Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Rich Waidmann, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

2012 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications Addresses Next Wave of Energy-Efficient & Green Technologies

New York, NY, December 13, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) recently held its second annual IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (GreenCom) with participants attending the fully-virtual, three-day event from Australia, Canada, China, Italy, France, Korea, Singapore, India, United Kingdom, United States, Qatar and Somalia. This included the presentations of numerous leading international experts in energy-efficient communications and green technologies, who highlighted the latest networking, energy management, smart grid and green communications solutions specifically-designed to reduce energy consumption and global greenhouse gas emissions.

Webcast internationally and then published at IEEE Xplore, IEEE GreenCom’12 officially launched with the keynote of Jean-Yves Le Boudec of the Computer Communications and Applications Laboratory 2 at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and his address on “Stochastic Analysis of Real and Virtual Energy Storage in the Smart Grid.” This included recommendations for “more intelligent future grids” that maintain constant levels of stored energy through the combined use of advanced wind and data forecasting techniques, hydro pumps and the accumulation of large backlogs.

Later, IEEE GreenCom’12 initiated its technical program with the first of seven sessions dedicated to the advance of smart grid sustainability, networking and green device technologies. During this effort, representatives from France, Italy, Canada and Germany engaged in discussions ranging from the energy-efficient design and deploy of wireless-optical broadband access networks and distributed antenna systems to the “Power-Aware Design of Protected IP-over-WDM Networks with Sleep-mode Devices.”

On Thursday, the online symposium resumed with a full day of technical sessions and industrial business presentations. Ken Christensen of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of South Florida led the forum with his keynote titled “Green Networks: Substituting, Scheduling, and Consolidating to Save Energy,” which concentrated on ICT energy savings worldwide. In his remarks, Christensen cited the growing use of ICT and consumer electronics that now constitute 15 percent of all household energy consumption. As a result, he recommended several methods for reducing billions of dollars of energy costs by 2030. This included expanding sleep and idle times through hybrid server architectures during peak hours, eliminating the time spent on problems that have already been resolved and consolidating networking and scheduling resources to minimize cycle and operational costs.

Another highlight was the “Industry Discussion Session” held with operators and manufacturers from leading organizations such as Telecom Italia, PCN Technology and Huawei Technologies. According to the dais, by 2015 more than 15 trillion sensors will link the physical and the digital worlds with the majority of ICT energy usage “shifting toward the home and everything smart.” Subsequently, the session’s panel experts implored the optimization of equipment, networks and services through the holistic adoption of standardized practices that maximize smart standby states, incorporate energy-aware traffic engineering and integrate IP-enabled edge devices into commercial and industrial networks connected to the cloud.

On Friday, Dr. Zhisheng Niu of Tsinghua University and the Tsinghua National Lab for Information Science and Technology opened the conference’s final day by “Characterizing Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in GREEN Communications.” This “Invited Talk” approached the greening of communication networks through the implementation of network architectures and resources characterized by tradeoffs between energy consumption and base station service delays utilizing sleep mode operations. Modeled as an M/G/1 vacation queue with setup and close-down times, the systems highlighted base stations designed with inherent sleep control policies that not only save energy, but ensure quality of service.

Following sessions on cellular and heterogeneous networking and devices, Dietrich Zeller of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG and Bell Labs Germany then delivered his keynote on “Green Wireless Access – where we are, where we need to go.” According to Zeller, the world is in the midst of a “mobile data tsunami” that “increases global IP traffic by 11 terrabytes” and includes the activation of more than 50,000 new smart phones every hour. As a result, the current expansion of energy consumption will soon become unsustainable without the design and use of new green technologies. In his lecture, Zeller outlined the recent initiatives of the EARTH project and GreenTouch, which are actively working with industry to advocate the use of energy-efficient network components designed with sleep modes that reduce power usage by 55 percent and sustainable mobile communications that include separate signaling and data transmissions.

Afterwards, the IEEE GreenCom’12 agenda concluded with the conference’s final technical session dedicated to wireless networks and devices. Covered in the forum was the latest research into the use of energy-efficient mobile communications in assisted living applications, green wireless networking with distributed beamforming and “FlexibleIP (FIP): IPv6 Stack for Experimental Work on Low-Power Wireless Networks.”

As for next year, IEEE GreenCom’13 is currently scheduled for Fall 2013. Please visit http://www.ieee-greencom.org for ongoing conference updates and speaker submission guidelines or contact Heather Ann Sweeney of the IEEE Communications Society at [email protected] about the opportunity to view this year’s conference sessions online. Attendees are also urged to share their IEEE GreenCom’12 experiences with colleagues or other participants via the website’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn pages.

Contact Information:
IEEE Communications Society
William Chelak
732-541-2971
Contact via Email

Click here to read the full story: 2012 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications Addresses Next Wave of Energy-Efficient & Green Technologies

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By PR.com Newswire

PR.com is a unique website where companies can promote literally everything about their business and/or organization in a one-stop, all inclusive business marketplace. A cross between a public relations and advertising entity, PR.com is a directory of businesses, products and services, jobs and dynamic articles that include exclusive celebrity interviews. In addition, PR.com is one of the most effective and widely used press release distribution services on the Internet. With a full PR.com company profile, each business listed on PR.com has a powerful means by which to generate quality leads as well as gain worldwide and local exposure for all of their products, services and other business information. PR.com offers the best advantages of the Internet on one website.

@CloudExpo Stories
The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-l...
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for their business. CDB's technology complements BMC's existing mainframe data management portfolio, which includes software utilities for DB2 administrat...
In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
In this scenarios approach Joe Thykattil, Technology Architect & Sales at TimeWarner / Navisite, presented examples that will allow business-savvy professionals to make informed decisions based on a sound business model. This model covered the technology options in detail as well as a financial analysis. The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) demonstrated how to start, develop and formulate a business case that will allow both small and large scale projects to achieve...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In...
Axios Systems on Tuesday announced it has selected CenturyLink Cloud as the hosting platform for Axios Systems’ IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions in Canada. CenturyLink, a global provider of communications and IT services, joins other leading technology providers across North America, Europe and APAC to help Axios’ international customers drive efficiencies and innovation across their service management provision. The arrangement with CenturyLink enables Axios to further strengthen its pres...
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated. They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable future it's going to get a whole lot harder. Everything you know today will change. Keeping up with this changing landscape is already a daunting task. Your organization needs to use the latest tools, methods and ex...
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at ...