Accelerating Programmer-Friendly Intermittent Computing

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the world by storm, from smart lights to smart plant monitoring. This revolution is not only present in consumers’ homes, but companies are also looking for more and more ways to monitor every aspect of their production process. This transition to ubiquitous monitoring is made possible by extremely low power embedded devices, mostly powered by batteries. However, with the projected number of IoT devices reaching tens of billions within the next few years, this growth will directly contribute to a massive increase in battery waste, negatively impacting the environment. This increase in battery waste alone is already a well-founded reason to explore alternative energy sources. However, batteries come with more downsides. Many of these IoT devices will operate in hard-to-reach places (e.g., embedded into walls), and the sheer quantity in which these devices will be deployed will make it nearly impossible to replace batteries periodically without employing a costly dedicated workforce...
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Langendoen, K.G., Supervisor
  • Pawelczak, P., Supervisor
Award date29 Jun 2023
Print ISBNs978-94-6473-147-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • intermittent computing
  • battery-free
  • compiler
  • interpretation
  • embedded
  • low-power
  • energy harvesting
  • non-volatile memory

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