IEEE Day 2021

The IEEE Day 2021

Date: 8 October 2021

10am-11:30am, Central European Summer Time

“Wideband optical networks: extending the current limits of communications for a faster and connected world”

About IEEE Day

IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.


Now engraved in its essence, the IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next.

WON Celebration of IEEE Day 2021

The IEEE Day is a special opportunity that students, engineers, and researchers have to get together and celebrate worldwide. It all started in the spring of 1884 when a small group of individuals in the electrical professions met in New York, USA. They formed a new organization to support professionals in their nascent field and to aid them in their efforts to apply innovation for the betterment of humanity—the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short.

This year, the Wideband Optical Networks (WON) project is joining the celebration by organizing a virtual event held on 8 October 2021. During the event, some WON early-stage researchers (ESRs) will provide invited talks to discuss how the development of optical communication technologies can enable the full exploitation of the total capacity of optical fibres to efficiently sustain Internet traffic growth.

Do you have no knowledge about fibre optics? No worries at all. The ESRs will present their topics in an exciting and easy-to-catch way. Do you have a lot of expertise in optical communications? So join us and contribute even more with fruitful discussions.

Stay tuned for the next updates.


  • Matheus Sena, Fraunhofer HHI: Welcome talk: WON celebrates the IEEE Day
  • Dr. Behnam Shariati, Fraunhofer HHI: Invited Talk 
  • Yaonian Cui, Fraunhofer HHI: InP Mach-Zehnder Modulator for wideband optical communication
  • Gabriele Di Rosa, VPI Photonics: Techniques for digitally optimizing next-generation multi-band optical communication systems
  • Elliot London, Politecnico di Torino: Minimizing NLI impact in open and disaggregated optical network infrastructures
  • Pratim Hazarika, Aston University: Raman amplifiers for multiband optical networks.
  • Rafael Magalhaes, TU Eindhoven: Optical wavelength switching its role in the move to greener networks
  • Rasoul Sadeghi Yamchi, Politecnico di Torino: Cost-Effective Capacity Increase of Deployed Optical Networks to Support the Future Internet: the Multi-Band Approach.
  • Bruno Correia, Politecnico di Torino: Input power choice for wide-band scenarios and its impact on quality of transmission.
  • Andre de Souza, Infinera Portugal: Efficient estimation of the quality of transmission and its applications.