News flash

  Participants in 
Sunday workshops:           941

pre-registrations:              1'049 
on-site:                                   233
Total:                                    1'282

Exhibition registrations:   3'362
Total ECOC 2011:             4'644

Learn more about the:  Fabio Neri Award and the  Best Student Paper Award

News about the public symposia and Colladon

September, 2011
There is interesting news, pictures and background information in the Media-Kit!
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Conference Program

August, 2011
Plan your conference - the detailed Conference Program is online! 
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Press Registration is open now!

July, 2011
Invitation to the press  
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Public symposium - Sunday, 18 September 2011, 14:30 - 17:30

July, 2011
The conference comes to Geneva exactly 170 years after Jean-Daniel Colladon’s first demonstration of light guiding in a water jet at the Academy of Science, now the University of Geneva. This anniversary will be celebrated in a series of public lectures in the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18th on “Milestones in Light Guiding” featuring talks on Colladon (Jeff Hecht, USA), first fabrication of glass fibres (Don Keck, USA), fibre amplifiers (David Payne, UK), and photonic crystal fibers (Philipp Russell, Germany).

A working demonstration model of the “Colladon fountain” will be shown during the conference in the entrance hall to the lecture room at the Palexpo conference center in Geneva.
A second public event will address the evolution of cryptography: A talk on “The science of secrecy” will be given by Simon Singh (UK). This talk will feature the demonstration of a genuine World War II “Enigma”.
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Best Student Paper Presentation Award

June, 2011
A special student paper presentation award recognises excellence and presentation abilities. Applications respected by  August 11, 2011!
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16 – 17 May:  Evaluation of conference papers

April, 2011
Christoph Harder is leading the team of 100 experts who will evaluate the papers for ECOC 2011. 756 contributions have  been submitted - about 250 papers and 100 poster presentations will be accepted for this years' conference. Notification of accepted papers will be done by 11 June, 2011.
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For the first time «Optics Express ECOC 2011 Special Issue» will publish accepted papers, oral and poster presentations from ECOC 2011 in its special publication at the end of 2011.
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Paper submission

February, 2011
Online submission is open now. The organisers of ECOC 2011 invite experts to participate in this most important scientific event.

Deadline: 14th April, 2011 - 5:00 PM (GMT)
Notification of acceptance: 11th June, 2011
Important: The paper format has changed. Please only use the new ECOC paper template.

For the first time, ECOC offers to authors of accepted papers the possibility to have their work published in a special issue of "Optics Express" that will appear in November this year.

Call for papers

January, 2011
The Technical Programme Committee encourages submission of original, unpublished, clear, accurate, and relevant papers in any of the topic areas listed in the attached flyer. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome.

Authors should submit their papers using the online submission process by Thursday, 14th April, 2011, 5:00 PM (GMT).
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First Announcement

Autumn 2009
ECOC 2011 is back in Switzerland again. 17 years after the first conference held in Switzerland (Montreux), Geneva will be the venue of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), the largest conference on these topics in Europe and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field world-wide.

Electrosuisse is organising this challenging Congress together with Nexus Business Media, United Kingdom, who is taking care of the belongings of the accompanying exhibition. 
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