Call for paper

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers (up to 6 pages) describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all areas bellow.

All papers will be peer reviewed (authors will receive detail comments of submitted paper). Accepted and presented papers will be sent for indexing and abstracting in IEEE Xplore® digital library and for indexing in SCOPUS databases  

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.


 Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

 Access network

  • IoT, Big Data, Network virtualization over DSL, FTTH and other access Network
  • New opportunities with FOAN technologies (like XGPON, XSGPON, 10GEPON, NGPON2, UDWDMPON, a hybrid network, FTTx, EP2P, AE ..);
  • Integration of different networks: Fiber, FSO, Wireless, ..
  • Mobile back haul and front haul, Fiber optics in 5G network;
  • Business cases in the access area with special reference to the current solution and the possible upgrade paths; Practical access solution;
  • New architectures and typologies;
  • Impact of regulation on development of Access Networks;

GPON interoperability

  • Test setup, trial experience, 
  • OLT to ONT communication
    • OpenOMCI
    • Multivendor ONU Connect
    • PLOAM interaction
  • Wavelenght Mobility
    • laser switching time

Smart city

  • City Sensor Network;
  • Urban Security and Public Safety Technology
  • Video Network, Video Analysis and Pattern Recognition;
  • Transportation and Connected Vehicles
  • Smart Application for Health,
  • Smart Application for Governance,
  • Other Related Areas

Smart Home

  • Residential home gateway;
  • Home Sensor Network;
  • Home networking and wireless communications
  • Smart Home Illumination;
  • Smart Application for Health;
  • Smart home monitoring and security;
  • IP V6 in home devices;

Internet of Things (IoT) 

  • Network infrastructure, wireless
  • Sensors, energy harvest
  • IoT in Healthcare, in Government, in Enterprises, 
  • Service providers and industrial  analitics
  • Standards and Certifications
  • Security Strategy


  • Modification of GPON, GEPON, XGPON, 10GEPON, 40GPON, P2P, 1G P2P..
  • Improvement in all access technologies and mechanisms
  • WDM-PON, Colored PON,
  • Fiber: the new types, Photonic fiber uses, compatibility of different types, POF in access network, Photonic fiber..
  • Measurements in PONs
  • Connectors: the new types, impact at FOAN,
  • The burst laser diode
  • Multi-wavelength optical sender/receiver
  • Extension of FOAN Links: Wireless, DSL extension, home gateway ..
  • Impact of fiber impairments in long reach PONs
  • Migration schemes, Convergence of PONs, NGPON1, NGPON2
  • TDM over PONs, TDM services in NG PONs
  • Metro GPON, Long Reach PON<
  • Optical Network Switching Architectures
  • Optical Network Protection and Restoration
  • Radio over Fiber in Access Network
  • Hybrid optical-wireless architecture/connectivity/protocols
  • Bandwidth allocation strategies;
  • Energy efficient frameworks;

The hottest results in fiber optic technology

  • Research in basis optical elements: laser devices, amplifiers, receivers, laser and receiver circuit.
  • Modulations of optical beam
  • High-throughput fiber optical links.
  • Fair and Efficient bandwidth distribution

QoS and QoE

  • Mechanisms of QoS in access network;
  • Comparing access technology with aspect of QoS;
  • Quality of Experience (QoE): focus on the end-user, How to measure & handle it,
  • QoE and Fairness; Is the final bandwidth distribution fair enough? Challenges and solutions.
  • New services: Multi screen, 3DTV, interactive TV, remote controle over FOAN links, robotics ..
  • New applications: GSM, LTE, business services, sensing, monitoring, new home applications...
  • Clean-slate approach in optical access networks.

The paper must be submitted in PDF format via the EDAS System


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. Maximum 4 additional pages are allowed. Additional pages will be overcharged. 

Post deadline paper:

We are accepting a short papers in post deadline period, from June 10 to August 22.

Short paper mustn't exceed 3 page, (recommended 2 pages), author should make a focus on his results and clearly explain what is new in this paper. A short paper will be revised if it is accepted author will be invited to present his paper, The presented paper will be included in FOAN proceeding and  will be send to IEEE explore.

Author of presented papers will be invited to submit extending version to the journal Fiber and Integrated Optics.


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