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.

Peter Van Daele & Ton Koonen

ECOC 2020 General co-Chairs


The “46th European Conference on Optical Communication” (ECOC 2020) returns to Brussels, Belgium on 20-24 September 2020 06-10 December 2020.

ECOC is the leading European conference in the field of optical communication, and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field. Here, the latest progress in optical communication technologies will be reported in selected papers, demo session, keynotes, workshops and special symposia.

Parallel to the scientific conference, the ECOC exhibition covers a wide range of optical communication products and services.

Therefore, ECOC is open to a variety of interested participants like researchers and students, product developers, sales managers and telecommunication market developers. Every year this international forum attracts more than 1,400 scientists and researchers from research institutions and companies from across the world.

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. EUREL is owner of the registered trademark ECOC. EUREL is the Convention of National Associations of Electrical Engineers of Europe representing ten member associations in ten countries in greater Europe.

Technical sponsorship has been granted by the IEEE Photonics Society and OSA, the Optical Society.


Future editions of ECOC:

ECOC 2021 blanco Bordeaux, France
ECOC 2022   Basel, Switzerland
ECOC 2023   United Kingdom (venue TBC)
ECOC 2024   Germany (venue TBC)
ECOC 2025   Denmark (venue TBC)
ECOC 2026   Spain (venue TBC)
ECOC 2027   Italy (venue TBC)
ECOC 2028   Benelux (venue TBC)
ECOC 2029   United Kingdom (venue TBC)
ECOC 2030:   France (venue TBC)


Previous editions of ECOC:

ECOC 2019 blanco ECOC2019 blanco Dublin, Ireland
ECOC 2018   ECOC2018   Rome, Italy
ECOC 2017   ECOC2017   Goteborg, Sweden
ECOC 2016   ECOC2016   Dusseldorf, Germany
ECOC 2015    ECOC2015   Valencia, Spain
ECOC 2014   ECOC2014   Cannes, France
ECOC 2013   ECOC2013   London, UK
ECOC 2012   ECOC2012   Amsterdam, Netherlands
ECOC 2011       Geneva, Switzerland
ECOC 2010       Turin, Italy
ECOC 2009       Vienna, Austria
ECOC 2008       Brussels, Belgium
ECOC 2007       Berlin, Germany
ECOC 2006       Cannes, France
ECOC 2005       Glasgow, UK
ECOC 2004       Stockholm, Sweden
ECOC 2003       Rimini, Italy
ECOC 2002       Copenhagen, Denmark
ECOC 2001       Amsterdam, Netherlands
ECOC 2000       Munich, Germany
ECOC 1999       Nice, France
ECOC 1998       Madrid, Spain
ECOC 1997       Edinburgh, UK
ECOC 1996       Oslo, Norway
ECOC 1995       Brussels, Belgium
ECOC 1994       Firenze, Italy
ECOC 1993       Montreux, Switzerland
ECOC 1992       Berlin, Germany
ECOC 1991       Paris, France
ECOC 1990       Amsterdam, Netherlands
ECOC 1989       Goteborg, Sweden
ECOC 1988       Brighton, UK
ECOC 1987       Helsinki, Finland
ECOC 1986       Barcelona, Spain
ECOC 1985       Venice, Italy
ECOC 1984       Amsterdam, Netherlands
ECOC 1983       Geneva, Switzerland
ECOC 1982       Cannes, France
ECOC 1981       Copenhagen, Denmark
ECOC 1980       York, UK
ECOC 1979       Amsterdam, Netherlands
ECOC 1978       Genoa, Italy
ECOC 1977       Munich, Germany
ECOC 1976       Paris, France
ECOC 1975       London, UK



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