The program of the Optical Wireless Communication Conference contains (inter)national invited speakers and poster / paper presentations.

luis oliveraInvited Speaker
Duo presentation:
Luís Pedro Oliveira, CEO and co-founder, Aircision, on "Improving global terrestrial telecom networks using Space-grade FSO technology", Read more
john reidInvited Speaker
Duo presentation:
John Reid, CTO & Co-founder, Aircision, on “Improving global terrestrial telecom networks using Space-grade FSO technology”
nobby stevensInvited Speaker
Nobby Stevens, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, on "Visible Light Positioning for Industrial Environments", Read more
Alvaro Paim RodriguezInvited Speaker
Alvaro Paim Rodriguez, SpaceDataHighway Market Development and Terminal Portfolio Manager, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, on "SpaceDataHighway - Airborne LSATCOM / UltraAir Programme", Read more
dominic O'brienInvited Speaker
Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Invited Speaker
Boudewijn Docter, President, EFFECT Photonics, on "The role of integrated photonics in optical wireless communication systems", Read more

The conference program focuses on leading edge research on Optical Wireless Communication in its different forms and gathers experts from academia and industry to show their latest technical results and showcase their products and services. The application scope is broad and it ranges from Ultra-short range to Ultra-long range.

Conference topics cover visible light communication, infrared optical and ultraviolet communication. These different forms of OWC can potentially be employed in a diverse range of communication applications ranging from optical interconnects within integrated circuits through outdoor inter-building links to free-space satellite communications.

The following topics will be covered during the conference:

  • Ultra-short range: for instance chip-to-chip communications in stacked and closely packed multi-chip packages
  • Short range: For instance wireless personal area network (WPAN) applications under standard IEEE 802.15.7 and underwater communications.
  • Medium range: indoor IR and visible light communications (VLC) for wireless local area networks (WLANs) and inter-vehicular and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
  • Long range: inter-building connections, also called free-space optical communications (FSO).
  • Ultra-long range: Laser communication in space especially for inter-satellite links and establishment of satellite constellations

If you are interested in presentation of previous editions, click here.

The conference is part of the Photonics Applications Week. It is possible to attend several events / conferences / workshops during this week.