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Magosa, Cyprus
December 11-13, 2013
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General Information

The scope of HONET_CNS covers various layers and all spans of communication networks, cyber-security, e-applications and the technologies spanning and enabling our social networks.  Global ICT networks engines for the high-speed internet by utilizing various photonic- and RF wireless-networks, spanning millions of fiber-optic links over the vast landscape and numerous satellites hovering over the planet. These are the workhorse for Information and Communication Technologies(ICT) from the architectural, security, signal transport and application perspectives. Photonic, Optoelectronic, and Wireless modes of communication complement each other and enable various communication technologies that are now the life-lines of our world. These are the disciplines that have emerged from the “fundamental electromagnetic phenomena and light-matter interaction” and enable of ICT and numerous engineering applications. It starts from fundamental principles of electromagnetic waves generation, propagation and detection; both in RF and optics regime involving semiconductors and optical materials and encompasses the micro/nano-fabrication of semiconductor devices, components, and functional modules and sub-assemblies. On the application side, such devices enable the ICT and constitute physical layer of contemporary infrastructure.

Consistent with the past events, IEEE/IEEE ComSoc is the technical co-sponsor of HONET_CNS 2013.  The 10th International Conference will be hosted by Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. HONET is now a full conference serving the region with a broad global participation. It spans over multi-tracks in various ICT disciplines, global e-applications, communications, signal processing, audio, image and video processing, network security and forensic, data compression, and emerging technologies e.g., nanotechnology for ICT, and energy-harvesting devices and materials. HONET_CNS will also include focused workshops and specialized short-courses co-located with the main conference. HONET_CNS' 2013 will span over three days of technical and visionary presentations as well as an industrial show/exhibits. It will include keynote address and various plenary sessions in areas consistent with the theme and objectives. As a part of its legacy, the major objective of the 10th HONET_CNS as an International Conference is to bring together participants from US, Cyprus (host), Mediterranean and SAMENA (South-Asia, Middle-East, & North-Africa) regions, as well as other world-wide researchers, educators, students, and industry professionals for sharing the knowledge and experience and furthering collaborations.

The HONET_CNS 2013 thematic focus spans over the “Role of ICT in Social Networking”.  HONET_CNS has now a broader appeal of “Emerging/Enabling Technologies”, in addition to various communications and networking areas it covers photonics and other complementary communication technologies as well as optics and nanotechnologies in medicine and information processing.  It covers nanophotonics for high-speed internet from building-block components to energy efficiency, e-science and e-healthcare; cloud computing, network security and enabling technologies. More information and updates are available at:  http://honet-ict.org


Authors are invited to submit R&D and visionary papers presenting original research work related to the practice and theory of “HONET_CNS”- Communications Networks, and Security. Related proposals for workshops and short-courses will also be considered. All submissions must describe original and pertinent research, development, and future vision. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:


Location based services (LBS) and Network Security

Social Networks and Green ICT

Internet Mobility, 4 G Services and OWA- beyond LTE

Emergence of grids & cloud computing / Convergence of metro/optical access /storage,

Lasers, Solar Cells, and LEDs

Vehicular and Avionics networks/Hybrid Networks

Global Communications Technologies, and survivability and reliability

e-Applications (education, medicine, social networks)

Emerging Nanotechnologies for ICT e-Applications

Multiplexing (WDM, OTDM, OCDM) and ROADMs

Traffic engineering Optical Switching and Routing

Optical Anatomical and Physiological Sensing and High-resolution Imaging

Communications and Signal Processing

Network Security and Forensic

Data Compression and Storage

Audio, Image and Video Processing


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. The accepted but unregistered and/or un-shepherd/un-presented submissions will be omitted from all proceedings. High-quality papers will be included in the special issues of selected journals.

Substantially extended and updated versions of high-quality papers will be printed by reputed journals (IEEE & Elsevier). Articles for Journal publication may be subject to further reviewing by guest editors according to IEEE guidelines and Journals’ policies. Separate Journal publication charges may apply.

WORKSHOPS: Following topics are suggested but other areas can also be considered.


Role of Social Networks in Education and Healthcare

100Gbps and Beyond Technologies & Services and FTTX Networks

e-HealthCare: Enabling Technologies for Medical Applications

Forensics and Network Security


All paper submissions will be handled electronically through EasyChairTM. Authors should prepare PDF-compliant version of their papers not exceeding five (5) double-column pages or up to seven (7) pages with extra charges. Paper format/ template with font sizes and the guidelines, and copyright form are available at the HONET homepage. The first page of the paper must contain an informative title, abstract, and name(s) of author(s) with respective affiliations, postal address(es), phone/fax numbers, and email address(es). The corresponding author must be clearly identified. Additionally, five keywords relevant to the research paper or thematic areas must also be listed(as per template). All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and the accepted and registered papers will be eligible for conference proceedings.

All HONET papers must be submitted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=honet2013  but the workshop and short courses proposals should be sent to TPC and Conference Chairs. All deadlines are 11:59 pm US Eastern Standard Time (EST).




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