24th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TIWDC 2013) on Green ICT

Sept. 23-25, 2013, Genoa, Italy


Technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc

Deadline for paper submission extended to May 31st

The energy consumption issue has become of paramount importance to allow a more efficient and sustainable use of resources and to avoid global warming. Though the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is not one of the main contributors to energy consumption, still it accounts for over 2% of the carbon footprint. On the other hand, it is estimated that the use of ICT could enable the abatement of almost 8% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. As the role of ICT is becoming of paramount importance in addressing better energy efficiency in the energy production and distribution sector, as well as in fostering energy-awareness in transportation, manufacturing and services, it would be odd that ICT would not apply the same concepts to itself. This double role of energy-aware, ?green? ICT is the main theme of TIDWC 2013. We are looking for contributions pertaining to the application of ICT for energy-awareness in other sectors, like Smart Grids, Smart Cities, smart vehicles and transportation technologies, as well as to green computing and green networking, where the emphasis is ultimately on making ICT itself more energy-efficient.

The Workshop aims at providing a forum for discussion of timely and relevant aspects concerning the areas mentioned above. Contributions are solicited on all advanced research issues in these respects, and particularly (but not limited to) on the following topics:

  • Green clouds and data centres
  • Green data-intensive applications
  • Green networking for wired and wireless networks
  • Energy consumption / performance trade-offs
  • Computing and networking techniques for energy-efficient ICT
  • Control and optimization techniques applied to green computing and networking
  • Role of ICT for Smart Grids
  • Energy-aware aspects and applications in Smart Cities
  • ICT applications for electric vehicles
  • ICT for sustainable transportation systems
  • Interaction between green power sources, data centres and networks
  • Energy-aware performance models and metrics
  • Energy pricing and incentive 

All papers will be reviewed by three members of the TPC or by reviewers delegated by them. Accepted papers will appear on IEEE Xplore.


  • Paper submission: April 26, 2013 - NEW DEADLINE: May 10, 2013
  • Special session proposals: March 25, 2013
  • Acceptance notification: June 24, 2013
  • Final paper submission: July 15, 2013





  • Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Cosimo Anglano, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Piotr Arabas, NASK, Warsaw, Poland
  • Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg
  • Roberto Bruschi, CNIT, Italy
  • Stefano Buzzi, University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy
  • Antonio Capone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Claude Chaudet, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, FL, USA
  • Antonio Cianfrani, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Herman de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
  • Piet Demeester, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Lingjie Duan, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Leonardo Fialho, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Nelson da Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brasil
  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
  • Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Karin Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nguyen Huu Thanh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Shengming Jiang, South China University of Technology, China
  • Mariusz Kamola, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Jun-Ichi Kani, NTT, Japan
  • Wolfgang Kellerer, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Thierry Klein,  Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Joanna Kolodziej, University of Bielsko Biala, Poland
  • Dieter Kranzlmueller, Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Paul Kuehn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • David Larrabeiti,  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
  • Marco Listanti,  University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Alfio Lombardo, University of Catania, Italy
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Ibrahim Matta, Boston University, USA
  • Marco Mellia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz, Warsaw Technical University, Poland
  • Anne-Cecile Orgerie, INRIA Myriads/IRISA, Rennes, France
  • Sergio Palazzo, University of Catania, Italy
  • Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Mario Pickavet, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Adrian Popescu, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Rastin Pries, VDI/VDE Innovation+Technik GmbH, Germany
  • Pedro Reviriego, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain
  • Gian Paolo Rossi, University of Milan, Italy
  • Susana Sargento, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Suresh Singh, Portland State University, USA
  • Harsha Sirisena, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Leandros Tassiulas, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa
  • Constantinos Vassilakis, GRNET, Greece
  • Jozef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, USA
  • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, GRNET, Greece
  • Dietrich Zeller, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
  • Thomas Zinner, University of Wuerzburg, Germany