Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: Visible light based Interoperability and Networking

Acronym: VisIoN
Main Objective:
New generations of LEDs have attractive features such as a long life expectancy, lower power consumption and reduced
heat dissipation. In line with governmental plans worldwide, it is predicted that LEDs will be the ultimate light source in the
near future. Besides indoor illumination, LEDs are being widely used in street lighting, traffic signs, advertising displays,
transportation, etc. Visible light communication (VLC) is one of the most promising current areas of research with a
significant potential for high-impact results, and successful outcomes might revolutionize utilization of LEDs for modern
infrastructures to add novel functionalities in addition to illumination. VLC has been proposed for smart homes and streets,
manufacturing and medical environments for increased data security and reduced interference, or a two-way vehicle-tovehicle
and vehicle-to-roadside infrastructure communications as part of the emerging intelligent transportation systems for
increasing road safety. The proposed “European Training Network on Visible-light based Interoperability and Networking
(VisIon)” aims to train a new generation of early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the emerging area of VLC. Through research
on co-supervised individual projects focusing on selected applications, VisIon will make significant contributions to the
fundamental scientific understanding and technical knowhow. Targeted application areas include indoor and outdoor VLC
access, smart transportation, and medical and manufacturing environments. In addition to technical training through PhD
courses, dedicated tutorials and workshops organized by the Network, the ESRs will benefit from a wide range of
complementary non-technical training activities such as entrepreneurship, authoring scientific papers/patents, dissemination,
etc. The participation of industrial partners will further promote research training with commercialisation perspectives
Reference: 764461
Funding: EU/H2020
Start Date: 01-09-2017
End Date: 01-09-2020
Team: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves, Neha Chaudhary
Groups: Integrated Circuits – Av
Partners: CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE, ECOLE CENTRALE DE MARSEILLE, FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI, FRAUNHOFER, INDRA SISTEMAS SA, INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES, OLEDCOMM SAS, OSRAM GMBH, OZYEGIN UNIVERSITESI, UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
Local Coordinator: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves
Associated Publications