“An exciting conference has been prepared for SubOptic 2019 where the theme will reflect the changing times in the submarine telecommunication industry. A record number of Papers and Posters have been selected, necessitating three parallel technical sessions, rather than the optimal two. The new program encompasses all the latest developments over a broad range of topics, and this approach is unique to this Conference. In addition to this we have enriched the programme with the “usual suspects” Master Classes and Keynotes but some new twists on Round Tables and Panel Discussions. In addition, we will have Feedback Sessions from the two Association Working Groups, led by Amy Marks and Elizabeth Rivera Hartling.”

– Stuart Barnes, Xtera
SubOptic 2019 Program Chair

SubOptic 2019 Program Chair, Dr. Stuart Barnes.

The Program Committee was responsible for formulating the overall conference program structure and timetable, determining the overall theme and key topics for the conference and for choosing and organizing Master Class sessions, Keynote Speakers, Round Table and Workshop sessions. The Program Committee provided guidance to the Papers Committee where required in the Call for Papers process and selection of conference presentation material.

For SubOptic 2019 the Program Committee consisted of:

  • Dr Stuart Barnes – Program Committee Chair
  • Marc-Richard Fortin – Papers Committee Co-Chair
  • Stephen Dawe – Papers Committee Co-Chair
  • Ian Clarke – Representing SubOptic 2019 Host
  • Lynsey Thomas – Independent Subsea Telecoms Consultant
  • Alice Shelton – SubOptic 2016 Program Chair

In addition, we are grateful for the advice and support of a whole host of people, most notably Ronald Rapp, Brian Lavallée and Shota Masuda. And, last but not least our Regional Ambassadors, led by Keith Shaw.

The members of the Program Committee together with the Papers Committee have many years of experience in the submarine networks industry. Every one of the team helped to make SubOptic 2019 successful, and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event!