• Topic 1 - Photonic switching technology, devices, and building blocks
    • Photonic integrated technologies for compact and low power consumption switching subsystems and modules
    • Wavelength switching and routing technologies and building blocks
    • Novel phenomena for switching and routing
    • 2D and 3D MEMS/LCOS switches including wavelength selective switches
    • SDM technologies for photonic switching and networking
    • Optical switches for space/mode division multiplexing
    • Mode division multiplexing (MDM) technologies and devices
    • Optical signal processing, modulation, coding/decoding and compensation/error correction techniques for advanced photonic switching functionality
    • Microwave photonics devices and building blocks
    • Optical cross-connects and reconfigurable optical add-drop mux/demux
    • Nanophotonic metamaterials and devices for switching and routing
    • On-chip integration of photonic switching and control and logic electronics
    • Modelling, design, implementation, impairment mitigation, algorithms for advanced switching functionality
    • Spectral efficiency exploitation for advanced switching functionality
    • Digital technology for converged mobile and optical networks
    • Silicon photonic switching technologies using monolithic and heterogeneous integration
    • All-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic technologies for switching
    • Photonic enabling technologies and devices for quantum communications
    • Photonic enabling technologies and devices for intra-vehicle optical networks
    • Devices and packaging for space applications and other hostile environments
    • Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal regeneration, impairment compensation, and performance monitoring
    • Comparison of all-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic functionality
    • Burst switching compatible transceiver technology
  • Topic 2 - Photonic networks, systems, and interconnects
    • Advanced modulation techniques and coding/decoding subsystems
    • RF over optical processing and transmission
    • Microwave photonics systems
    • Optical grooming and aggregation techniques
    • Reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers/demultiplexers
    • Photonic circuit, packet, label, and burst switching systems and sub-systems
    • Optical cross-connects architectures
    • Optical time domain multiplexed systems
    • Optical multiple access systems (WDMA, TDMA, and CDMA)
    • MDM-based switching networks
    • Parallel data links and space division multiplexing
    • Rapidly reconfigurable networks
    • Software defined networking and control plane integration for photonic switching systems
    • Optical network control and management
    • Physical layer design and control
    • Packet-optical architectures and multi-layer optimization
    • Application-aware and service-oriented architectures
    • Converged mobile and optical networks
    • Optical network testbeds and field trials
    • Optical access and aggregation networks
    • Switching systems, architectures, and network integrations
    • Next-generation GMPLS and OpenFlow
    • Energy efficient switch, network architectures, and algorithms
    • Physical impairment aware switched-network architectures and algorithms
    • Optical circuit-, burst-, slot-, packet switched systems and their networking
    • Optical interconnects for high-density and large-scale switching technologies
  • Topic 3 - Photonics in Computing Systems and Deep Learning Applications
    • Advancement and evolution of computing and big data oriented technologies exploiting photonics
    • Optical reconfiguration techniques and technologies for computing systems
    • Physical layer trends in data centers (DC) and high performance computing (HPC)
    • Inter- and hyper-scale intra-DC networks
    • Machine learning in optical communication network
    • Optics integration and optical interconnects for computing systems
    • On-chip optical networks
    • Optics to memory and optical RAM
    • Optical network requirements for machine learning and distributed deep learning
    • Photonics in neuromorphic computing devices and architectures
    • Photonics in quantum communications
    • Photonics in optical machine learning and optical neural nets
    • Quantum computing and communication systems
    • Advanced photonics technologies for computing & big data applications
    • Hardware architectures for computing and big data
    • Photonic ASIC/FPGA for computing
    • Applications, Prototyping, and Experimentation of Photonic Networking/Switching Systems for Computing and Big Data
    • Fog/edge computing infrastructure and applications
    • Internet of Things (IoT) aware systems and applications
    • Photonic networking/switching system designs and architectures for computing and big data
    • Availability/reliability/disaster recovery in big data-oriented computing systems
    • Resource provisioning/metering/monitoring of computing and big data oriented systems
    • Software defined networking (SDN) for computing and big data control
    • Green systems for computing and big data environment
    • Network function virtualization (NFV) at edges/datacenters
    • Interactions and extensive communications between edge and central cloud