Important dates

JUNE 26, 2014
July 26, 2014
July 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
September 26, 2014
August 15, 2014
October 10, 2014 CONFERENCE DATES:
November 9-10, 2014


The final program of the conference is available for downloading now. 


The venue of ICOCN2014 is Suzhou Marriott Hotel (万豪酒店).

A guide on how to get to the conference hotel from the Pudong airport through an airport shuttle bus.

Final Version of Submission
According to the regulations of IEEE, all papers to be included in the proceedings of ICOCN'2014 have to be IEEE Xplore-compatible. IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs or to check the PDFs. To access the service, please use this link: (Conference ID of PDF eXpress: 33799X).

The compatible PDF version for each paper should be submitted through the EDAS system,

Copyright of Submission
For all the accepted papers, the authorized copyright should be submitted to the organization committee. Otherwise, the papers without authorized copyrights cannot be included in the proceedings of ICOCN'2014. There is an ecopyright function in EDAS when you submit your final accepted manuscript.


Plenary talks 


Prof. Rodney S. Tucker (IEEE/OSA Fellow)
University of Melbourne, Australia

Title: Towards a Green Internet

  Dr. Ori Gerstel (IEEE/OSA Fellow, EiC of JOCN)
CTO, Sedona Systems, Israel
Title: Likely and unlikely directions for the evolution of the optical layer
 Peter2 Dr. Peter J. Winzer (IEEE/OSA Fellow, EiC of JLT)
Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department, Bell Labs
Title: Spatial Multiplexing: The Final Frontier in Optical Network Capacity Scaling


News: The authors of a number of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to Special Issues of the Springer journal of Photonic Network Communications (a formal review process will be carried out; however, the first decision on each submitted paper will be out within 2 months).


Paper submission: Prospective authors must submit original papers of not more than four (4) pages in standard IEEE format (or using the ICOCN2014 template) using the EDA submission system, Note that there are three tracks in the paper submission main webpage, and for each track, there are two entrances respective for regular paper submission and invited paper submission. Please choose the links according to the categories.


Welcome to Suzhou! (Call for papers)

The 13th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN) will be held during November 9-10, 2014 at Suzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China (see Wikipedia introduction). The conference and symposium aim to provide a premier opportunity for professionals, experts, engineers, scientists and industrial people worldwide in the field of research, development and applications of photonics to share and exchange their experience. Three will be three tracks including (1) Optical networks, (2) Optical transmission subsystems and techniques, (3) Photonic devices and integration.


History of ICOCN

# Year Location
13th 2014 Suzhou, PR China
12th 2013 Chengdu, PR China
11th 2012 Pattaya, Thailand
10th 2011 Guangzhou, China
9th 2010 Nanjing, China
8th 2009 Beijing, China
7th 2008 Singapore
6th 2007 Taxila, Pakistan
5th 2006 Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou, China
4th 2005 Bangkok, Thailand
3rd 2004 Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
2nd 2003 Bangalore, India
1st 2002 Singapore