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OPTICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of OPTICS, the International Conference on Optical Communication Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on any of the optical communication components of an optical communication system, or the system itself. Optical fiber is currently the main means for high-rate transmission in communication networks, while supporting the needed bandwidth and requirements that are expected to be imposed on the front-haul network to support the 5G vision. While 5G is designed to support a variety of heterogeneous applications such as massive Internet of Things (IoT), mission critical ultra-reliable and low latency machine-type communications and energy-efficient services, optical fiber communications and photonic networking systems are of paramount importance for driving crucial changes in the architecture of our telecommunication networks.  In the last years, there is a great deal of ongoing research efforts that span the entire protocol stack of optical networks, with representative areas being architecture of optical components, optoelectronics, wavelength routing, energy efficiency, flex-grid optical networks and 5G-enabled optical backhaul architectures. 


  • Optical Networks, Optical Routers and Optical Switches
  • Lasers and Photonic Components
  • High-Speed Optical Transmission
  • Fibers and Fiber Devices/Amplifiers/Lasers
  • Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optical Amplification and Sensing
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • Visible light communication (VLC)
  • Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks
  • Integration of Optical and Wireless Networking
  • Optical Modulation and Signal Processing
  • Optical OFDM
  • Enabling the Cloud through SDN and NFV
  • WDM Optical Networks
  • Elastic Optical Networks
  • Laser Applications
  • Sensing Applications


ICETE 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 July, 2020

Paper Submission: February 14, 2020
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2020

Paper Submission: March 31, 2020
Authors Notification:
May 7, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2020

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2020

Tutorial Proposal: May 26, 2020

Demo Proposal: May 26, 2020

Panel Proposal: May 26, 2020


OPTICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: optics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.optics.icete.org/


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