Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2014
  • Acceptance notification: April 30, 2014
  • Post-deadline papers: June 1, 2014


The National Institute of Telecommunications, Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering of the Graz Technical University, and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2014 which will be kindly hosted at the Convention Center Graz (Grazer Messe), Austria, July 6th - 10th, 2014. Technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Photonics Society is foreseen.
The scope of the Conference is concentrated on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing and novel applications, and includes:


  • Digital all-optical networks
  • Ultra-dense wavelength-division multiplexing
  • Ultra-fast optical time domain multiplexing
  • Next generation networking
  • Optical switching and routing (WAOR)
  • Optical packet networks and services
  • Optical memories and data storage
  • Optical transparency and network scalability
  • Network reliability and availability (RONEXT)
  • Wireless and optical networking (GOWN)
  • Radio-over-fibre transmission
  • Broadband metro and access networks
  • Broadband metro and access networks
  • Market in telecommunications (MARS)
  • Photonic band-gap structures (ESPC) 
  • Photonic crystal fibres
  • Nonlinear and active PBG devices
  • Nanoscale and ultrafast photonics (NAON)
  • VCSELs and other novel light sources
  • Microresonators and photonic molecules (MPM)
  • Novel glasses
  • New transmission windows
  • Polarisation mode dispersion
  • Photonic component integration (PICAW)
  • Network planning and design tools
  • Non-conventional optical communications
  • Sub-wavelength photonic devices (SWP)
  • Communication in transportation systems (CTS)
  • Other relevant topics


Authors are cordially encouraged to submit the contributions (max. of 4 pages in MS Word accompanied by a PDF version) for Regular and Poster Sessions to icton(at) by March 31, 2014.
The authors will be notified on the acceptance by April 30, 2014. Post-deadline papers with very recent results are requested by June 1, 2014.
Ambitious technical and social programs and friendly relations are traditional ICTON goals.
We are looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you once again, this time in Graz in July 2014!


Prof. Erich Leitgeb
ICTON 2014 General Chair
Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik
Graz University of Technology
A-8010 Graz, Inffeldgasse 12

Dr. Piotr Nyga
IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter Chairman

Prof. Marian Marciniak
ICTON Organising Committee Chairman

Lead sponsor