Optical SuperComputing (OSC 2009)

Venue: Bertinoro

Location: Bertinoro, Italy

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 25, 2009
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OSC, the International Workshop on Optical SuperComputing, is an annual forum for research presentations on all facets of optical computing for solving hard computation tasks. Optical computing devices have the potential to be the very next computing infrastructure. Optical computing presents an alternative to the frequency limitations, cross-talk phenomena and soft-errors of electronic devices. The natural parallelism of optical computing devices, coupled with the advance in fiber optics and optical switches make optical computing commercially viable. Research contributions to the theory, design, specification, analysis, implementation, or application of optical supercomputers are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Designs or demonstrations of optical computing devices and systems
• Algorithmics and complexity issues of optical computing
• Computation representation by photons and holograms
• Neural and brain inspired architectures
• Electro-optic devices for interacting with optical computing devices
• Practical implementations
• Analysis of existing devices and case studies
• Optical photonics and laser switching technologies
• Optical and photonic memories
• Optical signal processing subsystems
• Optical networks for high-performance computing
• Optical interconnections
• Quantum optical systems
• Applications and algorithms for optical devices
• Alpha particles, X-Rays and nano-technologies for optical computing


Submission deadline July 25, 2009
Acceptance notification August 25, 2009
Camera-ready copy due September 10, 2009

Steering and Organization Committee:

H. John Caulfield Fisk University
Shlomi Dolev Ben-Gurion University
Yeshaiahu Fainman UCSD
Mihai Oltean Babes-Bolyai University
Tobias Haist Stuttgart Universitat

Program Committee:

George Barbastathis MIT
Antonella Bogoni CNIT
H. John Caulfield Fisk University
Ernesto Ciaramella SSSUP
Cristian Calude University of Auckland
Shlomi Dolev (Chair) Ben-Gurion University
Yeshaiahu Fainman UCSD
Dietmar Fey Erlangen-Nuremberg University
William Green IBM
Tobias Haist Stuttgart Universitat
J¨urgen Jahns FU Hagen
Efstratios Kehayas NTUA
Shimon Levit Weizmann Institute of Science
Michal Lipson Cornell
David Miller Stanford
Thomas Naughton NUIM
Kouichi Nitta Kobe University
Jeremy L. Obrien University of Bristol
Mihai Oltean Babes-Bolyai University
Wolfgand Osten Stuttgart Universitat
Haldun Ozaktas Bilkent University
Joseph Rosen Ben-Gurion University
Yunlong Sheng Laval University
Natan T. Shaked Duke University
Joseph Shamir Technion
Dan Tamir Texas State University
Kristof Vandoorne Universiteit Gent
Damien Woods University of Seville
Toyohiko Yatagai Utsunomiya University
Zeev Zalevsky Bar-Ilan University
Xinliang Zhang Huazhong University