ONDM 2021

The 25th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM 2021) will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from the 28th of June to the 1st of July 2021 and will be organized by the Chalmers University of Technology

By featuring an interactive and dynamic program comprising workshops, keynotes, tutorials, and invited talks, as well as high-quality contributed talks, ONDM 2021 will serve as a platform to divulge into hot and emerging areas of optical networking.

For the attendees, the conference will also be an opportunity to experience Sweden at its best, with summer days with up to 18 hours of sunlight. ONDM 2021 attendees will be able to participate in the rich conference program, and still have time to explore the city and relax until sundown.

ONDM 2021 is planning for an in-person event taking place in June/July 2021. The organizing committee will closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the unfortunate case that it will still not be possible to organize an in-person event in complete safety, the conference will be migrated to an online format letting the presenters and the attendees still present their work and enjoy the conference program.

ONDM 2021 addresses cutting-edge research in established areas of optical networking and their adoption in support of a wide variety of new services and applications. This includes the most recent trends such as 5G and beyond; data-centre networking; Internet of things; cloud/edge computing; content delivery; big data, data analytics, network telemetry, and real-time monitoring; autonomic networking; artificial intelligence / machine learning assisted networks; visible light networks; and quantum secured networks.

Such trends drive the need for increased capacity, efficiency, flexibility, and adaptability in the functions that the network can perform. In turn, these needs can be achieved by developing new optical network architectures, based on different optical network disaggregation models, by exploiting and integrating novel multidimensional photonic technology solutions as well as by adopting open and highly programmable hardware and software platforms such as software-defined networking (SDN), and network function virtualization (NFV), to allow supporting new business models and opportunities.

Selected ONDM2021 papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) ONDM2021 Special Issue, to be published in Spring 2022.

For all the above reasons, ONDM 2021 is a great opportunity for sharing your latest academic and industrial research on optical networking.

We look forward to receiving your submissions, and to your participation!

Paolo Monti and Marija Furdek
ONDM 2021 General Chairs

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