Battery-Free Computing

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 4, 2020

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Submission Deadline: Fri 31 Jul 2020
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Journal Name : IET Computers and Digital Techniques
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In order to realise the vision and scale of the Internet of Things, we cannot rely on mains electricity or batteries to powerdevices due to environmental, maintenance, cost and physical volume implications. Considerable research has been undertaken in energy harvesting, allowing systems to extract electrical energy from their surrounding environments. However, such energy is typically highly dynamic, both spatially and temporally. In recent years, there has been an increase in research around how compute can be effectively performed from energy harvesting supplies, moving beyond the concepts of battery-powered and energy-neutral systems, thus enabling battery-free computing. This special issue aims will explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of energy-harvesting, energy-neutral and intermittent sensing systems. These are enabling technologies for future applications in smart energy, transportation, environmental monitoring and smart cities. Innovative solutions are needed to enable either uninterrupted or intermittent operation. High quality technical articles are solicited, describing advances in computer systems powered by energy harvesting, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementationexperiences.Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:–Hardware and software concepts, algorithms and circuits forbattery-free computingsystems–Resource management and operating system support forbattery-free computingsystems–Modelling, simulation and tools for effective design of futurebattery-free computingsystems–Middleware and services supporting interoperability betweenbattery-free computingsystems–Architectures and standards for battery-free computingsystems–Novel microarchitectures for ultra-efficient, energy-constrainedcomputing–Memory systems designed for robustness to intermittentoperation–Architectures, platforms, software, and programminglanguages for intermittentcomputing.–Approaches to communication and networking in battery-free computingsystems–Online measurement and prediction of energy intake andconsumption–Power management concepts, algorithms and circuits forbattery-free computingsystems–Ensuring reliability, security and safety in battery-freecomputingsystems–Internet of (battery-less)things–Experience with real-world deployments and innovativeapplications

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