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IEEE ComSoc Launches New Series on Green Communications and Networking

IEEE ComSoc Launches New Series on Green Communications and Networking

Call for Papers from the Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Series on Green Communications and Networking

It is estimated that the information and communications technology is responsible from about 2-4% of all of the Carbon footprint generated by human activity. This corresponds to about 25% of all car emissions and is approximately equal to all airplane emissions in the world. With the proliferation of new devices and applications such as smart phones and social networking, it is expected that the communications traffic will increase exponentially for at least another decade. As a result, serious concerns about the Carbon footprint impact of this development have been raised. Current communications and networking systems and protocols were not designed with this consideration, and as a result, in many cases, a greenfield approach needs to be taken. 

To address this large and rapidly growing interest, the IEEE Communications Society has launched a new series on Green Communications and Networking to be published as special issues of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). The series will serve as a platform for disseminating research in this new and growing field. We invite submission of high-quality manuscripts in this area. We are seeking papers which have not been published and are not currently under review by any journal. Under the general heading of green wireline, wireless, and optical communications and networking, the general scope of this series includes, but is not limited to, the following 

• Theory, modeling, analysis, optimization 
• Architecture, strategies, algorithms, protocols, scheduling 
• Devices, hardware, software 
• Physical layer approaches 
• Signal processing 
• Quality-of-Service constraints 
• Data storage, data centers, and cloud computing 
• Cognitive communications 
• Smart grid 
• Internet of Things 
• Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling 
• Standardization, evaluation, practice, measurement, policy, and regulation 
• Applications, economics and social issues, interdisciplinary topics  

Get in the Inaugural Issue! Submit Your Manuscript by 15 March 2015  

Prospective authors should prepare their submissions in accordance with the rules specified in the "Information for Authors" section of the JSAC guidelines ( All manuscripts should be prepared in single-column double-spaced format with no longer than 30 pages, including figures, tables, and references. A version of the paper in double-column single-spaced format should also be supplied. Both formats should be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted to EDAS: 

For the inaugural issue, submitted papers are expected to follow this timetable: 

Manuscript submission: March 15, 2015
First review results: May 15, 2015
Second review results: September 1, 2015
Publication: December 1, 2015 (tentative) 

Editorial Board (As of 12/10/2014)

J. Elmirghani (Univ. Leeds, UK),  F. Granelli (Univ. Trento, Italy),  B. Krishnamachari (Univ. Southern California, USA), Michela Meo (Poli. di Torino, Italy), S. Ulukus (Univ. Maryland, USA), J. Wu (Bell Labs, China), G. Yu (Zhejiang Univ., China), Editor-in-Chief: E. Ayanoglu (Univ. California, Irvine, USA)  

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