San Diego Convention Center
Saifuddin Faruk, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Naveena Genay, Orange Labs, France
Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Ting Wang, NEC Labs, USA
Green ICT: Are next-generation telecommunication systems "green" enough? On a global scale, ICT power consumption equals about 5% of the global energy consumption, and this percentage is increasing over time. For example, it is estimated that the power consumption of optical transport infrastructure in telecommunication providers increases by about 12% per year.
ICT for Green Transformation: The massive utilization of ICT, encompassing data center networks, holds the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various sectors, as exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic with lockdowns resulting in decreased emissions, notably in the transportation sector. For instance, expanding fiber-optic connectivity to every corner and facet of our digital landscape might enable vertical sectors, including those reliant on data center networks, to transition to more eco-friendly practices. The Symposium will not only explore how ICT, encompassing data center networks, can contribute to reducing GHG emissions but also delve into the energy efficiency methodologies and strategies for carbon footprint reduction and carbon footprint improvement that have been implemented by vendors and operators within the ICT industry.