Call for Papers
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2014 is envisioned to cover photonics for energy production, harvesting
renewable resources and intelligent monitoring based on smart grids.
The expanded scope for the HONET
meeting will cover R&D topics ranging from new materials and device
technologies to intelligent systems consisting of communication
networks, cyber-security, e-applications and social networks.
Communication Technologies (ICT) networks enable the
utilizing various photonic- and RF wireless technologies and networks
spanning millions of fiber-optic links over the vast landscape and
numerous satellites hovering over our planet. This technology base is
the workhorse for 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 increasingly interconnected world. These
are the disciplines that have emerged from the “fundamental
electromagnetic phenomena and light-matter interaction” and are the
enablers of numerous engineering applications.
The foundations are electromagnetic-wave generation, propagation,
In both RF
and optical regimes semiconductors and optical materials are utilized in
the form of nano- and meta-materials.
Process advances in micro/nano-fabrication of photonics devices,
components, and functional modules and sub-assemblies enable the rapid
progress in these technical areas.
will be hosted by Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) and EPIC (Electric
Power Infrastructure Center) at UNC Charlotte. HONET has an expanded
scope to include various symposia serving scientific, technical and
commercial sectors from different regions with a broad global
participation. It will cover multiple tracks in various photonic and
communication disciplines: e.g., photonics for energy harvesting, smart
grids, internet of things, cloud computing, global e-applications,
communications, network-enabled sensors, signal processing,
audio, image and video
security and forensic, data compression, various nanophotonics
for energy-harvesting devices and materials. HONET-PfE will include
Industry Expo as well as
workshops/tutorials and specialized short courses co-located with the main
conference. HONET-PfE’ 2014 will span over three days of technical
presentations as well as Industry Exhibits/Expo.
Keynote addresses and various plenary sessions will set the theme
and reinforce the overall objectives. The HONET-PfE 2014 thematic focus
is the “Photonics
for Energy” (PfE).
HONET-PfE 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 the environmental
arena as well as medicine and information processing. More information
and updates are available at:
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-PfE.
Extended abstracts and Students’ poster-papers
consistent with the topics and scope are also welcomed.
Related proposals for
workshops and Tutorials will be considered as well. All submissions
must describe original and pertinent research, development, and future
vision. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the
|Photonics for Energy Harvesting
||Location based services (LBS) and Network Security
|Photonics for Energy
||Internet Mobility, 4 G Services and OWA beyond LTE
| Emerging Solar Materials and Technologies
|| 5G Technologies
|Photonics for Smart Grids and Networks
|| Internet of things
| Intelligent Monitoring based Smart Grids
|| Social Networks and Green ICT
|Nano- and Meta-materials for Intelligent Devices
|| Cloud computing / Convergence of metro/optical access /storage networking
|Micro/Nano Fab of Active and Passive Photonics
|| Demand Response and Cost Dynamics
|Lasers, Solar Cells, and LEDs
|| 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
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 paper submissions
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Papers of exceptional quality will be
considered for inclusion in the special
issues of selected journals
(e.g., IEEE & Elsevier). Articles for Journal
publication may be subject to further
reviewing by guest editors according to
guidelines and Journals’ policies.
Separate Journal publication charges may