CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
One of the critical challenges for next generation wireless networks is to reduce their energy consumption in light of the expected tremendous increase in numbers of connected devices and base stations. To a great extent this increase is due to the ever-growing mobile data traffic driven by high-bandwidth content, and to emerging networking paradigms, such as machine-to-machine communication introducing a multitude of new devices into the network. Therefore, technological and methodological advances as well as new standards and policies are required to make future wireless networks greener. At the same time, wireless networks have the potential to contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions as an important component of systems that monitor and control energy consumption and air pollution in areas such as transportation, smart agriculture, or the energy grid.
Following a series of successful workshops that bring together researchers working on state-of-the-art solutions in green wireless communications, the 4th International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks (NextGWiN 2016) will take place from 12 to 13 September 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
NextGWiN 2016 gathers distinguished speakers from various academic and industrial institutions and is targeted towards novice and experienced researchers, PhD students, and R&D engineers from diverse fields with interest in energy-efficient communications. The program comprises a combination of keynotes, invited talks, and special panel and student sessions. It addresses research advances relevant to energy efficiency for next generation wireless networks, as well as next generation wireless networks for energy efficiency, focusing on the following areas:
- 5G architectures and technologies
- Internet-of-Things (IoT) and smart systems application
- Self-* networks and highly mobile networks
- Network virtualization and cloudification