Workshop on Next Generation Green ICT

Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00

WS-28: Next Generation Green ICT

Organizer: Martin Jacobsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Contributing to a more sustainable planet is urgent from both economical and environmental point of views. With Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) encompassing wireless networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M), and cognitive networking, we have the opportunity to develop solutions for energy efficiency as well as creating a more sustainable society. For this to be a viable option, also the ICT technologies must be energy efficient. Another important aspect is broadband access, which is estimated to consume 8% of the globally generated power. Instead of looking at these three problems in silo, we created a venue for researchers and practitioners to come together and interact. This workshop aims to put together the three areas of energy efficient ICT, using ICT for energy efficiency and green broadband access, and to enable interactions between them.

Welcome Session

Keynote-1: Foundations of Green CommunicationsTechnologies and solutions to dramatically reduce energy consumption in telecom networks

Although the ICT contributes significantly to reduce CO2 emission by favoring a less energy consuming behavior of people and enterprises, there are considerable efforts from the telecom industries to dramatically reduce the energy consumptions of their networks and related equipment to something like a half or even more. This is leading to transform the network architecture in order to consolidate the number of nodes and consequently reduce the associated consumptions and the costs and, at the same time, introduce new technologies to increase the network efficiency. This paper review some meaningful use cases to show both such architectural and technological changes. A special focus will be dedicated to the introduction of integrated photonics technologies, particularly CMOS photonics, which will be key enablers of those transformations.

Green Physical Layer

Foundations of Green Communications
Earl McCune, Jr. (Panasonic Technology Fellow (ret.), USA)
pp. 10814-10819
Delay-Aware Energy-Efficient Communications Over Nakagami-m Fading Channel with MMPP Traffic
Kunlun Wang and Wen Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China)
pp. 10820-10825
FuzzyCAT: a Lightweight Adaptive Transform for Sensor Data Compression
Vasilisa Bashlovkina (Grinnell College, USA); Mohamed Abdelaal and Oliver Theel (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)
pp. 10826-10832
Multi-Carrier Link-Layer Energy Efficiency and Effective Capacity Tradeoff
Wenjuan Yu, Leila Musavian and Qiang Ni (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
pp. 10833-10838

Green MAC Layer

Low-complexity Green Scheduling for the Downlink of Coordinated Cellular System
Fabien Héliot, Ting Yang and Chuan Heng Foh (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
pp. 10839-10844
Energy-Efficient Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks
Abolfazl Mehbodniya, Katsuhiro Temma and Ren Sugai (Tohoku University, Japan); Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA); Ismail Güvenç (Florida International University, USA); Fumiyuki Adachi (Tohoku University, Japan)
pp. 10845-10850
QoS-Aware Energy-Efficient Radio Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Jingwei Zou (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Qi Xi, Qian Zhang and Chen He (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Lingge Jiang and Jianfeng Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China)
pp. 10851-10856
Joint Relay Selection and Power Control for Robust Cooperative Multicast in MmWave WPANs
Hongyun Chu and Pingping Xu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Chencheng Yang (Purdue University, USA); Bui Thi Oanh (Southeast University, Vietnam); Suheng Zhang (University of New South Wales, Australia)
pp. 10857-10862
On Energy Efficiency of the Nearest-Neighbor Cooperative Communication in Heterogeneous Networks
Tao Han and Yu Feng (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China); Jiang Wang (Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communication, P.R. China); Lijun Wang (Wenhua College, P.R. China); Qiang Li and Yujie Han (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)
pp. 10863-10868
CooperativeQ: Energy-Efficient Channel Access Based on Cooperative Reinforcement Learning
Mehmet Emre and Gurkan Gur (Bogazici University, Turkey); Suzan Bayhan (University of Helsinki, Finland); Fatih Alagoz (Bogazici University, Turkey)
pp. 10869-10875
Energy Efficiency in 5G Access Networks: Small Cell Densification and High Order Sectorisation
Abdelrahman Arbi and Timothy O'Farrell (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
pp. 10876-10881
Analysis of Spectral and Energy Efficiency in Ultra-Dense Network
Qi Ren and Jiancun Fan (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Xinmin Luo (School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Zhikun Xu and Yami Chen (China Mobile Research Institute, P.R. China)
pp. 10882-10887

Green Networking and IoT

Power Consumption of IoT Access Network Technologies
Chrispin Alfred Gray and Robert Ayre (University of Melbourne, Australia); Kerry Hinton (Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications, Australia); Rodney S Tucker (University of Melbourne, Australia)
pp. 10888-10893
Evaluation of Reconfiguration Cost and Energy Aware Virtual Network Embedding Policies
Vincenzo Eramo and Emanuele Miucci (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Laura Compagnone (Sapienza University of Roma, Italy)
pp. 10894-10899
Caching at the Edge: a Green Perspective for 5G Networks
Bhanukiran Perabathini (Supélec & Alcatel Lucent Bell labs France, France); Ejder Baştuğ (CentraleSupélec, France); Marios Kountouris (Huawei Technologies, France); Mérouane Debbah (Supelec, France); Alberto Conte (Alcatel-Lucent & Bell Labs France, France)
pp. 10900-10905
Geometric Aspects of Efficient Cooperation
Diomidis S. Michalopoulos (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg & Institute for Digital Communications, Germany); Robert Schober (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
pp. 10906-10912
Augmenting the Energy-Saving Impact of IEEE 802.3az via the Control Plane
Chakadkit Thaenchaikun (ENSEEIHT, France); Gentian Jakllari (University of Toulouse, France); Beatrice Paillassa (University of Toulouse & Laboratory IRIT, France)
pp. 10913-10919
A Power and Thermal-Aware Virtual Machine Allocation Mechanism for Cloud Data Centers
Jing Wang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
pp. 10920-10925

Green Cellular Networks

Energy saving market for mobile operators
M. M. Aftab Hossain (Aalto University, Finland); Riku Jäntti (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland); Cicek Cavdar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
pp. 10926-10931
Power-Efficient Joint Resource Allocation for Multiuser Wiretap OFDM Channels
Xiang Chen (Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China); Haohao Qin, Limin Xiao and Ming Zhao (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Jing Wang (EE. Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
pp. 10932-10937
HyCell: Enabling GREEN Base Station Operations in Software-Defined Radio Access Networks
Tao Zhao, Liumeng Wang, Xi Zheng, Sheng Zhou and Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
pp. 10938-10943
Self-organized Virtual Small Networking for Energy Saving and Load Balancing in Cellular Networks
Hong Zhang and Jun Cai (University of Manitoba, Canada); Xiaolong Li (Guilin University of Electronic Technology, P.R. China)
pp. 10944-10949

Green ICT Discussions

We will take this opportunity to discuss the future of Green ICT research and developments.