Call for Papers


As concerns about climate change, rising fossil fuel prices and energy security increase, companies and governments around the world are committing great efforts to develop new technologies for the green strategies addressing climate change globally and facilitating low greenhouse gas (GHG) development. Currently, the GHG emissions produced by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry alone are said to be equivalent to the GHG emissions of the entire aviation industry. It is estimated that one small computer server generates as much GHG as a sport utility vehicle (SUV). Furthermore, with the increasing demand for higher data rates, the energy consumption for the ICT industry is increasing by 16‐20% per year, and the energy costs for mobile network operators can already be as high as half of their annual operating budgets. Since the GHG footprint of the ICT sector is dominated by electricity consumption, an obvious way to reduce emissions is to focus on efficient energy consumption and use as much electricity from renewable sources as possible. In addition, the role of green communications and networking technologies includes not only the emission reduction and energy savings in products and services, but also enabling low GHG emissions in other industries, such as electric power. Indeed, networks are crucial technologies for a smart power grid, which monitors, protects and optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements from end to end, with two-way flow of electricity and information to create an automated and distributed energy delivery network.

This Workshop on "Green Communications and Networking" provides a forum for discussions of all these most recent developments and brings together industry and academia, engineers and researchers. The Workshop is in conjunction with IEEE Infocom'2011 conference (

The workshop is organised along two tracks, which address all issues related to energy efficiency in networking, including, but not limited to, the following:

Track 1 - Green Wired Communications and Networking
o   Energy consumption measurements, estimates, models, and monitoring tools
o  Protocols and techniques to reduce energy consumption in fixed networks and in data centres
o   Protocols and techniques for energy-efficient service provisioning and content distribution
o   Wired networks for smart grids
o   Energy Efficient Ethernet
o   Models of energy-efficient networks and energy-efficient network design
o   Energy-efficient networking experiments and trials
o   Test-bed and prototype implementations
o   Policies and incentives to stimulate energy efficiency in networking
o   Networking approaches for energy efficiency of applications

Track 2 - Green Wireless Communications and Networking
o   Energy efficiency and GHG emission metrics and measurements in wireless communications and networks
o  Wireless networks for smart grids
o  Regulation and standardization
o   Energy efficient hardware, devices and designs
o   QoS provisioning and resource management in green wireless networks
o   MAC, routing and transport protocols for green wireless networks
o   Cross‐layer optimization of green wireless networks
o   End‐to‐end modeling and performance of green wireless networks
o  Green 3G/4G/5G, wireless wide area infrastructures, short range networks, mesh topologies
o   Experimental test‐beds and results

Contribution format

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. Submissions longer than 6 pages will not be considered.

Paper submission

o   Full Paper Submission: Jan. 8, 2011 (Extended)
o   Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 15, 2011
o   Camera-ready version + Author Registration: Mar. 15, 2011