The COVID-19 outbreak has presented everyone with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. We have been closely monitoring the travel advice and public health guidelines issued through the official channels of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Belgium, and Belgian public health agencies.

In light of uncertainties regarding international travel, in response to requests from local authorities, and in consultation with ECOC Management Committee we alreaay decided to postpone ECOC 2020 to 6th – 10th December 2020, also in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, although we would love to see you all in person in Brussels, we work towards a hybrid ECOC 2020 conference, allowing both in-person presence as well as on-line presentation and participation. It has been a while since you had an opportunity to submit your work to a major conference in the field of optical communication and present it to a broad audience.

By postponing ECOC 2020 we significantly increased the possibility of a successful edition (in person and virtual !) of our conference by providing more time for reseacrh groups to prepare papers based on experiments and work delayed by closure of many of our labs. NEXUS Media, our partner in organizing the exhibition, is also engaged in this scenario.

ECOC 2020, as a premier event worldwide in our field, continues to provide you with a unique and high-level platform to present your research results. Accepted papers at ECOC 2020 will be presented and published. We call upon all of you to submit your papers, to plan attending and to make this into a great edition.

We will deliver further announcements with details concerning paper submission and registration via the website and via the social media. Closer to the event we will also announce, if required, specific modalities for presenting your paper.

With best regards

Peter Van Daele & Ton Koonen

ECOC 2020 General co-Chairs

ECOC 2020 Paper Template

- The use of the ECOC Template is obligatory.



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Paper Submission

Paper submission is open


  • Paper submission is now open
    - Deadline for regular paper submission: 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) (No extension will be implemented!!)
    - Deadline for demo session paper submission: 30 September 2020 (23:59 CEST)
    - Notification of regular paper acceptance: 15 October 2020
  • - Notification of Demo acceptance: 30 October 2020
    - Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers: 1 November 2020
    - Post deadline paper submission opening: 15 September 2020
    - Submission deadline for post deadline papers: 23 November 2020 (23:59 CEST)
    - Notification of post deadline paper acceptance: 8 December 2020