Optics Express Special Issue
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2012
To be Published: December 2012
ECOC is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field worldwide. ECOC 2012, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 16-20, 2012, will be the 38th edition, showing the continued relevance of this conference. (http://www.ecoc2012.org/)
ECOC 2012 will present current scientific work as well as major innovation and the latest developments in optical devices in present and future telecommunication systems and networks. The information will be included in the following 6 subcommittees:
- Fibres, Fibre Devices, and Amplifiers - This area focuses on optical fibres, their fabrication and characterization, the physics of light propagation in optical fibres, fibre amplifiers and lasers, as well as fibre based devices for communication and sensor applications.
- Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices - This area focuses on manufacturing, performance testing and reliability of devices and components used to generate, amplify, detect, switch or process optical signals. Technologies include planar-waveguides, bulk-optics and photonic bandgap structures based on various material systems.
- Subsystems for Optical Networks - This area concentrates on modelling, design and implementation of optical, opto-electronic, or electrical subsystems and network elements for fixed or adaptive impairment mitigation, performance monitoring, add-drop multiplexing and optical packet processing.
- Transmission Systems and Network Elements - This scope will treat modelling, design and implementation of optical fibre or free-space transmission links, highlighting system-level applications of subsystems and networking elements as well as system-level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques. It further covers applications of quantum information technologies.
- Backbone and Core Networks - This area focuses on the modelling, design, architecture and scaling of optical WDM and packet-based backbone and metro-core networks, including control and management functions and protocols as well as the application of optical communication technologies in core networks. It also covers aspects of successful commercial deployments and transport field trials.
- Access Networks and LAN - This field is to discuss networking aspects of broadband optical access and local-area networks. It covers FTTx, passive optical networks, radio-over-fibre systems, hybrid wireless/optical solutions, and in-building networks. It also comprises successful commercial mass deployments, field trials and applications of optical communication technologies in public, private and enterprise networks.
This special issue, to appear in the OSA journal Optics Express, will be open to all authors of tutorial, invited, oral, poster and postdeadline papers of ECOC2012. The title and author list of the manuscripts submitted to the journal can be identical to the title and author list of their ECOC proceeding paper. However, the manuscript submitted to Optics Express will undergo peer review, thus substantial and/or significant new information to the 3-page paper originally submitted to the ECOC 2012 conference should be added. Authors are strongly encouraged to keep submissions limited to 8 pages in order to facilitate a quick peer review process.
It is envisioned that this second ECOC-Optics Express Special Issue will, with last's years inaugural issue, become a standard reference for the optical communication field.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Optics Express and must be uploaded through OSAs electronic-submission system. Submissions received after 1 October cannot be guaranteed to be completed in time for the special issue. Articles completed after the special issue is published will be included in a regular issue of Optics Express and linked to the ECOC 2012 collection. Normal Optics Express open access charges will also apply to all published articles:
- $1018 - 6 or fewer published pages
- $1743 - 7 to 15 published pages
- Manuscripts longer than 15 pages will incur an additional fee of $145 for each page beyond 15
If you have not submitted manuscripts to OSA journals in the past you will be asked to create a new user account. When providing the information for your paper, be sure to choose "ECOC 2012" in the Category drop down menu, as well as the appropriate ECOC subcategory in the Feature Issues section. You will notice that the submission system will require you to suggest three referees for your manuscript. All submissions to the special issue will be reviewed by members of the ECOC 2012 Technical Program Committees, so feel free to use their names in this section. If you do not know their email addresses you may enter "firstname.lastname@example.org" in that field to proceed. Finally, be sure to enter your paper's ECOC 2012 document number in the comment box just below the reviewer suggestions section.