Karachi, Pakistan (Hybrid) | October 11-13, 2021

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 successful in gradually emerging as a focal point for research that targets local and global issues related to science and technology. The 18th International Conference HONET 2021 will focus on Research and Development and use of information & communication technology for making Smart Cities a reality. Specifically, role of IoT and AI, data analytics, and intelligent energy & transportation systems 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 thematic areas and related emerging and enabling technologies. Due to COVID-19 global pandemic, the upcoming Conference will be held in hybrid mode; the details about the online platform will be updated later.


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 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 ones shown below.

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

The accepted and presented papers will be published on IEEE Xplore and substantially expanded versions will be considered for publication in the Sustainability Journal: Special Issue on "IoT Applications for Optimal Management in Smart Cities". Visit the following link for Journal Special Issue details here.


1. Enhancing the capabilities of Smart Communities using AI
2. Machine Learning models for Smart Cities
3. Realizing Smart Localities using IoT
4. Computer and Communication Networks
   a. Wireless Networks
   b. Photonic Networks
   c. 5G Communication and beyond
   d. Software Defined Networks (SDN)
   e. Network Security and Forensic Analysis
5. Cloud Computing
   a. Data Analytics
   b. Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
   c. Datacenter Storage
6. Energy and Power Technologies
   a. Renewable Energy Sources
   b. Smart-Grids and Robust Infrastructure
   c. Smart Storage and Demand & Response
7. Enabling Technologies
   a. Robotics & Automation
   b. Autonomous Vehicles and Charging Technologies
   c. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X)
   d. Photonics (LEDs, Lasers and Solar Cells and Panels)
   e. Micro Grid Analytics and Management
   f. Smart Grid and Smart Cities

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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