IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

1st workshop on Optical Wireless Communications and Networking (OWCN)

In future 6G wireless networks scenario, heterogeneous networks may represent a good opportunity to integrate technologies, application and services. One of the key technologies especially for indoor connectivity can be the optical wireless communication (OWC) one. In the last years a lot of attention has been paid to OWC for what concerns physical layer mechanisms and access techniques mainly in downlink and also in uplink. Some issues are still unsolved in the framework of OWC. In example mobility management, the use of optical reconfigurable surfaces able to manage NLOS communication and crosstalk mitigation through signal processing techniques are topics current catching the interest of scientific community. Moreover also localization is an issue for optical wireless since the positioning mechanism can aid the access by indicating the LEDs able to provide services. Besides camera communication is a wide field of research that can be used outdoor for vehicular and underwater applications. Also optical wireless satellite networks represent a growing topic. Summarizing a lot of interest is still focusing on such a hot topic. Currently there is a OWC standard (IEEE 802.15.7) and some proprietary solutions are spreading in the market. A substantial volume of research activities both at academia and industry at a global level are addressing the challenges related to OWC and make the systems and their coexistence, a more reliable and viable wireless option. As mentioned, this is supported by an always growing number of publications, dedicated technical events, research funding and PhD studies, also in the European Marie Curie program.

EDAS Submission Link:


Mauro Biagi, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”


Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023
Acceptance Notification: 16 June 2023
Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023
Workshop Date: 05 September 2023