Come to publish the special issue of the Comptes rendus Physique de l'Académie des Sciences composed of articles selected by the Scientific Committee of the 2016 workshop:
Tome 18, fascicule 2, pages 73-188 (February 2017)
Coordinators : Smaïl Tedjini, Apostolos Georgiadis
March 15-16 2016
Campus de Rennes
The URSI-France 2016 Workshop, held under the sponsoring of the French Academy of Sciences, was dedicated to "Energy and Radio Science". The workshop has been held at CentraleSupélec, avenue de la Boulaie, Cesson-Sévigné, Ille et Vilaine, on March 15 and 16, 2016.
Without energy, nothing is possible. Energy is the catalyst of all natural phenomena and comes in a variety of forms. One of its fundamental properties is its indestructibility. It can't be created, it can't disappear, but it can be converted from one form to another. Electromagnetic energy is one of its most remarkable forms as it is transmitted wirelessly and the universe is filled with it.
In our modern societies, energy remains the engine of our applications and uses, although the methodologies and technologies for harvesting, storing, transporting, converting the energy and its exploitation have experienced major evolutions in the last decades. In the domain of radio science and information society, new technologies are less and less energy greedy. Remote power and energy harvesting methods are complementing batteries and eventually replace them. Nevertheless, an overall evaluation of the power consumption of digital systems is to draw up and put into perspective with innovative solutions. The ambient energy in its various forms, solar, radio waves, thermal, kinetic..., is an endless and renewable resource that should enable the development of green technologies and the implementation of new paradigms.
In this evolving context, both in terms of technologies and concepts, URSI France has devoted its Workshop 2016 to the topic "Energy and Radio Science". On this Workshop, we are reviewed the techniques for electromagnetic energy harvesting, conversion, storage, optimal management... The presentations have covered both basic and conceptual aspects as well as technological developments and applications. The JS16 was organized around the topics hereinafter, but the list was not exhaustive.
- Energy Harvesting
- Low Power Radiocommunications
- Wireless Power Transfer
- Components and Systems for the Energy in Radio Science
- Management-Storage-Optimisation of Energy Resource
- Energy in Digital Systems
- Dr. Sébastien BOISSEAU (CEA, Grenoble, France), Energy harvesting for connected objects – Unleashing the IoT
- Prof. Jean Charles BOLOMEY (University Paris Sud, Orsay, France), Genesis of wireless transmissions, Marconi versus Tesla
- Dr. Anne-Cécile ORGERIE (IRISA, Rennes, France), Green computing and sustainability
- Dr. Leopold SUMMERER (European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands), Space Solar Power, activities and progress
- Prof. Christian VOLLAIRE (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France), Autonomous DC-DC Converter for RF energy harvesting
Tuesday 15 March 2016
9h30 – 10h30
Welcome to participants + Coffee
Opening Session 2016
Session : « Energy Harvesting by rectennas »
Chairs : Emmanuel Bergeret and Jean-Marc Laheurte
Session : « Management, Optimization of Energy »
Chairs : Yvan Duroc and Yves Louet
Session : « Transfer and Transformation of Energy »
Chairs : Alexandru Takacs and Thierry Taris
Visit of the Transmissions Museum - Espace Ferrié
Gala dinner and CNFRS Medal award ceremony
Wednesday 16 March 2016
8h30 – 9h00
Session : « Low Power Radiocommunication 1»
Chairs : Laurent Dussopt and Jacques Palicot
Chairs: Christophe Moy and Carlos Bader
Energy efficiency in networks
Sensors and wireless systems
URSI-France General Assembly
Session : « Low Power Radiocommunication 2»
Chairs : Nathalie Rolland and Christian Person
URSI Prize and closing ceremony
The workshop was held at à CentraleSupélec, Rennes campus, avenue de la Boulaie, Cesson-Sévigné, Ille et Vilaine, on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March 2016. On the Tuesday, around 12:30 pm, was held the General Assembly of URSI-France.
The workshop was organized around oral and poster sessions. Most sessions have been introduced by invited lecturers presenting the state of the art and/or recent developments, followed by communications, which wase selected by the Scientific Committee.
The working languages were French and English.
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Chaiman: Smail Tedjini, LCIS, Université Grenoble-Alpes
Chairman: Jacques Palicot, CentraleSupélec, Rennes
An URSI prize of 500 euros has been allocated by the Scientific Committee for the best paper presented by a PhD student.
Publications – Éditions
The papers are available online via this website
After selection by the Scientific Committee, some authors will be invited to publish a paper either in a special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the Academy of Sciences or in the “Revue de l’électricité et de l’électronique” (REE).
Guest editors: Prof. Smaïl Tedjini, Dr. Apostolos Georgiadis