OFC 2021 Connects Industry to Game-Changing Technologies and Experts Driving Optical Communications and Networking Innovations

June 16, 2021

first_imgOFC 2021 Connects Industry to Game-Changing Technologies and Experts Driving Optical Communications and Networking Innovations Short Courses, Special Events, the Rump Session, dynamic Plenary and more will draw participants from around the worldWASHINGTON – Major industry trends in edge technologies, data center and telecom applications and other networking solutions will drive panel discussions and technical presentations at OFC 2021. The conference and exhibition, to be held 06 – 11 June 2021 during Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), provides a flexible schedule for registrants in different time zones.From Short Courses to special events, including a live media/analyst panel on co-packaged optics, and the dynamic Plenary program featuring a live Q&A Session with the speakers, OFC 2021 will present content, dialogue and debate covering the entire ecosystem for optical networking and connectivity. Sessions will span topics including 400ZR, co-packaged optics, embedded optics, high-speed semiconductor lasers and modulators for data communications, next-gen optical interfaces, open technologies and architectures, silicon photonics, XR optics and more.Additionally, OFC will feature technology standards and project updates from leading organizations: AIM Photonics, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), IEEE, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Open Eye, OpenROADM, OIF and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).“OFC’s week-long program is unparalleled,” said Po Dong, OFC General Chair, II-VI Incorporated, USA. “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the very latest on digital transformation, data-center connectivity, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), co-packaged optics and more through the exhibits and live and on-demand content.”SHORT COURSESThis year, more than 50 Short Courses will offer in-depth training on new products, game-changing technology and vital information at the forefront of communications. The courses, taught by highly regarded industry experts, cover a broad range of areas at various educational levels. Topics include Advanced FEC Techniques, Machine Learning in Optical Networks, Optoelectronic Devices for LIDAR, Optical Transport SDN, Silicon Photonics Circuit Design and more.SPECIAL EVENTSThis year’s OFC special events schedule will feature a Hackathon consisting of multiple interactive demos, Technology Showcases from leading industry brands, the OFC Media/Analyst Panel: Data Center Optics are Heading Toward Co-Packaged Optics: Why, How and When on Tuesday, 08 June at 12:30 PDT (open to all attendees) and many more sessions available to all event registrants.RUMP SESSION – NRZ to PAM4?OFC will once again feature the popular and thought-provoking Rump Session. This year’s session will debate: “Did the Optics Industry Blunder by Switching Intra-Datacenter Links from NRZ to PAM4? Will More DSP like PAM6 and Coherent Follow, or Will WDM and Parallel Save the Day?” Join the session organizer and team captains and provocateurs for this lively discussion on Wednesday, 09 June; 06:00 – 08:00 PDT (UTC-07:00).Plenary Session – LIVE Q&AImmediately following the plenary talks on Tuesday 08 June 2021, each speaker will participate in a live Q&A discussion on their groundbreaking initiatives: Nancy Shemwell, COO, Trilogy Networks, USA; Young-Kai Chen, program manager, Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA; and Yiqun Cai, vice president, Alibaba Group, China. They will join OFC General Chairs Jun-ichi Kani, Po Dong and Chongjin Xie, OFC Program Chair Ramon Casellas, OSA Senior Industry Advisor Tom Hausken and OSA Science Advisor C. Randy Giles and registrants for in-depth discussions on the evolution of networking, photonics and AI and deployment of edge cloud for rural areas. Attendees are encouraged to pose their questions to the plenary speakers during this session.“We’re incredibly excited for the live Q&A sessions with these three visionaries from industry and government,” said Jun-ichi Kani, OFC General Chair, NTT, Japan. “It will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to actively engage with leaders in our field who are rapidly taking advancements in our community to the next level, all of which will eventually benefit society-at-large.”EXHIBITS PASS PLUSThe Exhibits Pass Plus registration provides free access to the exhibit hall, plenary session, special events and workshops. The exhibition features global companies demonstrating the latest products in network equipment and software, active and passive components, test and manufacturing equipment, data center/IT products and cable and fiber. Learn more.TECHNICAL CONFERENCE and EXHIBITS PASS PLUS REGISTRATION: Register here.MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OFC 2021 can be accessed online. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). 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