Workshop 18: Optical Wireless Communication
Title: Advanced Optical Wireless Communications for high-speed, smart and secure Internet of Things

Keywords: Smart Healthcare, Medical Internet of Things, Sensing, Communication, Signal Processing

Summary:With the development of Internet of things (IoT), the vast connections will inevitably consume substantial communication resources, especially the spectrum. Given the challenge of impending spectrum crunch in conventional RF system, optical wireless communications (OWC) have been expected to support high-speed and large-capacity IoT in the near future, benefiting to its barely tapped higher-frequency spectrum, such as the visible light spectrum and so on. To this end, this workshop aims to serve as a key platform to showcase and disseminate the latest progress and breakthrough in the area of the OWC assisted IoT. Its topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • High-speed OWC transmission techniques for IoT
  • High-security OWC transmission techniques for IoT
  • OWC Network organization for IoT
  • Intelligent resource arrangement in OWC for IoT
  • OWC based high accuracy positioning for IoT
  • Hybrid RF and OWC techniques for IoT
  • Power line assisted OWC for IoT
Chair: Prof. Simeng Feng |
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Simeng Feng, associate researcher and master supervisor of School of Electronic and Information Engineering in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, member of IEEE, senior member of China Communication Society, awarded "Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation" of Jiangsu Province, "Changkong Scholar" of NUAA. D.E. of University of Southampton whose research interests include wireless optical communication, visible light communication network, UAV cluster network, intelligent information network, etc. She has published international high-level journals in the field of wireless communications, such as IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, etc. She also served as the long-term reviewer of IEEE, OSA and other international authoritative journals. Furthermore, she is the principal investigator of National Natural Science Foundation projects and participated in the research of several national and ministerial projects.