Welcome to the Optical Interconnects Conference 2016
9 - 11 May 2016
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
San Diego, California USA
Welcome to the Optical Interconnects Conference 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, California!
The fifth IEEE Photonics Society Optical Interconnects Conference, whose roots trace back to the original 1990 Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems, seeks to facilitate the collaboration required to drive new interconnect architectures and technologies from concepts in research labs to commercial realities. The conference covers the complete spectrum of high performance interconnect challenges in network systems, architectures, applications, subsystems, and devices. The crucial role that any interconnect strategy plays can only be fully realized when optimized at the system level. This is particularly so in large future peta- and exa-scale platforms in datacenters and supercomputers. So we look forward to the participation of system architects, programmers and everyone researching the interconnect role in a more self-aware next generation platform. With the launch of the US Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation, we are particularly interested in exploring how new developments in integrated photonics will impact optical interconnects and next generation systems.
The conference provides a mix of high caliber invited talks in addition to refereed oral and poster papers, each providing a unique opportunity to learn and exchange ideas with the authors. Also, the conference will once again include a stimulating evening panel discussion on a key optical interconnect topic. Recognized experts in industry and academia will bring different views to create thought provoking exchanges, and all attendees will have a chance to ask questions and participate in the exciting technical discussion. This year the panel will be held on Tuesday evening, May 10. We urge you all to attend the panel and learn what the panelists and other attendees envision for the future of optical interconnects.
We extend our personal thanks to each of the Program Chairs and the Program Committee Members who have volunteered and invested their time realizing this conference. We also thank our invited speakers for sharing their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for new and emerging interconnect technologies and architectures. We believe that the combined efforts of the organizers and speakers will continue the great tradition for which this conference series has achieved its esteemed reputation. Finally, we want to express our sincere appreciation to the Photonics Society staff for their professional organization and arrangements for this conference.
We look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s Optical Interconnects Conference!
Lukas Chrostowski and Samuel Palermo
Optical Interconnects Conference 2016 General Co-Chairs