IEEE WCNC 2018 – Special Session Workshop
2nd  Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communications for Sustainable Future Networks and IoT

The fifth generation 5G of mobile technology will support 1,000 times more capacity per unit area than 4G, for more than 100 billion devices with typical user rates of 10 Gb/s, and significantly lower latency and higher reliability. The higher capacity demanding human-centric communications will be complemented by an enormous increase in the number of communicating machines, the so called Internet of Things (IoT). 5G will enable the co-existence of multiple types of access technologies, multiple types of devices and applications, and a much higher connectivity density through an ultra-dense network of heterogeneous base stations (BSs). However, this enormous growth in the number of devices and access points will also lead to an equally large growth in the carbon footprint of the information and communication technologies (ICTs), which is already approaching 10% of the world electricity generation. Furthermore, connecting this dense network of BSs to the energy grid, and regularly recharging drained end device batteries is physically impractical, if not impossible.
A promising solution to restrain the negative impact of the ICT sector on the environment and reduce the energy costs, while providing the 5G network with the much-needed autonomy from the energy grid, is harvesting the available ambient energy. To address this goal, network and end devices can be directly connected to or integrated with energy harvesting hardware.
According to this vision, it is of key importance to design an intelligent control of the whole communication system to properly manage the transmission constrained by the available energy budget, while assuring the traffic demand with the adequate QoS.

This workshop aims at facilitating the effort towards the design of sustainable 5G networks by disseminating cutting-edge research spanning multiple disciplines and improve international collaboration.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy harvesting networks
  • Distributed energy sources for energy harvesting mobile networks
  • Energy-aware architecture and protocols
  • Energy-aware machine to machine communications
  • Energy and traffic modelling
  • Energy-aware hardware design
  • Energy-aware device-to-device communications
  • Energy cooperation
  • Energy trading
  • Energy transfer and power packet networks
  • Coded caching for energy harvesting networks
  • Softwarization and virtualization for energy harvesting mobile networks
  • Energy efficient communication techniques and algorithms
  • Energy-aware medium access control and channel assignment
  • Energy-aware routing protocols
  • Intelligent energy control systems of micro-grids
  • Big data for energy harvesting
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Energy-aware data centres
  • Cross-layer optimization for energy saving

Submission deadline: 2 November 2017 12 November 2017.
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2017
Camera-Ready Submission: January 12, 2018

Papers should be submitted through this link: http://edas.info/N23579
Specify the name of the special session on EDAS: IEEE WCNC 2018 – SSW Second Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communications for Sustainable Future Networks and IoT

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Papers will be included in the proceedings of the main conference and published in IEEEXplore.

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Final Program

Venue: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)

First Session: Monday 16 April 2018, time: 11 CET, room 133

Chair: Paolo Dini (CTTC, Spain)

Second Session: Monday 16 April 2018, time: 14 CET, room 133

Chair: Michele Rossi (University of Padova, Italy)