The First West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications

In recent years wireless communications have significantly evolved due to the advanced technology of smartphones,portable devices and the growth of Internet of Things,e-Health,e-Commerce,intelligent transportation systems and social networking. It is forecasted that the wireless mobile traffic will be dominant over the data network beyond 2017. More recently we have seen growing research and development interest in Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) in a number of applications as a complementary technology to cellular systems,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth,in order to solve the spectrum crunch and provide high data rates in urban environments and crowded locations. OWCs offer many advantages such as free license,wide bandwidth,inherent security and no radio frequency based interference,and multiple functionalities,which could be a potential candidate for the emerging 5G wireless communications.

This first colloquium aims to cover the entire field of OWC and bring together researchers,software,and hardware developers from academia and industry working in OWC,to present,share,and discuss their latest research results. The colloquium will also included practical demonstration of working systems.

High quality and original technical papers are solicited to be presented at this event.

Best Papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Elsevier journal Optik.

All papers will be indexed by ISC and CIVILICA.




Conference Dates

Conference date: 25 April 2018
Submission date:
20 December 2017          
05 January 2018
10 January 2018


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Isfahan University of Technology

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The 2nd WACOWC 2019

The 2nd WACOWC 2019 will be hosted at S Beheshti University,Tehran,IRAN


The colloquium will include two keynote speakers by international known researchers.
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A workshop will be held on previous day of the conference (April 24,2018). This workshop will cover the fundamental concepts of the OWC systems
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  • All organic based 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)
  • Hybrid RF/OWC technology
  • MIMO for OWC
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  1. Copy of the passport identification pages with validity of at least 6 months in JPG format and not  more than 40 KB.
  2. The Applicant Form which is to be completed by the guest himself/herself.
  3. A Short C.V. of the visitor.

Address: Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering,Isfahan University of Technology,Isfahan 8415683111,Iran
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