Workshop on Green Communications and Networks with Energy Harvesting, Smart Grids, and Renewable Energies

Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00

WS-06: Green Communications and Networks with Energy Harvesting, Smart Grids, and Renewable Energies

Organizers: Victor Leung (UBC, Canada), John Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK), Hsiao-Hwa Chen (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan), Chau Yuen (SUTD, Singapore), Woon Hau Chin (Toshiba Research Europe, UK), Chin Keong Ho (I2R, Singapore), F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada), Shengrong Bu (University of Glasgow, UK), Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)

The workshop is dedicated to networking, communication theory, information theory, and signal processing aspects of wireless networks composed of devices that are powered by smart grids, energy harvesting, and renewable power sources. Smart grids allow greater flexibility in the energy aware resource allocation for the ICT sector. In green wireless networks, renewable power sources can be used to replenish the energy of wireless network nodes as an alternative to a traditional power source. Renewable power sources and the smart grid open up new exciting possibilities in wireless communication and networking. On the other hand, energy harvesting is a promising technology that can power small devices and can enable smart cities, wide area rural communications, or next generation machine to machine communications. The workshop will serve as a platform for researchers to exchange and propose ideas for these topics.

Smart Grids and Energy Harvesting Poster Session 1

On the Role of Utility Framing in Smart Grid Energy Storage Management
Yunpeng Wang (University of Miami, USA); Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)
pp. 10002-10007
Multistage PMU Placement Scheduling for Robust State Estimation in Power Systems
Jinping Hao, Robert J Piechocki and Dritan Kaleshi (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Woon Hau Chin (Toshiba Research Europe Limited, United Kingdom); Zhong Fan (Toshiba Research Europe, United Kingdom)
pp. 10008-10013
Optimal Scheduling for Broadcast Erasure Channels with Energy Harvesting Receivers
Navid Reyhanian and Behrouz Maham (University of Tehran, Iran); Chau Yuen (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
pp. 10014-10019
Analysis of Cooperative Systems with Wireless Power Transfer and Randomly Located Relays
Alberto Zanella (Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Inform. e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy); Alessandro Bazzi (WiLab, IEIIT-BO/CNR, University of Bologna, Italy); Barbara M Masini (CNR - IEIIT & University of Bologna, Italy)
pp. 10020-10025
RF Energy Harvesting Two-way Cognitive DF Relaying with Transceiver Impairments
Dang Khoa Nguyen (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan); Michail Matthaiou and Trung Q. Duong (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom); Hiroshi Ochi (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
pp. 10026-10031

Smart Grids and Energy Harvesting Poster Session 2

On the Tradeoff between Energy Harvesting and Caching in Wireless Networks
Akshay Kumar (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA); Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)
pp. 10032-10037
Energy Efficiency Optimization with Energy Harvesting using Harvest-Use Approach
Arooj Siddiqui, Leila Musavian and Qiang Ni (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
pp. 10038-10043
Analytical Markov Model for Slotted Aloha with Opportunistic RF Energy Harvesting
Abdelrahman Ibrahim (Penn State University, USA); Ozgur Ercetin (Sabanci University, Turkey); Tamer ElBatt (Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University & WINC, Nile University, Egypt)
pp. 10044-10049
Delay Performance of Intermittently Connected Wireless Sensor Networks with Cooperative Relays
Md. Majharul Islam Rajib (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA); Asis Nasipuri (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
pp. 10050-10055

Keynote-1: Green 5G Tactile Internet - Academic Myth or Industrial Necessity

Currently we can see and hear through the Internet, but we cannot touch. We have a vision to create the Tactical Internet, where we would be able to touch through the median of the internet. This would transform some very basic but vital tasks, like online shopping where the user might want to touch and feel the texture of a dress or jacket before buying it, but, most importantly, this has the potential to transform the way that healthcare, engineering and wealth is delivered globally. We will be able to convey physical, tactile experiences remotely and thus invoke a fundamental shift from content-delivery to skillset-delivery networks. This however may require even more energy expenditure at the 5G wireless edge. This talk will summarize the potentials, building blocks and challenges which lay ahead for designing the Tactile Internet and - most importantly - if energy efficiency is really such a stringent requirement.

Keynote-2: Wireless Communications in the Era of Energism

In this talk, we will introduce some recent advances in energy technology including energy harvesting, smart grid, and wireless energy transfer, and their applications in wireless communications. We will present the main challenges and solutions for designing wireless communication systems powered by these new energy supply methods. In particular, we will focus our discussion on wireless sensor networks with sensors powered by energy harvesting and/or wireless energy transfer as well as wireless cellular networks with the base stations powered by energy harvesting and/or smart grid. Promising directions for future research will also be highlighted.

Smart Grids

LTE Radio Resource Management for Real-Time Smart Meter Reading in the Smart Grid
Elias Yaacoub (Strategic Decisions Group, Lebanon); Abdullah Kadri (Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Qatar)
pp. 10056-10061
Distributed Q-Learning for Energy Harvesting Heterogeneous Networks
Marco Miozzo and Lorenza Giupponi (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Michele Rossi (University of Padova, Italy); Paolo Dini (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)
pp. 10062-10067
A Methodology to Evaluate Demand Response Communication Protocols for the Smart Grid
Emad Ebeid and Sergi Rotger-Griful (Aarhus University, Denmark); Søren Aagaard Mikkelsen and Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen (Aarhus University & Electrical and Computer Engineering, Denmark)
pp. 10068-10073
Dynamic Charging and Discharging for Electric Vehicles in Microgrids
Tan N. Le (The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea & Stony Brook University, Korea); Saba Al-Rubaye (Stony Brook University, USA); Hao Liang (University of Alberta, Canada); Bong Jun David Choi (The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea & Stony Brook University, Korea)
pp. 10074-10078

Energy Harvesting

Wireless Power Charging Control in Multiuser Broadband Networks
Suzhi Bi and Rui Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
pp. 10079-10084
Two-Dimensional Sensing in Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks
Yanyan Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA); Weijia Han (Xidian University, P.R. China); Di Li (Texas A&M University, USA); Ping Zhang (WTI-BUPT, P.R. China); Shuguang Cui (Texas A&M University, USA)
pp. 10085-10090
Dynamic Power Splitting Policies for AF Relay Networks with Wireless Energy Harvesting
Lansheng Hu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Chao Zhang (Xi'an Jiaotong University & National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, P.R. China); Zhiguo Ding (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
pp. 10091-10095
Secrecy Communication of Wireless Information and Power Transfer System with Green Relay
Jian Zhou, Ruohan Cao and Hui Gao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Haijing Liu (Alcatel-Lucent, P.R. China); Tiejun Lv (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
pp. 10096-10101