The continuing trend of exponential traffic growths in the Internet and broadband access is driving the need for a cost-effective and scalable switching and access technology. In particular, the rapid convergence of data and media stream and diverse service applications are driving the network evolutions. It is clearly beneficial to switch and route optical packets, bursts, and circuits in all-optical form.
This is the 12th workshop of the issues. The previous workshops were held in 2006, Beijing, China, in 2007, Tokyo, Japan, in 2008, Shanghai, China, in 2009, Tokyo, Japan, in 2010, Chengdu, China, in 2011, Tokyo, Japan, in 2012, Hong Kong, China, in 2013, Edinburgh, UK, Osaka, Japan in 2014, Beijing, China, in 2015, and Sapporo, Japan, in 2016. The workshop includes a number of keynote/invited talks by distinguished researchers from well-known universities and research institutes.
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