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Green Networking

Edited by Francine Krief, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, France

ISBN: 9781848213784

Publication Date: September 2012   Hardback   304 pp.

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This book focuses on green networking, which is an important topic for the scientific community composed of engineers, academics, researchers and industrialists working in the networking field. Reducing the environmental impact of the communications infrastructure has become essential with the ever increasing cost of energy and the need for reducing global CO2 emissions to protect our environment. Recent advances and future directions in green networking are presented in this book, including energy efficient networks (wired networks, wireless networks, mobile networks), adaptive networks (cognitive radio networks, green autonomic networking), green terminals, and industrial research into green networking (smart city, etc.).


1. Environmental Impact of Networking Infrastructures, Laurent Lefèvre and Jean-Marc Pierson.
Part 1. A Step Towards Energy-efficient Networks
2. A Step Towards Energy-efficient Wired Networks, Aruna Prem Bianzino, Claude Chaudet, Dario Rossi
and Jean-Louis Rougier.
3. A Step Towards Green Mobile Networks, Sami Tabbane.
4. Green Telecommunications Networks, Guy Pujolle.
Part 2. A Step Towards Smart Green Networks and Sustainable Terminals
5. Cognitive Radio in the Service of Green Communication and Networking, Hicham Khalifé.
6. Autonomic Green Networks, Francine Krief, Maïssa Mbaye and Martin Peres.
7. Reconfigurable Green Terminals: A Step Towards Sustainable Electronics, Lilian Bossuet.
Part 3. Research Projects on Green Networking Conducted by Industrial Actors
8. Schemes for Putting Base Stations in Sleep Mode in Mobile Networks: Presentation and Evaluation, Louai Saker, Salah Eddine Elayoubi and Tijani Chahed.
9. Industrial Application of Green Networking: Smarter Cities, Vincent Gay, Paolo Medagliani, Florian Broekaert, Jérémie Leguay and Mario Lopez Ramos.

About the Authors

Francine Krief is Deputy Director General in charge of Research at IPB (Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux) in France. She is Professor at CNRS LaBRI Laboratory. Her main research activities concern self-management for wired and wireless networks, end-to-end signaling protocols and wireless sensor networks. Her work on network management has led to many publications in journals and at conferences.


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