The primary goal of FOAN 2017 is to bring and present the latest research in the field of Fiber Optics Technologies for Access network. The idea behind the workshop 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. As previously year we are collocated with International Congress on Ultra modern Telecommunication and Control Systems (ICUMT). In short FOAN is focused to improve a quality of life by fiber optics.


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Call for paper

Topics of submission

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

 Access network

  • New opportunities with FOAN technologies (like XGPON, 10GEPON, 40GPON, WDM-PON, a hybrid network, FTTx, EP2P, AE ..)

  • Integration of different networks: Fiber, FSO, Wireless, ..

  • Fiber optics in 5G network

  • Business cases in the access area with special reference to the current solution and the possible upgrade paths

  • Mobile back haul and front haul

  • Practical access solution

  • New architectures and typologies

  • Bandwidth allocation strategies

  • Energy efficient frameworks

  • Impact of regulation on development of Access Networks

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

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 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


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    06 Nov.



    08 Nov.


  • 10 Aug.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 15 Sep.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

  • 25 Sep.


    Final paper deadline

Contact information

  • Edvin Skaljo

Sponsored By

  • IEEE