The Universitat de Girona (UdG) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) are both pleased to announce the 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017), which will be kindly hosted at the Girona Conference Centre, in Girona, from July 2nd to 6th, 2017. This will be the second time that ICTON takes place in Catalonia (Spain), after its 7th edition previously celebrated in Barcelona in 2005.
For those of you that still have not had the pleasure to discover it, Girona is a nice medium-sized city, located around 100 km North-East of Barcelona, easily reachable either by plane (Girona-Costa Brava Airport) or regular/high-speed train connections from Barcelona. Girona is famous for its long history, pleasant climate, tasty Mediterranean cuisine, delicate regional wines (D.O. Empordà) and rich cultural events. Moreover, thanks to its privileged location, close to the Pyrenees Mountains and the sandy beaches and rocky coves along the Costa Brava, an endless amount of possibilities are opened to the foreign visitor.
We are looking forward to offer a warm welcome to all of you again for a new edition of the ICTON Conference, this time in Girona. An ambitious technical programme will be accompanied by an attractive set of social events to let you fully experience not only the city of Girona itself, but also some of the top highlights of the region.