The “46th European Conference on Optical Communication” (ECOC 2020) returns to Brussels, Belgium on September 06-10 December 2020.
The COVID-19 outbreak has presented everyone with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. We have been closely monitoring the travel advice and public health guidelines issued through the official channels of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Belgium, and Belgian public health agencies.
In light of uncertainties regarding international travel, in response to requests from local authorities, and in consultation with ECOC Management Committee we have decided to postpone ECOC 2020 to 6 – 10 December 2020, also in Brussels, Belgium.
By postponing ECOC 2020 we will significantly increase the possibility of a successful edition (in person !) of our conference and NEXUS Media, our partner in organizing the exhibition, is also engaged in this scenario. We also decided to postpone the paper submission deadline to end August (exact date to be confirmed very soon) , thus offering the possibility to complete the experiments which in many laboratories have come to a halt due to the corona crisis.
ECOC 2020, as a premier event worldwide in our field, will continue to provide you with a unique and high-level platform to present your research results. Accepted papers at ECOC 2020 will be presented and published. We call upon all of you to submit your papers, to plan attending and to make this into a great edition.
We will deliver further announcements with details concerning paper submission and registration via the website and via the social media. Closer to the event we will also announce, if required, specific modalities for presenting your paper.
With best regards
Peter Van Daele & Ton Koonen
ECOC 2020 General co-Chairs
ECOC 2020 is organised by IMEC, the Inter-university Microelectronics Center, a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and digital technology in Belgium and IPI, the Institute for Photonic Integration at Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.