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Greeting from General Chair

On behalf of the organizing committees, we are very pleased to be hosting WPTC in Taipei, Taiwan on May 10-12, 2017. With nearly six years of history (in various forms), the WPT Conference has become the premier international forum for the latest developments in wireless power transfer and energy harvesting. WPTC 2017 continues this strong tradition by providing an exceptional technical program, thought-provoking keynote addresses, tutorials, poster presentations, and opportunities for social interaction.

Interest in wireless power transfer technology has steadily increased in academia and industry, and for good reason. Consumers have embraced the convenience of wireless solutions, as demonstrated by the absence of a wired headphone jack in the latest iPhones. Wireless power will allow us to cut the final cord that tethers our devices. Rigorous research and iterative development are the keys to this future, and there is no better forum to explore and discuss the latest advancements than WPTC.

We are also thrilled to welcome all of you to our vibrant and diverse city! Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan. The city is home to many world-famous architectural and cultural landmarks including Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Lungshan Temple, the National Palace Museum, the Presidential Office Building, Ximending shopping district, and night markets throughout the city. Outdoor attractions such as the Maokong recreation area, Yangmingshan National Park, and our natural hot springs are popular for locals and international visitors. All of above attractions and many more are reachable via public transportation. The downtown location of the conference places it at the center of these attractions. Restaurants, theaters, and shopping are all within walking distance.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the authors, committee chairs, and the many volunteers and participants for making this WPTC a success. I hope that you'll find WPTC 2017 to be a stimulating and productive meeting where you can engage technically and socially with other researchers, colleagues, and friends from around the world. And then, of course, enjoy some of the many attractions Taipei has to offer!

Looking forward to seeing you in Taipei,
Heng-Ming Hsu
General Chair, WPTC 2017



The IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC) is a conference on wireless powering, rotating between Europe, Asia and North America. It started in Perugia, Italy in 2013, followed by WPTC2014 in Jeju, Korea, WPTC2015 in Boulder, USA, and WPTC2016 in Aveiro, Portugal. The 2017 WPTC will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU), and supported by MTT-26, an MTT technical committee formed in 2011 that focuses on wireless energy/power transmission, energy harvesting/conversion and related technologies. The meeting is intended to cover a broad range of areas related to devices, integrated circuits, systems and applications of WPT across the electromagnetic spectrum. In addition to high-quality technical sessions, the conference will feature

tutorials as well as product exhibitions.

Technical Areas

  1. Technologies for wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
    • Near-field (inductive, resonant) power transfer
    • Power management and power electronics
    • EMC/EMI, shielding, and coexistence of wireless power and signal transfer
    • Coils, resonators, and antennas
    • Microwave transmission and beaming
  2. Power transmitters and receivers for wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
    • High-frequency power transmitters and devices
    • High-frequency rectifying circuits and devices
    • Rectennas and rectenna arrays
    • Devices and techniques for energy harvesting and scavenging
  3. Integrated circuits and systems for wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
    • AC-DC rectifier integrated circuits
    • Integrated DC-DC converters
    • Wireless power transfer systems
    • RF energy harvesting, self-powered sensors
    • RFID and electronic tags
    • Integrated circuits for biomedical or wearable devices
  4. Applications of wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
    • Mobile and personal devices
    • Home/Industrial-appliances
    • Electric vehicles
    • Medical and biological devices
    • Standardization, regulations and biological effects
  5. Other device, system or application topics related to wireless power
    • Power conditioning
    • Power control methods
    • Efficiency improvement techniques
    • 5G mobile network
    • Internet of things (IoT)






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