Irbid, Jordan
October 09-11, 2017

Call for papers

The 14th International Conference HONET-ICT ‘2017 has a major theme as “Smart Cities: Improving Quality of Life-Using ICT & IoT” – covering various areas in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from Physical Layers' perspective, ICT-Services, Systems, and e-Applications to perspective from judiciary, civil service, urban planning, social services, architecture, healthcare, utilities, agriculture and education. This year’s thematic focus on Smart Cities and Villages(SC&V) with holistic approach will bring together researchers, practitioners, and leaders from urban planning, architecture, transportation, energy, judiciary, civic services, medicine and healthcare, education, water & sewer, agriculture & food supply chain, as well as environment & security areas and so on.

Keeping to its traditions, it would encompass various enabling technologies including, but not limited to, IoT, 5G, Cloud Computing and Computer Networks. Moreover, the Photonics, Green Energy, and Smart Microgrids tracks will cover efficient energy production/saving technologies and harvesting renewable resources. The rapidly emerging area of Big-data will include data transport, storage, cloud computing and data-analytics as pertains to various sectors of industry and society from education to e-healthcare, e.g., ICT for Healthcare. The expanded scope for the HONET-ICT International Conference will cover R&D topics ranging from new materials and photonics device technologies to intelligent systems consisting of communication networks, cyber-security, e-applications and social networks.

Global ICT networks enable the high-speed internet by utilizing various photonic- and RF wireless physical layers technologies and networks spanning millions of fiber-optic links over the vast landscape and numerous satellites hovering over the earth. Such 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.

The 14th International Conference will be hosted by JUST in Jordan in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, USA. The 3-day conference will include various symposia serving social, scientific, technical, and commercial sectors from different regions with a broad global participation. It is poised to cover multiple tracks in various thematic areas i.e., Smart Cities and Smart Villages, IoT, e-applications (e-Healthcare, e-Education etc.), Green Energy, and Big-data & Cloud Computing.


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 thematic areas. Related proposals for Workshops and Tutorials will 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 one shown in the column on the right.

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.

Extended versions:

Like in the past, selected papers will be encouraged to be submitted for consideration of publication in the special issues of high quality journals, such as IEEE Photonics and Elsevier International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering. The conference is coordinating a similar arrangement this year as well.


Smart Cities/Villages (SC&V)
[Non-technical as well as technical contributions invited for this track]
- Role of civil services professionals and urban/village planners in defining the blue prints/requirements/features of SC&V
- Networking, Energy & Environmental friendly infrastructures targeting services that enhance quality of life
- Traditional and Autonomous Transportation in smart cities
- Efficient water resources planning and usage
- Precision Agriculture, vision analytics in isolating diseases, pests and other hazards
- Healthcare and Educational Services
- Judicial services (such as virtual court rooms), tele-medicine
- Enhancing the Social services with ever-evolving technologies while maintaining the local culture
Computer and Communication Networks
- Wireless Networks
- Photonic Networks
- 5G Communication and beyond
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Network Security and Forensic Analysis
Cloud Computing
- Big Data Analytics
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- Datacenter Storage
Enabling Technologies
- ICT for Healthcare Applications
- LEDs, Lasers and Solar Cells and Panels
- Micro Grid Analytics and Management
- Smart Grids, Microgrids and Renewable Energy

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.

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 publications on IEEE Xplore. TPC reserves the right to reject any paper at any stage that is found to be plagiarized or not following the guidelines.

Paper submissions will be handled via EDAS. See Author Instructions for more details on submission.

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