ENSsys 2017

in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2017

5th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems

November 05, 2017

Technical Programme

The ENSsys 2017 technical programme is shown below:

Sunday, November 05th, 2017

09:00 Registration
09:30 Introduction and Keynote
(Chair: Christian Renner)
09:30 Welcome
Christian Renner, ENSsys 2017 General Chair
09:45 Keynote: Light, Motion, Fog: Networking Commonplace Objects with Energy Harvesting and Fog Computing
Maria Gorlatova (Princeton University)
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Session I: Hardware and Physical Layer
(Session Chair: Brandon Lucia)
  Applications of Energy-Driven Computing: A Transiently-Powered Wireless Cycle Computer (full paper)
Uvis Senkans, Domenico Balsamo, Theodoros D. Verykios, Geoff V. Merrett (University of Southampton)
  Light Insight - Emulation of Radiation Traces for Analysis and Evaluation of Solar-Harvesting Algorithms (full paper)
Lars Hanschke, Christian Renner, Jannick Brockmann, Tobias Hamann, Jannes Peschel, Alexander Schell, Alexander Sowarka (Hamburg University of Technology)
  Can WiFi Beamforming Support an Energy-Harvesting Wearable? (full paper)
Vu Tran, Archan Misra, Jie Xiong (Singapore Management University)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session II: Software and Systems
(Session Chair: Przemyslaw Pawelczak)
  Reap What You Store: Side-channel Resilient Computing Through Energy Harvesting (full paper)
Michael Moukarzel (MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Matthew Hicks (MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Virginia Tech)
  Isolation Required for Multi-tenant Energy Harvesting Platforms (position paper)
Joshua Adkins, Bradford Campbell, Branden Ghena, Neal Jackson, Pat Pannuto, Prabal Dutta (University of California)
  Using Sleep States to Maximize the Active Time of Transient Computing Systems (full paper)
Giedrius Lukosevicius, Alberto Rodriguez, Alex Weddell (University of Southampton)
15:30 Coffee
16:00 Panel Discussion: Definitions Wanted: Transient, Intermittent, Energy-neutral, and Energy-harvesting
(Participants: Alex Weddell (University Southampton), Brad Campbell (University of California), Przemyslaw Pawelczak (TU Del?t), Alexei Colin (Carnegie Mellon University); Moderator: Brandon Lucia)
16:45 Posters and Demos
  A Generic Middleware for External Peripheral State Retention in Transiently-Powered Sensor Systems
Alberto Rodriguez Arreola, Domenico Balsamo, Geoff V. Merrett Alex S. Weddell (University of Southampton)
  Opportunities and Challenges for Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems for Harsh Environments
Bahareh Zaghari, Alex Weddell, Neil White (University of Southampton)
  SCOPE: A Novel Energy Gatekeeper Architecture for Hardware-Software Co-Design of Energy-Harvesting Internet of Things Applications
Cheuk-Wang Yau, Tyrone Tai-On Kwok, Yu-Kwong Kwok (The University of Hong Kong)
  Autonomous Power Meter with Adaptive Processing
Matteo Nardello, Maurizio Rossi, Davide Brunelli (University of Trento)
  Demos will be announced shortly...
17:30 Close

Keynote Speaker

Title: Light, Motion, Fog: Networking Commonplace Objects with Energy Harvesting and Fog Computing
Speaker: Maria Gorlatova, Princeton University, USA

Abstract: While the Internet of Things (IoT) has been revolutionizing multiple industries, it is far from reaching its' full potential, as the modern IoT nodes remain heavy, bulky, and restricted in their capabilities. In this talk I will describe the work we conducted at Columbia University towards realizing sticker-form-factor Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) for the IoT. We envisioned the future EnHANTs to be small, flexible, energetically self-reliant tags that can be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked, including books, furniture, toys, clothing, and produce, and took multiple steps towards realizing this ambitious vision. I will present the results of two studies we conducted to characterize environmental energy availability for the EnHANTs: a long-term indoor light energy study and a human and object motion energy study. I will describe energy-harvesting-adaptive communication and networking algorithms we developed for the EnHANTs, and will give an overview of an ENHANTs prototype testbed we designed and developed. Recently, at Princeton University Edge Lab we have been approaching improving the performance of IoT devices in a different way - by bringing additional computing capabilities closer to the IoT devices via fog computing. In this talk I will introduce fog computing and will briefly outline how it can be used to help energy harvesting IoT nodes. The material presented in this talk appeared in IEEE INFOCOM, ACM SIGMETRICS, ACM MobiCom, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication. It was covered by a number of media outlets including the MIT Technology Review and the New Yorker.

Biography: Dr. Maria Gorlatova is an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with adding connectivity and intelligence to every device big and small - the multi-disciplinary area currently known as the Internet of Things. Dr. Gorlatova earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, where her work was recognized with the highest departmental distinction, Jury Award for Advances in Communications. Before and after her Ph.D., Dr. Gorlatova worked in industry in research, development, and business strategy roles at several companies including Telcordia Technologies, IBM, and D. E. Shaw Research. Dr. Gorlatova received several recognitions including the Google Anita Borg USA Fellowship, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2011 ACM SenSys Best Student Demonstration Award, and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communications. Dr. Gorlatova serves on the Technical Program Committees of IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE VTC, and ACM/SIGBED EWSN, co-chairs the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech track of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing that is attended by 18,000 people, and judges prestigious Innovation Awards of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dr. Gorlatova is heavily involved in the activities of the industry-wide OpenFog Consortium that accelerates the development and deployment of fog computing architectures.