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International conference success for Engineering

The School of Engineering (University of Warwick) and the National Institute of Telecommunications (Warsaw) recently staged the 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks on the University Campus. The General Chairman for 2012 was Professor Roger Green, Head of the ComSysLab in Engineering. A record number of delegates attended the event, coming from across the world. Talks were given over 4 days, as well as a poster session of nearly 40 selected posters.

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Pictured: some of the ICTON 2012 delegates on the last night

The annual conference is overseen by Prof Marian Marciniak from the National Institute for Telecommunications, who is overall chair for the series.

Delegates and organisers alike were delighted with the success of the event, which brought together specialists in the field of optical networks from as far afield as New Zealand and Japan. Professor Green said;

“The conference very much exceeded all expectations, in both numbers of people and numbers of papers. A record of 350 people attended, with over 400 papers being presented. Attendees came from all over the globe, with contributions also from two people from our partner university, Monash. Delegates reported much appreciating the Warwick hospitality, in spite of the worst weather the British climate could throw at us all! Sincerest thanks are extended to Sarah Pain and her team from the Research Office for ensuring that we got the best support from Warwick Conferences for accommodation and meals, and HG3 as the delegate registration company”.