Call for papers for “2nd Workshop on Green Broadband Access: Energy efficient wireless and wired network solutions”

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Call for papers for “2nd Workshop on Green Broadband Access: Energy efficient wireless and wired network solutions” ( is now open. The workshop is organized in collaboration with EIT-ICT Labs project 5GrEEn – Towards Green 5G Mobile Networks.

The workshop will be co-located with IEEE Globecom 2014 (, December 8-12, 2014, in Austin, TX, USA.

The submission deadline is July 15 2014.

For questions, please contact Cicek Cavdar:

Call for Papers:

We are moving towards a networked society with unconstrained access to information and sharing of data available anywhere and anytime to anyone and anything. One of the biggest challenges that the network access segment is facing is how to meet these future requirements and expectations in an affordable and sustainable way. Low energy consumption is the key to achieve this. In fact already today, the operator’s energy bill is an increasing part of the operational expenditure, and with the future requirements and expectations there is a clear risk that this may increase even further if nothing is done. There is also a sustainability aspect to consider: even though IT today only contribute to a fraction of a percent of the global CO2 footprint, it is important to maintain or even reduce this in the future.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a holistic understanding of the green aspects of the network access segment as a whole (i.e., mobile plus fixed broadband). This will be achieved by bringing together experts from both academia and industry in the forefront of the energy efficient broadband access field, i.e., energy efficient cellular design, rechargeable energy harvesting wireless networks, energy efficient Passive Optical Network solutions, and green backhaul/fronthaul strategies specifically tailored for converged wired-wireless scenarios. The range of topics addressed by this workshop is wide, including, but not limited to:

•                Energy efficient MIMO
•                Green massive MIMO
•                Femtocell networks and energy efficiency
•                Multi-tier interference management and energy efficiency
•                Base station energy consumption and optimization
•                Small cell networks
•                Energy and message cooperation
•                Energy harvesting communication network design
•                Transmission policies for energy harvesting nodes
•                Receiver side energy issues
•                Energy harvesting and consumption policies for rechargeable nodes
•                Green backhauling strategies and architectures
•                Green cloud RAN solutions
•                Energy efficient wireless access deployment strategies
•                Standby/Idle power management
•                Sleep techniques for Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
•                Cooperative and collaborative networking solutions in wireless broadband access
•                Techno-economic assessment of green broadband solutions
•                Quality of service aware energy efficient algorithms
•                Green DSL access solutions
•                Energy Efficiency in Internet of Things
•                Green network virtualization solutions
•                Node consolidation and active equipment elimination
•                Load adaptive fixed and wireless networks
•                Energy efficient point-to-point access solutions

Important dates:

•       July 15:  Submission deadline
•       Sept. 1:  Notification of Accept/Reject
•       Oct. 1:  Camera ready papers

EDAS submission:


Workshop Chairs

Dr. Cicek Cavdar – KTH, Sweden
Dr. Paolo Monti – KTH, Sweden
Prof. Jens Zander – KTH, Sweden

Steering Committee

Prof. Merouane Debbah – Supelec, France
Prof. Riku Jäntti – Aalto University, Finland
Magnus Olsson – Ericsson, Sweden
Dario Sabella – Telecom Italia, Italy
Dr. Björn Skubic – Ericsson
Dr. Luca Valcarenghi – SSSUP, Italy
Prof. Aylin Yener – PSU, USA

Workshop website

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