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 October 3rd in Paris. The conference’s mission is succinctly captured by its theme: “Sustainability in a Connected World.” It will be held alongside the IEEE International Conference on Communications and the International Workshop on the Application of Green Techniques to Emerging Communication and Computing Paradigms.
For more information on the October 3rd, 2017 GtICT Summit and to register, by early June, click http://greenict.ieee.org/summit/gtict-summit-2017
Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani is full Professor and Chair in Communication Networks and Systems, and the Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. He has co-authored Photonic switching Technology: Systems and Networks, (Wiley) and has published over 450 papers. He has research interests in communication systems and networks. Prof. Elmirghani is Fellow of the IET, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems technical committee and was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee, and an editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.