Latest breakthroughs in optical communications to be highlighted at 2017 ECOC Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden’s home of innova

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Final call for sponsors and early-bird registration

Gothenburg, Sweden. 12 July 2017: The 2017 ECOC Conference will bring industry leaders and visitors to Sweden’s home of innovation, the city of Gothenburg, where the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge technology in the field of optical communications will be presented to a 5,000-strong crowd.

Co-located with ECOC Exhibition, the conference will host workshops, tutorials and plenary speeches from some of the most well-known and influential optical and technology corporations and universities in the world. 2017 is an exciting year for the conference, with submissions of research reaching significant conclusions regarding the future of optical networking and 5G access.

“The conference will confirm that the days of set-and-forget optical networking are numbered, and that the rigid segmentations in siloed subnetworks are being shaken up,” Dr. Sebastien Bigo, Head of the Networks Subcommittee, explained. “A new symbiosis of 5G access and data centres with optical technologies will come to light. End-to-end control and orchestration of network resources according to service demands, while accounting for novel monitoring of physical impairments, has not only become a must-have, but is gradually turning into a reality. These trends are facilitated by new opportunities offered by machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

The Ultimate Setting
Located in the heart of Scandinavia, Gothenburg is home to people from across the globe. With a reputation for friendliness and hospitality, Gothenburg provides the offerings and essentials of a cosmopolitan city, only condensed and with everything within walking distance.

“Sweden is well known for its progressive approach to sustainability, innovation and equality, and the city of Gothenburg is no exception,” said Dr. Per O. Andersson, General Chair at ECOC 2017, who also mentioned that the conference will be environmentally certified, with even the air travel being climate compensated for by a Green Sponsor.

“With Europe’s largest fully integrated hotel and congress facility, plus 8,000 additional hotel rooms – and everything right in the city centre – we can guarantee the ultimate setting and a pleasant experience for all ECOC visitors.”

Furthermore, right on the doorstep to the 400-year old city lays one of the most remarkable archipelagos in the world, consisting of scores of beautiful islands, from which 20 of the largest ones can easily be reached by ferry. September is a great time of year to visit West Sweden with its many scenic villages and unspoiled coastal areas, while Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo are only just a short trip away from Gothenburg – offering participants who wish to go on and explore more of the beautiful Scandinavian countries after the convention the chance of a lifetime.

“We truly look forward to welcoming delegates from all around the world to this amazing region,” added Dr. Andersson.

The ECOC Conference is organised jointly by Chalmers University of Technology, RISE Acreo, and the Technical University of Denmark, with Ericsson and Telia Company as guarantors.

Early-bird registration closes on July 13th and the final call for sponsors has been made. If you are interested in sponsoring during the conference, please visit http://ecoc2017.org/sponsorship/.

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