2nd West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications

Organization: Shahid Beheshti University

Venue: S Beheshti University

Location: Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00 am - (GMT +3:30 hours) End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2019 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +3:30 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2018 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +3:30 hours)
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he 2nd West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications (WACOWC), which is hosted by the Shahid Beheshthi University in Tehran, follows the successful 1st event in Isfahan in 2018. WACOWC aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry to share their findings in the emerging fields of OWC. The colloquium will also include workshops and exhibitions as well as invited keynote speakers. High quality and original technical papers are welcome to be presented at WACOW2019.

Contributions include but are not limited to the following:  

  • All organic visible light communications (VLCs)
  • Channel modelling and characterisation, channel capacity analysis
  • Diversity techniques, dimming, data communications and localisation in VLCs
  • Free space optics (indoor, outdoor and under water) – Last meter to last mile
  • Hybrid RF/OWC technology, MIMO for OWC
  • Hybrid IR/VLC technology
  • 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 networks: architecture, PHY/MAC design, cross-layer design etc.
  • Applications of OWC (VLC, FSO) for: Device-to-device communications, e-Health, e-Commerce, etc., Intelligent transportation systems (e.g. vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-traffic communications, trains, planes, etc.), Inter and intra chip communications, Internet-of-Things, Medical, Space, Manufacturing, IoT and wireless sensor networks, Underwater, Indoor GPS
  • Next generation wireless networks
  • OWC transceiver design and optimization
  • Ultraviolet communications.


Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Shahid Beheshti University
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Conference Speakers

Prof. Rafael Pérez Jiménez Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Prof. Anh T. Pham University of Aizu, Japan