WASOWC 2020 will be held online

 | Post date: 2020/09/29 | 
Due to COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties, Steering Committee decided  that WASOWC 2020 will be hold online. The online symposium will take place November 24-25, 2020. We are sorry for any inconveniences caused.

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WASOWC 2020 rescheduled for 24-25 November 2020

 | Post date: 2020/04/26 | 
After careful consideration and a comprehensive review of information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the committee of West Asian Symposium on Optical & Millimeter-wave Wireless Communication (WASOWC 2020) has decided to reschedule the event. The new date is November 24-25, 2020 while the original one was April 21-22, 2020.
Moreover, to make the best out of this delay, the website is open for submission of new articles. The new related dates are announced on the website.
We apologize for any inconvenience this change caused and are looking forward to hosting you in the beautiful city of Tehran.

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WASOWC 2020 will be postponed due to concerns about COVID-19

 | Post date: 2020/03/8 | 
Dear Professor/ Researcher,
We deeply regret to inform you that the 3rd West Asian Symposium on Optical and Millimeter-wave Wireless Communications (WASOWC2020) will be postponed (from 21-22 April 2020) due to the global concern about the outbreak of COVID-19. The new dates will be announced on the website and by email.
We apologize for any inconvenience this change caused and are looking forward to hosting you in the beautiful city of Tehran.

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Papers submission deadline extended

 | Post date: 2019/12/15 | 
Due to a high level of interest from participants, we are pleased to announce that the paper submission deadline has been extended until 31 Dec. 2019.

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The First Call For Paper was announced

 | Post date: 2019/09/21 | 
The First Call For Paper was announced.

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ISC approval

 | Post date: 2019/08/14 | 
WASOWC2020 was approved by ISC.

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Partnership with Elsevier announcement

 | Post date: 2019/08/14 | 
The event is sponsored by the Elsevier in the form of a Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications based on the selected extended papers to be presented at WASOWC2020.

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Keynote Speakers

 | Post date: 2019/07/17 | 

Prof. Beatriz Ortega Tamarit
Instituto de Telecomunicaciones y Aplicaciones Multimedia (ITEAM),
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Enabling technologies for 5G networks include the use of millimeter waves (MMW) between 30-100 GHz to overcome spectral congestion and increase bandwidth; small cells to allow frequency reuse with a large number of base stations and also massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) full-duplex transmission and beamforming techniques.
A major challenge in the 5G mobile radio access network is the efficient integration of a large number of small cells into the existing network. A fully centralized Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) approach shifts the signal processing from the remote radio heads (RRHs) to a base band unit (BBU) in a central unit and therefore leads RRHs as based on opto-electrical converters, electrical amplifiers and antennas. In a C-RAN architecture for 5G networks deployment, the data will be carried by a MMW signal and delivered from a central station (CS) to an optical distribution network (ODN). Transportation of radio signals over large distances makes advantage of the low optical fibre losses but, moreover, the inclusion of free-space optics (FSO) links is a promising solution to meet future capacity and coverage challenges while reducing the infrastructure costs, especially in rural or remote areas, as well as crowded urban segments.
One of the most challenging stages in these systems is the generation of the MMW signals due to the limited frequency response of electronic components. During the last two decades, a large variety of microwave photonic (MWP) solutions for MMW signal generation have been proposed in the literature including phase control, sideband injection locking, frequency multiplication or nonlinear mechanisms, amongst others. However, the role of MWP signal generation in future 5G networks deployment will be properly defined according to the requirements of future mobile networks and also considering other practical issues, such as cost and complexity of these systems.

Prof. Min Zhang
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Towards Practical VLC Applications
After a surge of research on key technologies of VLC systems, considerable bitrate have been achieved through various schemes, such as DMT, OFDM, MIMO, DPD... To promote the VLC technologies, attention should be paid also to its practical application scenarios, such as broadband access, optical networking and indoor positioning.
This talk will introduce the recent work in the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications. We designed and implemented a VLC networking system, with one VLC access point (VLC-AP) and several VLC user equipment models (VLC-UEs), operating through the self-developed protocol which maintains a simple mechanism of time division multiple address (TDMA). The user terminals (such as PADs and laptops) are connected to VLC-UEs via Ethernet interface and they can access the Internet through the VLC-AP and also they can perform peer-to-peer communication. Various files (such as txt, mp3, mp4 and so on), are able to be transmitted through real-time uplinks and downlinks in this network, including real-time voice and real-time video. The interrupted services are restored automatically. However, dynamic TDMA mechanism is to be implemented in the future and the flexibility at VLC-UEs is to be improved to support seamless handover from one VLC-AP to another.

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