Call for paper

Additional Information

NOTE: the first CFP will be send once when a number COVID-19 victims  be reduced in Spain

THIS YEAR  FOAN2020 will be focused on: 

  • Access network and 5G
  • IoT massive application
  • Access network for smart application
  • Smart city projects
  • Sensors in broad band  networks

Call for Invited/keynote talk:

  • Why 5G request NGPON2 or  5G don't request NGPON2
  • Access Network as the integrator of multivendor 4/5 G RAN
  • How to calculate the optimal number of 5 G stations?
  • 100 G and more in Access Network
  • Network Virtualization and IoT 
  • New Fiber Optics (cable) for New Generation of Access Networks;
  • Multicore Fiber in Access for 5G

Call for Special sessions:

We are looking forward to host your special session/workshop. (last year we had two workshops that was guided by COST and Regulatory Agency of Bosnia) 

There are more detailed topics: 

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