“Light Up the IoT” - Workshop Co-located with MobiCom 2020


Date: September 25, 2020

Location: Held as a virtual conference

(in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2020)

Paper Submissions Deadline:

June 15, 2020


Organized in collaboration with ENLIGHT'EM project

H2020-MSCA ITN-2018 nº 814215


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Due to COVID-19, LIoT as well as all of MobiCom 2020 was offered as online events.  More details here Mobicom 2020 website



The intersection of the Internet of Things and Li-Fi technology holds great promise and poses formidable challenges. 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 huge 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. Informative surveys of the state of the art as well as position papers on controversial issues are also encouraged. Papers describing practical experiences with LiFi-based systems for the IoT and papers on lessons learned from underperforming or failed systems are welcome.

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

Paper Submission

Submissions here: https://liot2020.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. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved. Submissions should adhere to the ACM templates available at the following URL: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Templates are provided for formatting papers in MS Word and LaTeX. In LaTeX, you should use \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the workshop. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the MobiCom Workshop Proceedings, and available in the ACM Digital Library. You may find these LaTeX and MS-Word templates useful in complying with the above requirements.

Key dates

  • Papers due by: June 15, 2020
  • Notifications sent out by: June 30, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers due by: July 31, 2020
  • Link: https://liot2020.hotcrp.com/