IUS Technical Sponsor of FOAN2019, Conference on Fiber Optic Technologies

International University of Sarajevo was among the technical sponsors of the 8th International Conference on Fiber Optic Technologies in Access Networks (FOAN2019), held from September 2-4, 2019, in Sarajevo.

As in the past seven years, when the conference was organized in different cities across Europe and Asia (Moscow, Budapest, Saint Petersburg, Almaty, Brno, Lisbon and Munich), this year it brought together participants from 25 countries, representatives of telecom companies, academicians and students. A total of 55 presentations were held during the conference.

The event, where the academy and the real sector traditionally meet to share experiences, knowledge and ideas primarily in the area of ​​access networks, this year also focused on improving the quality of life and business environments. Especially challenging are plans to improve communications such as the introduction of 5G network and smart city projects.

In addition, there was talk about involving the academia in the discussions about smart cities, as well as telecoms that should provide infrastructure and pass to the smart city points.

In addition to the International University of Sarajevo, the technical sponsors of the conference were renowned international expert organizations such as IEEE and OSA, and the conference was supported by SPSC Group Sarajevo/Dubai, Bilimsa LLC, Sarajevo, and Optikum LLC.

In addition to sharing experiences and practices, the participants had the opportunity to experience touristic, cultural and historical heritage of Sarajevo. They did not hide their enthusiasm about the city, so they suggested that the next FOAN conference should be held in the same place. However, the next edition of the conference will most likely take place in Greece.