Islamabad, Pakistan
October 09-11, 2018

Call for papers

Along with achieving its primary goal, HONET has been phenomenal in attracting quality research papers from around the world. The conference has been striving to gradually emerge as a focal point for research that targets local and global issues related to science, technology and society. The 15th International Conference HONET-ICT 2018 will focus on use of technologies for making Smart Cities a reality. Specifically, role of IoT and AI in conjunction with ICT will be explored in the technical sessions. As with the previous HONET events, we are expecting papers in the above-mentioned core areas and related enabling technologies. The 15th HONET-ICT conference will be held at NUST at its beautiful campus in Islamabad in collaboration of University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.


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.


1. Smart Cities
- Role of AI in enhancing the smartness in Smart Cities
- IoT for Smarter Cities
- ICT as an enabler for Smart Cities
2. Computer and Communication Networks
- Wireless Networks
- Photonic Networks
- 5G Communication and beyond
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Network Security and Forensic Analysis
3. Cloud Computing
- Big Data Analytics
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- Datacenter Storage
4. Enabling Technologies
- ICT for Healthcare Applications
- LEDs, Lasers and Solar Cells and Panels
- Micro-grid Analytics and Management
- Smart Grid
- Autonomous Vehicles and Future Transport
- Educational and Training Technologies

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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