Special Issue "Towards Energy-Neutral WSN Architectures: Energy Harvesting and Other Enabling Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: energy harvesting; ultra-low-power sensors; IoT; energy-neutral devices
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Smart and distributed sensing systems are one of the technological cornerstones of the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, future transportation, environmental monitoring and smart cities. Today, one of the major challenges of using smart wireless sensors in real deployments is related to energy consumption and guaranteeing adequate lifetime. Energy harvesting and deep–low power management are making significant strides forward, and innovative solutions in terms of on-board hardware for energy scavenging, energy adaptive algorithms, and power management policies of the nodes in the network are the ultimate frontiers.
To open the door to unlimited and uninterrupted operation (zero-energy networks), the organizers solicit novel and previously unpublished technical articles which describe advances in sensing systems with zero-energy expenditure from conventional power supply (i.e., batteries and plugs).
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Advancements on circuits of energy harvesting for embedded systems;
• Power management algorithms for energy harvesting sensing systems;
• Architectures for energy-neutral sensing systems;
• Discovery protocols for energy neutral systems;
• Resilient energy-neutral sensors;
• Sharing transducers for sensing and scavenging;
• Middleware support and services which support interoperability between zero-energy networks;
• Remote activation and Wake-up (wake-up from radio, sound and other mechanisms);
• Resource management for energy neutral operations;
• Operating systems for perpetual devices;
• Network-wide distributed energy management (e.g. WSN routing);
• Online measurement and Forecasting algorithms of energy intake and consumption;
• Simulation tools and modelling of future energy autonomous sensing systems;
• IoT—Internet of (battery-less) things;
• Practical deployments and implementation experiences;
• Standards and interoperability of energy-neutral sensing infrastructures.
Authors are invited to contact the guest editor, prior to submission, if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the general scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Davide Brunelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy harvesting
- deep-low power management
- Internet of Things
- wireless smart sensors