SUBOPTIC 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
To the Beach and Beyond – Rethinking Global Networks
Papers sessions at the conference have been broken into 8 categories and range from environmental to future considerations for technology, equipment and service. With a variety of topics, the conference appeals to every professional and academic in the submarine telecommunications industry. Submission guidelines and deadlines for papers will be available in April 2018.
Master Classes will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 and include a variety of topics presented by the industry’s top experts.
A staple of the SubOptic Program, the Poster Session will host over 40 posters from eight different topic areas concerning the submarine cable industry. Engage and converse with the authors and colleagues during this educational opportunity. Food and beverages provided.
All registered attendees and +1 Pass holders are welcome.
Since SubOptic 2010 in Yokohama, Submarine Telecoms Forum has produced three Excellence in Industry Awards for every SubOptic conference. In conjunction and timed with each triennial SubOptic conference, the Excellence in Industry Awards were created to honor the exceptional contributions to the conference, reflecting the best and brightest stars in the submarine profession from across the globe.
The long process managed by each SubOptic conference Papers Committee to select the conference presenters is an arduous task. The Papers Committee Vice Chairs supported by 80-100 reviewers, industry experts in their field, review and mark the abstracts submitted from across the globe in each topic area. Every abstract is marked by at least 10 reviewers ensuring a fair and consistent approach, since a place to present at a SubOptic conference is a coveted accolade.
All accepted authors produce a paper based on their abstract and are invited to present their paper either as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation. The Papers Committee’s reviews of the abstracts and papers form the basis of a short list of candidates for the Excellence in Industry Awards, thus honoring individuals who have made an impact on the profession through their contribution of papers to the SubOptic conference program.
SubTel Forum and SubOptic announce that they will again present Excellence in Industry Awards to honorees during SubOptic 2019. Honorees receive a desktop award and wall certificate engraved with SubTel Forum and SubOptic logos.
Presentation of the awards will take place during the SubOptic 2019 Closing Ceremony on 11 April 2019. Profiles of the award honorees will be published in in SubTel Forum Magazine post-SubOptic 2019 issue in May.
Excellence in Industry Award Descriptions
- SubOptic 2019 Best Oral Presentation Award – Selected by SubOptic Programme Committee and presented to a paper presenter for innovative SubOptic oral paper presentation
- SubOptic 2019 Best Poster Presentation Award – Selected by SubOptic Programme Committee and presented to a poster presenter for innovative SubOptic poster paper presentation
- SubOptic 2019 Best Newcomer Award – Nominated and selected by SubOptic Programme Committee and presented to a new industry professional for innovative SubOptic oral or poster presentation
In the short period of time since SubOptic 2016, the submarine fiber industry has seen massive changes as the combined factors of data driven bandwidth and the associated explosion of data centers dislocated from the traditional telco PoPs have begun to stretch the limits of the physical infrastructure.
The conference theme represents the challenges to the industry as a result of these changes, the consequences of the shift from telephony to data and the rapid repositioning of PoPs in both a physical and global sense.
Together with an examination of the changes in our industry, the SubOptic 2019 conference program will also encompass and invite dialogue on traditional topics such as Marine Services and Operations, Legal and Regulatory issues, Network Operations and the Oil & Gas market.
SubOptic 2019 aims to update the new topics debated at SubOptic 2016 and which are now an established part of the industry, for instance data center networking, Open Systems, Disaggregation and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
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