Agenda-5th OWC meeting

Call for papers. Information on paper topics.


Welcome and Program Overview
Thomas Little (Boston University, USA), Erneston Ciaramella (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy), Steve Hranilovic (McMaster Unversity, Canada), Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University, Japan)
Session: Detection and Imaging


Linear Receivers for Optical Wireless Scattering Communication with Multiple Photon Detectors
Chen Gong (University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China); Zhengyuan Xu (University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)


Angle Diversity Receiver for Indoor MIMO Visible Light Communications
Asanka Nuwanpriya (University of South Australia, Australia); Siu-Wai Ho (University of South Australia, Australia); Chung Shue Chen (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France)


Motion Modeling of Mobile Transmitter for Image Sensor Based I2V-VLC, V2I-VLC, and V2V-VLC
Masayuki Kinosita (Nagoya University, Japan); Takaya Yamazato (Nagoya University, Japan); Hiraku Okada (Nagoya University, Japan); Toshiaki Fujii (Nagoya University, Japan); Shintaro Arai (National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Japan); Tomohiro Yendo (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan); Koji Kamakura (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)


Optimum Diversity Combining Techniques for Visible Light Communication Systems
Anagnostis Tsiatmas (Eindhoven University of Technology & Philips Research, The Netherlands); Frans MJ Willems (Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Stan Baggen (Philips, The Netherlands)


Experimental Multiuser Mobile Optical Communication Using Compressive Sensing
Javier Perez-Ramirez (New Mexico State University, USA); Elam Curry (New Mexico State University, USA); Deva K. Borah (New Mexico State University, USA); Jose Maria Hinojo (University of Seville, Spain)


Session: FSO Systems


Adaptive Multi-Rate Designs for Hybrid FSO/RF Systems over Fading Channels
Vuong Mai (The University of Aizu, Japan); Anh T. Pham (The University of Aizu, Japan)


Efficient Direct Detection of M-PAM Sequences with Implicit CSI Acquisition for The FSO System
Tianyu Song (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Pooi-Yuen Kam (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


Performance Metrics and Design Parameters for an FSO Communications Link Based on Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Beams
Guodong Xie (University of Southern California, USA); Long Li (University of Southern California, USA); Yongxiong Ren (University of Southern California, USA); Hao Huang (University of Southern California, USA); Yan Yan (University of Southern California, USA); Nisar Ahmed (University of Southern California, USA); Zhe Zhao (University of Southern California, USA); Martin Lavery (University of Glasgow, USA); Moshe Tur (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Andreas Molisch (University of Southern California, USA); Alan Willner (University of Southern California, USA)


Resilient Topology design for Free Space Optical Cellular Backhaul Networking
Yuan Li (Lund University, Sweden); Nikolaos Pappas (Linköping University, Sweden); Vangelis Angelakis (Linköping University, Sweden); Michal Pióro (Warsaw University of Technology & Lund University, Poland); Di Yuan (Linköping University, Sweden)


Wavelength Dependence of a Fiber-Bundle Based FSO Link
Peter LoPresti (Tulsa University, USA); M. Fahd Babelli (University of Oklahoma, USA); Hazem Refai (Oklahoma University, USA); Nathan Hutchins (University of Tulsa, USA); Steven Kohrmann (University of Tulsa, USA)

12:20 – 1:20pm



Indoor Visible Light Positioning: State of the Art and Future Trends

Keynote Speaker:Jean Armstrong, Monash University, Australia

Session: Applications


Fast Handover Mechanism for High Data Rate Ground-to-Train Free-Space Optical Communication System
Kosuke Mori (Keio University, Japan); Masanori Terada (Keio University, Japan); Ryoji Murakami (Keio University, Japan); Daisuke Yamaguchi (Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan); Kazuki Nakamura (Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan); Kunitake Kaneko (Keio University, Japan); Fumio Teraoka (Keio University, Japan); Shinichiro Haruyama (Keio University, Japan)


Secured Communications-Zone Multiple Input Multiple Output Visible Light Communications
Hoa Le Minh (Northumbria University, United Kingdom); Anh T. Pham (The University of Aizu, Japan); Zabih Ghassemlooy (Northumbria University, United Kingdom); Andrew Burton (Northumbria University & Northumbria University, United Kingdom)


10 Gbit/s bidirectional optical wireless communication module for docking devices
Michael Faulwasser (Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems & Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Frank Deicke (Fraunhofer Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme, Germany); Tobias Schneider (Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany)


From Sound to Sight: Using Audio Processing to enable Visible Light Communication
Stefan Schmid (ETH Zurich & Disney Research, Switzerland); Daniel D. Schwyn (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Kaan Akşit (Disney Research Zurich, Switzerland); Giorgio Corbellini (Disney Research Zurich, Switzerland); Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Stefan Mangold (Disney Research, Switzerland)


Securing Visible Light Communications via Friendly Jamming
Ayman Mostafa (University of British Columbia, Canada); Lutz Lampe (University of British Columbia, Canada)




Keynote: Zhengyuan (Daniel) Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
The Chinese Visible Light Communications Alliance (C-VLCA)
Shinichiro Haruyama, Keio University, Japan
The Japanese Visible Light Communications Association (VLCA)
Session: Sources and Systems


Multi-Wavelength Visible Light Communication System Design
Pankil M Butala (Boston University & NSF Smart Lighting ERC, USA); Hany Elgala (Boston University & NSF Smart Lighting ERC, USA); Payman Zarkesh-Ha (University of New Mexico, USA); Thomas DC Little (Boston University & NSF Smart Lighting ERC, USA)


Imaging-MIMO Visible Light Communication System using µLEDs and Integrated Receiver
Sujan Rajbhandari (University of Oxford, United Kingdom); Hyunchae Chun (Oxford University, United Kingdom); Grahame Faulkner (University of Oxford, United Kingdom); Katherine Cameron (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Aravind Jalajakumari (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Robert Henderson (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Dobroslav A. Tsonev (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Muhammad Ijaz (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Zhe Chen (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Harald Haas (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Enyuan Xie (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Jonathan McKendry (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Johannes Herrnsdorf (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Erdan Gu (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Martin Dawson (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom); Dominic O’Brien (Oxford University, United Kingdom)


Si Integrated Optical Phased Array for Efficient Beam Steering in Optical Wireless Communications
Ke Wang (University of Melbourne, Australia); Yang Wang (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Shitao Gao (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Christina Lim (University of Melbourne, Australia); Stan Skafidas (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Kamal Alameh (Centre for MicroPhotonic Systems, Australia)


Performance Comparison for Illumination and Visible Light Communication System using Buck Converters
Xiong Deng (Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands); Yan Wu (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Kumar Arulandu (Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Guofu Zhou (Philips Research, The Netherlands); Jean-Paul Linnartz (Philips Research, The Netherlands)


Roundtable: Chairs