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When the abstract submission date for SubOptic 2010 closed at the end of September 2009, a total of 166 abstracts covering the seven basic topic areas had been received.  This is greater than the number we received for SubOptic 2007 in Baltimore, and we are pleased to have received a very good mix of abstracts covering a wide range of commercial, technical and project areas.  More details of the abstracts received will be publicised soon.  These abstracts, together with the Keynote Speakers already confirmed and publicised, provide a firm foundation to build a diverse and exciting program for our event in May 2010.

The Abstract Review Team, comprising around 70 volunteers from within the various strands of our community have now formally reviewed these abstracts, and the SubOptic 2010 Program Committee, chaired by Colin Anderson, will meet in London on 28 & 29 October to finalise the review and paper selection process.

Successful authors will be advised by 30 November 2009 whether their abstracts have been accepted to form the basis of the papers and posters to be presented at Yokohama, when SubOptic 2010 is held there on the 11~14 May 2010.

The Program Committee is also currently finalising the topics for Invited Papers, MasterClass Tutorials, and the plenary Round Table sessions that will flesh out the remainder of the full conference program – while the host organisations, NEC and Fujitsu continue to finalise the arrangements for the venue, the accommodation, registration, and social events.

A Preliminary Program for SubOptic 2010 will be issued in January, but in the meantime, you can find details about the conference on our website. Be sure to click on the “SubOptic 2010” button at the top right. Early bird registration for SubOptic 2010 opens on 1 November 2009, and a further e-blast will be sent out as a reminder on that date.

Thank you once again to all those authors who took the time and effort to submit abstracts.

About SubOptic

SubOptic 2010 is the seventh in the series of conferences, the first being held in 1986.  The conference covers all aspects of the submarine cable business & markets – from commercial, sales & support functions (legal, finance, regulatory etc) to hardware design, engineering and R&D, and on to marine activities (pre-build survey etc, project implementation, and maintenance).

SubOptic is a non-profit, non-incorporated international organization, which is steered and sponsored by leading members of the telecommunications industry.  Its activities are open to every level of the industry, including those who manufacture cable systems and their components to purchasers of cable networks, purchasers of system capacity, business analysts, regulators, financiers and investors.