CaON is an EU Technology Cluster which aims to create a forum for FP7 funded projects in the area of Converged and Optical Networks  in order to reinforce consensus within this technical community and act catalytically to facilitate new dialogue with other Future Networks and Future Internet projects and  disciplines in Europe.

Targeting these objectives CaON paves the way to meet the following goals:

1.     Better equip the CaON actors to communicate and collaborate with other Future Networks stakeholders and higher value programmes.

2.     Raise the profile of the CaON projects’ know-how and achievement for the benefit of a broader community including policy/decision makers as well as national and international research funding councils.

3. Define a CaON reference model.


Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou & Sergi Figuerola
Chairs of the Converged and Optical Networks Cluster FP7


OFC 2016

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.

OFC will be held in Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, US, 20-24 March.


EuCNC 2016

EuCNC 2016 is the 25th edition of a successful series of a technical conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission.  The 2016 edition will be co-organized by the University of Piraeus and the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS). Once again, this conference will be a cornerstone event for research in advanced networks and associated topics, with multiple exciting sessions, workshops, exhibitions/demonstrations, as well as an outstanding social program.

EUCnC will be held in Athens, Greece, 27-30 June 2016.



The 5G PPP organizes an information day and Stakeholders event for phase 2. The Purpose of this work shop is to share the context of the 5G-PPP call 2 with all interested parties.

The detailed agenda and the registration form can be found in following link:



The Networld2020 Expert Group organizes a workshop to promote a lively debate on technologies, innovative ideas and cutting-edge research and innovation directions within or beyond the phase 1 of 5G approaches, which are being discussed nowadays.

This workshop will be held on Bologna, Italy, on March 16th.

Registration can be done through the following link:



Coming Events


FP7 Future Networks Clusters

CaON is only 1 of the 3 clusters of FP7-projects within the unit of "Future Networks"