Eindhoven Workshop on Optical Communications (EWOC)

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The 2018 Eindhoven Workshop on Optical Communications (EWOC 2018) will be held on April 8-10, 2018.
When Apr 08, 2018 12:00 AM to
Apr 10, 2018 12:00 AM
Where Eindhoven, NL
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The workshop consists of invited talks in the area of optical communications and a poster session.


  • Gerhard Kramer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Darko Zibar (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Erik Agrell (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Laurent Schmalen (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)
  • Ben Puttnam (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Olga Vassilieva (Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., USA)


  • TU/e SPS: Alex Alvarado, Frans Willems, Bin Chen, Vinicius Oliari Couto Dias, Yi Lei, Rick Butler
  • TU/e ECO: Chigo Okonkwo, Ton Koonen, John van Weerdenburg, Sjoerd van der Heide, Simon Rommel
  • TU Delft: Sander Wahls, Shrinivas Chimmalgi
  • Chalmers University of Technology: Alireza Sheikh
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Stanislav Derevyanko
  • University of Edinburgh: Majid Safari
  • CNIT: Luca Poti
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna: Marco Secondini, Stella Civelli


  • Information theory and the nonlinear fiber channel
  • Machine learning and optical communications
  • Multi-mode optical transmission systems
  • Modulation and FEC 


Registration is free, but the space is limited, giving priority to members of the Eurotech aliance (TU/e, TUM, DTU and EPFL). If you are interesting in joining, please follow this link to register online or send a mail to (b.c.chen@tue.nl).

The deadline for registrations is March 16.


There will be a poster session for PhD students and early career researchers. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please fill the form here or send an email to (b.c.chen@tue.nl) with a preliminary title before March 16.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Welcome dinner

Monday, 9 April 2018

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Welcome &Introduction
  • 09:30 – 12:30 Talks by academic speakers
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and poster session
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Talks by industrial speakers
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

  • 9:30 – 11:00 Lab visit and panel discussion

Local Organization: Alex Alvarado, Chigo Okonkwo, Bin Chen, Vinicius Oliari Couto Dias
Scientific Advisors: Ton Koonen and Frans Willems


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