Efficiency (224 citations)

Research areas of the most cited articles at European Conference on Optical Communication:

The conference papers are mainly concerned with subjects like Optics, Electronic engineering, Wavelength-division multiplexing, Transmission (telecommunications) and Optical performance monitoring. Optics research in the published papers connects with the study of Optoelectronics. The conference articles explore research in Quadrature amplitude modulation and overlapping concepts in Optical polarization to expand the discourse in Electronic engineering.

What topics the last edition of the conference is best known for?

  • Computer network
  • Optics
  • Quantum mechanics

The previous edition focused in particular on these issues:

The scientific interests tackled in the conference are Electronic engineering, Photonics, Transmission (telecommunications), Optoelectronics and Free space. The Electronic engineering research presented in the conference explores the relationship between Bandwidth (computing) and the closely related topic of Passive optical network, Transmitter, Nonlinear system, Precoding and Intensity modulation. The conference addresses concerns in the field of Photonics by exploring it in line with topics in Training (meteorology) which intersect with Electronic circuit, Neuromorphic engineering, Artificial neural network and Axon subjects.

The research on Transmission (telecommunications) featured in the conference combines topics in other fields like Span (engineering), Antenna diversity, Decoding methods, Wavelength-division multiplexing and Gigabit. It facilitates discussions on Optoelectronics that incorporate concepts from other fields like Ultrashort pulse and Breather. European Conference on Optical Communication tackles topics on Free space, which can potentially contribute to the wider field of Optics.

The most cited articles from the last conference are:

  • On Kurtosis-limited Enumerative Sphere Shaping for Reach Increase in Single-span Systems (1 citations)
  • 100G PAM-4 PON with 34 dB Power Budget Using Joint Nonlinear Tomlinson-Harashima Precoding and Volterra Equalization (0 citations)
  • Bidirectional WDM-over-POF with Spatial Diversity DMT Gigabits per Second Transmission Using POF as Luminaires (0 citations)

Papers citation over time

A key indicator for each conference is its effectiveness in reaching other researchers with the papers published at that venue.

The chart below presents the interquartile range (first quartile 25%, median 50% and third quartile 75%) of the number of citations of articles over time.


The top authors publishing at European Conference on Optical Communication (based on the number of publications) are:

  • David J. Richardson (143 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Polina Bayvel (106 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Peter A. Andrekson (89 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Magnus Karlsson (87 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Naoya Wada (85 papers) absent at the last edition.

The overall trend for top authors publishing at this conference is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the conference for top authors.


Only papers with recognized affiliations are considered

The top affiliations publishing at European Conference on Optical Communication (based on the number of publications) are:

  • Bell Labs (600 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (390 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Alcatel-Lucent (362 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (241 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • University of Southampton (203 papers) published 1 paper at the last edition, 3 less than at the previous edition.

The overall trend for top affiliations publishing at this conference is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the conference for top affiliations.


Publication chance based on affiliation

The publication chance index shows the ratio of articles published by the best research institutions at the conference edition to all articles published within that conference. The best research institutions were selected based on the largest number of articles published during all editions of the conference.

The chart below presents the percentage ratio of articles from top institutions (based on their ranking of total papers).Top affiliations were grouped by their rank into the following tiers: top 1-10, top 11-20, top 21-50, and top 51+. Only articles with a recognized affiliation are considered.


During the most recent 2021 edition, 27.27% of publications had an unrecognized affiliation. Out of the publications with recognized affiliations, 75.00% were posted by at least one author from the top 10 institutions publishing at the conference. Another 0.00% included authors affiliated with research institutions from the top 11-20 affiliations. Institutions from the 21-50 range included 12.50% of all publications and 12.50% were from other institutions.

Returning Authors Index

A very common phenomenon observed among researchers publishing scientific articles is the intentional selection of conferences they have already attended in the past. In particular, it is worth analyzing the case when the authors participate in the same conference from year to year.

The Returning Authors Index presented below illustrates the ratio of authors who participated in both a given as well as the previous edition of the conference in relation to all participants in a given year.


Returning Institution Index

The graph below shows the Returning Institution Index, illustrating the ratio of institutions that participated in both a given and the previous edition of the conference in relation to all affiliations present in a given year.


The experience to innovation index

Our experience to innovation index was created to show a cross-section of the experience level of authors publishing at a conference. The index includes the authors publishing at the last edition of a conference, grouped by total number of publications throughout their academic career (P) and the total number of citations of these publications ever received (C).

The group intervals were selected empirically to best show the diversity of the authors' experiences, their labels were selected as a convenience, not as judgment. The authors were divided into the following groups:

  • Novice - P < 5 or C < 25 (the number of publications less than 5 or the number of citations less than 25),
  • Competent - P < 10 or C < 100 (the number of publications less than 10 or the number of citations less than 100),
  • Experienced - P < 25 or C < 625 (the number of publications less than 25 or the number of citations less than 625),
  • Master - P < 50 or C < 2500 (the number of publications less than 50 or the number of citations less than 2500),
  • Star - P ≥ 50 and C ≥ 2500 (both the number of publications greater than 50 and the number of citations greater than 2500).


The chart below illustrates experience levels of first authors in cases of publications with multiple authors.


Previous Editions

European Conference on Optical Communication

Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022

Basel, Switzerland

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