Signal Processing in Photonic Communications


Signal processing is essential in today’s photonic communication systems and networks including backbone metro and long-haul applications, data center interconnects (DCI), optical access networks, free space communications, and so forth.

SPPCom covers the state-of-the-art advances in digital and analog (electronic and optical) signal processing techniques for all of these applications, to address the ever-increasing capacity demand, reduce cost per bit, and enable future photonic communication services. SPPCom brings together researchers and engineers from various areas to share their knowledge, cutting-edge research and visions.

The scope of this meeting includes the following two major categories: 1) digital and electronic signal processing, 2) optical signal processing.

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Committee Members

  • Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, United StatesChair
  • Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ChinaChair
  • David Hillerkuss, Huawei Technologies, GermanyProgram Chair
  • Koji Igarashi, Osaka University, JapanProgram Chair
  • Benedikt Baeuerle, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Di Che, Nokia Bell Labs, United States
  • Eleni Diamanti, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Hany Elgala, State University of New York at Albany, United States
  • David Elkouss, QUTech
  • Tobias Fehenberger, , Germany
  • Neil Gonzalez, National University of Colombia, Colombia
  • Zhen-fu Han, Univ of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Toshimori Honjo, NTT Basic Research Laborarories, Japan
  • Mary McCarthy, Oclaro, United Kingdom
  • Darli Mello, UNICAMP - DFA, Brazil
  • Christoph Pacher, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Fabio Pittalà, Huawei Technologies, Germany
  • Danish Rafique, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
  • Jochen Schröeder, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Naoki Suzuki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
  • Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Xi Chen

Nokia Bell Labs, United States

Qunbi Zhuge

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

David Hillerkuss

Huawei Technologies, Germany
Program Chair

Koji Igarashi

Osaka University, Japan
Program Chair


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