Industry Technology Programme (ITP)

For those only attending the ITP programme, which is taking place on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2018, there will be a fee of £100 to attend. Those registered for the full conference may also attend the ITP programme at no extra charge. A discount of £50 will be applied to the fee for those who register online and pay using a valid credit or debit card. Attendees to this session will have access to the ITP programme, the exhibition and catering on Tuesday and Wednesday only. Online registration for the ITP programme is now available.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Photonics for the food and agri-tech industry

Preliminary list of speakers and talks 

09:00-09:15

Photonics in food manufacturing
John Bows, Pepsico

09:15-09:50

Emerging technologies for Agri Food tech
Simon Person, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology, UK

09:50-10:25

Improve quality of life through innovative solutions for Food Safety Applications
Marco Snikkers, Ocean Optics

10:30-11:00

Refreshment break

11:00-11:25

Photonics for food research in the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
Alex Rozhin, Aston University, UK

11:25-11:50

Photonics enhanced sensors for monitoring of solid food products  
Wendy Meulebroeck, VUB, Belgium

11:50-12:15

Photonics enhanced sensors for monitoring of liquid food products
Heidi Ottevaere, VUB, Belgium

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:25

Applications of photonic technology in cereal processing industry
Aytun Erdentug, Branscan Ltd., UK

14:25-14:40

AGRI-TECH project
David Webb, Aston University, UK

14:40-15:05

Photonic technologies for meat quality control
Igor Meglinski, University of Oulu, Finland

15:05

Close 

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Recent advances and future directions in optical communications and enabling photonic technologies

Preliminary timetable, subject to change

From 08:30 Coffee and Welcome
09:00

Optical Networks at Scale
TBA
, Facebook

09:30

Harnessing today’s optical networks to meet tomorrow’s capacity demands
Marc Stephens, Infinera

10:00

Life after Shannon
Stuart Barnes, Xtera

10:30-11:00

Refreshment break

11:00

Photonic technologies for amplification, monitoring, and filtering in optical networks: past, present and future
Ian McClean, II-VI

11:30

Optics for the cloud: opportunities and challenges
Kai Shi, Microsoft Research

12:00

Space division multiplexing in multimode fibres
Nick Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs

12:30-14:00

Lunch (and optional AIPT comms lab tour at 13:30)

14:00

InP Transceivers for Coherent Optical Communications
Donald Govan, Oclaro

14:30

ADC & DAC – State of the Art and Technology Trends
Tomislav Drenski, Socionext

15:00

Seeding a persistent Compound Semiconductor cluster in South Wales
Wyn Meredith, Compound Semiconductor Centre

15:30-16:00

Refreshment break

16:00

Laser-manufacturing of single-mode/multi-mode components for Photonic Integrated Circuits and Active Optical Connectors/Cables
Chris Randon, Optek

16:15

Low cost packaging for R&D, and future data developments in THz wireless communications and QKD data security
Glenn George, Bay Photonics

16:30

Quantum Key Distribution in Real Networks
Catherine White, BT labs

17:00

Quantum Entrepreneurship – A Second Hand Perspective
Andy Collins, QTEC, Bristol University

17:30

Close

 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    6 April 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    6 July 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    27 August 2018

Call for proposals Photon 2020