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WACOWC 2019 : 2nd West Asian Colloquium on Wireless Optical Communication System


When Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Where Tehran, Iran
Abstract Registration Due Apr 1, 2019
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2018
Notification Due Feb 28, 2019
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2019
Categories    optical wireless communication   free space communications   visible light communications   owc applications

Call For Papers

The 2nd West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications (WACOWC) is hosted at the Shahid Beheshthi University (SBU), Tehran, Iran, which follows the successful first event, held in Isfahan University of Technology in 2018. WACOWC aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry to share their latest findings in the emerging fields of OWC. The 2nd 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 WACOWC2019.



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, Intelligent transportation systems (e.g. vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-traffic communications, trains, planes, etc.), Underwater, Indoor GPS, Inter and intra chip communications, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Medical, Space, Manufacturing, wireless sensor networks,
• Next generation of optical wireless networks
• OWC transceiver design and optimization
• Ultraviolet communications.


• Prof. Zabih Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University, UK, General Chair
• Dr. Seyed Mohammad Sajad Sadough, SBU, Tehran, Iran, Chair of LOC
• Prof. Stanislav Zvanovec, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
• Dr. Mohammad Ali Khalighi, Ecole Centrale Marseille-Institut Fresnel, France
• Dr. Asghar Gholami, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.


• Prof. Luis N. Alves, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, Portugal • Dr. Kyujin Lee, Semyung University, Korea
• Dr. Kyesan Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
• Prof. Asghar Asgari, University of Tabriz, Iran • Prof. Shien-Kuei Liaw, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei
• Dr. Gholamreza Baghersalimi, University of Guilan, Iran • Dr. Anna Maris, Roma Tre University, Italy
• Dr. Hamzeh Beyranvand, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran • Prof. Mohammad Kazem Moravvej-Farshi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
• Dr. Manav Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Technology - New Delhi, India • Prof. Masoumeh Nasiri Kenari, Sharif University of Technolgy, Iran
• Prof. Anthony C. Boucouvalas, University of Peloponnese, Greece • Dr. Saeid Olyaee, S. Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran
• Prof. Yeon-Ho Chung, Pukyong National University, Korea • Dr. Anh T. Pham, The University of Aizu, Japan
• Dr. Wasiu O. Popoola, University of Edinburgh, UK
• Dr. Bijan Ghafary, University of Science and Technology, Iran • Dr. Sujan Rajbhandari, University of Coventry, UK
• Prof. Ali Rostami, University of Tabriz
• Dr. Saeed Golmohammadi, University of Tabriz, Iran • Prof. Mahmoud Shahabadi, University of Tehran, Iran
• Prof. Nosrat Granpayeh, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran • Dr. Majid Safari, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
• Dr. Paul Haigh, University College London, UK • Prof. Jawad Salehi, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
• Dr.Rafael Perez Jimenez, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain • Dr. Tran The Son, Vietnam-Korea Friendship ITC, Vietnam
• Dr. Thomas Kamalakis, Harokopio University, Greece • Prof. Xuan Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
• Prof. George K. Karagiannidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Dr. Hsin-Mu Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
• Dr. Salman Khan, Univ. of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
• Dr. Reza Kheradmand, University of Tabriz, Iran • Prof. Murat Uysal, Ozyegin University, Turkey
• Dr. Mohammad Hassan Yavari, Shahed University, Iran
• Dr. Refik Caglar Kizilirmak, Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan • Prof. Min Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

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