Dr. Paul Anthony Haigh, Newcastle University, United Kingdom and Dr. Bo Tan, Tampere University, Finland
Friday, February 12, 2021, 16:00
In this webinar we will give an overview of several key technologies related to our special issues in Frontiers of Communications and Networks; (1) visible light communications (VLC) and (2) applications of machine learning in optical and wireless communication systems. Firstly, several key research challenges have emerged within the VLC domain, including multi-technology network tenancy, high data rates, physical layer security, resource allocation, co-design of high-speed data rates and dimming capabilities, amongst others. Future networks are expected to support a wide range of heterogenous technologies beyond 5G and one of the most promising is VLC, which can support ultra-high data rates while providing illumination simultaneously. However, there are some key challenges that still remain and the vast majority of them concern real integration and some of these will be discussed in detail through the webinar. Secondly, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have attracted increasing research interests and are ubiquitously emerging at different levels within optical communication systems and networks. From physical layer to subsystem layer, and to networking layer, we have observed the increasing complexity of optical communication systems due to higher-speed data transmission, more flexible networking and larger scale of connections under different use scenarios. The second part of this webinar will also discuss research on novel applications in optical and wireless communication systems and networks, including state-of-the-art developments from the respective laboratories.