Photon Netw Commun (2016) 31:373–375
Special issue based on selected IEEE ONDM 2015 papers
· Filippo Cugini
· Tibor Cinkler
· Pablo Pavón Mariño
Published online: 1 June 2016
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
The 19th International Conference on Optical Networks De-
sign and Modeling—IEEE ONDM 2015 (http://ondm2015.
sssup.it/)—was held in Pisa, Italy, on May 11–14, 2015.
IEEE ONDM is one of the premier venues in Europe for
the optical network community to meet and exchange ideas.
Along with the tradition of previous editions of this con-
ference, ONDM 2015 addressed cutting-edge research in
established areas such as optical networking, optical systems,
as well as emerging topics like novel Internet architectures,
new optical network architectures for the Cloud/DataCenter,
wireless optical networks and photonic integrated networks.
ONDM 2015 was a 3 full-day event organized by Scuola
Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), and Consorzio Nazionale
Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT). The
event includes three keynote lectures, nine invited papers,
regular papers and a workshop organized by the PACE
ONDM 2015 was technically co-sponsored by the IFIP
TC 6 (working group 6.10), by IEEE and by the IEEE Com-
munication Society with the endorsement of the TAOS and
The conference was also supported by Ericsson, Next-
works, Interoute and FP7 PACE project.
More than 80 high quality technical papers were submit-
ted by researchers from 29 countries all over the world. All
submitted papers were peer reviewed by the Members of the
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
CNIT, Pisa, Italy
Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Technical University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain
Technical Program Committee and external reviewers. The
authors of the accepted papers belong to 20 countries from
Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle and Far East. Over-
all, 20 countries were represented at the conference by the
85 delegates that attended the event.
The accepted 35 contributions, together with 9 invited
papers and 3 keynote talks were organized into 10 oral and
one poster sessions.
The workshop of the FP7 PACE (Next Steps in PAth
Computation Element (PCE) Architectures: From Software-
Deﬁned Concepts to Standards, Interoperability and Deploy-
ment) project was integrated as a session of the conference.
Three top-scored paper award were given to the three best
works selected among the technical contributions presented
at the oral sessions.
Authors of 13 selected papers were invited to submit an
extended version of their work to a Special Issue of the
Springer Photonic Network Communications (PNET) Jour-
After a thorough review process, 11 invited papers have
been selected for publication.
Relevant advances are provided in the context of three
main categories, focusing on network design, time-shared
systems and networks, and transmission systems.
A brief summary of the accepted papers is provided next.
1 Network design
• In “Optimal Nonuniform Wavebanding in WDM Mesh
Networks”, Jingxin Wu, Suresh Subramaniam, and Hiro-
shi Hasegawa design an efﬁcient solution for optimizing
the number of wavebands and their sizes in optical mesh
topologies. Both integer-linear program and efﬁcient