S. Figuerola takes part of the OFC Congress Technical Program Committee.

Sergi Figuerola has been invited for the second consecutive year to be part of the Technical Program Committee of the OFC in 2016, specifically in track OFC N2 N2: Dynamic Software Controlled and Multilayer Networks.

The OFC event is the largest global conference optical network management and SDN multilayer related issues. (Http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/about/ofc-committees/).

The OCF 2016 will be held from 20 to 24 of March.

Sergi Figuerola will also chair some sessions, and, additionally he will participate in the competition held in Smart Cities: Connected OFCity Challenge Workshop. (Http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/program-speakers/workshops/connected-of...)

The Connected OFCity Challenge workshop will take place on 21st of March. This consists in a competition to improve the broadband access infrastructure by 2020.

Description of the workshop:

Around the world, municipalities have been pouring investments into broadband access infrastructure building what has become known as a smart city or connected city. This workshop intends to brainstorm the technological innovations and to examine dependencies and intricacies of such a project.

The workshop is set on a backdrop of (partially) fictitious OFCity, where the municipal Council organizes a competition to improve the broadband access infrastructure by 2020. A number of multidisciplinary teams will present and defend their proposals in an open townhall meeting, defining applications the city has to support and recommending innovative architecture and technologies to realize the interconnection. The teams consist of experts from academia, vendor companies, network and application providers. The winning proposals will be selected by a panel of judges and the popular vote.

More information here: http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/program-speakers/workshops/connected-ofcity-challenge/

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