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GreenNet 2023 : 2nd International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Networking (in conjunction with ICC)


When May 28, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023
Where Rome
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2023
Notification Due Mar 6, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2023
Categories    networking   sustainability   green communication

Call For Papers

Energy efficiency and sustainability have become of paramount importance in all human activities. Regarding ICT, it has been long recognized that its impact on helping reduce the carbon footprint of other activities can be significant; then, it would be odd if the same principle would not apply to ICT itself. In particular, computing, communications and networking are relevant activities in this context, whose impact is absolutely non-negligible. The concept of Green Computing and Networking is currently gaining additional momentum with the growth in the number of networked applications in all vertical sectors, in the number of users and in the amount of traffic they generate. The pervasiveness of mobile networks in 5G and their evolution toward 6G, the spreading of edge computing and micro-data centers and the demand in computational and data transport capacity across the edge-cloud continuum are all factors that further contribute to making energy efficiency a fundamental aspect of future networks.

The goal of the GreenNet Workshop is to address emerging concepts and challenges related to energy efficiency and sustainability for networked services, by pursuing sustainability in the context of ongoing developments such as 5G and beyond, 6G, usage of AI/ML or distributed ledger solutions and with different network access technologies. To this aim, the Workshop will also address advanced traffic and power models, as well as management and control strategies, along with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), to be used for the lifecycle management and optimization of Physical and Virtual Network Functions, the creation and dynamic reconfiguration of network slices, and the balance between sustainability in terms of energy efficiency and performance. Furthermore, the goal is to not only consider an energy efficient and sustainable access network but complete network, monitoring, and management solutions from data generation to data processing and further usage. The trade-off between availability, resiliency, programmability, and energy efficiency is a key challenge. 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.

We solicit original papers on the following (and related)

Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format. Only original papers not published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered for the workshop. Only PDF files will be accepted for the reivew process and all manuscripts must be electroncally submitted through EDAS:

-Traffic modeling and prediction for performance and power representation
-Analytical models of network power consumption
-Accuracy and granularity of traffic prediction models and BS/MS power consumption models
-Management and control mechanisms for the dynamic optimization of the trade-off between power, energy efficiency, sustainability and performance, availability, resilience
-APIs for power management interfaces
-Sleep modes in RAN/O-RAN and core networks
-Timing and scheduling of hardware sleep modes in the access and backhaul
-Orchestration of sleep modes
-Decentralized energy management, e.g., using distributed ledger technologies blockchain
-Benchmarking of solutions w.r.t. energy efficiency and sustainability based on KPIs
-Sensor and industrial automation networks
-Evolutionary strategies for the achievement of 6G energy-efficiency KPIs and Quality of Information improvement
-AI/ML techniques for power and performance management in virtualized environments
-AI/ML for slicing energy efficiency, fog/cloud MEC virtualization, self-x technologies, adaptation, automation, and zero-touch
-Architectural solutions toward network sustainability
-Use of renewable energy by network infrastructure devices to reduce network carbon footprint
-Power-aware network slicing
-Role of software in reducing network energy consumption and carbon footprint
-Role of the edge to support energy sustainable infrastructure
-Energy-efficiency and sustainability in all parts of networked services
-Wired and wireless energy efficiency
-Energy-saving Internet protocols
-Energy efficiency and carbon neutrality in the fog/MEC/cloud continuum
-Energy efficient internetworking of mobile backhaul/core and remote data centers
-Energy-efficient 3D networks
-Multi-technology solutions
-Mutual roles in energy saving of satellite and terrestrial networks
-Multipath support over multiple wireless technologies for access traffic steering, switching, splitting (ATSS)
-Coping with the end of Moore’s law
-Role of standardization including network energy efficiency and sustainability metrics

Paper Submission Deadline: 20. January 2023
Acceptance Notification: 06. March 2023
Camera Ready: 15. March 2023
Registration for Accepted Papers: 15. March 2023
Workshop Date: May 28 or June 01

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