Optical Wireless Communication

9th IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC'20)

Optical wireless communications

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.


This full-day 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) to present, share and discuss their latest research results.



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 will be held at Globecom 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Dec 7, 2020

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Dear accepted paper authors, Due to several requests, GC20 Workshop Co-Chairs decided to extend the…

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Dear accepted paper authors, Congratulations! We, the organizer of the OWC, would like to express…

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Do not miss your opportunity to present your work and discuss it with excellent researchers around…

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