A Best Student Paper Award will be granted to a student author, for writing a remarkable paper and making an outstanding presentation at ECOC2018

To compete for the Best Student Paper Award:

  • The principal author must be a student at the time of submission of his/her paper.
  • The student should apply by ticking the appropriate box, in the on-line paper submission form.
  • The student must be registered to the conference. No financial help will be provided for conference registration, transportation and accommodation by the conference organisers.
  • The student author must be the presenter of his/her work at the conference.

Eight finalists will be preselected by the eight ECOC Sub Committees in their respective areas during the paper review meeting in June. The finalists will be immediately notified that they have been short-listed, and will be asked to deliver a second presentation for the jury at the conference, in addition to their scheduled presentation in the conference Programme. The jury will consist of the Conference General Chairs, the Technical Programme Committee Co-Chairs.

The winner will receive a check of 2,000€ and two runners-up will receive 1,000€.
The jury will announce their decisions during the closing ceremony of ECOC2018 on Thursday September 27, 2018.

The Best Student Paper Award is sponsored by;



A Best Demo Award will be granted to the authors of a remarkable Demo presented at the DEMO session of ECOC 2018

All 16 accepted demos will compete.

The Best Demo will be selected through a two-stage procedure.

First, during the Demo Session (i.e., Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 12:30 to 17:00) all the registered ECOC 2018 delegates will be invited to vote by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

Then, the winner will be selected among the three most voted demos by the ECOC 2018 TPC Demo Session Committee.

The winner will receive a Best Demo Award Plaque and a special prize of 1000$ offered by ThorLabs.

The Best Demo will be announced during the closing ceremony of ECOC2018.

A special gift winner will be extracted among the voting delegates. The winner will receive the gift during the closing ceremony of ECOC 2018.


The Best Demo Award is sponsored by: