(WOS #03-Energy) Communications with Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer


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The Workshop on Communications with Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer will be held in conjunction with the 17th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband ICUWB’2017 in Salamanca, Spain, from September 12th to 15th, 2017.


With billions of mobile devices to be deployed in near term, extending the battery lives of these devices has emerged to a key challenge for designing mobile communication networks. Perhaps the most promising solutions are to harvest energy from the ambient environment or dedicated power sources, namely wireless power transfer (WPT). Recently, researchers have recognized that energy harvesting communications have brought many new research opportunities in communications, networking and signal processing and require revamping of communication theory. In particular, communication techniques, networking protocols and transceiver architectures need be redesigned to cope with energy intermittency, ensure high WPT efficiency and support simultaneous of information and power transfer. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the latest research results on these topics and also stimulate further research interest in the community in these exciting new directions. The scope of the proposed special issue will encompass communications, networking and signal processing aspects of energy harvesting and wireless power transfer in wireless communication networks.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fundamental limits of communication under energy harvesting and WPT
  • Cross-layer design of wireless powered communication networks
  • Packet scheduling in energy harvesting networks or wireless powered networks
  • Simultaneous energy and information transfer
  • Energy cooperation and relaying in wireless networks
  • Routing and MAC protocols under energy harvesting or WPT constraints
  • Cognitive networking with energy harvesting or/and WPT
  • Detection, estimation, computation, and signal processing under energy harvesting
  • Energy harvesting and WPT models and learning algorithms
  • Energy harvesting and WPT sensor networking

Workshop Chairs:

  • Dr. Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Australia
  • Prof. Xiaoming Chen, Zhenjiang University, China

Submission & Publication:

More information: www.icuwb2017.org/participants/paper-submission