International workshop on Service-oriented optimization of Green Mobile Networks (IEEE GREENNET 2017
), Paris, France, 19th May, 2017


Call for Papers

Mobile networks are witnessing the emergence of new services with an exponential growth of traffic volumes. Video services constitute a major part of the traffic and their share is expected to increase. Internet of Things (IoT) traffic is also gaining importance with the explosion of the number of connected objects. This situation pushes towards an evolution of network architectures and content delivery solutions. The rationale behind the workshop is the need for reducing the energy consumption of mobile networks in light of the traffic and service evolutions and exploitation of new mobile network architectures. On the other hand, as the development of 5G mobile networks in the 2020-2030 timeframe coincides with the maturity of smart grids, leading to a design of the mobile network that integrates it natively within the smart grid, exploiting the storage and renewable energy generation capabilities of the mobile network. In order to ensure a strong link with European industrial and academic research, GREENNET is supported by Celtic-Plus SooGREEN project that is a leading research project on Green mobile network design.

Topics of interest of the proposed workshop include, but are not limited to:

Keynote Speaker

Aylin Yener Pennslyvania State University, USA

Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Energy Cooperating Communications

The slides to the talk are available here.


Wireless communication networks composed of devices that can harvest energy from nature will lead to the green future of wireless, as energy harvesting offers the possibility of perpetual network operation without adverse effects on the environment. By developing effective and robust communication techniques to be used under energy harvesting conditions, some of the communication devices in a heterogeneous network can even be taken off the grid. Energy harvesting brings new considerations to system level design of wireless communication networks, leading to new insights. These include randomness and intermittency of available energy, as well as additional system issues to be concerned about such as energy storage capacity and processing complexity. Additionally, one can now envision such devices engaging in energy cooperation by powering one another to improve overall network performance. The goal of this talk is to furnish the audience with fundamental design principles of energy harvesting and energy cooperating wireless communication networks which is an emerging research area.


Aylin Yener is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, since 2010, where she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2002. Since 2017, she is a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. From 2008 to 2009, she was a Visiting Associate Professor with the same department. Her research interests include information theory, communication theory, and network science, with recent emphasis on green communications and information security. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in Communication Theory in the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award in 2010, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in 2014, the PSEAS Premier Research Award in 2014, and the Leonard A. Doggett Award for Outstanding Writing in Electrical Engineering at Penn State in 2014. She is a fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Yener is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, where she was previously the treasurer (2012-2014). She served as the student committee chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society 2007-2011, and was the co-founder of the Annual School of Information Theory in North America co-organizing the school in 2008, 2009, and 2010. She was a technical (co)-chair for various symposia/tracks at the IEEE ICC, PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, and Asilomar (2005-2014). She served as an editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (2009 - 2012), an editor and an editorial advisory board member for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2001-2012), and a guest editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY (2011) and the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (2015). Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING and as a senior editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS ON COMMUNICATIONS.


09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening remarks from the Workshop Chairs
09:15-10:15 Keynote opening
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:30 Session 1: Radio and Service-oriented Energy-efficiency Optimization
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2: Radio resource allocation in energy-efficient 4G and 5G networks
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Session 3: Energy issues in local and ad hoc networks
17:00-17:15 Concluding remarks from the Workshop Chairs

GREENNET Keynote opening

Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Energy Cooperating Communications
Aylin Yener, Pennslyvania State University, USA
Room: Amphi Thévenin

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:30

Session 1: Radio and Service-oriented Energy-efficiency Optimization (Session Chair: Loutfi Nuaymi)

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#1 Approximately Optimal Policies for a Class of Markov Decision Problems with Applications to Energy Harvesting
Dor Shaviv and Ayfer Özgür (Stanford University, USA)
#2 Tunable, Concurrent Multiband, Single Chain Radio Architecture for Low Energy 5G-RANs
Timothy O'Farrell (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom); Mark Beach (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Ravinder Singh and Qiang Bai (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom); Eyad Arabi and Chris Gamlath (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Kenneth Lee Ford (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom); Kevin A Morris (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Richard Langley (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
#3 Energy Optimization of a Cellular Network with Minimum Bit-Rate Guarantee
Arash Ansari and Brigitte Jaumard (Concordia University, Canada); Cicek Cavdar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
#4 Energy efficiency of a network per service
Wilfried Yoro, Mamdouh El Tabach, Taoufik En-Najjary and Azeddine Gati (Orange Labs, France); Tijani Chahed (Telecom SudParis, France)
#5 SooGREEN: Service-oriented optimization of Green Mobile networks
Helena Rocha (Eurico Ferreira S.A., Portugal); Mamdouh El Tabach (Orange Labs, France); Christophe Grangeat (Mobile Networks CTO - Nokia, France); Juan Gascon (Orange Labs, France); Sofiane Imadali (Orange Labs & Orange, France); Gregory Akpoli-Johnson, Xavier Campderros, Ayoub Bousselmi, Didier Marquet, Eftychia Alexandri and Gwénaëlle Delsart (Orange Labs, France); M. M. Aftab Hossain (KTH University, Sweden); Cicek Cavdar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Tijani Chahed (Telecom SudParis, France); Linda Salahaldin (IMT/TEM, France); Alberto Conte (Alcatel-Lucent & Bell Labs France, France); Alexandro Andersson (Tele2, Sweden); Vilho Jonsson (Tele2, France); Loutfi Nuaymi (Telecom Bretagne, France); Hans-Otto Scheck (Nokia, Finland); Antonia Maria Masucci, Azeddine Gati, Salah Eddine Elayoubi and Wilfried Yoro (Orange Labs, France)

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Radio resource allocation in energy-efficient 4G and 5G networks (Session Chair: Cicek Cavdar)

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#1 Optimizing DRX for Video delivery over LTE: Utilizing Channel Prediction and In-network Caching
Farnaz Moradi, Mehmet Karaca and Emma Fitzgerald (Lund University, Sweden); Michal Pióro (Warsaw University of Technology & Lund University, Poland); Rickard Ljung (Sony Mobile, Sweden); Bjorn Landfeldt (Lund University, Sweden)
#2 Energy Efficient and Distributed Resource Allocation for Wireless Powered OFDMA Multi-cell Networks
Zheng Chang (University of Jyväskylä, Finland); Zhongyu Wang (Yanshan University, P.R. China); Xijuan Guo (Yan Shan University, P.R. China); Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA); Tapani Ristaniemi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
#3 Delay-Aware Green Hybrid CRAN
Cicek Cavdar and Abdulrahman Alabbasi (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
#4 Low Complexity Energy efficiency Analysis in Millimeter Wave Communication Systems
Pan Cao and John Thompson (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Session 3: Energy issues in local and ad hoc networks (Session Chair: Timothy O’Farrell)

Room: Amphi Thévenin
#1 Wi-Green: Optimization of the Power Consumption of Wi-Fi Networks Sensitive to Traffic Patterns
Helena Rocha (Eurico Ferreira S.A., Portugal); Tiago Cacoilo (Eurico Ferreira, Portugal); Pedro Rodrigues, Ms. (Eurico Ferreira S.A., Portugal); Saravanan Kandasamy (INESC TEC Porto & Universidade do Porto, Portugal); Rui Campos (INESC TEC and Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal)
#2 Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of Short Term Ultra Reliable Communications in Vehicular Networks
Joao Nadas and Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom); Richard Demo Souza (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil); Glauber Brante (Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil)
#3 Dimensioning issues in ad-hoc networks
Lina Mroueh (ISEP Paris, France)

17:00 - 17:15

Concluding remarks from the Workshop Chairs

Room: Amphi Thévenin

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers consist of 6 pages, double column, IEEE format. Follow the same formatting guidelines as the WiOpt symposium. See the Information for Authors.


All submissions will be handled by EDAS following this link. The workshop name on EDAS is GREENNET'17.

No-show policy

To guarantee publication of a GREENNET paper, at least one author should 1) have full registration either for the whole WiOpt event or for the workshop and 2) present the work.


WiOpt-GREENNET is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Information Theory Society and IFIP. All papers will be published in the IFIP DL open library with Open Access, as well as on IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 3, 2017, 23:59 CET February 24, 2017, 23:59 CET (firm)

Notification of acceptance: March 7, 2017

Camera ready/registration due: March 17, 2017, 23:59 CET

Workshop: May 19, 2017


In order to contact the workshop organisers, please write to the email address greennet17-chairs AT edas dot info.

Workshop Organisers

Rui Campos INESC TEC, Portugal

Rui Campos is a senior researcher at INESC Technology & Science, where he’s leading the wireless Network Area, a research group composed by about 30 researchers. He’s also an invited Assistant Professor at University of Porto, where he’s teaching courses in Telecommunications. His research interest include: network auto-configuration, medium access control, mobility management, radio resource management, and spaning tree algorithms.

Cicek Cavdar KTH Royal Institue of Technology, Sweden

Cicek Cavdar is a researcher at Communications Systems Department at the School of ICT at KTH. She has finished her Ph.D studies in Computer Science, University of California, Davis in 2008 and in Istanbul Technical University(ITU), Turkey in 2009. After her PhD, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering Department, ITU. Her research interests include design, performance analysis and optimization of telecom networks.

Harpreet S. Dhillon Virginia Tech, USA

Harpreet S. Dhillon received the B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India, in 2008; the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2010; and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, TX, USA, in 2013. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, he joined Virginia Tech in August 2014, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. He has held summer internships at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Crawford Hill, NJ, USA; Samsung Research America in Richardson, TX, USA; Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, CA, USA; and Cercom, Politecnico di Torino in Italy.

Dr. Dhillon has been a co-author of five best paper award recipients: the 2016 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Heinrich Hertz Award, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2014 European Wireless Best Student Paper Award, and the 2013 IEEE International Conference in Communications (ICC) Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications Symposium. He is a recipient of the USC Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship, the 2013 UT Austin Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) leadership award, the UT Austin Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) Fellowship, and the 2008 Agilent Engineering and Technology Award. His research interests include communication theory, stochastic geometry, heterogeneous cellular networks, and energy harvesting communications.

Kaibin Huang The University of Hong Kong, China

Kaibin Huang received the B.Eng. (first-class hons.) and the M.Eng. from the National University of Singapore, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), all in electrical engineering. Since Jan. 2014, he has been an assistant professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. He used to be a faculty member in the Dept. of EEE at Yonsei University in S. Korea and currently with the department as an adjunct professor. His research interests focus on the analysis and design of wireless networks using stochastic geometry and multi-antenna techniques.

He frequently serves on the technical program committees of major IEEE conferences in wireless communications. He has been the technical chair/co-chair for the IEEE CTW 2013, the Comm. Theory Symp. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, and the Adv. Topics in Wireless Comm. Symp. of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2014 and has been the track chair/co-chair for IEEE PIMRC 2015, IEE VTC Spring 2013, Asilomar 2011 and IEEE WCNC 2011. Currently, he is an editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) series on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was also a guest editor for the JSAC special issues on communications powered by energy harvesting and an editor for IEEE/KICS Journal of Communication and Networks (2009-2015). He is an elected member of the SPCOM Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Dr. Huang received the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, Outstanding Teaching Award from Yonsei, Motorola Partnerships in Research Grant, the University Continuing Fellowship from UT Austin, and a Best Paper Award from IEEE GLOBECOM 2006.

Loutfi Nuaymi Télécom Bretagne, France

Loutfi Nuaymi is Associate Professor at IMT/Telecom Bretagne (previous name : ENST Bretagne), Rennes, France. He got his PhD in Telecommunication from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), now Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France in 2001. He has been teaching and doing research in wireless networks for more than twenty years. His fields of interest are radio resource management and energy-efficiency in wireless networks: UMTS, WiFi, WiMAX, LTE and 5G. He is the author of ‘WiMAX’, published by Wiley (January 2007) and many journal and conference papers. He contributed to many European and French collaborative projects and is now Work Package leader in Celtic SooGREEN.

TPC Members

Wessam Ajib (UQAM, Canada)
Erdal Arikan (Polaran and Bilkent University, Turkey)
Robert Bestak (CTU Prague, Czech Republic)
Tijani Chahed (IMT/TSP, France)
Alberto Conte (Nokia Bell Labs, France)
Marceau Coupechoux (Telecom ParisTech, France)
Lin Dai (City University of Hong Kong)
Gwenaelle Delsart (Orange Labs, France)
Azeddine Gati (Orange Labs, France)
Anastasios Giovanidis (CNRS and Sorbonne UPMC, France)
David Grace (university of York, UK)
Christophe Grangeat (Nokia Bell Labs, France)
Annie Gravey (Telecom Bretagne, France)
Deniz Gündüz (Imperial College London)
Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Vilho Jonsson (Tele 2, Sweden)
Markku Juntti (University of Oulu)
Jamil Y. Khan (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Mustafa Kishk (Virginia Tech)
Mika Lasanen (VTT, Finland)
Jonathan Lees (Cardiff University, UK)
Xiaojun Lin (Purdue University)
Hasna Louahlia-Gualous (Université de Caen, France)
Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Navid Nikaien (Eurecom, France)
Loutfi Nuaymi (Telecom Bretagne, France)
Afif Osseiran (Ericsson, Sweden)
Timothy O'Farrell (University of Sheffield, UK)
Ayfer Özgür (Stanford University)
Tony Quek (SUTD, Singapour)
Hans-Otto Scheck (NSN, Sweden)
Maria Sousa (Eurico Ferreira, Portugal)
Fernando J Velez, (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Wilfried Yoro (Orange Labs, France)
Xiangyun Zhou (The Australian National University)

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