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WPSN 2021 : 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Wirelessly Powered Systems and Networks 2021


When Jul 14, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021
Where Virtual Event
Submission Deadline May 30, 2021
Notification Due Jun 11, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 18, 2021
Categories    wireless power transfer   energy harvesting   IOT   SWIPT

Call For Papers


3rd International Workshop on Wirelessly Powered Systems and Networks (WPSN)
(with IEEE DCOSS 2021, July 14-16, 2021)


**** Important Dates ****

Paper Submission deadline: May 30, 2021 (extended and firm)
Acceptance Notification: June 11, 2021
Camera Ready: June 18, 2021 (firm)
Early Registration Deadline: July 05, 2021

**** Aims and Scope ****

Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) is the driving technology that will enable the next generation of the distributed sensor systems, including battery-less sensors, passive RFID, as well as IoT, 5G and M2M solutions. Distributed WPT-enabled devices can be powered by harvesting energy from the surroundings (for example electromagnetic energy), leading to a novel communication systems networks paradigm, the Wirelessly Powered Systems and Networks. The WPSN workshop aims at providing an interdisciplinary reference forum focusing on the use of WPT as an enabler for improving the efficiency of current distributed communication systems and networks. Therefore, both tools and techniques to design (or improve) relevant distributed operations using WPT, as well as results from the analysis of data obtained through this enabler, are welcome in the workshop.

WPSN aims at engaging researchers working on WPT-enabled networking protocols, algorithms and optimization; WPT-enabled communication methods, tools and techniques; Far-/near-field WPT technologies for networks and communications.

* Important Note: *
- An extended version of the best WPSN 2021 paper will be invited to appear in a Special Issue of the MDPI Sensors journal (JCR/SJR Q1), without publication fees.
- Accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and all major publication indexes (WoS, Scopus, etc).

**** Tutorial Session ****
Title: Wireless Powered Communications: A New Communication Paradigm
Instructors: Ioannis Krikidis, Constantinos Psomas (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

**** Topics of interest (not limited to) ****

- Scheduling algorithms in wirelessly rechargeable sensor networks
- Integration of WPT in Aerial (UAV) Networks
- Optimization and approximation algorithms (mobility/energy/data management)
- Joint operation scheduling (routing, data gathering, ambient harvesting)
- Precise algorithmic models and efficient distributed protocols
- Algorithms for WPT devices deployment
- Energy trading and economy models among peers
- Transiently-powered networking protocols for the Internet of batteryless and energy harvesting things
- Intermittent computing support for wirelessly powered systems
- Safety provisioning through EM radiation control algorithms
- Peer-to-peer and crowd charging algorithms (e.g., mobile social networks, sensor networks)
- Far-field WPT for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks and 5G
- Algorithms for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
- WPT for medical implants and wearable devices
- WPT for automotive technology and electric vehicles (Dynamic wireless charging, Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) or Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V))
- WPT for mobile communications, wireless sensor networks and UAVs
- WPT for home/Industrial appliances
- Software/Hardware solutions for energy sharing among peers
- RF energy harvesting, rectennas and rectenna arrays
- High-frequency rectifying circuits, power transmitters and devices
- Near-field (inductive, resonant) energy transfer
- Microwave transmission and beaming
- Novel materials, fabrication techniques
- Energy storage elements, RFID-related electronics and self-powered sensors
- Measurement and characterization approaches for WPT components
- Standardization, regulations and biological effects
- Privacy and security in WPT based energy sharing networks

**** Submission Instructions ****

The manuscripts must be prepared in English, following the IEEE two-column Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings ( with a maximum length of eight (8) printed pages including text, figures, and references. Authors can add at most two (2) pages, but only for an appendix, i.e. these two pages contain supplementary material only. The additional two pages will incur overlength charges at $100/page.

The manuscript submission link is:

**** General Chairs ****

Tamoghna Ojha (National Research Council, Italy)
Ioannis Krikidis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

**** Technical Program Committee ****

Eyuphan Bulut (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Andrea Passarella (National Research Council, Italy)
Marios Angelopoulos (Bournemouth University, UK)
Kasim Sinan Yildirim (University of Trento, Italy)
Barun Saha (Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Bangalore, India)
Lina Mohjazi (University of Glasgow, UK)
Samir M Perlaza (INRIA, France)
Bruno Clerkx (Imperial College London, UK)
Himal A Suraweera (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Constantinos Psomas (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Gan Zheng (Loughborough University, UK)
Konstantinos Ntougias (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Koji Ishibashi (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Haipeng Dai (Nanjing University, China)
Giuseppina Monti (University of Salento, Italy)
Vijay K Shah (Virginia Tech, USA)
Weifa Liang (Australian National University, Australia)
Deepak Mishra (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
Lei Shu (Nanjing Agricultural University & University of Lincoln, China/UK)
Sami Muhaidat (Khalifa University & Carleton University, UAE/Canada)
Angelo Trotta (University of Bologna, Italy)
Pedro Pinho (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)

**** Publicity Chairs ****

Samaresh Bera (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Pradyumna Kumar Bishoyi (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)


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