Computer Networks - SI on Green Communications (February 28)

Special Issue on Green Communications 

Elsevier Computer Networks

Deadline: February 28, 2014
One of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century is to investigate new technologies that can enable a transition towards a more sustainable society with a reduced carbon footprint. It is well understood that ICT is one of the keys to a future low-carbon and sustainable society. Communications technologies will be critical to achieving large-scale energy savings in all domains including communications, manufacturing, transportation, buildings, and electricity generation and distribution. In this context, there is a critical need for new ways of reducing energy consumption of communication systems if the current trajectory of traffic growth and supporting anywhere/anytime/anything access is to continue unabated. Energy costs are significant in a broad range of communications networks ranging from data center networks (where network equipment consume about 15% of the overall energy used) to cellular networks (where energy use of base stations amounts to around 70% of the t!  otal). The need for ‘greener’ communications technologies has been recognized by the research community as demonstrated by the significant research efforts in this area during the last years. However, many challenges still remain to be addressed.
The special issue of Computer Networks on Green Communications will focus on recent research results in the area of green communications. We seek papers describing research results that show significant energy savings in communications systems. We also seek survey and tutorial papers in green communications. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Energy-efficient home, access, core, and data center networks- Energy-efficient wireless access, home and sensor networks- Energy-efficient cellular networks- Energy-efficient content distribution- Power-aware algorithms, protocols, network equipment, and applications- Software-defined networks for energy efficiency- Energy Management as a part of Network Management- Performance models and metrics for analyzing performance-energy trade-offs- Trade-offs in embodied versus use phase energy consumption- Trade-offs in thin client, cloud computing, and network energy use- Regulation and standardisation

* Guest Editors *
Ken ChristensenUniversity of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USAEmail:
Xavier Costa PérezNEC R&D Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, GermanyEmail:
Pablo SerranoUniversity Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, SpainEmail:
Jinsong WuBell Laboratories, ChinaEmail:

* Important Dates *
- Paper Submission Due: February 28, 2014- Notification: May 31, 2014- Camera ready: June 30, 2014- Publication Date: 4th Quarter of 2014

* Submission Requirements *
Submitted articles must be clearly written in good English. Articles must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review. Guest editors will make an initial determination of the suitability and scope for all submissions. All submissions deemed to be in-scope for this special issue, original, and clear in presentation will be sent out for peer review to three experts in the field and will be evaluated with respect to level of innovation, depth of contribution, and quality of presentation. It is very important that submitted papers must not be under consideration by other journals or publications.
Author guidelines can be found at preparation of articles. The Elsevier Editorial System must be used for all manuscripts and any supplementary material. Select article type ‘Green Communications’ on submission. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 single-column pages and follow Elsevier’s preprint style format