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co-located with IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)
May 25-27, 2020 // Marina Del Rey, California, USA

WPSN 2020

IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Wirelessly Powered Systems and Networks


Due to the pandemic, DCOSS 2020 Workshops will be held in an online manner, without physical attendance. Still, all accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Proceedings as planned, in the same volume with the main event. Reduced registration fees will apply.

Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) is the driving technology that will enable the next generation of the distributed sensor systems, including battery-less sensors, passive RFID, as well as IoT, 5G and M2M solutions. Distributed WPT-enabled devices can be powered by harvesting energy from the surroundings (for example electromagnetic energy), leading to a novel communication systems networks paradigm, the Wirelessly Powered Systems and Networks. The WPSN workshop aims at providing an interdisciplinary reference forum focusing on the use of WPT as an enabler for improving the efficiency of current distributed communication systems and networks. Therefore, both tools and techniques to design (or improve) relevant distributed operations using WPT, as well as results from the analysis of data obtained through this enabler, are welcome in the workshop. WPSN aims at engaging researchers working on WPT-enabled networking protocols, algorithms and optimization WPT-enabled communication methods, tools and techniques Far-/near-field WPT technologies for networks and communications


The focus areas of the contributions can vary according the entire spectrum of distributed WPT applications. Potential authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Scheduling algorithms in wirelessly rechargeable sensor networks
  • Integration of WPT in Aerial (UAV) Networks
  • Optimization and approximation algorithms (mobility/energy/data management)
  • Joint operation scheduling (routing, data gathering, ambient harvesting)
  • Precise algorithmic models and efficient distributed protocols
  • Algorithms for WPT devices deployment
  • Energy trading and economy models among peers
  • Safety provisioning through EM radiation control algorithms
  • Peer-to-peer and crowd charging algorithms (e.g., mobile social networks, sensor networks)
  • Far-field WPT for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks and 5G
  • Algorithms for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
  • WPT for medical implants and wearable devices
  • WPT for automotive technology and electric vehicles (Dynamic wireless charging, Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) or Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V))
  • WPT for mobile communications, wireless sensor networks and UAVs
  • WPT for home/Industrial appliances
  • Solutions for SWIPT
  • Software/Hardware solutions for energy sharing among peers
  • 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 sensors
  • Measurement and characterization approaches for WPT components
  • Standardization, regulations and biological effects
  • Privacy and security in WPT based energy sharing networks


Submissions will be made using the EasyChair server. The workshop submission link is:

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature for presentation at the workshop and publication in the WPSN 2020 Proceedings. All papers will be reviewed and evaluated by independent experts and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop. Accepted and presented papers will be published as part of the DCOSS 2020 conference proceedings.

Note that the workshop follows single-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all the authors must be presented in the submitted manuscript.

No-show papers submitted by authors who did not present the paper in-person will not be included in the workshop proceedings. No refund of the paid fees can be claimed by the no-show author. Presentations by proxies are not allowed, unless explicitly approved by the organizers.

The manuscripts must be prepared in English, following the IEEE two-column Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (available here) with a maximum length of eight (8) printed pages including text, figures, and references. Authors may add at most two (2) pages, but only for an appendix, i.e. these two pages contain supplementary material only. The additional two pages will incur overlength charges at $100/page.


    Technical Program Committee
  • Marios Angelopoulos, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Sheng Zhang, Nanjing University, China
  • Cong Wang, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Mithat Kisacikoglu, University of Alabama, USA
  • Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University, USA
  • Yanxiao Zhao, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Weifa Liang, Australian National University, Australia
  • Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Vijay Shah, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Francesco Betti Sorbelli, Missouri S&T University, USA
  • Ioannis Krikidis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Nan Cen, Missouri S&T University, USA

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 30, 2020
Author Notification: May 22, 2020
Camera-ready submission: June 10, 2020
Workshop date (ONLINE): TBA

Workshop Program

  • TBA

Contact Us

E-mail the organizers: ebulut {at} vcu {dot} edu