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Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World

November 7, 2016, 4:08pm

As part of a multidisciplinary panel, Dr. Charles Despins, Green ICT Initiative co-Chair, contributed to a 2014 report by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), which had been commissioned by the Government in Canada on "Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World". The report was produced with a focus on Canada but most of its observations are still applicable to many countries. The report’s interplay between technologists of different fields as well as sociologists can illustrate how IEEE members and others stakeholders can actively participate in the Green ICT Initiative.

Making the Future TTM conference

September 8, 2016, 9:52am

IEEE Life Fellow Doug Zuckerman chairs the IEEE Future Directions’ flagship Technology Time Machine conference this year in San Diego, on 20-21 October 2016, hosted by IEEE Region 6. In this Q&A, he provides insights into the conference’s purpose, program and value propositions.

Cloud computing and the urgent mission of green ICT

September 7, 2016, 4:47pm

The link to the published article in Cloud Tech is here:

By Dr. Burak Kantarci, 15 March 2016

Leeds Communications Networks research team wins the 2016 Premium Award for best paper in IET Optoelectronics

September 7, 2016, 4:19pm

The Communication Networks research team in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, has won the prestigious IET 2016 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Optoelectronics.  Their paper ‘Green optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing networks’ was rated the best paper published over the past 2 years in the renowned IET Optoelectronics.  This underpins the work of the proposed standards working group. The IET has one Premium Award available per journal to recognize the best research papers published during the last two years.

A New IEEE Initiative is Working to Make ICT Greener

March 9, 2016, 7:23pm

Members are working to design more energy-efficient information and communication technology
By KATHY PRETZ 1 March 2016

Information and communication technology are power hogs. Computers, printers, servers, mobile devices, and telecommunication networks are not energy efficient. Although improvements have been made, it has not been enough of a priority. And that’s a problem, because projections show

IEEE Provides Resources for Green Information and Communication Technology

March 3, 2016, 7:26pm

Technical community, publications, and tutorials are among the offerings


IEEE provides a host of resources for helping engineers improve the energy efficiency of ICT technology.


Case study #4: Recyclable Mobiles: Advances in Biodegradable Substrates for Wireless Devices

February 24, 2016, 11:15am

In this paper, we demonstrate microwave flexible thin-film transistors (TFTs) on biodegradable substrates towards potential green portable devices. The combination of cellulose nanofibrillated fiber (CNF) substrate, which is a biobased and biodegradable platform, with transferrable single crystalline Si nanomembrane (Si NM), enables the realization of truly biodegradable, flexible, and high performance devices.

Case study #3: Life cycle assessment of the Green Sustainable Telco Cloud

February 24, 2016, 11:14am

In this project, an innovative Telco-grade cloud technology has been developed to minimize cloud computing impacts on the environment (cf. for more details). To evaluate the environmental benefits of the GSTC technology, several applications were investigated using the life cycle assessment (LCA) method.

Case study #2: The Green Sustainable Telco Cloud project (

February 24, 2016, 11:10am

The Green Sustainable Telco Cloud (GSTC) project, supported by Ericsson, Canada’s NSERC and the Prompt consortium ( through the Equation initiative ( is the first project at this scale in the world, which addresses the challenges inherent in building green and sustainable Telco services based on cloud computing technologies.