Green Networks

May 9, 2016 - Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Wireless networks, especially radio access networks, are a major consumer of electricity worldwide, thus contributing significantly to global warming. While the exact numbers may vary across sources, it is generally agreed that this energy consumption amounts to a few percent of the total consumption worldwide. Despite improvements in energy efficiency, the total energy consumption by wireless networks is escalating due to rapid densification and expansion of radio access networks, which is necessary to cope with the exponential growth of mobile Internet traffic. As a result, the sustainability of the growth of mobile Internet applications and services is under threat. In the past decade, the fast expanding carbon footprint of wireless networks has motivated researchers to conduct active research on energy efficient and sustainable networks, which is generally referred to as "green networks" and is the theme of this workshop.

This workshop invites high-quality contributions with the aim of providing its attendees a comprehensive and in-depth view of the latest advancements in green networks, ranging from network performance analysis to networking algorithms and protocols. The scope of this workshop covers but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Energy harvesting networks
  • Energy cooperating networks
  • Energy efficiency for wired, wireless, mobile, and core networks
  • Green data center networks
  • Green network architectures
  • Energy efficient communication techniques and algorithms
  • Energy efficient resource allocation techniques
  • Green medium access protocols and channel assignment
  • Energy-aware routing protocols
  • Measurements and models for energy consumption of wireless networks
  • Energy-efficient vertical handover for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Cross layer optimization for maximum energy efficiency
  • Energy-efficient protocols for wireless sensor networks

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 20, 2016, 23:59 PST (extended and firm)
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2016
Camera-ready/registration due: March 15, 2016, 23:59 PST

Download Call for Papers (pdf)

The submission is handled via the EDAS system.


To register, please go to A "Workshop Only" registration is sufficient. After you pay for the registration, record the registration code. Enter the registration code at the EDAS paper information page.

Keynote speaker

Sennur Ulukus
University of Maryland

Workshop Schedule

Time Speaker Institute Talk Title
Keynote Speech
8:30 - 9:30 Sennur Ulukus Maryland U., USA Energy Harvesting and Energy Cooperation towards Green Networks
S1: Energy Harvesting Networks (Invited)
9:30 - 10:00 Walid Saad Virginia Tech., USA Managing Energy Harvesting Uncertainty in Wireless Cellular Networks: An Online Ski Rental Framework
10:00 - 10:30 Ayfer Ozgur Stanford, USA Online Power Control in Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Aylin Yener Penn State, USA Matching Games for Wireless Networks with Energy Cooperation
11:30 - 12:00 Sheng Zhou Tsinghua U., China Proactive service provisioning for energy harvesting wireless access networks
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
S2: Energy Efficient Networks (Invited)
1:30 - 2:00 Pulkit Grover Carnegie Mellon Combating information-dissipation through error-correction for energyefficient communication and computing networks
2:00 - 2:30 Kaibin Huang University of Hong Kong Wirelessly Powered Backscatter Communication Networks
2:30 - 3:00 Hiroyuki Yomo Kansai U, Japan Energy-Efficient On-Demand Wireless Sensor Networks exploiting Wakeup Receiver
3:00 - 3:30 Jing Yang U. Arkansas Energy-aware adaptive sensing for an energy harvesting sensor with finiten battery
3:30 - 4:00 Afternoon Break
4:00 - 4:30 Ahmed Arafa Maryland U., USA Optimal Policies in Energy Harvesting Two-Way Channels with Processing Costs
S3: Energy Efficient Networks (Regular)
4:30 - 4:50 Jeemin Kim Yonsei U, Korea User Attraction via Wireless Charging in Downlink Cellular Networks
4:50 - 5:10 Kamil Sarac UT Dallas, USA Heuristics for 2-Coverage Multi Point Relay Problem in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

Workshop Chairs

Kaibin Huang
University of Hong Kong, China
Aylin Yener
Penn State University, USA
Harpreet Dhillon
Virginia Tech, USA