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Special Issue: "Green, Energy-efficient and Sustainable Networks"
Submission deadline: 15 January 2019
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ISSN: 1424-8220
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Josip Lorincz, Prof. Dr. Antonio Capone, Dr. Luca Chiaraviglio, Dr. Jinsong Wu
Impact Factor: 2.475 (2017); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.014 (2017)
Aims and Scope:
The topic of “energy-efficient networking and computing” is attracting growing attention for economic, energetic, and environmental reasons. According to a number of studies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) alone is responsible for up to 10% of world power consumption, due to the ever-increasing diffusion of electronic devices. Communication networks, including the Internet and wireless networks, represent a non-negligible part of the energy consumption of ICT. In addition, the carbon footprint of ICT devices due to energy consumption and the activities related to their entire lifecycle contributes to global warming. Hence, such rapid increase of power consumed by ICT, as well as the energy bills of service providers indicate necessity for improving energy-efficiency of ICT sector.
This special issue aims to serve as a platform for researchers and visionaries from academia, research labs, and industry from all over the world in presenting novelties related to energy-efficiency improvement of networking and computing systems. Sharing ideas, views, results, and experiences in the field of green wired and wireless networking is what this special issue on green, energy-efficient and sustainable Internet is intended to be about. Anything from theoretical and experimental achievements to innovative design and management approaches, prototyping efforts, and case studies is in the focus of this special issue which aims to open new research ways toward more energy efficient networking and computing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Power consumption models of networking infrastructure
  • Power measurements and data from empirical studies of communication networks
  • Techniques for reducing power consumption in data centers
  • Hardware and architectural support for reducing power consumption
  • Energy efficient network management
  • Energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Green network design and energy-efficient smart grids
  • Applications of green networking technologies and principles
  • Cross-layer optimizations for reducing energy consumption
  • Optimization of energy consumption in optical networks
  • Energy-efficient protocols and protocol extensions
  • Energy-efficient transmission technologies
  • Energy-efficient peer-to-peer networking and overlays
  • Energy-efficient cloud computing and network function virtualization
  • Green wireless access networks
  • Energy-efficient fog computing
  • Green satellite communications
  • Green wired access networks
  • Green future Internet and software-defined networking
  • Big data meet green challenges
  • Energy cost models for network operators
  • Energy-efficient sensor networks
  • Renewable energy sources for communication networks
  • Antenna design and transmission technologies for reducing energy consumption
  • Green communication technologies for smart cities
  • Energy-efficient vehicle communications
  • Energy-efficient automation and industrial communications
  • Energy-efficient critical communications
  • Energy-efficient solutions for 5G and beyond
  • Green mobile applications
  • Green cognitive networks
  • Low power wireless networks
  • Energy harvesting solutions and prototypes
  • Energy-efficient UAV-based networks
  • Field Trials of Sustainable Networking and Computing
  • Energy-efficient public health solutions based on 5G networks
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website:
Once you are registered, go to the submission form and select Section: Internet of Thigs, Special issue: Green, Energy-efficient and Sustainable Networks.
Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page:
Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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Guest Editors
Dr. Josip Lorincz, FESB, University of Split, Croatia
Prof. Dr. Antonio Capone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dr. Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Prof. Dr. Jinsong Wu, Universidad de Chile, Chile