Thursday, May 21, 2009

SARDANA project endorses ICTON 2009


SARDANA project endorses the 11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2009) to be held in Island of São Miguel, Azores (Portugal), 28 June - 2 July 2009. The scope of the Conference is concentrated on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in broadband telecommunication networks, systems, and components.

A joint BONE-SARDANA workshop on next generation FTTH PONs and converged access/metro networks will take place during the conference. That workshop topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • WDM-PONs
  • Optically amplified extended PONs
  • Technologies for advanced ONUs
  • Static versus reconfigurable PONs
  • Techno-economic and service models
  • Metro-access convergence
For more information, please take a look at the ICTON's website or download the full program.

ConTEL 2009 Special Session endorsed by SARDANA

SARDANA project endorses the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL), to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, 8 June - 10 June 2009. A special session on optical access is being coorganized with BONE project. For more information please check the ConTEL website or take a look at its program.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Regarding Sardana dance...

The name SARDANA refers to a popular Catalan dance, where people conform a ring united by their raised arms. Oldest records about Sardana are from year 1552. However, its origins are not so clear:

Version 1: astronomical dance: 
  • 24 compass times (like the hours of the day),
  • The sound of a instrument called “flabiol” at the beginning is like the song of a rooster (cock) indicating the beginning of the day,
  • Short steps (calm and slow) are referred to the first hours of the day (there are 8 of them)
  • Long steps (with the maximum jumping) mean the middle of the day (16 of them)
Version 2: from Greece: because of the sweet, soft movements
  • Empuries (Greek colony)
  • War against Turkey in Greece (Middle Age)
Version 3: from the origin of the name
  • Sardenya island (Italy) 
  • or Cerdanya (Catalonia Nord-France)