The 5th Workshop on

Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks

Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency


To be organized in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2014 in Sydney, Australia, June 14, 2014.

Workshop Program - Click Here

The program of the workshop can be found here.

Technical Sponsors

T(S)CGCC - Technical (Sub)committee on Green Communications and Computing, IEEE Communications Society.

TCCN - IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks

Also Co-sponsored by the iCore and ProFuN projects.

Workshop Scope

Reducing world-wide energy consumption and contributing to a more sustainable planet is urgent both from an economical and environmental point of views. With ICT technologies, wireless networking, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M), and cognitive networking, we have the opportunity to detect, prevent, and automate solutions for energy efficiency as well as creating a more sustainable society. However, for this to be a viable option, also the ICT technologies must be energy efficient. Instead of looking at these two problems in silo, we believe in a venue for researchers and practitioners in both these fields to come together and interact. This workshop aims to build this cooperation.

Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks: According to the GESI study, the ICT sector contributes around two per cent 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 and context can lead to significant energy savings. Novel networking paradigms need to be introduced to assure that all components are used with maximum utilization. Green 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 quality/grade of service required by the applications. Along with energy efficiency, spectrum utilization is to be optimized and radiation is to be minimized. Green networking is not only the evolution of legacy networking paradigms but also the revolution of the visionary hybrid networks which is the convergence of the heterogeneous wired, wireless and ad hoc networks.

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

  • Energy efficient Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities
  • Energy efficient wireless sensor networks and their applications
  • Energy efficient ad hoc network services
  • Energy efficient algorithms/protocols and their implementations
  • Energy efficient service discovery and service provisioning
  • Cognitive techniques to control networking energy efficiency
  • 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/multicasting
  • Collaborative/cooperative/cognitive networking protocols for energy efficiency
  • Algorithms for energy efficient scheduling and resource management
  • Energy harvesting techniques and strategies
  • 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 greenhouse emissions, wireless networks and the Internet of Things 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 energy efficient systems
  • Vehicular networks to reduce the CHG emissions
  • ICT systems for a sustainable and green world
  • 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 and sustainable cities
  • Optimization of smart, homes, cities, societies, and networks

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be written in English with a standard length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with extra charge if accepted). You may use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at Alternatively you can follow the sample instructions in template.pdf at Only PDF files are accepted for paper review. Your submitted PDF file and registered EDAS account of a paper must list the same author(s), title and abstract (minor wording differences in the abstract are ok). Papers where the PDF and EDAS account do not match the author(s), title, and/or abstract will be withdrawn by the Technical Program Co-Chairs or Symposium Co-Chairs.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through EDAS at this link:

Past Workshops

We have conducted this workshop in the past four years in conjunction with ICC. The previous workshops were well received and we have had good number of papers. The past four workshops had very interesting sessions spanning over various interconnected topics. Our acceptance rate has been approximately around 35-45% throughout.

Links: E2Nets'13, E2Nets'12

Important dates

Paper Submission:Dec. 31, 2013 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance:Feb. 20, 2014
Camera-Ready Submission:Mar. 15, 2014
Workshop Date:Jun. 14, 2014

General Chair

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada

General Co-Chairs

R. Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Abdur Rahim, CREATE-NET, Italy.

Publicity Chair

Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, Shanghai, China

TPC Chairs

Martin Jacobsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Kandeepan Sithamparanathan, RMIT, Australia

TPC Committee

Ozgur Akan, Koc University, Turkey
Mбrio Alves, Politйcnico do Porto, Portugal
Xueli An, DOCOMO, Germany
Joan Bas, CTTC, Spain
Abel Bravo Vicente, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Lin Chen, University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Guido Dolmans, Holst Centre / IMEC, The Netherlands
Lingjie Duan, SUTD, Singapore
Atis Elsts, Uppsala University, Sweden
Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden
Christian Haas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
K.V.S. Hari, Indian Institute of Science, India
Frank den Hartog, TNO, The Netherlands
Mohammad Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Gaoning He, Huawei Technologies, China
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, TU/e, The Netherlands
Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK
Chyrsa Papagianni, NTUA, Greece
TV Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Science, India
Laurent Reynaud, Orange Labs, France
Vijay Sathyanarayana Rao, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Zhefu Shi, Microsoft, USA
Akshay Uttama Nambi, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Javad Vazifehdan, ASML, The Netherlands

Past Workshops

Budapest, Hungary, June 2013 [Website]
Ottawa, Canada, June 2012 [Website]
Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010
Kyoto, Japan, June 2011