IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 International Workshop on Wireless Energy Harvesting Communication Networks​​

Call for Paper

Energy supply to mobile devices has always been a crucial issue faced by the development of wireless communication technologies. Recently, wireless energy harvesting (WEH) technique has emerged as a new viable solution to extend the lifetime of energy-constrained wireless networks, and has been regarded as a key enabling technique for truly perpetual communications. With this WEH technology, wireless devices are enabled to harvest energy from RF signals broadcast by ambient/dedicated wireless transmitters to support their operation and information transmission. The WEH technology has been expected to have a wide range of upcoming applications (e.g., RFID, body area networks, wireless sensor networks, machine-to-machine communications, the Internet of things).

This workshop will be held on December 4 and is part of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2017 in Singapore. The workshop is expected to bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent breakthroughs related to wireless energy harvesting communication networks (WEHCNs). Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Joint wireless information and energy transfer in WEHCNs
  • Energy accumulation modeling and the associated network protocol design in WEHCNs
  • Cooperative and relay techniques in WEHCNs
  • Spectrum sensing and sharing in WEHCNs
  • Physical layer security of WEHCNs
  • Waveform design in WEHCNs
  • The application of emerging technologies (e.g., Massive MIMO, millimeter wave communication) in WEHCNs
  • Interference exploitation and management in WEHCNs
  • Network economics (e.g., energy trading) of WEHCNs
  • Prototypes and testbeds of WEHCNs.

The workshop will feature a keynote speech as well as a panel discussion given by world leading researchers in this field.

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over-length page charge if accepted).

For more information, please see IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 official website

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline (extended): July 1, 2017
Decision notifications: September 1, 2017
Camera-ready: October 1, 2017

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Organizers [Biographies]

Organizing Committee
He (Henry) Chen, Univ. of Sydney

Xiangyun Zhou, ANU

Yonghui Li, Univ. of Sydney

Steering Committee
Zhu Han, Univ. of Houston
Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University
Kaibin Huang, Univ. of Hong Kong

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, UNSW​

​Ioannis Krikidis, Univ. of Cyprus

Technical Program Committee

Caijun Zhong, Zhejiang Univ.

Minghua Xia, SYSU

Xiaoming Chen, Zhejiang Univ.

Nikola Zlatanov, Monash Univ.

Jiayi Zhang, BJTU

Chao Zhai, Shandong Univ.

Lu Yang, NUS

Yuan Liu, SCUT

Samir M. Perlaza, INRIA

Yuanwei Liu, KCL

Wanchun Liu, ANU

Gaofeng Pan, Lancaster Univ.

Constantinos Psomas, Univ. of Cyprus

Qingqing Wu, NUS

Selma Belhadj Amor, INRIA