Lecture on May 26, 2016 at Hokkaido University


Wireless Energy Harvesting Communication Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications


Prof. Dusit Niyato (Nanyang Technological University)
IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer


May 26, 2016 (Thu), 13:00-14:30


Hokkaido University IST Building 11F 11-17


This lecture will provide a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art research and technological developments on the architectures, protocols, and applications of the wireless powered communication networks. The lecture will discuss about the architecture and protocol design issues for the wireless powered communication networks. Different wireless network architectures including single-hop networks, multihop relay networks, centralized and decentralized networks, and multi-antenna systems for RF energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer will be covered. Then the lecture will delve into different physical, radio link/MAC, and network layer protocol design issues to support and utilize wireless energy harvesting and transfer capability. Next the lecture will discuss about applications of energy harvesting and transfer in different wireless networking scenarios, for example, those in cellular networks, sensor networks, cognitive radio networks, mobile ad hoc and delay tolerant networks. In addition to reviewing the existing approaches for architecture, protocol, and application design in wireless powered communication networks, the lecture will outline some emerging research directions in this area.


IEICE Hokkaido Section, IEEE Sapporo Section

Contact person

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Alia Asheralieva