The 7th International Symposium & Workshop


Keynote Speaker

Keynote1:  "Enabling Technologies for Future Sustainable Network"


Tetsuya Miyazaki

Photonic Network Research Institute
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Abstract: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) play important role as an enabler behind the scenes from most of end users. Service divergence and change of service cycle, unpredictable traffic demand and network resiliency are technical issues as well as ever growing traffic demand and accompanying increase of power consumption, for future sustainable network infrastructure.
In this talk, I would like to touch most recent research activities concerning these issues, including media independent cross layer integration approach.

Biography: Tetsuya Miyazaki received the M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in information processing from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987 and 1997, respectively.
From 1987 to 2002, he was with KDDI R&D Laboratories, where he was engaged in research on coherent optical communications and WDM optical networks.
Since 2002 April, he has been with NICT where he was engaged in research on ultra-fast and multi-level modulation techniques. He has been a Director General of Photonic Network Research Institute of NICT since April 2011.

Keynote2: "Future Optical Networking Technologies: Capacity, Energy, and Flexibility"


Peter J. Winzer

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA

Abstract: Optical networking technologies are trying to maximize per-channel interface rates and per-fiber transmission capacities, minimize energy and cost per end-to-end transmitted information bit, and maximize flexibility to enable robust plug-and-play networks. As these objectives are often in fundamental or engineering conflict with each other, various trade-offs have to be made, ranging from hardware aspects to network architectures. In this talk we will address some of these trade-offs, in particular those pertaining to spectral and spatial superchannel network designs.

Biography: Peter J. Winzer heads the Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, in Holmdel, NJ. His research has focused on various aspects of high-bandwidth fiber-optic communication systems, advanced optical modulation formats and receiver concepts, spatial and frequency multiplexing techniques, digital signal processing and coding, as well as on robust network architectures for dynamic data services. He has widely published and patented and is actively involved in technical and organizational tasks with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America (OSA), currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and as Technical Program Chair of the 2015 Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC). Dr. Winzer is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs and a Fellow of the IEEE and the OSA.

Keynote3: "8K Super Hi-Vision: the future of television"

Abstract: NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories is researching 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) for future television that delivers an immersive sensation of reality, with the goal of starting test broadcasting in 2016 and full-scale broadcasting in 2020 via a satellite channel. This speech reviews recent progress in research and development of SHV, including its wide applications.


Presenter: Tomohiro Saito

NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories


Biography: Tomohiro Saito joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1987. From 1990, he worked at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL) and engaged in research and development related to digital transmission and transmission system, especially on digital satellite television broadcasting (ISDB-S). He worked at Engineering Administration Department and engaged in international standardization activity with groups such as ITU. He has been the head of Advanced Transmission Systems Research Division, STRL since 2014.


Toru Kuroda

NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories


Biography: Toru Kuroda joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1982. From 1985 to 1999, he worked at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL) and engaged in research and development related to FM multiplex broadcasting, digital transmission and transmission system for digital terrestrial television broadcasting (ISDB-T). Since 1999, he worked at Engineering Administration Department and engaged in installation of digital broadcasting. Through Corporate Planning Bureau, he was the head of the Broadcasting Networks Research Division of STRL from 2009, the head of the Planning and Coordination Division of STRL from 2011, the deputy head of STRL from 2012 and has been the head of STRL since 2014. He is responsible for research and development of next-generation television services such as UHDTV (8K Super Hi-Vision) and Hybridcast. He won Hoso Bunka Foundation Award, Ichimura Academic Award (The New Technology Development Foundation) and C&C Prize.

Keynote4: "Silicon Photonics in the Information Technology Supply Chain"


Lionel C. Kimerling

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Abstract: The scaling basis for communication, computation, imaging and learning functionality has migrated from transistor dimensions to system optimization. Architecture, hardware and software nodes in the technology supply chain must advance today in a coordinated way that is very different from the traditional photonics emphasis on the communication link. Integrated silicon photonics offers a capable design platform with revolutionary electronic/photonic performance for optical switching/routing, dense integration/complexity and self-aware architecture. Needs and roadblocks in the structure and balance of the Information Technology Supply Chain will be assessed.

Biography: Prof. Lionel C. Kimerling is the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He is the founding Director of the MIT Microphotonics Center where he conducts an active research program in the design and processing of semiconductor materials and devices. He was Head of the Materials Physics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, when he joined the faculty of MIT as Professor in 1990. He has authored more than 350 technical articles and more than 50 patents. He leads the MIT-Industry team of the Communication Technology Roadmap. Kimerling is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the AAAS, a Fellow of TMS, a Fellow of MRS and a Fellow of the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo. His research teams have enabled long-lived telecommunications lasers, developed semiconductor diagnostic methods such as DLTS, SEM-EBIC and RF-PCD, and pioneered silicon microphotonics.