IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Call For Papers


The 4th Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications will accept submissions dealing with the following topics of Interest - (but contributions are not limited to the following):

  • All organic based VLCs
  • Channel modelling and characterisation
  • Channel capacity analysis
  • Diversity techniques for OWC
  • Dimming, data communications and localisation in VLCs
  • Free space optics (indoor, outdoor and under water)
  • Hybrid RF/OWC technology
  • MIMO for OWC
  • Modelling of various noises in optical wireless communications
  • Modulation, coding and detection schemes
  • Mobile-to-infrastructure and mobile-to-mobile optical communication
  • Novel (photonic) devices and components OWC
  • OWC and VLC networks: architecture, PHY/MAC design, cross-layer design etc.
  • OWC applications in:
    • device-to-device communications
    • e-Health
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-traffic communications, trains, planes, etc.
    • inter and intra chip communications
    • Internet of Things  
    • medical applications
    • next generation wireless networks
    • wireless sensor networks
    • manufacturing
  • OWC transceiver design and optimization
  • OWC duplexing and multiple access techniques
  • OWC networking
  • OWC for space industry
  • Underwater OWC communication
  • Ultraviolet communications
  • Visible light communications (indoor, outdoor and localisation)

Important dates

  • Paper submission: 10 Jan. 2018
  • Reviews completed: 1 Feb. 2018
  • Paper acceptance notification: 16 Feb. 2018
  • Camera ready submission: 16 Mar. 2018