September 2 - 4, 2019

About FOAN

Welcome to FOAN  International Conference on Fiber Optics in Access Networks.

After the successful workshops in Moscow (2010), Budapest (2011), St. Petersburg (2012), Almaty(2013), Brno (2015), Lisbon (2016) and Munich (2017) in 2019  we are in Sarajevo.

The primary goal of FOAN 2019 is to bring and present the latest research in the field of Fiber Optics Technologies for Networks. The idea behind the conference is to create opportunity to learn new things by gathering scientists and experts from academies, industry and operators in this field that will during the workshop share their knowledge, experience, and ideas.

Aproviding an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners and service providers targeted on newly emerging algorithms, systems, standards, 

FOAN is an annual international workshop providing an open forum for academies, industry and operators in the field of Fiber Optics Technologies for Access network.

Peer Review Process

Each paper will be revised by three reviewers. Author will recite their comments with our decision.

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases  as SCOPUS and ISI Proceedings.

Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space, two-column format using at least 10 point size type. The paper must be correctly formatted to fit on A4. The paper should not exceed 6 pages including figures, tables & references.

Tesanjska 24A, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tesanjska 24A, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


  • 45 % of submitted papers are from Europe
  • We received papers from 21 different countries
  • The post-deadline paper submission is now open for short papers;
  • The Special Issue has been announced on the website of Sensors
  • Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK) of Bosnia and Herzegovina will take a part  in FOAN2019:
  • Dusko Zutic, Head of Fiber Planning, Development and Delivery at A1 Hrvatska d.o.o., will give a talk at FOAN2019
  • SPSC Group will have exhibition at FOAN2019, confirmed;

Smart  Home, Smart Buildings,Smart Vilags, 

  • Bosnian brand BOSNAPLAST will have an exhibition booth at FOAN2019 - Confirmed
  • EUIMWP COST  (CA 16220)  Action supported a Special session on "Integrated Microwave Photonics in Optical Access Networks"

FOAN2019 Confirmed Invited/keynote Speakers:

  • dr. Elena Beletkaia, Project Leader at EPIC- European Photonics Industry Consortium, Netherlands.

Title: An integrated approach for lowering the industry access barriers to Brillouin distributed sensing”

  • dr. Oscars Ozolinis, RTU , Sweden

Title: TBD soon

  • dr. Mujo Hodzic, Telecommunications Specialist, Investment Department, BH Telecom

Title: Practical Experience in Realization of Optical Access Networks

  • Dr. Shuwen Zeng, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Limoges, France;

Title: Optical Biosensors based on 2D Nanomaterials-enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance

  • Tarik Hamzić, Public  enterprise "SARAJEVO"

Title: Smart City Activities in the City Sarajevo"

  • Matjaž Pogačnik, MBA, Director Acces Networks, Telekom Slovenia

Title: The activities of Telekom Slovenije related to FTTH

  • Antonio Brenner, Head of Fiber Optic Department, Temal, Title: Application of transparent cables for invisible FTTX installation
  • dr Gerd Keiser, Boston University&Photonicscomm, US

Title : Activities and Benefits of OSA and Paper Publication

  • dr. Henri Hodara, Fiber and Integrated Optics, E-in-C, US
  • Dr Hideaki Kimura from NTT, Japan, 

Title: Power Supply Technique for IoT Devices Using Video Distribution PON System

  • dr. Masashi Eguchi, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, 

          Title: An Effective Numerical Simulation Technology for POF Considering Full Transmission Mode

  • Jakup Ratkoceri, PhD candidate, IPKO Kosovo, will give a talk:

Title: Overview of Wireline FTTH-Based Access Technologies in the Kosovan Telecommunication Market

  • Dr. Ismar Alagic,  TRA Tesanj Development Agency,  CEO 
  • Cristina Contero Almagro,  Alphie, Spain&UK;
  • Walid Shihaden, SPSC Group , CEO;
  • Dusko Zutic, Head of Fiber Planning, Development and Delivery at A1 Hrvatska, Croatia,

See more about speakers and program



CO-SPONSORS (technical);

Association partner:

European Photonics Industry Consortium - EPIC


Special Issues will be published in:

Local partners:


  • BSIP Seminar 

aims to enhance awareness of participants in Intellectual Property Rights and provide IP insights from the telecommunication field. The session focuses on current status and progress of the IPR worldwide, relation between economic growth and innovation, Intellectual Property as a part of business strategy along with representative legal cases.

They said about FOAN

Timothy Asiedu, Author & CEO at TIM Technology Services Ltd., Accra, Ghana:

"Those joining the conference are the best in the industry and academia"

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