The workshop will provide academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students with a forum to exchange ideas and present recent research on all aspects of photonics and applications. The workshop will consist of technical sessions:
Photonic and Networking
Wireless and Optical-Wireless Convergence
Video Communication and Display
Posters for PhD Students.
Final program will be announced soon.
PhD students are encouraged and invited to attend and present a poster on their latest results. Attending the workshop is free. To register for the workshop, please visit
20-22 September 2010:EURO-FOS had booth #115 at the 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication Conference (ECOC) held in Torino, Italy.
Visitors had the opportunity to meet researchers from EURO-FOS and discuss possible collaboration frames or joint experimental activities facilitated by the eurofoslab. The progress on the joint research activities of the project and the role of EURO-FOS in the integration of efforts and resources in Europe in the field of photonics was high-lighted.
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25 July - 15 August 2010: Following the success of the first summer school in July 2009, the second EURO-FOS summer school was organized in collaboration with DTU Fotonik in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event was specifically organized by the Section for Communication Technology at DTU Fotonik as part of the DTU Summer University program. The target group of the event was students in the middle of a 5 year program for an Electronics, Telecommunication, or Computer Engineering degree.The students that were selected wient through an exam at the end of the program and got a certificate of the participation in the summer school.
Within the framework of the summer school, participants had the chance to get hand-on experience with photonic systems and subsystems by carrying out a number of experimental small-scale projects. EURO-FOS participated by setting up four of these projects, each one being related with one of the EURO-FOS centres of excellence (CEs).Researchers from the consortium visited DTU and prepared the introductory presentations and the experimental setups for the conduction of the exercises.
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21-23 September 2009: EURO-FOS had a booth (#266) at the 35th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication Conference (ECOC) held in Vienna, Austria.
Visitors had the opportunity to meet researchers from EURO-FOS and discuss possible collaboration frames, current Network activities and recent results coming out of EURO-FOS joint experimental activities that included:
Performance of higher-modulation formats with coherent detection and electronic distortion equalization
Optical Time Domain Multiplexed systems enabling terabit-capacity transmission systems
High-speed and functional switching systems performing intelligent functionalities in the physical layer
New systems and concepts for high-speed and scalable WDM-based Passive Optical Networks
Moreover, currently running European research projects in the photonics area were presented.
10-11 September 2009: The 4th concertation meeting on "Photonics-Enabled Applications" will focus on the role played by photonic components as enablers for applications, i.e. applications or devices which depend on photonic components for their fabrication or require them to operate, with or without a photonic component embedded in the final system. The event will address in particular:
Latest breakthroughs from photonic components research
Scope of ICT Call-5 Objective ICT-2009.3.7 "Photonics"
There will also be a guided tour of the Photonics Communications research Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. For more information click here
Past Event: 1st Summer School
8-10 July 2009: Attend EURO-FOS summer school organized in Athens, Greece. The school will take place at AIT's premises and addresses MSc and PhD students and young professionals interested in learning both fundamentals and latest developments of photonics applicable to telecommunications. The school programme can be downloaded here. For more information on the summer school click here
Past Event: ICTON 2009 Workshop
28 June - 2 July 2009: EURO-FOS project endorsed the 11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2009) held in Island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. The scope of the Conference concentrated on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in broadband telecommunication networks, systems, and components. Download Flyer or visit ICTON homepage
Sunday 28 June 2009:EURO-FOS organized the 1st Workshop on Photonic Systems (WORPS) "Technologies for developing Terabit capacity switching systems". Researchers from top academic groups in Europe gave comprehensive tutorials on theory and applications of photonic technology for realizing high-speed optical signal processing systems, terabit capacity photonic routers and scalable, power-efficient packet- switched networks. The workshop was successful with high attendance and coverage from TV station RTP Accores.
Non-linear processes enabling optical signal processing, Robert Manning (UCC) Approaching terabit/second switching, Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad (DTU-Fotonik) Progress of photonic switching systems for enabling advanced routing functionalities: From bulk UNIs to fully integrated photonic routers, Leontios Stampoulidis (NTUA) Scalable photonic packet routers, Harm Dorren (TU/e)
Past Event:European workshop on photonic solutions for wireless, access and in-house networks
The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview on actual research activities in Europe in the area of photonic communications (wireline and wireless for access and in-house), to foster European cooperation in that areas and to provide a forum for discussing about future activities at a European level. Technical demonstrations will be organised during the workshop as well as laboratory visits.
The workshop is organised by the following European projects: ALPHA, BONE, euroFOS , FUTON , GIBON , HECTO , IPHOBAC , ISIS , OMEGA , and UROOF. The workshop is also open to participants who are not members of the above mentioned projects.
The workshop will be held in Duisburg, Germany, May 18-20 2009
Workshop main topics:
Optoelectronic hardware developments for wireless photonics applications
In-house and in-building networks
Convergence of wireless and FTTx technologies
Paper Submission Deadline: 31 March 2009
For more information on venue, research topics and paper submission please visit Workshop homepage
Past Event: FTTx Workshop
12 May 2009: EURO-FOS endorsed the International Workshop on Next Generation Access: "FTTx architectures, technologies, business and economic aspects", which was held at the Classical Athens Imperial Hotel, Karaiskaki Square, GR - 10437, Athens on the 12th of May, 2009. The workshop was organized by the Athens Information Technology (AIT) and the Greek ICT Forum.
Past Event: ICT Event 2008
25-27 November 2008: You can get informed about EURO-FOS project at ICT-BONE project booth at the ICT 2008 Event held in Lyon. The biennial ICT Event (formerly called the "IST Event") is the most important forum for discussing research and public policy in information and communication technologies at European level. The Event brings together researchers and innovators, policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies. For more information on the event click here.You can also visit ICT-BONE project homepage by cliking here.
Past Event: ECOC 2008 - Brussels
22-24 September 2008: Within the frames of collaboration with the Network of Excellence ICT-BONE on optical networks, EURO-FOS project was represented in ECOC 2008 Exhibition at ICT-BONE booth #320. EURO-FOS successfully disseminated the project activities to members of academia and industry that are active in the field of optical fiber communications reasearch scene. Collaboration opportunities with research groups outside the network where discussed, whereas members of industry were informed on the potential collaboration with EURO-FOS Pan-European Laboratory that is currently being setup.
Past Event: Concertation meeting - FP7 Photonics projects
18-19 September 2008: EURO-FOS project was presented at the EU concertation meeting in Barcelona on 19th September 2008. The concept of the Network of Excellence and the project objectives were presented, with emphasis on the creation of a Pan-European Laboratory with expertise in the design and development of photonic subsystems and systems. Potential cooperation opportunities with new collaborative projects focusing on photonic components for telecommunications were also presented.