Special Issue "Energy Harvesting Communication and Computing for Sustainable IT"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Over the last decade, interest in energy harvesting has increased due to its environmental friendliness and ability to power appliances without power supplies and electrical wires; extend the battery lifetimes (or eliminate them altogether); reduce maintenance costs; and, especially, reduce the need to replace batteries in sensors that are impossible to reach. With advances in energy-harvesting techniques, it is now feasible to build sustainable sensor networks to support long-term applications. Unlike battery-powered sensor networks, the goal of sustainable sensor networks is to utilize a continuous stream of ambient energy effectively. Instead of pushing the limits of energy conservation, we aim to design energy-synchronized communication and computing schemes that keep energy supplies and demands in balance for future sustainable IT. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an emerging computing concept that describes a structure in which physical objects, each provided with unique identifiers, are always connected to the Internet without requiring human interaction. Long-term and self-sustainable operation are key components for the realization of such a complex network and entail energy-aware devices that are potentially capable of harvesting their required energy from ambient sources. Among different energy harvesting methods, such as vibration, light, and thermal energy extraction, Wireless Energy Harvesting (WEH) has proven to be one of the most promising solutions for sustainable IT by virtue of its simplicity, ease of implementation, and availability. This Special Issue focuses on cutting-edge research that develops an effective communication and computing methodology for Sustainable IT. This Special Issue addresses the topic of energy harvesting communication and computing for sustainable IT in its different aspects and invites publications on the following topics:
- Energy-harvesting base-station
- Energy-harvesting and energy-efficient IoT
- Low-power and energy-harvesting wireless sensor network
- Light (solar), thermal, vibration, RF, motion, wind energy harvesting
- Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling
- Sustainable architectures for smart grids
- Optimization techniques for efficient energy consumption
- Smart control for eco-friendly buildings and systems
- Sustainable real-time systems
- Sustainable computing, communication
- Security and safety for Sustainable IT
- Green and cloud computing
- Sustainable energy generation, transmission, distribution and delivery
Prof. Young-Sik Jeong
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- Energy-efficient communications
- Internet of Things
- Sustainable IT
- Smart grid and home
- Green and cloud computing
- Eco-friendly buildings and systems