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Greening Artificial Intelligence: Sustainability Is the challenge, and AI Can Help Itself

March 22nd, 2017

As the power of sensors and processing rise and their costs drop, artificial intelligence (AI) holds the potential for greening many systems, including itself, and poses challenges for energy consumption and related environmental impacts.

IEEE Green ICT Inaugural Summit / Sommet sur les TIC vertes

March 9th, 2017

IEEE Green ICT Opens Doors to Connected World Sustainability with Inaugural Summit

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Sustainability in a Connected World is the Focus of IEEE Green ICT Conference

February 28th, 2017

With the emergence of the Internet of Things, there’s an urgency to reduce electronic devices’ carbon footprint. In the February issue of The institute, Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, talks about ICT opportunities and challenges as it means overcoming technological, economical, and public policy hurdles. That will be the focus the IEEE Green ICT Initiative’s upcoming global conference, the Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT), to be held on 25 May in Paris.

A De-centralized Cloud Could Cushion the Impact of IoT on ICT

February 15th, 2017

Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article for Energy Central that discusses the massive impact that the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) will have in two ways on Information and Communications technology (ICT).

Impact of Data Centers on Electricity and Environment

December 21st, 2016

Several IEEE Green-ICT volunteers have just published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology an analysis on the “Consequences of Future Data Center Deployment in Canada on Electricity Generation and Environmental Impacts: A 2015–2030 Prospective Study”.  The environmental impacts of data centers that provide information and communication technologies (ICTs) services are strongly related to electricity generation. With the increasing use of ICT, many data centers are expected to be built, causing more absolute impacts on the environment.

Congrats on the approval of the 9 PARs.

December 13th, 2016

December 7th, 2016
 
At the NesCom December meeting, the 9 Project Authorization Request (PARs) have succeeded the second stage of the approval process and were all approved. Congratulations to all proposers!
 
Next step is to solicit the participation of interested persons in each working Group.  Further information on the creation of these 9 working groups will follow in January.

 

IEEE SSIT collaborates with the Green ICT Initiative

November 24th, 2016

The Green ICT Initiative seeks to “build a holistic approach to sustainability by incorporating green metrics in all IEEE technical domains” by bringing together various IEEE Societies and other FDC initiatives and encouraging them to showcase “green” facets of their activities.

The Big Picture in Greening ICT and through ICT

November 22nd, 2016

Charles Despins, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article for the Intelligent Utility Magazine that examines one of the great challenges of the 21st century: Addressing energy efficiency, carbon footprint and life cycle management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which currently are on an unsustainable path.

Useful links for Standards Working Groups Chairs

November 22nd, 2016

 
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) provides useful information to the IEEE Green ICT Initiatives Standards WG Chairs and participants for the possible 9 Working Groups to be created in early 2017. 

See http://greenict.ieee.org/standards
 

Thierry Klein IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award Winner

November 18th, 2016

 Congratulations to one of the three co-chairs of the Green ICT Initiative! 

"For his vision and leadership in energy efficient and sustainable communications and networking technologies."