About ECOC 2011


Conference - 18 to 22 September 2011

ECOC is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field worldwide. ECOC 2011, held in Geneva, Switzerland, will be the 37th edition, showing the unbroken attractiveness of this conference.
ECOC stands for presentation of current scientific work as well as for major innovation and latest developments in optical devices in present and future telecommunication systems and networks.

Participants in 
Sunday workshops:           941

pre-registrations:              1'049 
on-site:                                   232
Total:                                    1'282

Exhibition registrations:   3'362
Total ECOC 2011:             4'644 


Preview -  From Colladon to ultrahigh capacity networks 

The 37th edition of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), one of the largest and most prestigious events in this field, will be held this year in Geneva from September 18th-22nd. Since its beginning ECOC takes place every fall in another European city. It is only the third time that Switzerland can host this unique event. ECOC is well known for being one of the world’s major forums for discussion of the most recent advances in research, development, and industrial applications of photonic communication technologies and networks.

The number of submitted regular papers amounts to 756, an increase of 2.5% with respect to last year’s event. This figure alone demonstrates the unbroken attractiveness of the  conference, known for promoting an intense knowledge exchange among professionals that constitutes one of the  major driving force for future innovations in optical communication technologies.  
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Exhibition - 19 to 21 September 2011

A major exhibition related to the scope of the conference will be organised at the conference venue during three days.
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The Venue

Geneva Palexpo is one of Switzerland’s largest, international exhibition and conference center. It is located within walking distance from the airport and its railway station. Train and  bus link Palexpo to the downtown area in a few minutes.
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Known as the smallest of the big cities, Geneva is considered a truly international metropolitan area, mainly due to the presence of the headquarters of many United Nations agencies and international organisations (ITU, CITT, etc.). Geneva, world capital of watch-making and metropolis of scientific research (i.e. European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN), is also a city of graceful lakeside parks. Geneva is only 3 hours from Zermatt, the famous mountain village with the Matterhorn in his background, and 5 hours from Top of Europe with the Jungfrau Railway.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Geneva.
Ursula Keller, René Salathé, Christoph Harder
and the ECOC 2011 team