Workshop 16: Wireless Power Transmission for Energy Internet
Title: A Global Energy Internet: Wireless Power Transmission in the Internet of Things

Keywords: Wireless power transmission, rectennas, energy harvesting, IoT

Summary:Recently, an increasing number of low-power, long-range and medium-rate wireless communication networks (e.g. LoRaWAN, NB-IoT and Sigfox) have been emerged rapidly in such as Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless sensor networks. The use of wires and batteries to power such massive numbers of small devices and sensors is inconvenient and may cause environmental damage due to the exhausted battery. To enable maintenance-free devices, wireless power transmission (WPT), in which the physically wired connection is not needed, is an alternative solution for the battery-less devices. In particular, this workshop will focus on the follows (1) Wireless power transmission, which transmits radio frequency (RF) without wires to charge the sensors in the IoT; (2) Energy harvesting for IoT, which derives electric power from the available ambient energy such as magnetic field, light, wind, sound vibration. (3)Simultaneously wireless information and power transmission: (SWIPT): using “wireless power” to charge the sensors is necessary for difficult-to-wire communication ones. This workshop especially encourages wireless power transmission techniques to charge the sensors for IoTs practical. 
Chair: Dr. Ping Lu |
Sichuan University
Ping Lu works as an assistant professor at the School of electronics and information engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu. Her current research interests include rectenna, non-diffraction beams, and wireless power transmission. She was the principal investigator of projects granted from the Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Science Fund Project) and some International Cooperation Projects. Moreover, he has published more than 30 papers on top international conferences and journals in recent years including IEEE journals, such as TAP, MTT, TPE, TIE, AWPL, MWCL, etc. She won the IEEE iWat Student Paper Award.
Chair: Prof. Tang Liu |
Sichuan Normal University
Tang Liu received the B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China, in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Sichuan University, China, in 2009 and 2015, respectively. Since 2003, he has been with the College of Computer Science, Sichuan Normal University, where he is currently a Professor. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA. His research interests include wireless charging, mobile computing and wireless sensor networks. Moreover, he was the principal investigator of two projects granted from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 papers in recent years including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE TMC, IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TWC, ACM TOSN, IEEE IPDPS, IEEE TVT, etc. He served as the reviewers for some IEEE journals and conferences.