Green Communications and Networking introduces vel solutions that can bring about significant reductions in energy consumption in the information and communication techlogy (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 des * 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 variable length frames. Surveying a representative number of demand and response methods in smart grids, the text supplies you with the understanding of smart grid dynamics needed to participate in the development of next-generation wireless cellular networks.
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 Systems. He has served on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of numerous conferences, as the TPC Co-Chair of IEEE CCNC'13, INFOCOM-CCSES'2012, ICC-GCN'2012, VTC'2012S, Globecom'11, INFOCOM-GCN'2011, INFOCOM-CWCN'2010, IEEE IWCMC'2009, VTC'2008F andWiN-ITS'2007, as the Publication Chair of ICST QShine 2010, and the Co-Chair of ICUMT-CWCN'2009. Xi Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, Xian, China, the M.S. degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, all in electrical engineering and computer science, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (Electrical Engineering-Systems) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the Networking and Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. He was an Assistant Professor and the Founding Director of the Division of Computer Systems Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Beijing Information Technology Engineering Institute, China, from 1984 to 1989. He was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Cook University, Australia, under a Fellowship from the Chinese National Commission of Education. He was with the Networks and Distributed Systems Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hills, NJ, and with AT&T Laboratories Research, Florham Park, NJ. He has published more than 200 research papers in the areas of wireless networks and communications systems, mobile computing, network protocol design and modeling, statistical communications, random signal processing, information theory, and control theory and systems. Dr. Zhang received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004 for his research in the areas of mobile wireless and multicast networking and systems. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer.