San Diego, California + Virtual

The 2022 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, the premier international event for the latest advances in optical communications and networking featured comprehensive educational programming on groundbreaking innovations—from research to the marketplace—spanning the entire ecosystem, during the hybrid event on 06 – 10 March 2022 in San Diego, CA.

Executives, technical experts, academia, media and analysts connected through OFC's hybrid format featuring virtual and in-person programming and an in-person exhibition to meet the unique needs of a global audience.

OFC's comprehensive technical programme spanned five days and featured peer-reviewed presentations and more than 120 invited speakers. Presenters discussed the industry's hottest topics, including advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSPs); Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML); coherent pluggables; co-packaging; data center optics at greater than 400G; emerging architectures for 5G and edge networks; high-speed PON; among many others. Additional technical programming throughout the week included symposia, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels and the thought-provoking rump session.

TeraFlow project was featured in the following sessions: 


07 March 2022 
14:00 - 14:00 (UTC - 08:00)

OFC Demo Zone 
Presider: Paolo Monti, Chalmers Tekniska HögskolaSweden 
Room 6A - San Diego Convention Center 

Demonstration of Zero-Touch Device and L3-VPN Service Management Using the TeraFlow Cloud-Native SDN Controller (M3Z.15) 
Carlos Silva, Chalmers University of Technology 
We demonstrate zero-touch device bootstrapping, monitoring, and L3-VPN service management using the novel TeraFlow OS SDN controller prototype.TeraFlow aims at producing a cloud-native carrier-grade SDN controller offering scalability, extensibility, high-performance, and high-availability features.


07 March 2022
16:30 - 16:45 (UTC - 08:00)
Dynamic Reconfiguration of WDM Virtual Network Topology Over SDM Networks for Spatial Channel Failure Recovery With GRPC Telemetry (M4F.1)
Raul Muñoz, CTTC
N3: Architecture and software-defined control for metro and core networks
We experimentally demonstrate the dynamic reconfiguration of WDM VNTs in response to SDM spatial channel failures. We present an SDN control architecture with gRPC-telemetry and analytics to detect failures and restore failed virtual WDM links


09 March 2022
9:45 - 10:00 (UTC - 08:00)
Architecture to Deploy and Operate a Digital Twin Optical Network (W1F.4)
Ricard Vilalta, CTTC
N3: Architecture and software-defined control for metro and core networks
We propose an architecture to deploy Digital Twin Optical Networks (DTON), which provide a virtual representation of the physical optical network. DTON allow the assessment of specific behaviors before actual implementation in the physical network.


10 March 2022 
15:00 - 15:15 (UTC - 08:00)
Microservice-Based Unsupervised Anomaly Detection Loop for Optical Networks (Th3D.4)
Carlos Silva, Chalmers University of Technology
N3: Architecture and software-defined control for metro and core networks
Unsupervised learning (UL) is a technique to detect previously unseen anomalies without needing labeled datasets. We propose the integration of a scalable UL-based inference component in the monitoring loop of an SDN-controlled optical network.