Green Communications on Wireless Networks

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Green Communications on Wireless Networks.

Green communications, with a focus on energy efficiency, is a hot topic in both academic and industry communities since they can significantly enhance sustainability with regard to power resources and environmental conditions. Recently, with much effort in this area, several green communication approaches are entering into a more mature phase, with exciting applications in various networks. For instance, a simple and effective green communication solution is to place a device in sleep mode, which was incorporated by various MAC protocols with broad applications in wireless networks. However, it is essential to investigate the trade-off between the energy efficiency for green communications, and the network requirements. Moreover, it is crucial to evaluate the performance concerning the energy consumption, the throughput, and the response time, regarding green communications under different wireless network conditions (e.g., different traffic, different channels).

With this motivation, this Special Section in IEEE Access solicits the submissions of high-quality and unpublished articles that aim to address the open technical problems and challenges concerning green communications, taking into account the constraints of wireless networks. In particular, we seek submissions, which efficiently integrate novel approaches, focusing on the network performance evaluation and comparison with existing green communication solutions. Both theoretical and experimental studies for typical green communication scenarios are encouraged. High-quality review and survey papers are also welcome.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy efficiency for wireless communication
  • Energy efficiency for mobile communication
  • Infrastructure for green communication
  • Measurement for QoS-aware networks
  • Life-cycle assessment for wireless networks
  • Cooperative mechanisms for green networks
  • Cross-layer mechanisms for green networks
  • Security and privacy for green networks
  • Applications for green networks

We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.


Associate Editor:   Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea

Guest Editors:

  1. Giovanni Pau, Kore University of Enna, Italy
  2. Wei Wei, The Xi’an University of Technology, China
  3. Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Green Signal Processing for Wireless Communications and Networking
  2. Exploiting the Benefits of Interference in Wireless Networks: Energy Harvesting and Security
  3. Resource Management in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks: Energy Management, Communication Protocol and Future Applications

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
  Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

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