“Internet of Lights” - Workshop Co-located with MobiSys 2021


Date: July, 2021

Location: Held as a virtual conference

(in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2021)

Paper Submissions Deadline:

May 7, 2021


Organized in collaboration with ENLIGHT'EM project

H2020-MSCA ITN-2018 nº 814215



Internet of Lights


Call for Papers 

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share early-stage ideas and results on how to leverage the potential of Li-Fi and the underlying Visible Light Communication technology in the Internet of Things.  

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of Li-Fi in the IoT are solicited. Papers describing prototype implementations and deployment of such applications and systems are particularly welcome. The submission of informative surveys of the state of the art as well as position papers on controversial issues is also encouraged. (An itemized list of topics has been omitted due to space constraints).

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy efficiency in LiFi 
  • Spectrum efficiency in LiFi 
  • Low-power VLC systems 
  • Simultaneous Data and Power Transfer 
  • Passive Communication and Sensing 
  • Resource-constrained VLC 
  • Resilient LiFi for IoT applications 
  • LiFi systems for home automation 
  • LiFi systems for smart buildings 
  • Interplay of LiFi and smart lighting 
  • Indoor Positioning Systems based on LiFi/VLC 
  • Integration of VLC/LiFi and mm-Wave technologies 
  • Power-efficient underwater optical communications 
  • Applications of LiFi to smart energy systems 
  • Applications of LiFi to smart vehicles and smart transportation 
  • Applications of LiFi to smart manufacturing 


Harald Haas

Director of the LiFi Research and Development Centre (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Born in Neustadt an der Aisch (Germany), Professor Harald Haas  graduated as an electrical engineer in 1994 from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg (Germany). He subsequently received a Heinz-Nixdorf scholarship to gain experience in South-East Asia and lived in Mumbai for a year working for Siemens Mobile Communications then joined Siemens Semiconductor (now Infineon) as an application engineer for a GSM (2G cellular) chipset in Munich in 1995.

He moved to Scotland to embark on a PhD programme at the University of Edinburgh and on completion in 2001, returned to Germany to work as a research manager on 4G cellular communication systems with Siemens in Munich. In 2002, he became an Associate Professor at the Jacobs University in Bremen then rejoined Edinburgh in 2007, where together with one of his former postdoctoral students, Mostafa Afgani, founded pureLiFi Ltd, in 2012. He remains its Chief Scientific Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.

The company has two registered PhD students who are employed as part of an H2020 Marie Curie Initial training network, ENLIGHT’EM. Haas was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2017, Fellow of the IEEE in 2017 and Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering in 2019. When he is not working, Professor Haas enjoys outdoor activities – canoeing, hiking and riding.

Program Chairs

  • Daniele Puccinelli, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) 
  • Frank Lochmann, Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Austria

Technical Program Committee

  • Ashwin Ashok, Georgia State University, USA
  • Borja Genovés Guzmán, IMDEA Networks, Spain
  • Michele Girolami, CNR, Italy
  • Koen Langendoen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Valeria Loscri, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France
  • Przemysław Pawełczak, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Wasiu Popoola, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Usman Raza, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., UK
  • Marco Zúñiga, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 

Publicity Chair

  • Borja Genovés Guzmán, IMDEA Networks, Spain

Submission Instructions

Submissions here: https://iol2021.hotcrp.com/

Manuscripts must be submitted by using the HotCRP conference management system. Prospective authors must submit a single PDF file with all fonts embedded, using the ACM conference proceedings format (please use the same PDF formatting guidelines as the main conference). Paper length is limited to six (6) pages (in two-column, no smaller than 10-point format), all-inclusive (references, figures, etc.). Papers must include author names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. 

As per ACM policy, all submissions must describe original research not published or currently under review for another conference or journal. Submissions should adhere to the ACM templates available at the following URL: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2013/misc/sig-alternate-10pt.cls  

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the workshop.

Key Dates

  • Workshop submission deadline: May 7, 2021
  • Camera ready deadline: June 11, 2021
  • Workshop date: TBD in July, 2021

Registration in the MobiSys website: https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2021/