02 July 2018 – 05 July 2018 ETH Zurich, Zürich, Zurich Switzerland

Signal Processing in Photonic Communications


Signal processing is required in many types of 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 five major categories: 1) digital and electronic signal processing, 2) optical signal processing, 3) radio-over-fiber and free space optical communication, 4) passive optical networks (PON), and 5) applications of machine learning (ML) in optical communication.

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Committee Members

  • Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, United States , Chair
  • Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China , Chair
  • David Hillerkuss, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Germany , Program Chair
  • Koji Igarashi, Osaka University, Japan , Program Chair


Xi Chen

Nokia Bell Labs, UNITED STATES

Qunbi Zhuge

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CHINA

David Hillerkuss

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, GERMANY
Program Chair

Koji Igarashi

Osaka University, JAPAN
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society