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IEEE COMSOC Training: Designing the Green Internet

October 7th, 2016

As a ComSoc member, you enjoy numerous special offers, member discounts, and member-exclusive events. 
  
We invite you to join us for a new, members-only live online course: 
Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
  
Designing the Green Internet 
Energy Efficient Design of Access, Backbone, and the Cloud
  

IEEE Green Tech Consensus Building — Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency and Communication Standards Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

September 27th, 2016

Bill Ash (left) is the Strategic Technology Program Director for IEEE-SA. He received his BSEE from Rutgers University School of the Engineering. His background is in the RF industry as he worked as applications engineer on wireless communications systems. Bill has been with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for over 12 years working with standards development groups covering technologies such as RF emissions, distributive generation and the National Electrical Safety Code®.

IEEE Talks Big Data: Cicek Cavdar & Burak Kantarci

September 27th, 2016

Dr. Cicek Cavdar and Dr. Burak Kantarci are both active in the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, which is driven, in part, by the advent of big data. Cavdar was coordinator of the project 5GrEEn: Towards Green 5G Mobile Network, now Swedish cluster coordinator of the project SooGREEN – Service Oriented Optimization of Green Mobile Networks, and a senior researcher in the Communications Systems Department at the School of ICT at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Leeds Communications Networks research team wins the 2016 Premium Award for best paper in IET Optoelectronics

July 26th, 2016

The Communication Networks research team in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, has won the prestigious IET 2016 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Optoelectronics.  Their paper ‘Green optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing networks’ was rated the best paper published over the past 2 years in the renowned IET Optoelectronics.  This underpins the work of the proposed standards working group.
 

IEEE Talks IoT: Cicek Cavdar and Burak Kantarci

April 20th, 2016

Dr. Cicek Cavdar and Dr. Burak Kantarci are both active in the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, which is driven, in part, by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT). Cavdar was coordinator of the project 5GrEEn: Towards Green 5G Mobile Network, now Swedish cluster coordinator of the project SooGREEN - Service Oriented Optimization of Green Mobile Networks, and a senior researcher in the Communications Systems Department at the School of ICT at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Ask the Experts: Green ICT - IEEE Roundup

April 20th, 2016

IEEE Member and GreenICT Initiative Co-Chair Thierry Klein led the GreenTouch consortium technical committee, which was composed of experts from 48 information and communication technology companies, as well as academia and nongovernmental organizations. Thierry addresses questions on how to make technology more energy efficient in the latest edition of IEEE Roundup.

Cloud computing and the urgent mission of green ICT

March 15th, 2016

By Dr. Burak Kantarci, 15 March 2016

Green ICT is a global imperative that must be pursued with urgency. Everyone involved in information and telecommunications technology – including cloud computing – must take it into account in their work going forward. The concept recognises the limits of our historic focus on performance and how today’s trends, if they continue, will rapidly become unsustainable.  We have no choice but to rethink how we modify and interact with existing systems and how we design new systems if ICT is to continue to serve our increasingly digitised society. We will need exponentially greater energy efficient advancements in nearly every aspect of ICT.

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GreenICT Special Report in The Institute

March 9th, 2016

Read All About It!!
The March 2016 edition of The Institute, the member newspaper of the IEEE, includes a Special Report on Green ICT and this Initiative. Several members and projects in this space have been highlighted.

IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 Conference

November 11th, 2015

November 11-12, 2015 - IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 highlights the next wave of smart grid, sustainability, networking and green technologies and solutions designed to reduce global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.  Held entirely online, anyone can access the event's content-rich sessions from anywhere, home or office!

 

New for 2015, check out a livestream panel discussion from Dublin, Ireland about the future of the Internet and Smart Cities. The IEEE ISTAS Conference will simulcast their final session on 12 November to IEEE OnlineGreenComm attendees.

 

GreenICT Steering Committee members Jaafar Elmirghani, Louise Krug and Kerry Hinton are panelists.

ICT industry tackles growth in CO2 emissions

September 9th, 2015

ICT industry tackles growth in CO2 emissions
By Jaafar Elmirghani, Co-Chair, IEEE Green ICT Initiative

The rise of information and communications technology (ICT) and its astonishing growth has created an urgent challenge to our industry’s energy consumption and resulting emissions.
Recent studies show that the ICT industry today is generating approximately 2 percent of global CO2 emissions, comparable to the worldwide aviation industry. This snapshot alone should be a wake-up call. But the sharp growth curve forecast for ICT-based emissions is truly alarming and far outpaces aviation. ICT is forecast to account for about 4 percent of global CO2 emissions in just five years.