ECOC 2020 goes 100% virtual

“from bricks to clicks”

ECOC 2020 is still hosted in Belgium… but 100% virtual. Unfortunately you will miss our local flavours, but we are still working to offer you all the best of ECOC, including high-level plenary talks, tutorials, invited speakers and most of all… papers describing your own top-level research work and results. We will also make our best efforts to offer you a nice platform to interact with each other as it were in a physical way in Brussels.

So join us between 06 and 10 December for ECOC 2020 in “virtual” Brussels. Keep an eye on our website and social media to for details on registration and programme which will follow in the next few days.

ECOC 2020 goes from “bricks to clicks”

ECOC 2020 takes place from 06 to 10 December 2020, in Brussels Belgium, but we care about your health and safety. Although we would love to see you all in person in Brussels, we work towards a hybrid ECOC 2020 conference, allowing both in-person presence as well as on-line presentation and participation. It has been a while since you had an opportunity to submit your work to a major conference in the field of optical communication and present it to a broad audience.

ECOC 2020 fills this gap! It will be the 1st event in the field post COVID-19 outbreak, it will provide a large exposure to your peers and colleagues and will provide interactivity through live Q&A and interactive sessions.

Do not hesitate to submit your paper to ECOC 2020! Submission deadline remains 28 August, with no extension!

We are also preparing an arrangement with our ECOC 2021 Bordeaux colleagues to work out some benefits in 2021 in Bordeaux for those authors presenting now, in these difficult circumstances at ECOC 2020 Brussels.


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ECOC Conference 2020

The “46th European Conference on Optical Communication” (ECOC 2020) returns to Brussels, Belgium from 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.


ECOC 2020 Conference