+48 22 5128 100  

Szachowa 1,
04-894 Warszawa


20th Anniversary International Conference on
Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2018
10th Anniversary Sub-Wavelength Photonics Conference SWP 2018


Bucharest, Romania, July 1-5, 2018


Co-located with:

  • 17th European Symposium on Photonic Crystals (ESPC)
  • 17th Workshop on All-Optical Routing (WAOR)
  • 15th Global Optical & Wireless Networking Seminar (GOWN)
  • 14th Reliability Issues in Next Generation Optical Networks Workshop (RONEXT)
  • 14th Optical Wireless Workshop (OWW – former Free-Space Optics Session)
  • 14th Photonic Integrated Components & Applications Workshop (PICAW)
  • 13th Nanophotonics for All-Optical Networking Workshop (NAON)
  • 13th Special Session on Photonic Atoms & Molecules (PAM – former MPM)
  • 13th Special Session on Novel Glasses for photonic devices
  • 11th Special Session on Market in Telecommunications (MARS)
  • 10th Anniversary Workshop on Broadband Access (former ACCORDANCE)
  • 9th Workshop on Communication in Transportation Systems (CTS)
  • 8th Workshop on Green Optical Communications (GOC)
  • 8th Special Session on Microwave Photonics (MWP)
  • 5th Workshop on Big Data Analytics and Network Optimization (BigNeO − former NeO)
  • 4th Workshop on Technology for Data Center Interconnects (DACINT)
  • 4th Workshop on Datacenter Networks (DCN)
  • 4th Workshop on 5G Transport Networks (5GT)
  • 3rd Workshop on Fiber-Wireless Network Technologies and Architectures towards 5G and Beyond (FiWiN5G)
  • 3rd Workshop on Quantum Photonics (QPhot)
  • 3rd Workshop on Multi-Layer Network Orchestration (NetOrch)
  • 2ndWorkshop on Novel Optical Amplifiers (NOA)
  • 2nd Workshop on Label-Free Super-Resolution and Sensing (LFSRS)
  • 2nd Workshop on High Capacity SDM-WDM Optical Networking (SDM-WDM)
  • 2nd Workshop on Flexible and High-Capacity Optical Networks (Flex-ON)
  • 1st Workshop on Optical Microscopy Techniques (OMT)

The National Institute of Telecommunications, former Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with the University Politehnica Bucharest and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2018 which will be kindly hosted at the Central Library of University Politehnica Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, 060042, sector 6, Bucharest, Romania, July 1-5, 2018. Technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Photonics Society is foreseen.

Easily reachable by plane (Bucharest Henry Coanda International Airport, Bucuresti-Otopeni), Bucharest is awaiting for its visitors to visit its emblematic attractions: the Arch of Triumph, Cantacuzino Palace, The Royal Palace, and many more.

The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing and novel applications. Special sessions on superresolution light microscopy techniques and image processing will be included in the conference program. Conference topics include:

  • Digital all-optical networks
  • Ultra-dense wavelength-division multiplexing
  • Ultra-fast optical time domain multiplexing
  • Next generation networking
  • Optical switching and routing (WAOR)
  • Optical packet networks and services
  • Optical transparency and network scalability
  • Network reliability and availability (RONEXT)
  • Wireless and optical networking (GOWN)
  • Free-space optical communications
  • Radio-over-Fibre transmission
  • Broadband metro and access networks
  • Market in telecommunications (MARS)
  • New transmission windows
  • Network planning and design tools
  • Big data analytics and network optimization (BigNeO)
  • Non-conventional optical communications
  • Communication in transportation systems (CTS)
  • Microwave photonics (MWP)
  • Photonic band-gap structures (ESPC)
  • Photonic crystal fibres
  • Nonlinear and active PBG devices
  • Nanoscale and ultrafast photonics (NAON)
  • Optical memories and data storage
  • VCSELs and other novel light sources
  • Fibre lasers
  • Microresonators and photonic molecules (MPM)
  • Novel glasses and photonic materials
  • Polarisation mode dispersion
  • Photonic component integration (PICAW)
  • Sub-wavelength photonic devices (SWP)
  • Optical microscopy and nanoscopy techniques (OMT)
  • Optical inspection of transparent samples: quantitative phase imaging
  • 3D optical imaging and display
  • Polarization-resolved optical microscopy
  • Image processing
  • Other relevant topics

Authors are cordially encouraged to submit the contributions (max. of 4 pages in MS Word accompanied by a PDF version) for Regular and Poster Sessions to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. by March 31, 2018.

The authors will be notified on the acceptance by April 30, 2018. Post-deadline papers with very recent results are requested by June 1, 2018.

We are looking forward to offer a warm welcome to all of you for the 20th anniversary edition of the ICTON Conference. Traditionally, an ambitious technical programme will be accompanied by an attractive set of social events.



George A. Stanciu
General Chair
Mihnea Costoiu
Honorary Chair
Jarosław P. Turkiewicz
IEEE Photonics Society
Poland Chapter Chairman
Marian Marciniak
ICTON Originator

Contact: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.