[AD] 2018 - CFP: IEEE Access "Wirelessly Powered Networks"
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Announcing a Special Section in
IEEE Access

Wirelessly Powered Networks: Algorithms, Applications and Technologies




Submission Deadline: 30 September 2018


IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Wirelessly Powered Networks: Algorithms, Applications and Technologies.


Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) is, by definition, a process that occurs in any system where electrical energy is transmitted from a power source to a load without the connection of electrical conductors. WPT is the driving technology that will enable the next stage in the current consumer electronics revolution, including batteryless sensors, passive RF identification (RFID), passive wireless sensors, the IoT and 5G, and machine-to-machine solutions. These new devices can be powered by harvesting energy from the surroundings, including electromagnetic (EM) energy, leading to a new communication networks paradigm, the Wirelessly Powered Networks.


While recent advances in wireless utensils appear to be unlimited, the dependence of their operation on batteries remains a weakness, mainly because batteries come with a limited lifetime and require a fast charge time to achieve continuous operation. This is where the technologies of WPT become useful, bringing together wireless energy and data transmission. WPT technologies substitute the traditional powering concept, where a cable or a battery is connected to the wireless device, by the transmission of energy over the air in an efficient way to power-up the device.


Wirelessly Powered Networks have recently evolved as a very active research field, as well as a topic of rapid technological progress, emerging practical development and application activities. However, a solid foundational, technological, and applied background seems still necessary for WPT to achieve its full potential. The provisioning of relevant technological models, algorithmic design and analysis methods, networking principles, circuit and system design, and application methodologies is a challenging task. This Special Section in IEEE Access invites academic and industrial experts to make their contributions on Wirelessly Powered Networks. It will selectively span a coherent, large spectrum of fundamental aspects of WPT, and will focus on three main thematic pillars and relevant themes: Algorithms, Applications and Technologies.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:



· Optimization and approximation algorithms (mobility/energy/data management)

· Joint operation scheduling (routing, data gathering, ambient harvesting)

· Precise algorithmic models and efficient distributed protocols

· WPT devices deployment

· Safety provisioning through EM radiation control algorithms

· Peer-to-peer and crowdcharging algorithms

· Algorithms for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)


· Mobile communications

· Medical implants and wearable devices

· Automotive technology and electric vehicles

· Wireless sensor networks and UAVs

· Spacecraft engineering

· Home/Industrial appliances

· Standardization, regulations and biological effects


· RF energy harvesting and self-powered sensors

· High-frequency rectifying circuits, power transmitters and devices

· Near-field (inductive, resonant) energy transfer

· Microwave transmission and beaming

· Rectennas and rectenna arrays

· Novel materials and fabrication techniques

· Energy storage elements and RFID-related electronics


We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.


Associate Editor:  

Theofanis P. Raptis, National Research Council, Italy


Guest Editors:

1. Nuno Borges Carvalho, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2. Diego Masotti, University of Bologna, Italy

3. Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China/University of Lincoln, UK

4. Cong Wang, Old Dominion University, USA

5. Yuanyuan Yang, Stony Brook University, USA


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

1) Energy Efficient Wireless Communications with Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer

2) Exploiting the Benefits of Interference in Wireless Networks: Energy Harvesting and Security

3) Energy Harvesting and Scavenging: Technologies, Algorithms, and Communication Protocols


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland


Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access


For information regarding IEEE Access including its publication policy and fees, please visit the website http://ieeeaccess.ieee.org


For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact the Associate Editor:




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