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, UK

09:15-09:50

Emerging technologies for Agri Food tech
Simon Pearson, 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, the Netherlands

10:30-11:00

Refreshment break

11:00-11:25

Photonics for food research in the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
David Webb, 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

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

14:40

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

Opportunities for UK Photonics
George Papadakis, Innovation Lead - Innovate UK, UK 

09:30

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

10:00

Life after Shannon
Stuart Barnes, Xtera, UK

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, UK

11:30

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

12:00

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

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30

InP Transceivers for Coherent Optical Communications
Donald Govan, Oclaro, UK

14:00

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

14:30

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

15:00

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

15:15

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

15:30-16:00

Refreshment break

16:00

DFBs for datacomms
Susannah Heck, CST Global, UK

16:15

100Gb and Beyond Chip on Board Transceivers
Christopher Stonier, Kaiam Corp, UK

16:30

Quantum Key Distribution in Real Networks
Catherine White, BT labs, UK

17:00

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

17:30

Close (and optional AIPT comms lab tour until 18:00)

 

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