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Ioannis Tomkos


Ioannis Tomkos - Athens Information Technology Center (AIT), Greece

Prof. Ioannis Tomkos investigates research issues related with advanced optical communication systems and networks, in the framework on many EU & industry funded projects. On the relevant topics he has co-authored over 550 journal articles & conferences/workshops papers. His published work has received over 6000 citations by other researchers (h-factor=38) and many awards (most notably he is the co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology Best Paper Award). He has served as the Chair of the "Optical Networking" Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society and a member of the IEEE ComSoc’s Technical Activities Council. He was also Chairman of the IFIP Group on “Photonic Networking” and the Chairman of the "Optical Communications" Group at OSA. He has been Chair or member of the organizing committees for major conferences in telecommunications/networking (more than 150). In addition he is/was a member of the Editorial Boards of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (Deputy Editor), the OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications & Networking, the IET Proceedings of Optoelectronics and the Springer "Photonic Networks Communications". Prof. Tomkos is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).



The 2017 Chair of Excellence research program will focus on novel ways to scale the capacity of core transport networks to the limits through “Physical-Layer Aware Spatial-Spectral Flexible Optical Network Planning and Optimization”. The planned research activities aim at investigating a novel logical hierarchical structure for next generation multidimensional dynamic and elastic optical networks, based on innovative switching, transmission and processing technologies that allow the connection between elastic spectral and spatial networking. The envisioned results will be mainly: i) the definition of a generic physical layer model that can be fine-tuned to capture the capabilities/limitations posed by the different fibre link types and switching nodes, ii) the development of techniques/algorithms for the optimization of routing and resource allocation in spatial-spectral flexible optical networks. The research with be contacted in close collaboration with the research groups of Prof. David Larrabeiti and Prof. Carmen Vazquez.