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What role does ICT play in sustainable development? Quel rôle joue les TIC dans le développement durable?

May 15th, 2017

Charles Despins, Dean of Research at the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal and co-chair of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative is featured in this month’s Smart City Mag in France.

Course on Designing the Green Internet

May 15th, 2017


Energy efficient design of access, backbone and the Cloud

A streaming video access only for 15 Days.  Last day to purchase registration to this course is 13 August 2017.

Great coverage for the GtICT Summit in Future Direction Newsletter

March 31st, 2017


For your information, the Greening through ICT Summit and the first IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition is being promoted to over 30,000+ members of the IEEE initiatives in this month’s IEEE Future Direction Newsletter.

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Greening Artificial Intelligence: Sustainability Is the challenge, and AI Can Help Itself

March 22nd, 2017

As the power of sensors and processing rise and their costs drop, artificial intelligence (AI) holds the potential for greening many systems, including itself, and poses challenges for energy consumption and related environmental impacts.

IEEE Green ICT Inaugural Summit / Sommet sur les TIC vertes

March 9th, 2017

IEEE Green ICT Opens Doors to Connected World Sustainability with Inaugural Summit on October 3rd, 2017, in Paris

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Greening through ICT Summit in Paris addresses achieving sustainability by identifying and overcoming key technological, commercial, and public policy challenges. IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced its inaugural Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT) will be held in Paris, France on October 3rd.

Sustainability in a Connected World is the Focus of IEEE Green ICT Conference

February 28th, 2017

With the emergence of the Internet of Things, there’s an urgency to reduce electronic devices’ carbon footprint. In the February issue of The institute, Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, talks about ICT opportunities and challenges as it means overcoming technological, economical, and public policy hurdles.

A De-centralized Cloud Could Cushion the Impact of IoT on ICT

February 15th, 2017

Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article for Energy Central that discusses the massive impact that the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) will have in two ways on Information and Communications technology (ICT).

Impact of Data Centers on Electricity and Environment

December 21st, 2016

Several IEEE Green-ICT volunteers have just published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology an analysis on the “Consequences of Future Data Center Deployment in Canada on Electricity Generation and Environmental Impacts: A 2015–2030 Prospective Study”.  The environmental impacts of data centers that provide information and communication technologies (ICTs) services are strongly related to electricity generation. With the increasing use of ICT, many data centers are expected to be built, causing more absolute impacts on the environment.

Congrats on the approval of the 9 PARs.

December 13th, 2016

December 7th, 2016
At the NesCom December meeting, the 9 Project Authorization Request (PARs) have succeeded the second stage of the approval process and were all approved. Congratulations to all proposers!
Next step is to solicit the participation of interested persons in each working Group.  Further information on the creation of these 9 working groups will follow in January.


IEEE SSIT collaborates with the Green ICT Initiative

November 24th, 2016

The Green ICT Initiative seeks to “build a holistic approach to sustainability by incorporating green metrics in all IEEE technical domains” by bringing together various IEEE Societies and other FDC initiatives and encouraging them to showcase “green” facets of their activities.