Call for Papers

The 19th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications, NOC 2014 will be held in Milan, Italy, from June 4th to 6th, 2014.

NOC addresses research topics in the optical networks area, such as core, metro and access network planning design and modeling, optical communications (both fiber and free-space), and photonic devices. New topics such as optical mobile backhauling, optical interconnects, intra-datacenter networking, and software-defined optical networks will also be included.

Through its technical program, the conference will provide an opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new research challenges, share solutions and discuss issues in information and communication technology (ICT) referring to modern telecommunications. The 19th NOC provides a forum for the promotion of new opportunities from industry, institutes of technology and academia. We therefore invite you to contribute to the event through involvement as patron, session organizer, presenter, delegate or contributor.

The goal of the conference is to present high-quality results in the field, and to provide a framework for research collaboration through focused discussions that will shape future research efforts and directions. In this context, the program committee will accept only a limited number of papers that meet the criteria of originality, presentation quality and topic relevance. NOC has reached the highest level of quality, which is reflected both in the level of participation as well as the acceptance ratio and the amount and quality of submitted papers.

NOC 2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases, including SCOPUS.

Moreover, presented papers that achieved very top-ranking reviews will be considered for fast-track publication of an extended-version in a mini-feature issue of Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking. OSN is a very well known journal and a reference publication in our  optical networking community. It is indexed in ISI and Scopus, with an ISI impact factor 0.717.

Topics of interest

Specific topics addressed include (but are not limited to) the following ones:

  • Optical network performance modelling
  • Optical network planning and design
  • Multi-layer design of optical networks
  • Optical network management
  • Signalling for all-optical networks
  • Measurement, monitoring and supervision techniques
  • Optical multicasting
  • All-optical access networks
  • Field trials and experiments
  • Optical network virtualization
  • Standardization and economic comparisons
  • Next-generation Passive Optical Networks
  • Energy efficiency as well as energy saving in telecommunications networks
  • Reliability and Maintenance
  • FTTX economics
  • Standards
  • Optical Wireless Communications
  • Combined optical and wireless networks
  • 100 Gbit/s and beyond: high-speed coherent fiber transmission
  • Optical Software Defined Networks
  • Reconfigurable OADM
  • Mobile optical backhauling and wireless to fiber convergence in the metro and access networks
  • Multicore and multimode fiber systems
  • Silicon photonics switching architecutres and systems
  • Openflow-based optical control plane
  • SDN vs. GMPLS control plane
  • Optical cloud computing
  • Photonic network architectures for datacenter interconnections
  • OFDM applications in optical network
  • Elastic optical networking
  • Routing and spectrum allocation algorithms
  • Path computation element (PCE) for optical networking

Important dates


  • Full paper due :                February 24, 2014 (23:59 CET) (final deadline!)
  • Notification of acceptance:  April 18, 2014
  • Final version due (and conference early registration):               April 30, 2014

How to submit

Online submission thorough EDAS system is required for all types of submissions. Detailed information on all types of submissions will be soon provided in section “HOW TO SUBMIT”