Dry Technology, Cloud and Network Operations

Vice Chair Dry Technology, Cloud and Network Operations

Philippe Perrier, GlobeNet


Over the past decade, Dry Plant technology – especially Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE) – has experienced a fast-paced evolution in what used to be a rather conservative, riskaverse industry. The lines between undersea and terrestrial transmission technologies have blurred; the SLTE are more compact, are getting modularized, even disaggregated. The dry plant no longer strictly resides in purposely built Cable Landing Stations (CLS) and started migrating to PoP and even Datacenters. The use of Software has become ubiquitous, not only in managing networks but also in turning-up and operating subsea networks. In this Topic Area, authors are encouraged to explore advances and trends in dry-plant technologies from both a hardware perspective and software and control point-of-view, network management, network operations, etc.

Subjects that can be addressed include, but are not limited to

  • Node architecture for open cable systems 
  • Spectrum “partitioning” (managed spectrum, shared spectrum)
  • Advances and next generation transponder technologies
  • Line monitoring technology for “meshed” submarine networks
  • 400G “everywhere”. What’s next? Impact of dry-plant advances on system design of undersea cable systems
  • Reliability
  • PFE development for high fiber-count cable systems
  • Network management
  • The role of automation, AI, and Machine Learning in submarine network operations
  • Cable Landing Stations and Datacenters
  • Virtualization of submarine networks


“I am honored to have the opportunity to organize the SubOptic 2023 Topic Area “Dry Technology, Cloud and Network Operations”. This Topic Area has been covering a wider range of subjects at every Suboptic conference and the 2032 edition will be no exception. Our sessions will review the advances made over the past three years in dry-plant technology and offer a glimpse of innovations to come and of future trends. I am looking forward to hearing from our authors about ways to further increase the capacity, to enhance the flexibility, to improve the resiliency, to ease the operation of subsea networks and, let’s not forget, to decrease the cost/bit. I hope you are too”


Guideline for Submission

The SubOptic Papers Committee is pleased to request industry experts to submit Abstracts for papers to be presented as either oral or poster presentations at SubOptic 2023


Deadline for Abstract Submission

The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 16 September 2022


Format of Abstracts

Abstracts must be written in English, and consist of plain text only, maximum 300 words. Essentially the abstract should be a brief summary (or an 'abstract') of the proposed paper or poster.

Each Abstract should be original in nature and cover some aspect of the program topics detailed in this Call for Papers. Abstracts will be evaluated and scored for quality, credibility, originality and general interest.

Overt product advertising or company publicity within an Abstract (or the subsequent paper) is not permissible and will be cause for rejection of the submission.

Any type of company of the submarine industry (operators, vendors, manufacturers, service providers, etc.) is invited to submit.


Abstract Submission Method

To submit an Abstract for consideration, the lead author of the paper should:

  1. Click on "Enter Call for Papers Portal"   
  2. If this is your first submission you will be required to register. Complete all the details in the form and submit
  3. You will be sent an email confirmation and be directed to the submissions form.
  4. Fill in the submission form, then click on ‘Submit’(note all fields with an asterisk are required)
  5. You will receive an email confirming your form submission
  6. You can submit multiple submissions 
  7. You will be able to edit your submission up until the 16 September 2022

The SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee reserves the right to change the designated topic area for any Abstract, as may be appropriate.


Notification of Acceptance

Under the guidance of the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee, multi-company panels of industry experts will review all abstracts in an objective and professional manner, and select the papers desired for presentation at the conference. The Lead Author will be notified by email in early November 2022 of the committee's decision.


Publication in the Proceedings of SubOptic 2023

If an Abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, the author will be required to submit a paper (nominally three to five pages, but any length within reason will be accepted), written in English, to the SubOptic 2023 Papers Committee by 31 January 2023

Accepted papers will be published in the SubOptic 2023 Conference proceedings, contingent upon the transfer of copyright to the SubOptic 2023 Executive Committee.