Workshop & Meetings

OTAW Neuromorphic Photonics

20-26 June 2021. Monte Bondone/Trento/Italy and online

REAL-NET is co-organiser of the 11th Optoelectronics and Photonics Summer School NMP2021 Neuromorphic photonics, 20-26 June 2021 Monte-Bondone, Trento, Italy (online and in person)

For more information on the event and registration please visit NMP2021.

The Open-to-All Workshop is organised by University of Trento, the nanoscience laboratory and the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) of the University of the Balearic Islands as joint event of the ERC-AdG project BACKUP, PRIN 2017 project PELM and of the ETN POST DIGITAL network.organized in the frame of the ERC-AdG project BACKUP, the PRIN 2017 project PELM and the H2020 ITNs coordinated by Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT) POST DIGITALFONTE and REAL-NET.

The Summer school addresses PhD students and young researchers and gives them the opportunity to attend lectures given by the main scientists leading the neuromorphic photonics community.

REAL-NET Transferable Skills Workshop II (TSW II)

22nd-24th March 2021 remotely online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Workshop will be focused on entrepreneurship skills, project management and science communication.

TSWII adresses ESRs from the REAL-NET projects and other sisters projects FONTEMOCCA and WON.

Due to COVID-19 the workshop is going to be entirely online in an interactive format.

For more information about the workshop please follow the link.

Lake Como School and OTAW2 on SINO methods and applications

15-19th March 2021 remotely online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

105 participants included the speakers, A GREAT SUCCESS!

The school brings together experts in emerging photonic technologies, machine learning techniques, and fundamental physics who will share with young researchers their knowledge and interdisciplinary approaches for understanding and designing complex photonic systems and their practical applications.

The event addressed ESRs from the REAL-NET and other ITNS FONTEMOCCA, WON, POST DIGITAL and MULTIPLY.

Due to COVID-19 the workshop is going to be entirely online in an interactive format.

Please see the list of speakers here.

For more information about the event please follow the link.

Symposium on Light Reading

16th Feb 2021 remotely online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In this Light Reading online event, leading optical networking analysts from Heavy Reading will discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2021 and beyond including:

– Coherent 400ZR and ZR+ pluggable optics

– High performance DWDM systems for ultra-long haul and subsea applications

– Optical networks supporting 5G Phase 2 services

– Open and disaggregation packet-optical networks

For more information about the event please follow the link.

Electrical Engineering Artificial Intelligence Day

19th November 2020 virtually and online via Zoom (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Co-organised by WP4 Leader Mansoor Yousefi at FONTE Beneficiary TPT.

Full details of the event here.

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2nd year REAL-NET workshop

The 2nd year REAL-NET technical workshop took place on 5h November 2020 via online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was the second out of three annual workshop of REAL-NET. The workshops will review progress in WPs and strategies for the next 10 months of research activity. All the ESRs  gave technical presentation about their work.

For more information about this workshop please follow the pdf.

REAL-NET Mini-Symposium on “numerical implementation of Bayesian filtering for signal equalisation and demodulation”.

28th October 2020 virtually and online (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The mini-symposium is co-organised together with another H2020 ITN-EID: FONTE.

The aim of this mini-symposium is to facilitate all ESRs high-level discussions on research challenges of Bayesian filtering implemented in telecoms applications.

For more information about the workshop please follow the link or the pdf.

Mini-symposium on “Introduction to machine learning techniques”.

7th-8th September 2020 virtually and online (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The mini-symposia is co-organised together with other H2020 ITN: FONTEMOCCA and WON.

The aim of this mini-symposia is to facilitate all ESRs high-level discussions on research challenges on machine learning in optical communications.

For more information about the workshop please follow the link or the pdf.

REAL-NET Workshop and Outreach events

REAL-NET together with the ITNs ONFIRE and WON has organised an online workshop/summer school and outreach events on May 18 -21, 2020. Both events have been completely virtual and online. The jointly event has been co-located with IEEE 24th International Conference on Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM 2020).

More information can be found in the available program.

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REAL-NET Transferable Skills Workshop I (TSW I)

27th-28th February 2020 at Aston University Birmingham, UK.

The Workshop was focus on academic writing, open access/research integrity and social/media engagement, key communication skills, how to create the perfect presentation, networking and team working.

TSW adressed ESRs from the REAL-NET projects and other sisters projects FONTEMOCCA and WON.

The main Speakers were: Annmarie Hanlon, Stephen Harris,  Rachel Won, Hannah Hickman, Srikanth Sugavanam and Richard Fallon.

For more information about the workshop please follow the link or the pdf.

1st year REAL-NET workshop

The 1st year REAL-NET and WON technical workshop took place on 26th February 2020 at Aston University Birmingham, UK.

This was the first out of three annual workshop of REAL-NET. The workshops will review progress in WPs and strategies for the next 10 months of research activity. Apart from invited external experts, the technical presentations will be given by the REAL-NET ESRs.

For more information about this workshop please follow the link or the pdf.

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Mid-term check meeting

REAL-NET mid-term check meeting with our Project Officer has been carried out on Thursday 13th February 2020 in Brussels.

REAL-NET Induction

The REAL-NET Induction Training has taken place on 18-19 Nov 2019 at Infinera premises in Munich. This is the first training event out of 14 planned and foreseen network-wide training events in the REAL-NET action. The aim of the training is to get ESRs up to speed with technology and the overall aim of the project. Presentations by the industry partners are specially highlighted
Some of the Work Package leaders and one of REAL-NET industrial Partner, INFINERA,  have made presentation and lead on interactive discussions regarding state-of-the art research techniques and objectives of each ESR research project.

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REAL-NET management meeting

REAL-NET management meeting was carried out on Tuesday 24 of September, during the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC2019) in Dublin.

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REAL-NET kick-off meeting

REAL-NET had its first network-wide gathering during the kick-off meeting at Infinera (29th January 2019, Munich, Germany).

We are looking forward to recruit our Early Stage Researches (ESRs), 6 position in total.