Bordeaux, France + Virtual

ECOC is the largest conference on optical communications in Europe, and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field worldwide.

This event presents a unique place for knowledge sharing, stimulating creativity, steering innovation and building collaborations. In the conference as well as in the associated exhibition, companies and institutions from all over the world will share the latest news and scientific breakthroughs from materials and devices, to systems and networks. Expect to meet analysts, media, government bodies, vendors and users - as well as peers, colleagues or customers.

ECOC 2021 is supported by Systematic, French cluster for digital and Deep Tech, which leads the Paris Region ecosystem with 900 members, including nearly 600 Start-up, SMEs and ISEs, 140 major industrial players, 140 academics, investors group and a group of about 20 local authorities.

In the 47th edition of the conference, TeraFlow will be featured with the presentation of two papers as listed below:


  • Monday 13 September • 09:00 - 10:30 • Room C2
    Workshop: Applications for IMDD and Coherent in Short Reach Systems

    Organisers: Christopher Fludger, Infinera - Germany; Jochen Maes, Nokia Bell Labs - Belgium; Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs - USA

  • Tuesday 14 September • 9:00 - 10:00 • Room E
    Tutorial session: Advances in SDN control for Beyond 100G disaggregated optical networks

    Presenter: Ramon Casellas, CTTC - Spain
  • Tuesday 14 September • 10:00 - 10:15 • Room E
    Paper: First Demonstration of Dynamic Deployment of SDN-enabled WDM Virtual Network Topologies (VNTs) over SDM networks

    Authors: Carlos Manso (Presenter), CTTC - Spain; Raul Muñoz (Presenter), CTTC - Spain; Filippos Balasis, KDDI Research Inc. - Japan; Ricard Vilalta, CTTC - Spain; Ramon Casellas, CTTC - Spain; Ricardo Martínez, CTTC - Spain; Cen Wang; KDDI Research Inc. - Japan; Noboru Yoshikane; KDDI Research Inc. - Japan; Itsuro Morita, KDDI Research Inc. - Japan; Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI Research Inc. - Japan

    We present the dynamic deployment of logical WDM VNTs by deploying virtual links between ROADM/OXC nodes using spatial channels provided by SDM networks. We propose a cloud-native WDM over SDM (WDMoSDM) SDN orchestrator that is responsible for the lifecycle management of the SDN-enabled WDM VNTs.
  • Wednesday 15 September • 14:15 - 14:30 • Room E
    Paper: Scalable Physical Layer Security Components for Microservice-Based Optical SDN Controllers

    Authors: Carlos Natalino (Presenter), Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden; Carlos Manso, CTTC - Spain; Ricard Vilalta, CTTC - Spain; Paolo Monti, Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden; Raul Muñoz, CTTC - Spain; Marija Furdek, Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden

    We propose and demonstrate a set of microservice-based security components able to perform physical layer security assessment and mitigation in optical networks. Results illustrate the scalability of the attack detection mechanism and the agility in mitigating attacks.
  • Wednesday 15 September • 17:30 - 17:45 • Room E
    Paper: Optical Network Telemetry with Streaming Mechanisms using Transport API and Kafka

    Authors: Ricard Vilalta (Presenter), CTTC - Spain; Ramon Casellas, CTTC - Spain; Ricardo Martinez, CTTC - Spain; Raul Muñoz, CTTC - Spain; Alfredo González-Muñiz, Telefónica I+D, Global CTO Unit - Spain; Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios, Telefónica I+D, Global CTO Unit - Spain

    We present a streaming mechanism for optical networks based on the Kafka architecture and protocols, to efficiently distribute state and network updates following the upcoming ONF Transport API streaming implementation agreement. The proposed mechanism is validated and experimentally evaluated.

  • Wednesday 15 September • 16:15 - 16:45 • Room E
    Role of monitoring and analytics in next-generation optical networks
    Authors: Lluis Gifre Renom (Presenter), CTTC - Spain; Fabien Boitier, Nokia Bell Labs - France

    We study the requirements that Control, Orchestration, and Management (COM) systems for optical networks should fulfil, present a minimal set of components they should implement, and propose our research point of view regarding the future needs for COM systems for optical networks.

Check the full agenda of the event, register and make sure to join us on both sessions to learn more about TeraFlow!

ECOC 2021