1st Edition

Green Communications and Networking

Edited By F. Richard Yu, Xi Zhang, Victor C.M. Leung Copyright 2013
    399 Pages
    by CRC Press

    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Green Communications and Networking introduces novel solutions that can bring about significant reductions in energy consumption in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry—as well as other industries, including electric power. Containing the contributions of leading experts in the field, it examines the latest research advances in green communications and networking for next-generation wired, wireless, and smart-grid networks.

    The book presents cutting-edge algorithms, protocols, and network architectures to improve energy efficiency in communication networks. It illustrates the various aspects of modeling, analysis, design, management, deployment, and optimization of algorithms, protocols, and architectures of green communications and networking. The text examines energy-efficient hardware platforms, physical layer, networking, and applications. Containing helpful references in each chapter, it also:

    • Proposes a mechanism for minimizing energy consumption of wireless networks without compromising QoS

    • Reviews recent development in utility communication networks, including advanced metering infrastructure and SCADA

    • Studies energy-efficient rate adaptation in long-distance wireless mesh networks

    • Considers the architectural design of energy-efficient wireline Internet nodes

    • Presents graph-theoretic solutions that can be adopted in an IP network to reduce the number of links used in the network during off-peak periods

    • Outlines a methodology for optimizing time averages in systems with variable length frames

    • Details a demand-based resources trading model for green communications

    The book introduces a new solution for delivering green last-mile access: broadband wireless access with fiber-connected massively distributed antennas (BWA-FMDA). It also presents a methodology for optimizing time averages in systems with

    Green Wireline Communications and Networking. Energy-efficient network architectures. Energy-efficient switching, topology, and routing protocols. Green applications over wireline networks. Green Wireless Communications and Networking. Cognitive and cooperative techniques for energy efficiency. Cross-layer design and optimization for green wireless communications and networking. Power-aware medium access control (MAC), radio resource management, and scheduling schemes. Energy-efficient base station design. Smart Grid Communications and Networking. Communication networks for smart grid. Smart metering, demand response, and dynamic pricing. Standardization, interoperability, and regulation. Green Communications and Networking Test-bed and Experimental Results. Measurement and profiling of energy consumption in green communications and networking. Test-bed and experimental results.


    About the Editors:

    F. Richard Yu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, School of Information Technology, at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2003. From 2002 to 2004, he was with Ericsson, Lund, Sweden, where he worked on the research and development of third-generation cellular networks. From 2005 to 2006, he was with a startup company in California, where he worked on the research and development in the areas of advanced wireless communication technologies and new standards. He joined the School of Information Technology and the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 2007. His research interests include cross-layer design, security, and quality-of-service provisioning in wireless networks.

    He received the Carleton Research Achievement Award in 2012, the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2011, the Excellent Contribution Award at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2010, the Leadership Opportunity Fund Award from Canada Foundation of Innovation in 2009 and the Best Paper Awards at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2009 and Int’l Conference on Networking 2005. His research interests include cross-layer design, security and QoS provisioning in wireless networks.

    Dr. Yu is a senior member of the IEEE. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications Networking, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Wiley Journal on Security and Communication Networks, and International Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, and a Guest Editor for IEEE Systems Journal for the special issue on Smart Grid Communications Syst