Workshop on Optical Networks (2014)

Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Venue: 1131, Kemper Hall (Map)




People who are interested in participating/speaking at the workshop, please contact Massimo Tornatore, tornator AT elet DOT polimi DOT it


Timeslot Speaker Topic
9:30 am - 9:40 amBiswanath MukherjeeWelcome and Introduction
9:40 am - 10:10 amMarco RuffiniThe DISCUS FP7 project: ideas, issues and solutions for designing next-generation cost-effective and future-proof optical broadband network
10:10 am - 10:40 amAvishek NagAddressing the Digital Divide: LR-PON Planning for Sparsely Populated Areas
10:40 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJiawei ZhangTBD
11:30 am - 12:00 pmYongli ZhaoWhat we have done in transport networks with SDN
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmKrzysztof WalkowiakMetaheuristic Algorithms for Optimization of Elastic Optical Networks
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmAchille PattavinaEnergy Efficient Resilient Optical Transport Networks
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmLena WosinskaEnergy-efficient data center network architecture
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmLech WosinskiPlasmonic approach for computer interconnects
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPaolo MontiLeveraging FTTx Infrastructure for Green Mobile Backhauling: Challenges and Opportunities
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmMassimo TornatoreFixed/Mobile Convergence for Next-Generation Access and Aggregation Networks

Presentations are 25 minutes each, followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Reception and Dinner

A reception will be held in the evening after the workshop, followed by dinner.

  • Time: 6:00 PM onwards.
  • Venue: Solano Park Community Center, 2500 Solano Park Circle, Davis, CA 95616. (Map)



Davis is very strategically localted and has easy access to some of the best travel destinations in the United States.

Networks Lab organized trip to California's wine country
  • Wine Tasting: As two of the world's most famous wine country destinations, Napa Valley and Sonoma County provide an opportunity to visit premier wineries, stately redwoods, magnificent coastlines, and plenty of shopping. If there is enough interest, a winery tour including wine tasting will be organized by the workshop organizers. Please contact Massimo Tornatore, tornator AT elet DOT polimi DOT it, if you are interested.
Other nearby attractions
  • Sacramento - California's capital has a host of cultural attractions, exquisite cuisines, rich heritage (Sacramento Old Town), seats of the California Government, and other popular destinations.
  • Lake Tahoe, Reno and High Sierra - Some of the most popular travel destinations in North America with breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear blue lakes, and high desert valleys. The region provides ample opportunities for activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc. in some of the best ski resorts in the country, as well some of the best casinos.

Photos from Previous Years