Sunday Workshops

Sunday, September 18, 2011
18 Sunday workshops offer the community to get a 3 hour tutorial and discussion by world leading experts on important topics.  

Morning workshops

10:00 - 13:30

Quantum communication

Chair: Dr. Grégoire Ribordy, id Quantique SA, Switzerland / co-chair: Prof. Nicolas Gisin, University Geneva, Switzerland

Optical integration

Bert Offrein, IBM, Switzerland, and Mehrad Ziari, Infinera, USA

Next level of convergence

Joachim Westphal, Deutsche Telekom, Germany; Andreas Gladisch, Deutsche Telekom, Germany; Masatoshi Suzuki, KDDI Labs, Japan

Is Now the Time to Break Away from Fixed Spectrum and Transceivers?

Andrew Lord, Optical Core Specialist, BT, UK; Ori Gerstel, Principal Engineer, SP Architecture, Cisco, USA

Towards High Capacity Fibers for Space and Mode Division Multiplexed Transmission

Hans Limberger, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Pierre Sillard, Draka Communications, France

Multi-layer design of packet-optical transport networks

Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany; and Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, USA

CERN from collisions to network collaborations

Bob Jones, CERN, Switzerland; Francois Vasey, CERN, Switzerland

Enabling Interoperable optical networking - from components to systems

Hans-Martin Foisel, Deutsche Telekom, Germany; Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, USA

OpenFlow Extensions Towards Multi-layer and Multi-domain Networks: OFELIA

Hagen Woesner, EICT GmbH, Germany, Siamak Azodolmolky, Univ. of Essex, UK

Afternoon workshops

14:30 - 18:00

Jean-Daniel Colladon Symposium "Milestones in Light Guiding"

Hans Limberger, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Modelling tools

Bernd Witzigmann, University Kassel, Germany

Data and Telecom: Convergence of Hardware

Chairs: Ian White, Cambridge University, UK; and Chris Doerr, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

100 G and beyond in ITU-T and IEEE

Pete Anslow, Ciena, UK, Steve Trowbridge, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Future Solutions for Tbit/s Ethernet

Daniel J. Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Leif K. Oxenløwe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Convergence of Optical Networks and Clouds

Anna Tzanakaki, Athens Information Technology, Greece; Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios,Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Spain

What is New in Coding and How This Might Impact Optical Communications

Ruediger Urbanke, EPFL, Switzerland

Microwave over Fiber: Recent Advances

Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada; Edward Ackerman, Photonics Systems Inc, USA; José Capmany, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Link design: A forgotten art?

Andrea Carena, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Gabriel Chalet, Alcatel-Lucent, France