The National Institute of Telecommunications, former Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with DEI - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione of Politecnico di Bari, and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 24th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2024 in Bari, Italy, July 14-18, 2024. Technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Photonics Society is foreseen.

Being the capital of Puglia province, Bari is filled with historical sites and cultural events, with its emblematic attractions: Cathedral of St. Sabinus, Basilica of Saint Nicholas, Teatro Petruzzelli and Teatro Margherita di Bari just to list few examples. Bari is easily reachable by plane, the airport of Bari-Palese is just 10 km of the city centre. Unesco World Heritage Site Alberobello is just a stone's throw away!

ICTON 2024 will be held as an in-person-only meeting.


The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing, sensing, and quantum applications. Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Authors are cordially invited to submit their contributions (recommended length 4 pages in editable MS Word or LaTeX file accompanied by a PDF version) for Regular and Poster Sessions to by March 31, 2024.

The authors will be notified on the acceptance by April 30, 2024. Post-deadline papers with hot results can be submitted till June 1, 2024.

Students, PhD students and young scientists are especially encouraged to contribute and/or participate.

We are looking forward to offer a warm welcome to all of you for the 24th edition of the ICTON Conference, this time in the exciting city of Bari. Traditionally, an ambitious technical programme will be accompanied by an attractive set of social events!

Francesco Prudenzano

General Chair

Crina Cojocaru

Student Participation Chair

Trevor Benson

ICTON Scientific Committee Honorary Chairman

Marian Marciniak

ICTON Originator