Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Wireless Communication for the IoT

Energy-harvesting and wireless power transfer are quickly becoming game-changing technologies for wireless systems. By eliminating bulky batteries, decoupling node deployments from the power grid, and allowing wireless nodes to operate potentially forever in a maintenance-free manner, energy harvesting and remotely powered wireless systems enable many exciting deployment models and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, ranging from in-body and personal health monitoring to smart homes and transportation systems, to automation and monitoring in smart grids.

This workshop invites contributions in energy harvesting and remotely powered communication, ranging from communication, information and network theoretic analysis to system design and experimentation. The scope of this workshop covers (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Energy harvesting networks
  • Energy cooperating networks
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Communication with backscattering
  • System design and experimentation
  • Energy efficiency for wired, wireless. mobile and core networks
  • Green data center networks
  • Green network architectures
  • Energy efficient communication techniques and algorithms
  • Energy efficient resource allocation techniques
  • Green medium access protocols and channel assignment
  • Energy-aware routing protocols
  • Measurements and models for energy comsumption of wireless networks
  • Energy-efficient vertical handover for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Cross layer optimization for maximum energy efficiency
  • Energy-efficient protocols for wireless sensor networks

Keynote Speakers

Venkat Anantharam
University of California, Berkeley

Amin Arbabian
Stanford University

Aylin Yener
Penn State University


Ayfer Ozgur
Stanford University

Sennur Ulukus
University of Maryland, College Park