Call for papers

In the past years the energy efficiency of communication networks has been the focus of extensive research. This is due to the fact that the power consumption of communication networks has grown to become a critical issue, being that the Information and Communication Technology sector accounts for up to 7% of the entire electricity production. Additionally, user traffic is expected to notably increase in the future, due to the increase of the number of subscribers as well as the continued expansion of bandwidth-hungry services. In this context, different green approaches have been proposed in order to reduce the energy consumption of both wired and wireless networks, at all layers, and in all network segments (i.e., access, metro/aggregation, and core).

Although the benefits in terms of energy saving are clear, the implications of introducing energy-aware techniques and installing energy-aware devices are still at an early stage. More in depth, it is of particular importance to understand the sustainability of energy-aware networks, focusing on the costs derived from energy-aware networks as well as on the possibility to exploit renewable sources to power the communication devices. As a second issue, the investigation of energy-aware solutions in terms of implementation aspects is a mandatory step. In this context, solutions considering testbed implementation and evaluation of energy-aware networks are of central importance. These solutions may also integrate state-of-the-art paradigms like Software Defined Networking (SDN), 5G technology, and Elastic Optical Networks (EONs). Finally, energy-aware networking should also consider the impact on reliability. In particular, we call for solutions considering energy-aware resilient networks as well as studies of the impact of the energy-aware policies on the failure rate of networking equipment.

The workshop is open to submissions covering sustainable, implementable, and/or resilient energy- aware solutions. We expect contributions covering these aspects in access, metro, backbone and datacenter networks. The range of topics addressed by this workshop is wide, including, but not limited to:

  • Sustainable backbone networks
  • Sustainable cellular networks (3G-4G-5G)
  • Sustainable datacenter networks
  • Cost analysis of green networks
  • Backbone/cellular/datacenter networks powered by renewable sources
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) energy-aware
  • Energy-aware Elastic Optical Networks (EONs)
  • Testbed implementation of energy-aware backbone/cellular/datacenter networks
  • Measurement of energy-consumption in green networks
  • Energy-aware protocols
  • Standardization techniques for energy-aware networks
  • Energy-aware emulation of communication networks
  • Energy-aware resilient networks
  • Energy and failure tradeoffs in backbone/cellular/datacenter networks
  • Failure modeling in energy-aware networks
  • Failure measurements in energy-aware networks
  • Energy- and resilient-aware algorithms in communication networks
  • Lifetime-aware backbone/cellular/datacenter networks
  • Monetary energy savings vs. equipment costs analysis
  • Smart grid communication networks
  • Interoperation between electrical networks and communication networks


Submission guidelines

It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (double column, 10-pt font) as well as the requirement set by EDAS paper submission system. The maximum length of ICNC paper without over-length charge is FIVE (5) page. The authors are allowed to pay for up to TWO (2) additional pages at $150 per over length page. Submitted papers may not have been previously published in or under consideration for publication in another journal of conference. The organizing committee of ICNC reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address.

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, the authors are required to make sure the pdf file and EDAS registration page of a paper have the same list of authors and the paper title. Be certain to add all authors in EDAS during the initial paper submission process.
Failure to comply with this rule may cause a paper be withdrawn from the review process. Once reviewed the listing of authors connected to the paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.

All accepted papers of ICNC (main program and workshops), after being presented onsite at the conference, will be included in the proceedings to be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore and indexing by EI Compendex.

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Paper Submission: 10 Sept., 2015 (EXTENDED)