Special Session

GOTO-GREEN: Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols
Sponsored by GREEN-T (Celtic Project) and CO2GREEN (Spanish National Project) projects


Current 4G vision envisages higher data rates and multi-standard radio interfaces to provide users with a continuous seamless connection. The large number of foreseen devices coupled with the surge in power requirements for future emerging handsets raises significant challenges in terms of (i) reducing energy consumption and (ii) reducing the amount of electromagnetic radiation. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges for future wireless systems is the need to limit the energy consumption of the battery-driven devices so as to prolong the operational times. Without new approaches for energy saving, there is a significant threat that 4G mobile users will be searching for power outlets rather than network access and becoming once again bound to a single location. Cooperative and cognitive techniques are two disruptive solutions, which have been used in the wireless mobile world mainly for improving the spectrum efficiency and enhancing the capacity of the wireless links. Recently, these two innovative techniques (cooperative and cognitive techniques) have been envisioned as methods to help reduce the energy consumption of wireless communications. This special session, sponsored by GREEN-T (Celtic Project) and CO2GREEN (Spanish National Project), and named GOTO-GREEN, is conceived as a forum for researchers and engineers, from both academia and industry, to present novel (not published nor under consideration by other conferences or journals) research results on the design and development of cooperative and cognitive techniques aimed at reducing the energy consumption of wireless communications. High-quality contributions are solicited. The corresponding call for contributions focuses on topics related to industrial applications and academic research based on intelligent systems including, but not limited to, the following portfolio of techniques:

  • Cooperative Medium Access Control protocols.

  • Cooperative Retransmission Schemes.

  • Clustering techniques for wireless communications.

  • Network Coding protocols for energy-efficient communications.

  • Energy efficient neighbour discovery algorithms.

  • Adaptive vertical-handover based on energy-efficient cost functions.

  • Flexible radio transceivers for energy-efficient wireless communications.

  • Testbed implementations to conduct research on energy-efficient communications

GOTO-GREEN 2012 Chairs:

Paper Submission:
Submission guidelines: http://camad2012.av.it.pt/submit.html
EDAS link: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=12475&track=22701


Tentative schedule:

Deadline for papers submission: June 8th (FINAL).
Papers’ review: July 15th, 2012.
Final version: August 15th, 2012.