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VisIoN - Visible light based Interoperability and Networking


  • Ecole Centrale de Marseille (Marseille, France)
  • Northumbria University (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
  • Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
  • Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ozyegin Universitesi (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung ev (HHI, Berlin, Germany)
  • Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes (Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirketi (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Oledcomm SAS (Paris, France)
  • OSRAM GmbH (Munich, Germany)
  • Technische Universität Berlin

Team @ TKN


  • EU H2020 MSCA-ITN-2017

Project Time

  • 09/2017 - 09/2021



VisIoN is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 764461. The project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN); a joint research training and doctoral programme, implemented by a partnership of high profile universities, research institutions and industrial research partners that are located in 7 different countries.

This project aims to train a new generation of early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the emerging area of Visible-Light Communications (VLC). The programme is structured around 15 Individual Research Projects within 3 main research topics: Smart Cities, Offices and Homes; Smart Transportation; and Manufacturing and Medical.

These research will serve to develop a better knowhow on Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) which is a VLC system running wireless communications that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission. Li-Fi is a term often used to describe high speed VLC in application scenarios where Wi-Fi might also be used. The term Li-Fi is similar to Wi-Fi with the exception that light rather than radio is used for transmission. Li-Fi might be considered as complementary to Wi-Fi.

In addition to technical training through PhD courses, dedicated tutorials and workshops organized by the Network, the 15 talented doctoral candidates which have been recruited will benefit from a wide range of complementary non-technical training activities such as entrepreneurship, authoring scientific papers/patents, dissemination, etc.

Selected Publications

  • Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Sepideh Mohammadi Kouhini, Hossein Doroud, Gerhard Maierbacher, Markus Jung, Bernhard Siessegger, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Anatolij Zubow and Giuseppe Caire, "Flight: A Flexible Light Communications network architecture for indoor environments," Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL 2019), Graz, Austria, July 2019. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Xuan Tang, Hossein Doroud, Victor P. Gil Jimenez, Bangjiang Lin, Paolo Casari and Zabih Ghassemlooy, "Li-Tect: 3-D Monitoring and Shape Detection Using Visible Light Sensors," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19 (3), pp. 940–949, February 2019. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • Sepideh Mohammadi Kouhini, Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Ricardo Ferreira, Sasan Khademi, Gerhard Maierbacher, Bernhard Siessegger, Dominic Schulz, Jonas Hilt, Peter Hellwig and Volker Jungnickel, "Use of Plastic Optical Fibers for Distributed MIMO in Li-Fi Systems," Proceedings of IEEE Global LIFI Congress (GLC 2019), Paris, France, June 2019. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Sepideh Mohammadi Kouhini, Hossein Doroud, Elizabeth Eso, Piotr Gawłowicz, Min Zhang, Bernhard Siessegger, Markus Jung, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Giuseppe Caire and Anatolij Zubow, "Analyzing interface bonding schemes for VLC with mobility and shadowing," Proceedings of 12th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2020), Virtual Conference, July 2020. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  • Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Piotr Gawłowicz, Hossein Doroud, Bernhard Siessegger, Markus Jung, Giuseppe Caire, Anatolij Zubow and Zabih Ghassemlooy, "A Flexible Transport Layer Protocol Architecture for Handover in a Vehicular VLC Network," Proceedings of 12th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2020), Virtual Conference, July 2020. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  • Elizabeth Eso, Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo and Zabih Ghassemlooy, "Optical Characterization and Evaluation of Vehicle Taillights for Vehicular Communications via Visible Light Technology," Proceedings of 3rd International West Asian Symposium on Optical and Millimeter-wave Wireless Communications (WASOWC 2020), Damāvand, Iran, November 2020. (to appear) [BibTeX, Details...]