The 1st International Workshop on Free Space Optical Communications (IWFSOC)

Important Dates

Paper due: April 15, 2018
Author Notification: April 30, 2018
Camera-ready due: May 6, 2018

Call for Papers

FSO communications are becoming increasingly important as the future data link systems for the application to downlinks to earth and airborne platform, earth-to-ship/ship-to-ship communications, data center networks replacing RF or fiber based systems as well as satellite and planet links. For those FSO communications and networks to be reliable and practical, some of challenges need to be identified and solved. One of those include channel modeling, waveform design, acquisition-tracking-pointing algorithms, overcoming techniques against harsh weather dependent channels. This workshop is designed to discuss on-going research issues on FSO communications with the focus on communication and information theoretic problems as well as on the design of FSO networks.

Topic of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Channel modelling and characterization
  • Channel capacity
  • Waveform design
  • FSO networking
  • Diversity techniques for FSO
  • Wavelength division multiplexing for FSO
  • Hybird RF/FSO technology
  • MIMO for FSO
  • Acquisition, tracking, and pointing techniques
  • Multiple access techniques

All papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, and uploaded on EDAS. The direct link for paper submission is https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24537&track=90720. There are two options for the submissions, either a full paper or a short paper. We decided to allow the submission of short papers in order to accommodate the most recent research outcomes. The submissions should be formatted with single-spaced, double-column pages using at least 10 pt (or higher) size fonts on A4 or letter pages in IEEE style format. The maximum number of pages is 6 for full papers and 2 for short papers. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (http://www.icufn.org).

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. All accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital library and will be indexed by SCOPUS and EI Compendex only if at least one of the authors registers at the full registration rate and attends to present the paper. Also, extended versions of selected papers will be published in the following international journals (SCIE-indexed) as a special section for the ICUFN 2018.

  • Wireless Personal Communications (SCIE)
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE)
  • Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE)
  • INFORMATION Journal (Scopus)

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Young-Chai Ko (Korea University, Korea)
  • Sungsik Nam (Korea University, Korea)