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5th MC / WG Meeting and Workshop (Sept. 24-25, 2015)

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Workshop Schedule

September 24 (Thursday)

09:00 – 10:00Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 10:20Welcome by Nuno Borges Carvalho and Antonis Dimitriou
10:20 – 14:20WG3 Session: Novel Materials and Technologies
(Chair: Prof. John Sahalos)
10:20 – 11:00Keynote by Prof. Anastasis Polycarpou,
“Use of Liquid Crystals as Tunable Materials in Electromagnetics, Antenna, and Sensor Technology”.
11:00 – 11:20G. Andia-Vera, Y. Duroc and S. Tedjini, “Cooperative Harvesting”.
11:20 – 11:40Evmorfili Andreou, I. Fidanis and K. Siakavara, “Microwave Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting by Specifically Designed EBG Systems”.
11:40 – 12:00Zbynek Raida, “Novel textile materials for WPT in vehicles”.
12:00 – 14:00Lunch Break at local restaurant “Elia Lemoni”
14:00 – 14:20Theodoros Kaifas, E. Vafiadis, G. Kyriakou, and J. Sahalos, “Electromagnetic Power Harvesting via Metamaterial Type Antennas Employing Characteristic Mode Theory”.
14:20 – 17:00WG4 Session: Applications
(Chair: Luca Roselli)
14:20 – 15:00Keynote by Konstantinos Elmasides, “Energy Storage Technologies in Greek Research and Industry”.
15:00 – 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:40WG4 Leader Presentation by Luca Roselli
15:40 – 16:00Aggelos Bletsas, “Reinventing Wireless with Scatter Radio for the Internet of Vegetables”.
16:00 – 16:20Sotiris Nikoletseas and Theofanis P. Raptis, “WPT Algorithms and Applications in IoT Systems”.
16:20 – 16:40Ioan Plotog, “ELF magnetic field generator for biological applications”.
16:40 – 17:00Anastasis Polycarpou, T. Samaras, A. Bletsas, A. Dimitriou, and John Sahalos, “Development of an Intelligent Library Management System using RFID Technology”.
18:00 – 19:00Bus Tour around Historical City Centre
(Start/Finish: White Tower of Thessaloniki)
19:30Official Dinner at the city’s water-front “Macedonia Palace Hotel” (Cloud Level – 9th floor)

September 25 (Friday)

09:00 – 10:10WG2 Session: Near-Field WPT Systems
(Chair: Jan Kracek)
09:00 – 09:10WG2 Leader Presentation by Jan Kracek
09:10 – 09:30Jan Kracek, Milan Svanda, Milos Mazanek, Jan Machac, “Implantable Inductively Powered RFID Tag”.
09:30 – 09:50X. Mitsalas, T. Kaifas, J. Sahalos, and George Kyriacou, “Wireless Power Transmission In and Out of the Human Body Through Leaky Waves”.
09:50 – 10:10Ioan Plotog, “Awards of Resonant Structures for Non-Invasive Medical Uses”.
10:10 – 10:30Bojan Dimitrijevic, “FDTD-CPML Simulation Environment”.
10:30 – 11:10Coffee Break / Student Contest Poster Session
PostersPanos N. Alevizos, “Fully Customizable SDR Readers for Scatter Radio Networks”.

Spyridon-Nektarios Daskalakis, “Soil Moisture Wireless Sensor Network with Analog Scatter Radio, Low Power, Ultra-Low Cost, and Low Complexity”.

Charalambos Oikonomou, “Design and Construction of a Wideband UHF Rectenna”.

Massimo Del Prete, “Energy-autonomous Bi-directional Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) and Energy Harvesting Circuit”.

Ricardo Dias Fernandes, “Constructive combination of resonant magnetic coupling and resonant electrical coupling”.

Przemyslaw Kant, “Intelligent Transmitter for Spatial WPT”.

Alex Pacini, “On the move”.
11:10 – 12:00WG5 Session: Regulation and Society Impact
(Chair: John Sahalos)
11:10 – 11:50Keynote by Prof. Theodoros Samaras
“Compliance of WPT systems with human exposure guidelines using numerical dosimetry”.
11:50 – 12:00Ceremony Student Paper Contest and Closing Ceremony
12:00 – 14:00Lunch Break at local restaurant “Elia Lemoni”
14:00 – 16:00MC Meeting

Dinner Venue: Makedonia Palace (9th floor)

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