Wednesday, February 10, 2010

[DMANET] CFP: IEEE Communications Magazine SI on Green Communications



IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topic Issue on "Green Communications"


The unprecedented expansion of wireline and wireless networks has resulted
in increase in energy consumption and left a significant environmental
footprint. Recently, it has been reported that energy costs can account for
as much as half of a mobile service provider's annual operating expenses.
If the aggregate energy consumption of networking devices would follow the
growth trajectories of Internet traffic (i.e., about 60% per year), the
environmental and financial consequences will be dire. Thus, making ICT
equipment and applications "greener" can not only have a tangible positive
impact on environment, but also help operators attain long-term
profitability. Moreover, green communications can help the world reduce
dependence on fossil fuel, enable demand response and distributed energy
resources, and ultimately achieve sustainable prosperity. Accordingly, a
myriad of communications and information technologies have already been
exploited by the global smart grid initiatives to empower conventional power
grid to support two-way energy and information flow.

To meet the green communications challenges, we have to resort to a plethora
of paradigm-shifting technologies, including but not limiting to
energy-efficient network architecture & protocols, energy-efficient wireless
transmission techniques, energy-efficient home networking, energy-aware
backbone networks, Smart Grid, and opportunistic spectrum sharing without
causing harmful interference pollution (e.g., Green Spectrum).

This IEEE Communications Magazine special issue (feature topic issue) aims
to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in technology,
regulation and standardization for "Green Communications", and present a
holistic view of research challenges and opportunities in the coming green
era. Suggested topics include but not limit to the following:

. Energy-efficient circuit and device

. Energy-efficient transmission switching and routing technologies

. Energy-efficient base station architectures and networking

. Energy-efficiency in wired and wireless access networks

. Energy-efficiency in home and enterprise networking

. Energy efficiency of data centers and intelligent cloud computing

. Protocols and protocol extensions to enable energy efficient

. Network-wide cross-layer optimizations to minimize energy

. Network load balance and smart information storage in distributed

. Instrumentation for energy consumption measurement

. Remote power management for wireless terminals and access networks

. Hierarchical and distributed techniques for energy management

. Harvesting distributed energy generation

. Smart Grid

. Information theory on energy efficiency

. Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks

. Energy evaluation and comparison of different network technologies

. Novel network concepts and architectures lowering the overall
footprint of ICT (e.g., Compressed Sensing for network monitoring)

. Realistic estimation of the worldwide footprint of communications
and future evolution

. Assessment of the footprint of individual communication devices,
including life cycle assessment

. Regulation and standardization

. Deployment, trial experience, business models and applications
(e.g., green multimedia broadcasting, femtocells)

Articles should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style
comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the field. Authors must
follow the IEEE Communications Magazine's guidelines for preparation of the
manuscript. Complete guidelines for prospective authors can be found at
<> . Please send
PDF (preferred) or MS WORD formatted paper to Manuscript Central
(, resister or log in, go to the
Author Center and follow the instructions there.

Manuscript Submission Due: April 1, 2010

Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2010

Final Manuscript Due: August 15, 2010

Publication: November 2010

Guest Editors:

Honggang Zhang ( <>

Zhejiang University, China

Andreas Gladisch (

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

Mario Pickavet (

University of Ghent - IBBT, Belgium

Zhifeng Tao (

Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL), USA

Werner Mohr (

Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany
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