:: Special Session on
ENERGY-EFFICIENT NETWORKING
Sustained by the raising ecological concerns and by the increasing cost of energy, the issue of energy efficiency has become of paramount importance in all industry sectors. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a double role in this respect. On one hand, it is one of the recognized means to improve efficiency in the production, distribution and consumption of energy itself. On the other hand, it is a large consumer of energy on its own, to operate both computing and networking resources. Whereas the use of ICT in the so-called “Smart Grid” addresses the first aspect above, “Energy-Efficient” or “Green” Networking embraces all that is concerned with the energy-efficient transport of information, including wireless and wired networking technologies, as well as high-speed interconnection of computing devices in data centers.

The goal of this Special Session on Energy-Efficient Networking is to provide a high-level international forum where people active in this exciting and timely topic can exchange ideas and get together in a very focused single-track meeting, in an atmosphere fostering discussion and the development of ideas for future collaboration. At the same time, the intent of the organizers is to bring green networking research issues to the attention of a very lively and reactive local research community, to get more people involved in international cooperation in the field.

The session will host both invited and contributed papers covering, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Energy-efficient network architectures and protocols
  • Dynamic adaptation techniques
  • Smart sleeping
  • Energy-efficient routing
  • Energy-QoS tradeoff
  • Re-engineering solutions
  • Energy-efficient silicon
  • Green wireless networks
  • Energy-aware networking in data centers and clouds
Organizers
  • Raffaele Bolla, DIST-University of Genoa / CNIT – University of Genoa Research Unit, Genoa, Italy
  • Franco Davoli, DIST-University of Genoa / CNIT – University of Genoa Research Unit, Genoa, Italy
Technical Program Committee
  • Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Suresh Singh, Portland State University, USA
  • Marco Listanti, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Roberto Bruschi, DIST-University of Genoa / CNIT – University of Genoa Research Unit, Genoa, Italy
  • Dietrich Zeller, Alcatel-Lucent Stutgart, Germany
  • Rod Tucker, University of Melbourne/ Center for Energy Efficient Technology, Australia
  • Paul Kuehn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Submission
All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (here). All papers should follow IEEE standard template, which is available (here). Full accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore.
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Publication
Full accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Technical Sponsors
  • ECONET
  • TREND
Important Dates
  • Extended hard deadline:
  • February 17th, 2012 March 9th, 2012
  • Acceptance notification:
  • April 13th, 2012 May 11th, 2012
  • Registration & camera-ready:
  • May 24th, 2012 June 8th, 2012
  • Conference date:
  • August 1st – 3rd, 2012
     
     
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