Welcome to the web portal of the IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative!
The portal is meant to serve the broad IEEE community as a focal point for news, technology updates and information on conferences, publications as well as educational and standards activities on Sustainable ICT throughout IEEE … and why not beyond? …
It’s easy to join the IEEE Sustainable ICT community … just click on the link on the home page!
Launched in early 2015 through the support of IEEE Future Directions’ new initiatives committee, the Sustainable ICT initiative’s mission statement has been defined as to build a holistic approach to sustainability through ICT by incorporating green metrics throughout IEEE technical domains.
In fact, although they may not always be labeled as such, the huge interest in various sub-themes of Sustainable ICT is spurring a growing number of activities in IEEE (and in other global organizations), which speaks eloquently to the relevance of the theme; nonetheless, this explosion of interest is a double-edged sword as it can also lead to the creation of technical interest “silos”. While encouraging the development of various activities on the theme, the Sustainable ICT initiative therefore seeks to develop holistic awareness on this topic, avoid duplication or overlap of activities, and provide a forum to build a cross-society and cross initiative IEEE consensus on outreach to other organizations.
Through interfaces with various IEEE societies and other technology initiatives (e.g. Cloud Computing, IoT, Smart Cities, etc.), the Sustainable ICT initiative seeks to foster the incorporation of green metrics and standards in design concepts for various technical domains. The initiative brings together expertise from different fields, in conferences and publications, with a view to foster holistic design and standardization approaches.
The initiative is driven by a steering committee with backgrounds in both industry and academia:
|Team Member||Focus Within Team||Affiliation|
|Jaafar Elmirghani||Initiative Co-Chair||University of Leeds|
|Charles Despins||Initiative Co-Chair||Universite du Quebec|
|Mohamed Chériet||Standards||Université du Québec|
|Ana-Carolina Riekstin||Standards||École de Technologie Supérieure|
|Thomas Dandres||Standards||École de Technologie Supérieure|
|Azza Elterifi||Standards||University of Leeds|
|Earl McCune||Standards||Panasonic Technology Fellow (ret.)|
|Tarek Bawab||Standards||Jackson State University|
|Victor Huang||Standards - IES||Better World, Ltd|
|Kamal Al-Haddad||Standards - IES||École de Technologie Supérieure|
|Emad Alsusa||Summit - General Chair||University of Manchester|
|Taisir Elgorashi||Summit - General Chair||University of Leeds|
|Burak Kantarci||Summit - TPC Chair||University of Ottawa|
|Yaning Zhou||Summit - Young Professionals||Technische Universität|
|Magnus Olsson||Summit||Huawei Technologies|
|Louise Krug||Summit||British Telecom|
|Dan Kilper||Summit||University of Arizona|
|Alex Bardell||Summit||Sustainability For London|
|Cicek Cavdar||Marketing||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Kerry Hinton||Publications||University of Melbourne|
|Fabrice Labeau||Publications||McGill University|
|Fabrizio Granelli||Education||University of Trento|
|Khaled Ben Letaief||Sr. Team||The Hong Kong U Of Sci And Tech|
|Ke Wu||Sr. Team||École Polytechnique de|
|Thierry Klein||Sr. Team||Nokia Bell labs|
|Alex Gelman||Sr. Team||NETovations, LLC|
|Mehmet Ulema||Sr. Team||Manhattan College|
|Rob Fish||Sr. Team||NETovations Group LLC|
|Adam Greenberg||Director||IEEE Communications Society|
|Karen Pannullo||Program Manager||IEEE Communications Society|
|Kathy Grise||Senior Program Manager||IEEE Future Directions|
|Harold Tepper||Executive Director||IEEE Communications Society|
|Ravi Subramanian||Director - Certification||IEEE Standards Association|
|Joan Woolery||Senior Project Manager||IEEE Standards Association|
The IEEE Communications Society, in which various technical committees have been very active on Sustainable ICT, manages the initiative. Among these, the Technical Committee on Transmission, Access and Optical Systems (TAOS) and the Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC) have driven various activities on Green and Sustainable ICT. The Sustainable ICT initiative seeks to build upon such leadership in the Communications Society and build bridges with Sustainable ICT work in other IEEE units (Societies, Councils and other initiatives) as well as ultimately in other organizations.
If you are already an IEEE member, please join the initiative. If you are not an IEEE member and/or if IEEE is new to you, IEEE is your focal point on all that is Sustainable ICT!