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Extended Final Call For Book Chapter Proposal


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Full Chapter Deadline: February 28, 2015
Book Title

Biologically-Inspired Energy Harvesting through Wireless Sensor Technologies

A book edited by
Vasaki Ponnusamy,
Quest International University Perak, Malaysia
Noor Zaman,
King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Low Tang Jung,
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
Anang Hudaya Muhamad Amin,
Multimedia University, Malaysia

To be published by IGI Global Publishers USA:

Wireless networks are playing vital role in current emerging technological era by
providing ease and access in multi daily life applications. Among the many challenges in
wireless networks is the finite battery power in the nodes affecting the shorter lifetime of
wireless nodes and thus the network life. Wireless nodes are normally powered by battery
and the finite battery power shall impede the performance of wireless networks.

Numerous techniques related to energy aware routing, clustering, scheduling, energy

aware MAC routing protocols and data aggregation have been proposed to address
energy efficient issue and focus to increase the lifetime of wireless networks. Though few
of them provide better solution up to simulations and assumptions only, the stated energy
efficiency issue still requires major attention. Possible solutions such as battery
replacement, higher battery capacity, and low transmission range could mitigate such
issues but they need to compromise on other factors such as cost, reliability and energy
usage. In fact one of the promising alternatives to address such situations is to look into
power recharging techniques for wireless nodes, in particular the energy harvesting
approaches. Energy harvesting is the process of hunting energy from the environment
such as solar, wind or other sources such as body heat, foot strike, frequency harvesting
or vibration, and converting it into electrical energy. Proper harvesting rate can enhance
the performance of the network and extend the lifetime of the entire networks.
Biological inspired algorithms are now becoming a new paradigm to look for naturally
inspired solutions for self-healing mechanism to address energy issues in wireless
networks. Biologically-inspired solutions use natural selection mechanisms to provide
promising factors for sustainable energy management in energy harvesting. This proposal
draws attention to the energy harvesting and transmission mechanism in wireless
networks from the technological perspective with respect to the nature inspired solutions
in energy harvesting. The advancement of wireless technology in the current trend is
increasingly influenced and inspired by the biological norm.
Objective of the Book:
The ultimate objective of this volume is to provide the academic and industrial
communities with recent advances in technological development, application and impact
of technologies for sustainable energy and environment.
The objective of this book is two folds. The first objective is to encourage more
research in energy harvesting and transmission technologies. The second objective is to
publish the excellent research been conducted at this moment of time. Specifically, we

seek to explore new possibilities based on biologically-inspired solutions for

sustainability in the context of energy and environment.

Book outline and strategy:

The following strategy is used to edit this book. The book contents would be splitted into
three parts: The first part is to specify strictly about biologically-inspired computing. The
second part focuses on energy harvesting and wireless transmission, leaving the third part
open to general chapter submissions including merging of biologically-inspired
computing and energy harvesting. Thus, this book is for

introducing biologically-inspired computing and its perspectives

introducing energy harvesting, wireless energy transmission and its


Exploring and illustrating the current and future trends in combining

biologically-inspired computing with energy harvesting and energy

Target Audience:
This book is intended to serve a broad audience including researchers, academicians,
students and working professional in the field of green technology, energy harvesting,
biologically-inspired computing, energy management, autonomic computing, sustainable
environment and networking.
Recommended Topics for Chapter Proposals:
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to,
Introduction to biologically-inspired computing
Biologically-inspired computing

Autonomic computing
Survey on energy harvesting mechanisms
Energy harvesting models
Intelligent Energy Transparency
Implantable biosensor
Internet of Electricity
Simulation framework for energy harvesting
Wireless Energy Transmission Mechanisms/Concepts
Energy aware routing techniques
Biologically-inspired self-healing network
Devices for energy harvesting
Green computing/technology
Sustainable environment
Clean technology
Energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks
Renewable energy sources
Energy harvesting importance
Energy harvesting applications
Limitations and challenges in wireless energy transmission
Research issues in wireless energy transmission
Security issue in wireless energy transmission
Case studies in energy harvesting
Case studies in energy transmission
Short-range wireless power transfer to biomedical implants and wireless charging
Wireless power
Intelligent Grid
Energy efficiency
Sustainable energy future
Future directions towards energy harvesting
Future direction toward wireless energy transmission
New trends in green computing

Green by information technology

Green on information technology
Submission Procedure:
Researchers, practitioners and professionals are invited to submit on or before November
30, 2014, a chapter proposal, maximum three pages long, clearly explaining the topic and
objectives of the proposed chapter. The proposal should be in MS Word or PDF format
and should be submitted thorough IGI Global publishers USA, online submission system
through the following link.

Authors of the proposal will be notified by December 15, 2014 about the status of
their proposals and the chapter guidelines would be sent if the proposal is accepted. Full
chapters are to be submitted by February 28, 2015. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this book.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the Information
Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science
Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference
imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates:
November 30, 2014:

Chapter proposal submission deadline

December 15, 2014:

Proposal acceptance notification and invitation to submit full chapter

February 31, 2014:

Full chapter submission deadline

April 30, 2015:

Review results including notification of acceptance of full chapter

May 30, 2015:

Final Chapter Submission

Please feel free for any query,
Vasaki Ponnusamy:

Noor Zaman:
Quest International University Perak, Malaysia
King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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