Photon Netw Commun (2015) 29:227–229
Special issue based on selected ONDM 2014 papers
· Piero Castoldi
· Lena Wosinska
Published online: 19 May 2015
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
The 18th International Conference on Optical Networks
Design and Modeling—ONDM 2014 (http://ondm2014.ict.
kth.se)—was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 19–22,
ONDM is one of the premier venues in Europe for the
optical network community to meet and exchange ideas.
Following on the tradition set by its past editions, ONDM
2014 addressed cutting-edge research in optical networks,
as well as topics where optical networks meet other areas
and disciplines, such as software- deﬁned networking (SDN),
ﬁxed-mobile convergence (FMC), and future internet design.
ONDM 2014 was a three and a half day event organizedby
the Optical Networks Laboratory (ONLab) in the School of
Information and Communication Technology, KTH Royal
Institute of Technology. ONDM 2014 was technically co-
sponsored by IFIP TC 6 (working group 6.10), by the IEEE
Photonics Society, and by the IEEE Communication Society
with the endorsement of TAOS and ONTC. The conference
was also supported by Ericsson AB, the IEEE Swedish Chap-
ter, the FP7 project DISCUS, the Swedish Research Council,
and the City of Stockholm.
More than 100 high-quality technical papers were sub-
mitted by researchers from 30 countries all over the world.
School of Information and Communication Technology,
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 164 40 Kista, Sweden
Istituto di Tecnologie della Comunicazione,
dell’Informazione e della Percezione, Scuola Superiore
Sant’Anna, 56127 Pisa, Italy
All submitted papers were peer-reviewed by the Members of
the Technical Program Committee and by external reviewers.
ONDM 2014 had a rich program that included also a work-
shop of the FP7 project DISCUS (The DIStributed Core for
unlimited bandwidth supply for all Users and Services). The
40 accepted contributions together with 10 invited papers
and 3 keynote talks were organized in 10 oral and 1 poster
sessions. The authors of the accepted papers belong to 22
nations from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle, and
the Far East. Overall, 20 countries were represented at the
conference by the 108 delegates that attended the event.
Based on comments received from the reviewers, the
authors of nine accepted papers were invited to submit an
extended version of their work for possible publication in this
Special Issue of the Springer Photonic Network Communica-
tions (PNET) journal. After a thorough review process, eight
invited papers have been selected for publication. In addition,
this Special Issue includes an invited paper that went through
the same review process of the other accepted papers. A brief
summary of the accepted papers is provided next.
In “Optical Transport and Challenges in the Networked
Society” B. Skubic, P. Öhlén, A. Rostami, Z. Ghebreten-
saé, N. Lindqvist, and K. Laraqui describe the challenges
and role played by optical transport in the future Networked
Society. This position paper covers the role of optics in
providing a transport solution for 5G radio, in addition to
describing the impact of integrated photonics in providing
low-cost Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing(DWDM)
solutions which could serve as the basis for 5G transport sat-
isfying requirements on performance, low cost and ﬂexibility.
In “Orchestrating Connectivity Services to support Elas-
tic Operations in Datacenter Federations” A. Asensio, M.
Ruiz, and L. Velasco propose a strategy to provision inter-
datacenter connectivity services using the data center feder-
ation idea. Datacenter federation(s) is a concept by which