TIWDC 2013 - September 23-25, 2013, Genoa, Italy

24th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TIWDC 2013) on Green ICT 
http://www.tyrrhenian.cnit.it/  
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc

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 incentives

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

IMPORTANT DATES
- Paper submission:  April 26, 2013
- Special session proposals:  March 25, 2013
- Acceptance notification: June 24, 2013
- Final paper submission: July 15, 2013

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
Franco Davoli, University of Genoa, Italy (franco.davoli@unige.it)
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany (trangia@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy (raffaele.bolla@unige.it)
Trinh Anh Tuan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary (trinh@tmit.bme.hu)

VICE PROGRAM CHAIR
Roberto Bruschi, CNIT - University of Genoa Research Unit, Italy (roberto.bruschi@cnit.it)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE                                         
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