ECOC 2018 will include a Demonstration Session.

The session will provide the opportunity to see live demonstrations and prototypes of collaborative research projects corresponding to all relevant topics of the Conference.

The live session will provide a forum for researchers from Industry and Academia to give a demonstration of their work with concrete systems, tools and prototypes.

Authors are invited to submit technical proposals in the standard Conference proceedings style via the online submission system, selecting the dedicated “Demo” sub-category. A complete submission should not exceed the three pages of the regular conference submissions.

Demo proposals will undergo a peer review selection process conducted by the Demo Subcommittee, composed of the Demo Subcommittee Chairs, the 3 Technical Program Committee (TPC) Conference chairs and the 8 TPC Sub-committee chairs. The accepted proposals will be included in the Conference proceedings.

Submission is restricted to collaborative research projects. Submissions from EU funded projects are especially encouraged. No demonstrations of commercial or pre-commercial products will be accepted.

The proposals should include specific sections highlighting the innovation that will be demonstrated and how the demo will be presented and illustrated interactively.

The main criteria for the selection of a demo are the level of innovation and how the demo is presented (live demonstrations are preferred. Pre-recorded videos and other material can be used as support/backup material but should not be the main technical content of the demonstration).

For each selected demo, a rectangular table, 2 chairs, a power outlet strip (5 outlets), a 244 cm x 122 cm bulletin board (as for the poster session) and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity (best effort) will be provided.

Questions regarding the demo session can be directed at at any time.


Submission deadline: May 16, 2018 (23:59 CET) (i.e., 1 month after the ECOC regular paper submission)


Demo Subcommittee Chairs:

Harald Bock, Coriant, Germany

Filippo Cugini, CNIT, Italy