P1. Photonic Switching Devices, Systems, and Networks

1) Photonic switching devices and building blocks

  • Integrated photonic technologies for switching subsystems and modules
  • Silicon photonic switching devices using monolithic and heterogeneous integration technologies
  • Nanophotonic metamaterial and plasmonic switching devices
  • Novel materials and phenomena for switching
  • Tunable devices for wavelength switching and routing
  • All-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic technologies for switching
  • 2D and 3D MEMS/LCOS switches and wavelength-selective switches
  • Optical cross-connects and ROADMs
  • Optical switches for space/mode division multiplexing

2) Photonic switching systems and functionalities

  • Optical signal processing, regeneration, impairment compensation, and performance monitoring
  • Advanced modulation and coding/decoding techniques
  • Modelling, design, implementation, impairment mitigation, algorithms for advanced switching functionalities
  • Microwave photonic devices and systems
  • Converged mobile and optical access networks
  • SDM technologies for photonic switching and networking

3) Photonic switching networks and controls

  • Energy-efficient switches, network architectures, and algorithms
  • Switching systems, architectures, and network integrations
  • Optical circuit-, burst-, slot-, and packet-switching systems and networking
  • Optical grooming and aggregation techniques
  • Software defined networking (SDN) and control plane integration for photonic networks
  • Next-generation GMPLS and OpenFlow
  • Optical network control, management, and security
  • Machine learning in optical communication network
  • Photonic network testbeds and field trials

P2. Photonics for Computing and Deep Learning Applications 

1) Photonics for innovative computing

  • Photonics in neuromorphic computing and machine learning devices
  • Optical neural networks and reservoir computing
  • Silicon photonic and nanophotonic devices for computing applications
  • Highly parallelized scalable photonic computing architectures and devices
  • Ising machines and building blocks
  • Photonic enabling technologies and devices for quantum computing and communication
  • Optics to memory and optical RAM
  • Photonic ASIC/FPGA for computing

2) Photonic technologies for datacenter and high-performance computing

  • On-chip optical interconnection and networking
  • On-board optics and co-packaged optics for high-capacity interconnects
  • Parallel data links and space division multiplexing for high-density interconnection
  • Large-scale switching technologies for data center (DC) and high-performance computing (HPC) systems
  • Inter- and hyper-scale intra-DC networks

3) Photonic networks for computing and big data applications

  • Fog/edge computing infrastructure and applications
  • Network function virtualization (NFV) at edges/datacenters
  • 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
  • Optical network requirements for machine learning and distributed deep learning