The OSA NETWORKS conference aims to bring together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's applications that require photonic networks. The new applications and network architectures will both drive and utilize innovations in optical transmission and photonic devices. Growing demands for bandwidth, flexibility, programmability, resilience, low cost, high integration, high functionality, low power consumption, and small footprint require novel solutions in photonic networks and devices. New management paradigms in the framework of software-defined networking are needed for efficient and dynamic programmability of virtualized network resources. The meeting focuses at fostering research that supports the future scaling and performance requirements of emerging applications, including data center and data-center interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and content delivery.
This special issue of the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking will comprise a subset of the best papers from the NETWORKS conference will continue the momentum generated from the conference and expand visibility for the work presented there. Submissions must include the conference paper among the references. See guidelines for submitting expanded conference papers here.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system, (https://www.osapublishing.org/jocn/journal/jocn/author.cfm), specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on NETWORKS 2019.
David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
Marco Fiorentino, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
Marija Furdek, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Kista, Sweden (Lead Guest Editor)