IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
10–12 August 2023 // Dalian, China
Integrating Space-Air-Ground-Sea Communications

Optical Wireless Communications for 6G, WLANs and Beyond

Welcome Speech: Workshop Committee, 15:50-16:00

Session Chair: Qian Wang, Zhejiang University of Technology


Keynote Session: 10th Aug., 16:00-17:00 China Standard Time

Tencent meeting link for online participants:

Meeting No.125-341-690


Time: 2023/08/10 15:45-18:45 (GMT+08:00)


Keynote 1: Prof. Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK (Online)

Title: Future Satellite Optical Communications for 5G/6G Networks

Time: 16:00-16:20, Thursday, 10 August

Abstract: In context of integration of future satellite with 5G/6G communications and networks, this paper will review the evolution of satellite communications, identify satellite system technique challenges, look into the 5G vision and applications as well as Network 2030 (6G) vision, and mega LEO constellations in 6G. In addition, it will explain the satellites in global information infrastructure, future satellite optical communications for 5G/6G and for Inter-Satellite Links (ISLs). These topics are important for the future integration of satellites with 5G/6G communications and networks.

Bio: Prof. Zhili Sun is a Chair Professor and Director of PhD Program at the 5G/6G Innovation Center (5GIC & 6GIC), Institute of Communication Systems (ICS), School of Computer and Electronic Engineering. As project leader, he worked many major research projects on satellite communications and networks. He has supervised many doctors and postdoctoral fellows, published more than 240 papers in international journals and conferences and three books on satellite communications and networks. He has actively participated in and contribute to ITU-T and ETSI's works on satellite communication networks, as well as IEEE future networks on satellite 5G/6G development and research on Mega Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation networks and future satellite network roadmap. He has served as Editorial Board member for several international journals related to satellite communications, security and space technology and the TPC member and Session Chairman in international conferences. He currently is an Editorial Board Member of Nature - Scientific Report on Space Technology, and Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking.

Keynote 2: Dr. Colm Browning, Mbryonics Ltd., Galway, Ireland (Online)

Title: Integrated photonic technologies for future high performance converged optical / radio systems on earth and in space

Time: 16:20-16:40, Thursday, 10 August

Abstract: The bandwidths provided by optical transmission can break the bottleneck in today’s radio access networks, helping to provision vast amounts of data to wireless and mobile users through a converged network. However, this must be achieved in highly flexible and efficient manner to cater for the needs of future 6G users. This talk will present recent experimental test-bed results demonstrating the use of state-of-the-art photonic integrated circuits as a means to provide a wavelength, RF and modulation format flexible optical platform for the development of future reconfigurable radio access systems. Particular attention is paid to support for emerging multicarrier modulation formats and all-optical switching. This talk will also highlight some key challenges associated with the envisaged 6G network expansion to incorporate the ongoing proliferation of satellites as additional networking nodes. Recent progress in photonic transceivers to help overcome these challenges will be discussed.


Bio: Dr. Colm Browning graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2009 with a degree in Electronic Engineering and received his PhD from Dublin City University in 2013 for his work on hybrid photonic-radio transmission systems. In 2015 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at Columbia University, New York, USA where his work included research on high-speed data center interconnects. Since 2018 Dr. Browning has been leading a national research project at Dublin City University in the area of converged radio-over-fibre systems for millimeter-wave enabled radio access communications. Now working as Head of Photonic Systems at Mbryonics Ltd., Galway, Ireland Dr. Browning is leading research on all-optical satellite communications and advanced radio-over-fiber systems. Dr. Browning has previously worked in communications research laboratories in the US, France, UK, India and Australia.


Keynote 3: Prof. Chen Gong, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Title: Optical Wireless Communication Across Dynamic Air-Water Surface

Time: 16:40-17:00, Thursday, 10 August

Abstract: This talk will present the optical wireless communication across dynamic air-water surface. We investigated the coverage area and link gain variation characteristics on the optical wireless link from water to air. Based on such characteristics, we developed anti-erasure and error coding techniques for such dynamic channel. Moreover, we have investigated the link characteristics on from air to water. We demonstrate that dynamic air-water surface can alleviate the interference from solar radiation. Both laboratory and field test results are presented.


Bio: Chen Gong received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and mathematics (minor) from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2005, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, in 2012.,He was a Senior Systems Engineer at the Qualcomm Research, San Diego, CA, USA, from 2012 to 2013. He is currently a Professor with the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. His research interests include wireless communications, optical wireless communications, and signal processing. Dr. Gong was a recipient of the Hongkong Qiushi Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2016.


Oral Session: 10th Aug., 17:00-18:00 China Standard Time


[17:00-17:10] A Multi-Ring Transmission Strategy for Ultraviolet Communication Networks

Chen Gong (USTC, China); Lei Sun and Zhengyuan Xu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)


[17:10-17:20] Downlink Multiple Access in Optical Mobile Communications: NOMA and OMA Comparison

Jian Dang and Shicheng Gao (Southeast University & National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, China); Zaichen Zhang (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, China); Liang Wu and Bingcheng Zhu (Southeast University, China)


[17:20-17:30] Linear-Complexity Signal Detection for Array-based VLC System Under Link Misalignment

Jiaqi Wei and Yuan Wang (University of Science and Technology of China, China); Chen Gong (USTC, China); Nuo Huang (University of Science and Technology of China, China); Xu Li (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Wei Wang (Huawei Technology, China); Zhang Junping (ShenZhen, China)


[17:30-17:40] A Fast Monte Carlo Simulation Method for Underwater Wireless Optical Channels with Large Attenuation Length

Zihao Du, Qingrui Chen and Jing Xu (Zhejiang University, China)


[17:40-17:50] MINE-based Geometric Constellation Shaping in AWGN Channel

Qian Wang (Zhejiang University of Technology, China); Xiuli Ji (Zhejiang University of Technology & College of Information Engineering, China); Liping Qian (Zhejiang University of Technology, China); Zilong Liu (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Xinwei Du (BNU-HKBU United International College, China); Pooi-Yuen Kam (Chinese University

of Hong Kong (Shenzhen))


[17:50-18:00] A companding scheme for reducing PAPR of optical OFDM signals

Ruoyun Cao (Shunde College, China); Xiaodong Yang (Shunde College); Yuhong Song, Weiping Zhong, Jixiang Li, Rui Ye and Lei Yang (Shunde College, China)