The IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series serves as an international forum to facilitate information exchange between various technical communities using or affected by rapidly growing areas of technology or “Hot Topics” related to the general field of Photonics. This intimate environment provides the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with research and technology leaders. Historically, the conference hosts 4-7 individual topics and attracts 200+ participants with 30-50 participants attending each topic. This intimate environment of a small conference provides the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders.
This year’s Summer Topicals will co-locate with the Photonics in Switching and Computing Conference (PSC). PSC is a fantastic conference to see the latest groundbreaking research in optical networking, high-performance computing, and emerging technologies such as optical and quantum computing. Historically, PSC is the successor of the well-known Photonics in Switching (PS) conference which has been running annually since 2001 and has alternated between locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. This year we are pleased to co-locate with the IEEE Summer Topicals Series in Barbados, an exciting place where we hope to see you all!
Technically, PSC addresses all aspects of optical networks including i) optical systems and subsystems, ii) optical components and devices, and iii) network control and management for telecom, datacom, high-performance computing, and big data. PSC will feature emerging computing topics such as deep learning and optical computing. As with all PSCs and Summer Topicals, expect in-depth and stimulating open discussions in these exciting areas of research.