Special Issue "Energy Efficiency in Cloud and Edge Computing"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Environment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Antonio Fernández Anta
Guest Editor
IMDEA Networks Institute, 28918 Madrid, Spain
Interests: networks; distributed computing; algorithms; distributed ledgers; data analysis
Prof. Lin Wang
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: networked systems; mobile computing; energy-efficient computing; in-network computing; video stream analytics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last decade has witnessed a rapid evolution of IT infrastructures. Cloud computing has become the norm of computing, with a large number of huge data centers deployed all over the globe. With the fast development of new communication technologies such as 5G, LoRa, or LiFi, cloud computing is now evolving into yet another new paradigm called edge computing, providing better support for emerging applications, especially in the Internet-of-Things regime.

Extensive research has been carried out on system design and optimization for improving the performance of the IT infrastructure. However, most of them put their focus on performance metrics including latency, throughput, reliability, and even security. Yet, another important facet—energy efficiency of the IT infrastructure—has received limited attention in the literature. With the increase of the scale of the IT infrastructure, energy efficiency becomes more relevant and calls for more attention.

Many energy-efficiency-related research problems exist and will become a major obstacle to the development of future computing and communication systems. Therefore, the proposed Special Issue aims to bring together academic researchers, industry practitioners, and individuals working on related areas to share their research ideas, views, latest findings, and state-of-the-art research results. We welcome prospective authors to submit their articles on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Energy-efficient data centers;
  • Energy-efficient data center networks;
  • Energy-efficient network protocols;
  • Energy-efficient network architecture design;
  • Energy-efficient algorithms for scheduling and routing;
  • Energy-efficient edge computing;
  • Energy efficiency in 5G networks;
  • Low-power IoT networks;
  • Energy efficiency of mobile/wearable devices, sensor systems;
  • Software engineering for energy efficiency.

Prof. Antonio Fernández Anta
Prof. Lin Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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