EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

Special Issue on Green Radio


Call for Papers

Society has grown increasingly aware of the need to reduce CO2 emissions in order to mitigate consequential environmental effects. The primary contributors to CO2 emissions are electric power generation, transport, and manufacturing. Information and communications technology (ICT) at present contributes a nonnegligible 3% of world-wide energy consumption, which in turn causes about 2% of the world-wide CO2 emissions. The dramatic growth in internet traffic and the growing use of mobile and wireless technologies to support this are likely to increase CO2 emissions in the future unless greater energy efficiency can be achieved in networking technologies. Thus, the development of wireless networks that require lower energy consumption is desirable. In addition to this key driver of reducing CO2 emissions, the cost of energy has increased substantially and this is a significant proportion of the costs of any wireless infrastructure company. These issues have resulted in an increased interest in “green radio” networks that reduce the energy requirements for wireless communications and can thus contribute not only to goals for sustainable development, but also to the profitability of the telecommunication industry.

Although green radio can be justified in the context of energy consumption as noted above, it also can be viewed in a wider sense, such as in the optimization of spectrum usage to reduce electromagnetic radiation levels in order to enable coexistence of multiple wireless systems (i.e., less interference) as well as to reduced human exposure to radiation, in the recycling and reuse of ICT equipment, and in many other related contexts. In line with such objectives, the topics of this special issue to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy-efficient communications electronic systems and components

  • Energy-efficient transmission systems

  • Energy-efficient architectures

  • Energy-efficient networks

  • Theoretical performance analyses and limits for green radio

  • Methods that enable characterization and measurement of environmentally sound systems

  • Advanced signal processing techniques for energy-efficient transmission systems

  • Green cognitive radio

  • Green spectrum usage

  • Decision making (game theory, reinforcement learning) to promote energy efficiency and sustainability

  • Consumption management of green transmission systems

  • Life cycle improvement for ICT equipment

  • Electromagnetic pollution mitigation

  • Standardization

  • Test beds and experimental results

  • Applications of green radio networks

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due:

September 1, 2011

First Round of Reviews:

December 1, 2011

Publication Date:

March 1, 2012

Lead Guest Editor:

  • Jacques Palicot, SUPELEC/IETR, Avenue de la Boulais CS 47601, 35576 Cesson-Sévigné Cedex, France

Guest Editors:

  • Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, Zheda Road 38, Hangzhou 310027, China

  • Stephen McLaughlin, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

  • H. Vincent Poor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, C-230 Engineering Quadrangle, Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA