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 dircumstances at ECOC 2020 Brussels.


Submission guidelines

- Three-page papers should be submitted electronically through the ECOC website
         - no later than 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) for Regular Submissions and
         - no later than 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) for Demo Papers.
- Papers cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or E-mail.
- Acknowledgement of the submission receipt will be sent to the E-mail addresses of all the co-authors. If you do not receive the confirmatory E-mail within 24 hours, please contact us at :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- All the co-authors will receive all correspondence concerning the paper.
- The submitting author will have access to the paper after submission via the submission system on this page.
- Notification on acceptance will be sent to the E-mail addresses of all the co-authors on 15 October 2020.


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Paper Submission is now Open

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The technical programme committee appreciate papers which…

  • - States clearly in the introduction the application and technical problem
  • - Provides an original solution not previously published in journals or other conferences
  • - Clearly identifies the novelty of the work is in the abstract, introduction and conclusions
  • - Includes, where possible, quantitative claims and fair unbiased, comparisons to previous work
  • - Includes a reasonable list of contextualized references
  • - Correctly identifies the nearest prior state-of-the-art through citations
  • - Acknowledges the contributions of other groups to the state-of-the-art through citations
  • - Avoids unnecessary self-citations
  • - Provides citations following the prescribed template
  • - Includes a clear figure/schematic of the investigated setup/devices or configuration
  • - Provides sufficient details to enable the work to be reproduced by others, including a clear description of structure/principle in addition to the results
  • - Directly supports the claimed novelty with the presented results and goes beyond a simple iteration of a previous publication
  • - Clearly justifies implementation choices in consideration of the application requirements
  • - Provides a comprehensive discussion of the results
  • - Includes results fundamentally reliant on optics
  • - Includes quantities with the relevant number of significant digits and units
  • - Complies fully with the official template
  • - Has clear and legible figures, even after printing in black and white (the use of a vector format is recommended)
  • - Has self-explanatory figures which do not require reference to the main text to be understood


Upon submission, please indicate one of the following topics that best describes the content of your paper:

- SC1 - Novel Fibres, Fibre Devices and Fibre Amplifiers
- SC2 - Optoelectronic Devices and Technologies
- SC3 - Integrated and co-integrated circuits
- SC4 - Techniques for digitally enhancing optical communication
- SC5 - Optical Transmission systems
- SC6 - Theory of Optical Communications
- SC7 - Photonics for RF and Free Space Optics applications
- SC8 - Core and metro networks
- SC9 - Access, Indoor and Data Center and Optical Networks
- SC10 - Architecture, Control and Management of optical networks
- CLEO/Europe Focus Meeting
- Demo session


Prospective authors should submit a three-page summary

- The use of the ECOC Template is obligatory.



Download the ECOC Template (Word-format)

Download the ECOC Template (LaTex-format)


  • Papers can only be submitted as PDF with embedded fonts.
    - Papers must be written in English.
    - It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct paper; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if accepted.
    - Your 45 words abstract, which will appear in the conference program, should be an explicit summary of the paper that states the problem, the methods used as well as the major results and conclusions. It should be complementary to rather than a repeat of the title.
    - IEEE policy requires that all accepted papers must be checked for plagiarism. This can be accomplished through the IEEE CrossCheck Portal
  • - All authors of accepted papers must transfer copyright to IEEE by utilizing the electronic IEEE Copyright Form(eCF)

Successful authors and accepted papers: general rules

- Each accepted paper must be associated to at least one author registered to the conference. Each registered author can be associated to no more than two accepted papers.
- Only the papers that are correctly associated to a registered author will be included in the Final online programme/abstract book.
- The full version of the included papers will be published as part of the Technical Digest, complete with ISBN reference number and available to all conference delegates, and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Paper Submission is now Open

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- Paper submission is now open
- Deadline for regular paper submission: 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) (No extension will be implemented!!)
- Deadline for demo session paper submission: 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) (No extension will be implemented!!)
- Notification of regular and demo session paper acceptance: 15 October 2020
- Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers: 1 November 2020
- Post deadline paper submission opening: 15 September 2020
- Submission deadline for post deadline papers: 23 November 2020 (23:59 CEST)
- Notification of post deadline paper acceptance: 8 December 2020