• Network control and management
    • Software-defined networks and network function virtualization (SDN/NFV)
    • Machine learning approaches for advanced network management
    • Network control and orchestration
    • Network performance monitoring and analytics
    • Optical white box systems for deeply programmable networks
  • Technologies, components, systems and interconnects for Data Centers and High Performance Computing
    • Optical networks to support inter data center communication and cloud applications
    • Disaggregated Data Center and HPC architectures, algorithms and protocols
    • Resource provisioning schemes for intra- and inter-datacenter communication
    • Cost effective and energy efficient devices for on-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects
  • Network design and operations
    • Optical network architectures and protocols for metro, access and backbone networks
    • Optical routers and switches, including ROADM, WSS, cross-connects and optical packet/burst switching
    • Energy efficient and sustainable optical networks
    • Resilience and security of optical networks
    • Techno-economic studies
  • Advanced high-capacity transmission systems and enabling technologies
    • Transmission systems with record capacity
    • Methods to achieve multi-terabit capacity networking
    • Point-point transmission or shared bus/tree topologies, burst transmission
    • 5G transport networks and convergence applications
    • Advanced optical modulation formats
  • Future networks
    • SDM-based network applications, network elements and unique applications using the spatial dimension
    • Free-space optics for short- and long-reach applications including balloon and drone-aided communications
    • Devices and systems enabling quantum networking