Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) Workshop
April 01, 2021

Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) Workshop

Optical wireless communications (OWC) is a form of optical communication in which unguided visible, infrared (IR), or ultraviolet (UV) light is used to carry a signal.

The optical wireless communications (OWC) workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in emerging LiFi, visible light communications (VLC), and underwater optical communications, as well as the traditional wireless infrared communications (IRC). The workshop strives for researchers and practitioners to present, share and discuss their latest research results in the field of OWC.

Yamazato Laboratory provides technical support for the OWC Workshops held at the Global Communications Conference (Globecom) and the International Conference on Communications (ICC) organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The OWC Workshops contribute to optical wireless and visible light communication research.

We have hosted the OWC Workshops web page in red.

VTC Workshop

ISCC Workshop

ICC Workshops

  • First held at London, UK, June. 8, 2015.
  • Second held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 23, 2016
  • Third held at Paris, France, May 21, 2017
  • Fourth held at Kansas City, USA, May 20, 2018
  • Fifth held at Shanghai, China, May 24, 2019
  • Sixth held at Dublin, Ireland, June 7, 2020
  • Seventh held at ICC 2022, Seoul, Korea, May 20, 2022

Globecom Workshops

  • First held at Globecom 2010, Miami, USA, 6 – 10 December 2010
  • Second held at Globecom 2011, Houston TX, USA, 5 December 2011
  • Third held at Globecom 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA, Dec 3, 2012
  • Fourth held at Globecom 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec 9, 2013
  • Fifth held at Globecom 2014, Austin, TX, USA, Dec 8, 2014
  • Sixth held at Globecom 2015, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec 6, 2015
  • Seventh held at Globecom 2017, Singapore, Singapore, Dec 8, 2017
  • Eighth held at Globecom 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec 9, 2018
  • Ninth held at Globecom 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Dec 7, 2020


In addition, we have hosted the 2nd ICEVLC organized by the Visible Light Communications Association of Japan (now the Visible Light Communications Subcommittee of the Photonics Council of Japan).