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Achim Autenrieth to discuss the benefits of AI in optical networks at ECOC 2020

Virtual workshop session will detail new trends in network control and automation from a system provider perspective


  • Speaker: Achim Autenrieth, ADVA; Lena Wosinska (organizer), Chalmers University of Technology; Francesca Parmigiani (organizer), Microsoft); Chongjin Xie (organizer), Alibaba; Darko Zibar, DTU; Rui M. Morais, Infinera; Victor Lopez, Telefonica; Paolo Monti, Chalmers University of Technology; Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Dan Kilper, University of Arizona; Maria Ionescu, Nokia Bell Lab; Zahra Bakhtiari, Microsoft; Lei Wang, Alibaba; Maxim Kuschnerov, Huawei; Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano

  • Topic: If, how, and where is artificial intelligence (AI) beneficial in optical networks and interconnects?

  • When: Sunday, December 6, 1:30 p.m. CET

  • Where: ECOC 2020 Workshops, WS3: https://ecoco2020.org/index.php/registration


AI technologies are becoming instrumental across a variety of industrial sectors, including optical transport. In both optical networks and data center interconnects, AI is helping to increase fiber link capacity, reduce operational cost, optimize resource usage and support new services.


In this workshop, Achim Autenrieth will join experts from across the industry to discuss the performance advantages as well as the associated challenges of AI-driven solutions for a number of use cases. Achim’s session will look in detail at the latest trends in network control and automation from a system provider point of view. Register for the online event beginning December 6.