Enabling Technologies for Next Generation Access and Home Networks

Contact person

Thomas Kamalakis, Harokopio University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Since the development of long haul and metropolitan, home and access networks now constitute the next arena for telecom providers and companies. Despite the fact that fiber-based technologies dominate long to medium range networks, there is still much debate whether it can successfully be used in last-mile and in-house connections. Various wireless and wireline technologies can be used to deliver high bandwidth connections at the user premises, including radio technologies, digital subscriber lines, fiber-to-the-home, millimeter and terahertz wave communications, optical wireless, visible light communications and radio-over-fiber.


Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prospects and enablers for Fiber-to-the-home
  • Radio networks
  • Power line communications
  • Wireless radio LANs
  • Millimeter-wave point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections
  • Hybrid networks
  • Optical wireless and free space optics
  • Visible light communications
  • New technologies for broadband access
  • Radio-over-fiber
  • Home and access network technoeconomics and socioeconomics

Programm Committee

Tanya Politi, University of Pelopnnese
 Dimitris Alexandropoulos, University of Patras
Nikos Vainos, University of Patras 
Christos Michalakelis, Harokopio University

Submission Instructions

Special Session papers must be submitted to the  EasyChair submission platform following the same submission and formatting guidelines as all other PCI 2014 submissions. When submitting a paper to this session make sure to select the correct category "Special Session in Enabling Technologies for Next Generation Access and Home Networks".

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