The IASTED International Conference on Optical Communication Systems and Networks-OCSN 2006 (OCSN 2006)

Venue: Banff

Location: Banff, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2006
Registration Date: May 08, 2006
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
Optical Communication Systems and Networks
~ OCSN 2006 ~

as part of the Sixth IASTED International Multi-Conference on
~ WOC-2006 ~

July 3-5, 2006
Banff, Canada

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Telecommunications

The International Conference on Optical Communication Systems and Networks (OCSN 2006), sponsored by IASTED, will be a major forum for international researchers and professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of Optical Communications. Its aim is to strengthen relations between the telecommunications industry, research laboratories, and universities.

OCSN 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on

Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies (WNET 2006)
Communication Systems and Applications (CSA 2006)

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the snow tipped majesty of the Rockies will fill you in awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go white water rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves on the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most splendidly beautiful place on earth.

Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:

Optical Network Architecture
Optical Network Multi-layer Design
Fiber Design and Fabrication
Network Design Software
Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET)
Inter-Satellite Optical Links
Inter-working between Optical and Wireless Networks
Architecture, Design, and Infrastructure of Optical Networks
Metro and Access Networks
Modelling and Simulation

Light-emitting Diodes
Optical Amplifiers
WDM Systems
Optical Switches
Optical MEMS Components
Filters for DWDM
Transmitter and Receiver Subsystems

Active and Passive Components
Fiber Wave-guided Components
Optical Splitting and Directional Couplers
Array Wave-guided Devices
Fiber Cables
Specialty Fiber

Optical Switching Technologies
Optical Packet Switching
Light Matter Interaction
Wave-guide Fabrication Techniques, including Ultra-short Pulse Approaches
Propagation Characteristics
Polarization Compensation
Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
Modulation Techniques
Multiplexing (WDM, OTDM, CDM)
Non-Linear Optical Effects
Nanostructural Material Technology

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by February 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by April 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by May 8, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by February 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by February 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of six international IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

Submissions due February 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance April 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due May 1, 2006
Registration Deadline May 8 , 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – OCSN 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6