Sunday, September 16, 2018

[DMANET] CFP: IEEE Access Journal Special Section on Wirelessly Powered Networks (deadline 30 September)

IEEE Access Journal - Impact Factor (2017): 3.557
Special Section on Wirelessly Powered Networks: Algorithms, Applications
and Technologies
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2018
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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 battery-less sensors, passive
RF identification (RFID), passive wireless sensors, the Internet of
Things and 5G, and machine-to-machine solutions. WPT-enabled 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 into a very active
research field, as well as a topic of rapid technological progress,
emerging practical developments and standardization activities. However,
a solid foundational, technological, and applied background is still
necessary for Wirelessly Powered Networks to achieve their 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
- Joint operation scheduling (routing, data gathering, ambient
- Precise algorithmic models and efficient distributed protocols
- WPT devices deployment
- Safety provisioning through EM radiation control algorithms
- Peer-to-peer and crowd charging algorithms
- Algorithms for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer

- Medical implants and wearable devices
- Automotive technology and electric vehicles
- Mobile communications, wireless sensor networks and UAVs
- Spacecraft engineering
- Home/Industrial appliances
- Standardization, regulations and biological effects
- Solutions for SWIPT

- 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
- Measurement and characterization approaches for WPT components

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:
- Nuno Borges Carvalho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Diego Masotti, University of Bologna, Italy
- Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China / University of
Lincoln, UK
- Cong Wang, Old Dominion University, USA
- Yuanyuan Yang, Stony Brook University, USA

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