International Workshop on Piezoelectric-Based Energy Harvesting Technology

Porto Portugal

Scope: For low-power applications, piezoelectric transducers are often utilized through direct and vibrational excitation. Mechanical energy exists almost everywhere there is movement—vibrations in bridges, wind spinning turbines and human steps onto the floor—and the direct piezoelectric effect inherent in piezoelectric materials converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy. Piezoelectricity can be advantageous in certain applications due to its chemical stability, scalability, and low dependence on environmental conditions, such as temperature and pressure.

The International Workshop on Piezoelectric-Based Energy Harvesting Technology (IWPEHT) is the premier venue for highlighting innovative research and discussion about energy harvesting technology using piezoelectric materials. The IWPEHT is a part of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT2018) hosting its 8th International Conference, titled “Sustainable Energy Information Technology,” in Porto, Portugal, May 8-11, 2018. The main objective of the workshop is to share experiences and the current status of the technology and benefits of PZT technologies as alternative and ambient energy sources.

The IWPEHT provides an opportunity for faculty, industry practitioners, academic partners, and government institutions to share novel research in individual and collaborative investigations in interdisciplinary and international contexts, and to showcase models of piezoelectric-based energy harvesting technology. Research topics include but are not limited to:
•    Dynamic load modeling
•    Low Frequency excitation
•    Energy harvesting circuitry
•    Novel piezoelectric material
•    Mechanical damping on power generation 
•    Finite Element Analysis 
•    Flexible material integration

Paper Submission: Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results. The page limit for papers should not exceed 6 pages. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, Latex, Template Generic, Elsevier.

Papers must be submitted via email to the Program Chairs ( and Please CC both addresses. In the subject line of the email, please mention "PEHT18 - Title of your paper". Authors are requested to submit their papers in PDF format only before the deadline (see Important Dates).

Publication: All papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the SEIT‐2018 proceedings, will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings.

You can copy the links for the templates and Elsevier Guidelines from:

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission - December 31, 2017
  • Acceptance notification - February 5, 2018
  • Final manuscript - March 5, 2018
  • SEIT Conference - May 8-11, 2018

Workshop Chair/Technical Program Committee: Dr. Ilan Stern,, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, US

Georgia Tech Research Institute