IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
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Call For Papers

3rd International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Networking (GreenNet)

Energy efficiency and sustainability have become of paramount importance in all human activities, including the information and communication technology sector. The trade-off between availability, resiliency, programmability, and energy efficiency of networks and services is a key challenge for the next decade and monitoring methods and metrics for power consumption, energy efficiency, as well as sustainability are important, as well as benchmarking of solutions based on well-defined KPIs.

For that reason, the goal of the GreenNet Workshop is to address emerging concepts and challenges related to energy efficiency and sustainability for networked services. An improved sustainability in all parts of the network in a time of increasing AI/ML usage, evolution of different novel network access technologies, the spreading of edge computing and micro-data centers and the demand in computational and data transport capacity across the edge-cloud continuum is essential.
We solicit original papers on the following (and related) topics.

Topics of Interest

  • Traffic modeling and prediction for performance and power representation
    • Analytical models of network, base station, and cloud power consumption
    • Accuracy and granularity of traffic prediction models
  • Network and device management and control mechanisms
    • Optimization of trade-offs between energy consumption, efficiency, availability, resilience, sustainability, and performance
    • APIs for power management interfaces
    • Timing, scheduling, and orchestration of sleep modes in various network parts
    • Decentralized energy management, e.g., using distributed ledger technologies
  • Usage of digital twins to improve future networks energy consumption and efficiency
  • Network measurements and simulations for sustainable and energy efficient future networks
  • Benchmarking of energy efficiency and sustainability solutions
  • Holistic views on networks, applications, or services from network access to data center
  • Emerging networking concepts and technologies to improve energy consumption/efficiency
    • Sensor and industrial automation networks
    • Energy efficiency in 5G and 6G and Quality of Information improvement
    • Low Power Wide Area Networks
    • Improvement for wireless and wired network access including cable access networks
    • Intelligent data pre-selection, data storage, or data aggregation approaches to avoid traffic overhead or unnecessary transmissions
    • Multi-technology network access and multi-path support over multiple wireless technologies for access traffic steering, switching, splitting (ATSS)
    • Mutual roles in energy saving of satellite, terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks
    • Distributed data processing with cloud, edge cloud, fog, or serverless computing
    • Energy-saving Internet protocols
    • Energy efficient Radio Access Networks (RANs) and O-RAN
    • Delay tolerant networking
    • Power and relay reduction techniques for signal propagation in fiber
    • Application of quantum communication and computing to improve energy efficiency
    • Efficiency in data center and CDN operations
  • AI/ML techniques in the context of energy consumption and efficiency
    • For power and performance management in virtualized environments
    • For energy efficiency in slicing, fog/cloud MEC virtualization, self-x technologies, adaptation, automation, and zero-touch
    • To improve general energy efficiency and sustainability of networks and the AI/ML techniques themselves
    • Usage of AI/ML for sustainable and energy efficient network management
  • Architectural solutions toward network sustainability
    • Use of renewable energy or energy harvesting by network infrastructure and devices with high energy consumption
    • Heterogeneous cell coverage (macro, micro, pico, femto) for energy efficiency improvements
    • Power-aware network slicing
    • Role of the edge to support energy sustainable infrastructure
    • Optimized placement of computational, communication, and cooling facilities
  • Role of software in reducing network energy consumption and carbon footprint
    • Using SDN/NFV concepts to improve network sustainability
    • Comparison of virtualized and bare metal solutions
  • Coping with the end of Moore’s law
  • Role of standardization including network energy efficiency and sustainability metrics
  • Consideration of carbon emissions or lifecycle of devices

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