The 4th Workshop on

Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks

Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency


Organized in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, June 9, 2013.

Papers are available

The papers from the workshop are now available from IEEE Xplore. Check the program for direct links to the workshop papers.

Workshop Program - Click Here

The workshop was successfully held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. We had a very good attendance and high quality presentations and posters. Prof. Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK gave a very good and interesting key note speech.

To be able to share the action at the workshop, we have collected some of the posters and presentations. You can access them from the workshop program.

Technical Sponsor

TSCGCC - Technical Subcommittee on Green Communications and Computing, IEEE Communications Society.

Also Co-sponsored by the iCore and ProFuN projects.

Workshop Scope

The two seemingly distinct topics of E2Nets are very important for overall energy efficiency in the future. Instead of looking at them separately, it is useful to arrange a venue for the researchers and practitioners in these two fields to come together and interact. This workshop aims to build this cooperation.

Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks: According to a GESI (Global e-Sustainability Initiative) study, the ICT sector contributes around 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To increase the competitiveness, energy efficiency (E2) must also be a design criterion of the network and service architectures. Flexible networks that adapt their capacity to the requirements can lead to significant energy savings. Novel networking paradigms need to be introduced to assure that all components are used with maximum utilization. E2 network architectures will be the cross-layer, cognitive and cooperative aggregation of techniques and mechanisms to provide a communication infrastructure where the energy consumption is minimized while guaranteeing the grade of service required by the applications. Along with energy efficiency, spectrum utilization is to be optimized and radiation is to be minimized.

In this workshop, the following topics of energy efficiency in wireless networks are considered:

  • Energy efficient ad hoc network services
  • Energy efficient wireless sensor networks and their applications
  • Energy efficient Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities
  • Energy efficient service discovery and service provisioning
  • Energy efficient algorithms and implementations in Internet of Things and Future Internet
  • Optimization of energy efficient networking
  • Physical layer techniques, channel/network coding for energy efficiency
  • Methodologies /architectures for energy efficiency
  • Energy-efficiency measures
  • Energy-efficient flooding/multicast
  • Collaborative/cooperative/cognitive networking protocols for energy efficiency
  • Algorithms for energy efficient scheduling and resource management
  • Energy harvesting
  • Cooperative green communications for energy efficiency
  • User mobility modeling to predict and adapt to patterns to reduce energy expenditure
  • Hybrid fiber-wireless networks for energy-efficient delivery of wireless signals

Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency: To address the other 98 per cent of the global CHG emissions, wireless networks can be used to reduce the energy consumption of industrial/home/office environments/applications. For example, along with the research in low-carbon road transportation technologies, wireless networks can be employed to analyze the traffic jams and help navigators to find a suitable route leading energy savings. To this extent, in this workshop the topics of wireless networks for energy efficiency consist of:

  • ICT for minimization of the energy consumption of other systems, including transportation, houses, buildings, industrial processes, and smart cities.
  • Energy efficient cloud computing, smart grids and emerging applications,
  • Sensor networks for energy efficiency in industrial/harsh environments
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for making things energy efficient
  • Vehicular networks to reduce the CHG emissions
  • New designs of equipments/architectures for energy efficiency
  • Energy efficient virtualization of resources
  • Energy efficient radio resource management
  • Energy efficient smart homes and energy monitoring
  • Applications in smart grids and smart cities
  • Optimization of smart, homes, cities, and networks

Past Workshops

We have conducted this workshop in the past three years in conjunction with ICC. The previous workshops were well received and we have had good number of papers. The past three workshops had very interesting sessions spanning over various interconnected topics. We also conducted a general discussion involving all the participants to identify important research issues in the field during ICC-2010 in Cape Town. Our acceptance rate has been approximately around 35% throughout.

Link: E2Nets 2012

Important dates

Abstract Registration:January 25, 2013
Paper Submission Deadline:January 25, 2013
Notification of Acceptance:February 22, 2013
Camera-Ready Submission:March 8, 2013
Workshop Date:June 9, 2013

General Chair

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ignas Niemegeers, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Publicity Chair

Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, Shanghai, China

TPC Chairs

R. Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Martin Jacobsson, Uppsala University, Sweden

TPC Committee

Tankut Acarman, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Ozgur Akan, Koc University, Turkey
Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Mário Alves, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Xueli An, DOCOMO, Germany
Joan Bas, CTTC, Spain
Abel Bravo Vicente, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Kaan Bür, Lund University, Sweden
Lin Chen, University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Christian Haas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Frank den Hartog, TNO, The Netherlands
Guido Dolmans, Holst Centre / IMEC, The Netherlands
Lingjie Duan, SUTD, Singapore
Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden
Kvs Hari, Indian Institute of Science, India
Mohammad Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Gaoning He, Huawei Technologies, China
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, TU/e, The Netherlands
Rose Qingyang Hu, Utah State University, USA
Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK
Chandra R Murthy, Indian Institute of Science, India
Chyrsa Papagianni, NTUA, Greece
TV Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Science, India
Laurent Reynaud, Orange Labs, France
Zhefu Shi, Microsoft, USA
Dmitri Truhachev, University of Alberta, Canada
Akshay Uttama Nambi, Indian Institute of Science, India
Joachim Wilke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ge Xiaohu, Huazhong University of Sci. & Tech., China
Kenan Xu, Renesas Mobile, Canada
Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China