2nd ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS 2015)

September 11, 2015, Paris, France

In conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2015

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The workshop will be held on Fri. 11 September at:
The Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) - Paris 6
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
By Metro, you may take the Line 7 or Line 10 to Jussieu.
By Bus, Take bus 89 or bus 67, descending at the stop for Jussieu.

The author notifications are out. The camera-ready version is due on July 12th, 2015. Please see more details on the Author page.

The submission deadline is extended to June 1, 2015. You have two more weeks to work on your submissions.

Visible Light Communication (VLC) is a revolutionary communication technology that makes use of visible light from LED lights or LCD display to carry digital information wirelessly between devices. One great advantage of VLC is that the available band-width of the visible light spectrum is much larger - more than 10,000 times larger - than that of the RF spectrum, potentially reducing the problem of wireless network capacity shortage in the future. In addition, since the radiation pattern of a visible light transmitter can be easily regulated by its optical design, and visual obstacles such as walls can fully contain the radiation energy (i.e., interference) to a smaller space, the optical spectrum can be used in an efficient and scalable way. Further, lights for illumination purposes al-ready exist in every place in our daily life - there are already billions of electric light bulbs in the world and hence they can easily serve as assisting infrastructure to provide pervasive localization beacons or wireless communications with minimum additional energy consumption and deployment cost.

VLC has been an active research topic for the past years and research has already brought the technology close to commercialization and standardization. The objective of this workshop is to move beyond VLC links and to explore VLC-enabled networks, systems, and applications. The workshop will bring together a diverse community to present and brainstorm on a broad set of VLC-centered topics including unique devices such as cam-era-based communication to new application scenarios such as vehicular safety networks. The workshop will bring to light new application domains that could take advantage of the unique properties of VLC and enable understanding of how these diverse application requirements would shape the design of next-generation VLC systems.

Call for Papers, Demos, and Posters

The 2nd ACM Workshop on VLC systems seeks paper, demo, and poster submissions on the following topics:

• VLC applications including but not limited to local and personal area networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT), home networks, vehicular safety, medical and industrial applications, toys and consumer products
• VLC system designs exploiting advanced VLC paradigms such as use of cameras and VLC MIMO
• System designs and architectures coupling VLC capabilities with RF and/or Infra-red
• LED-to-LED networks
• Novel VLC network designs including relay, backhaul, and access
• Medium access control issues including interference mitigation, multiuser access, and?duplexing techniques
• VLC-enabled applications and services such as positioning and mobility management
• Energy efficiency, privacy and security in VLC

Paper Submission

Papers should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Authors should prepare a PDF version of their full paper. Papers must be no longer than six (6) pages and should follow standard ACM style. Refer to http://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2015/submit.html for details (but keep page length to six pages max). Accepted papers will be published in the ACM VLCS proceedings and will be archived in the ACM Library.

Since the review process is not double blind, please leave the author names on the paper.

Visit the Paper Submission Site to submit the paper. Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs (stefan.mangold@disneyresearch.com and chunyi@cse.ohio-state.edu) with "VLCS2015" in the subject.

Poster and Demo Submission

For poster/demo submission, you will submit an abstract describing in text what the poster will present. The abstract will include the problem and motivation and the proposed solution. The abstract must be no more than two (2) pages in length and in PDF format. The abstract should be written in accordance to the ACM SIG Alternate conference style .

Important Dates

Paper Deadline: 5PM EST, June 1, 2015 5PM EST, May 18th, 2015
Authors Notification: June 26th, 2015
Poster and Demo Deadline: 5PM PST, July 17th, 2015
Camera Ready Paper: July 12th, 2015 July 3rd, 2015
Workshop: September 11th, 2015