About the Workshop

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in emerging visible light communications (VLC) and ultraviolet communications (UVC) as well as the traditional OWC systems to present, share and discuss their latest research results.

A copy of the final program is now available.

The presentation of the panelists are available below

Topics of interest include, but are NOT limited to:

Optical components

  • UVC system design
  • LED radiation safety in communication system design
  • VLC transceiver design and optimization
  • Communication characteristics of lighting LEDs
  • Beam diverging and concentrating techniques

Channel and noise modeling

  • Impact of lighting in concurrent VLC design
  • Modeling of indoor optical propagation
  • UVC atmospheric scattering and absorption channel modeling
  • Modeling of noise in optical wireless communications
  • "Underwater optical channel modeling and system design

Data transmission, multiple access and resource allocation techniques

  • Modulation, coding and detection
  • Multi-input multi-output (MIMO) optical communication techniques
  • VLC link duplexing and multiple access techniques
  • UVC range/rate/error performance tradeoffs
  • Techniques to mitigate fading and beam break-up due to atmospheric turbulence/scintillation

Optical wireless networking

  • Wavelength planning in optical communication techniques
  • Optical wireless communications for next generation (4G) wireless networks
  • Centralized and distributed optical wireless network designs
  • Optical wireless sensor networks
  • Handover techniques

OWC application studies

  • Mobile-to-infrastructure and mobile-to-mobile optical communication
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-traffic light optical communication
  • LED pointing, acquisition and tracking in mobile scenarios
  • Navigation and positioning using OWC
  • Test beds, field trials, smart lighting applications

Information theoretic aspects of OWC

  • Channel capacity
  • Security

Green OWC systems

Important Dates:

  • Submission due: July 19, 2011
  • Decision notification due: August 15, 2011
  • Camera-ready and registration due: August 31, 2011

Submission Link: