Short Courses

Workshop on Visible Light Communications

    In recent years, visible light communication (VLC) has gained greatly and constantly interest motivated by the development of LED technologies. Compared with other typical radio frequency communication systems, features including cost effectiveness, high brightness, large free licensed bandwidth, no electromagnetic interference and high security make VLC the most promising candidate for simultaneous illumination and communications. VLC can be used for many applications and areas, such as indoor and outdoor information network, indoor positioning systems, and security network systems. These advances provide huge potentials for short/medium range wireless communication applications at low power and low cost. This workshop is aimed to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in VLC to present, share and discuss their latest research results, including all aspects of VLC, from several Kbps to several Gbps systems, from indoor to outdoor, from atmosphere to ground and underwater. The scope of the workshop will include excellent review articles and original contributions on both technologies and applications covering the rapid advances and tremendous breadth of this emerging area.

    The goal of this workshop is to present a collection of articles focusing on the state of art in visible light communications. We call papers of both academic and industrial contributions, covering various topics of interest that include, but not limited to the following:

• Indoor and outdoor optical channel modeling and characterization

• Enabling technologies on the physical layer: new LED and detectors, advanced modulation methods, equalization and estimation, new signal processing algorithms, etc.

• Topology control, routing and VLC network architecture

• Integration of VLC with PLC, Ethernet, WiFi and Mobile Communication

• Versatile applications of VLC systems/networks: Optical Camera Communications, navigation and localization, application in vehicular communications, etc.
Workshop venue: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Xuhui Campus), China
Workshop date: July 17th 2016

General Co-Chair
Nan Chi Thomas DC Little Zabih Ghassemlooy
Fudan University Boston University Northumbria University
Invited Speaker
13:30 - 13:35
Nan Chi, Fudan University
Opening Remarks
13:35 - 13:55
Gongru Lin, National Taiwan University
Using Blue Laser Diode for White-Lighting Communication
13:55 – 14:15
Hany Elgala, Albany - State University of New York
Flavors of Optical OFDM and Their Dimming Compatibility
14:15 – 14:35
Michael Rahaims, Boston University
CROWD Networks: Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments for Ultra-Dense Data Delivery
Haiyan Ou, Technical University of Denmark
Improving the Modulation Speed of GaN Based Light Emitting Diodes
14:55 – 15:15
Liankuan Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
OCT Precoding for Visible Light Communications
15:15 – 15:45                                  Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:05
Yijun Zhu
Faster-Than-Nyquist Signal Design for Indoor Multiuser MISO Visible Light Communications
16:05 – 16:25
Lilin Liu, Sun Yat-Sen University
Bi-Function GaN-Based LEDs for Bi-Directional Free-Space Visible Light Communications
16:25 – 16:45
Xiongbin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Real Time Transmission Technology of 610Mbps Visible Light Communication Utilizing Phosphor-Based LED
16:45 – 17:05
Yu Zeng, China Telecom
High Frequency Communication Technology Based on Visible Light
17:05 – 17:30                              Panel Discussion