Haspolat, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
October 13-14, 2016

Call for papers

Cyprus International University (CIU) will be hosting HONET’2016 International Symposium on ‘Smart MicroGrids for Sustainable Energy Sources enabled by Photonics and IoT Sensors’. This international event will bring several keynote speakers who are renown in their disciplines. HONET has evolved over past decade caters workshops, symposia, and conferences in various areas of technologies that serves humanity at the global level.

Consistent with the mission of CIU and HONET vision, the thematic area of symposium will encompass Smart MicroGrids, Sustainable & Renewable Energy Sources, and Photonics for Energy and IoT Sensors and variety of e-Applications enabled by the global internet and ICT technologies.

The major theme of the symposium focuses on the ‘smart microgrids’ (SMGs) those enable the distribution and production of electrical energy including traditional and emerging renewable sources. The Energy tracks will cover efficient energy production/saving technologies and harvesting renewable resources and intelligent monitoring based on SMGs. The rapidly emerging area of ‘Internet of Things’ IoT and associated photonic and other intelligent sensors networks enable SMGs. The SMGs are the harbinger of intelligent ‘demand and response services (DRS)’ which include rapid response, reliability, and security. The scope of the HONET International Symposium will cover R&D and application topics ranging from new techniques, materials and device technologies with intelligent sensors, associated systems consisting of communication networks, cyber-security, e-applications and even social networks.

Global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) networks enable the high-speed internet by utilizing various photonic- and RF wireless technologies and networks spanning over the vast landscape.

The HONET’2016 International Symposium will be hosted by CIU and sponsored by North Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. The event will be co-organized in collaboration with UNC Charlotte and SUNY Fredonia.


Authors are invited to submit R&D and concept papers presenting original research work related to the practice and theory related to the scope of HONET-ICT ’16 Symposium. Extended abstracts and Students’ poster-papers consistent with the topics and scope are also welcomed. All submissions must describe original and pertinent research, development, and future vision and must not be submitted in parallel at another conference. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Smart MicroGrids for Energy Demand & Response Internet of Things
Photonics for Smart Grids and Networks Social Networks and SMGs
Intelligent Monitoring based Smart Grids Cloud computing / Convergence of metro/optical access /storage networking
Nano- and Meta-materials for Intelligent Devices Demand Response and Cost Dynamics
Micro/Nano Fab of Active and Passive Photonics MicroGrid Analytics and Management
Communication Networks -Enabling the Smart Grids Audio, Image and Video Processing
Communications and Signal Processing Network Security and Forensic
Data Compression and Storage Big-Data Analytics
Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Generation Viability of Alternative Energy Sources

These topics should be discussed in terms of research findings, concepts, state-of- the-art, standards, implementations, developments, field trials/experiments, educational goals and new applications. Submitted or substantially similar papers must not be under review currently for any other publication. The received papers will be peer reviewed using “IEEE standards and criteria.” Authors should note that only the accepted and presented papers will be eligible for final proceedings. Papers accepted but not presented will be omitted from all proceedings.

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Papers accepted but not presented will be omitted from all proceedings. View detailed author instructions here. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

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