Hilariously Low-Power Computing

Pushing the Boundaries of Intermittently Powered Devices

Intermittently Powered Devices (IPDs) are embedded devices that have no tethered power supply and very little, or no energy storage capacity. These devices typically operate using energy harvested from their environment e.g., RF, solar, vibration, etc. When energy is intermittently available, IPDs can perform computation, use peripheral devices (e.g., sensors), and communicate (e.g., via backscatter). These devices currently operate at approximately 10 microJ/Byte energy consumption, enabling today's devices to support simple, short-lived, primarily isolated applications. With improvements in computer architectures, hardware and software systems, the communications stack, emerging memory technologies, and energy harvesting and transfer, we envision devices that operate in the sub-nJ/Byte range, supporting long-running, sophisticated, sensor-rich, widely-communicating applications.

This workshop exists to bring together researchers at the intersection of programming languages, software systems, extreme low-power computer architecture, and embedded communication and computing devices.

Latest News

March 30, 2016: Paper review process is now complete: HLPC 2016 accepted six papers. Official program is available here. We cannot wait to see you in Atlanta!

March 5, 2016: Paper review process has officially started: HLPC 2016 received nine papers for consideration. Paper acceptance notification has been moved to March 15, 2016, while camera-ready version submission deadline moved to March 22, 2016.

February 12, 2016: Paper submission deadline extended to March 1, 2016. Abstracts must still be submitted by February 15. Submit your abstract here.

January 24, 2016: HLPC 2016 accepts attendee registrations

January 19, 2016: HLPC 2016 submission server is now up and running!

January 13, 2016: Our first invited speaker: Dr. Geoff Merrett. Details here.

January 11, 2016: HLPC 2016 is calling all papers!