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IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

Communication technologies continue to be a central element of the transition to smart, energy-efficient and sustainable lifestyles. Communications systems used in these applications often require novel solutions to not only meet unique sustainability requirements, but also to address the environmental impact of the communication technologies themselves. The energy requirements of communication systems are a burgeoning problem that is already straining operating budgets and attracting the attention of policy makers around the world.

The 2015 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm’15) is in its fifth year of providing a forum for research and technology development in the growing area of green communications and networking. IEEE OnlineGreenComm’15 encompasses both energy-efficient and sustainable communication technologies as well as various green applications addressed through novel communication solutions. Original, unpublished research paper submissions are solicited from industrial, academic, and other non-profit or public sector researchers reporting on substantial results on green communications and networking. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be archived through IEEE Xplore. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to those listed below.

Green Solutions for Communication Technologies
Energy-efficiency and/or greenhouse gas impact in:
  • Networking and protocols
  • Communication management
  • Multi-service architectures for network convergence and consolidation
  • Network architectures
  • Wired, fiber and optical networks
  • Wireless and cellular networks
  • Data center networks
  • Content delivery networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Software-defined networks (SDN)
  • Secure networking
  • Vehicular communication networks
  • Sensor and ad-hoc networks
  • Body area networks & wearable devices networking
  • Measurement & profiling
  • Low-power data processing
  • Deep-space communications
  • Quantum communications

Green Society Solutions based on Communication Technologies:
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Sensing
  • E-health
  • Energy-efficient buildings
  • Energy harvesting
  • Wireless information transfer
  • Industrial automation
  • Using big data towards a greener society
  • Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Sustainable communication platforms
  • Infrastructure for online education and remote teaching
  • Green crowdsourcing applications for mobile devices

Smart Grid Communications:
  • Advanced metering infrastructure and smart meter technologies
  • Wide-area monitoring and control
  • Demand-response management
  • Distributed generation and storage
  • Operations of renewable energy generation
  • Management & control of distributed energy storage
  • Grid-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid
  • Micro-grids
In addition, submissions about the relevant standardization efforts, field trials, and testbeds related to the previous topics are welcomed.

Technology research is expected to focus on high impact solutions addressing energy, greenhouse gas emissions, or other sustainability related problems. While submissions on energy efficiency improvements are encouraged, reports on efficiency improvements on other metrics must include a clearly articulated and substantial connection to energy or sustainability.

IEEE OnlineGreenComm is itself an experiment in green communications, implemented online through teleconferencing tools. Although online only, IEEEOnlineGreenComm is still a full-fledged IEEE ComSoc conference, adhering to the same high standards of IEEE ComSoc.

Streaming of conference sessions will be scheduled at different times of day in order to adequately serve all continents

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 Conference Proceedings (both regular technical papers and poster papers) and to be eligible for publication in the IEEE Xplore (only for regular technical papers), an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (IEEE member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented regular technical papers and poster papers will be published in the IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 Conference Proceedings, while only accepted and presented regular technical papers will submitted to IEEE Xplore.

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IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 Paper Submission Instructions
Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and Word formats (A4,US letter) are found at here: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. If Word template is chosen, the authors should transform the word file into a pdf format file. Only PDF files will be accepted, and all submissions must be done through EDAS at . We recommend to use the IEEE PDF eXpress service to check that your manuscript is compliant to IEEE Xplore before uploading it to EDAS. Note that the demo manuscripts will not be a formal publication to be published in IEEE Xplore®). Please, follow the instructions here.

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications Proceedings and IEEE Xplore® and EI-indexed:
  • An author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented online at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore;
  • The authors must sign the copyright form using the IEEE eCF procedure through the EDAS paper page.
SUBMIT NOW (Through EDAS) >>

General Co-Chairs
Dan Kilper, CIAN, University of Arizona, USA
Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Marco Ruffini, CONNECT, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Chenyang Yang, Beihang University, Beijing, China
F. Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada

Industrial Chair
Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia, Italy

Demonstration Session Chair
Falko Dressler, University of Paderborn, Germany

Publicity Co-Chairs
Konstantinos Ntontin, CTTC, Spain
Zahoor Khan, Dalhousie University, Canada
Yulong Zou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Publication Chair
Antonio De Domenico, CEA LETI, France

EDAS Chair
Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Web Design Chair
Rongpeng Li, Zhejiang University, China

Conference Organizer
Catherine Keogh, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 Author Instructions to Present

Instructions to Present
Thank you for being a part of IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015.

The following information is an outline of the session guidelines and requirements for the upcoming event. We are pleased to announce that the majority of this year's conference will be pre-recorded. This means presenters will be free to discuss their presentation's materials with viewers during the session. Pre-recorded sessions also allow for higher quality audio and video along with the opportunity for a more creative and engaging presentation.

General Video Presentation Requirements

A presentation recording is defined as a beginning to end screen capture of both your slides and demos (if applicable) along with an audio recording of your voice. You may record your presentation on your own.

Presenters can use a screen recorder program such as Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html) that creates professional content and is easy to operate. Camtasia offers a free trial that presenters could download, as well as step-by-step tutorials on the program.

If you do not have your own preferred recording program, or cannot use the free trial of Camtasia, you will need to use the option of IEEE recording the content via Cisco Webex. IEEE staff can assist you with your recording. Please contact David Stankiewicz (d.stankiewicz@ieee.org) if you need your presentation recorded for you. You must also submit a copy of your slide deck, your bio and your headshot to appear alongside your presentation.

When saving the files please include your name.
For example Stevenson_Bio.PDF or Zasuki_headshot.GIF

The following are the required file formats:
  • Presentations file formats: .MP4 or .FLV only
  • Biography and Slide Deck: .PDF
  • Headshot: .JPG .IMG .PNG .GIF

The length of your video depends on which category you are presenting in:
  • Regular papers: 20 minutes total, video should be 17 min.
  • Invited papers: 30 minutes total, video should be 25 min.
  • Tutorials: 45 minutes total, video should be 40 min.
  • Keynotes: 60 minutes total, video should be 50 min.

Please use the following Leapfile Instructions to put your materials into the queue for uploading to the virtual environmental platform:
  1. Access http://inxpo.leapfile.com
  2. Choose secure upload
  3. Enter boothsetup@inxpo.com as the email address
  4. Fill out the form
  5. Choose regular upload
After you have uploaded your files to Leapfile, please send an email to d.stankiewicz@ieee.org and jhawkins@inxpo.com confirming that you have uploaded your files.


Please refrain from lengthy bios as your introduction. A short personal introduction is encouraged, but we want the content to be the primary focus. Your bio will be readily available to all attendees throughout the event.

Always begin your presentation video with your title slide full screen for at least 3 seconds before you begin speaking. This is required for our play out functions to work properly. If you're having trouble getting started (the intro is always the hardest) a sample introduction might go something like this... "Hi my name is ________. Welcome to the "IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2015 conference". In this session we're going to cover_________."

Personal promotion and marketing is fine. It is perfectly acceptable for you to plug books, websites, organizations, companies, and any other projects you may be involved with however please do so at the end of the session.When ending your session keep it simple. "Thank you for watching" is very common. Also, allow a few seconds of silence before you stop recording.


  • Stand while you present since it gives your voice more energy. This will translate to a better and  much more engaging virtual conference presentation for your audience.
  • Do not speak in the same volume you normally would for a phone conversation.  Over-emote since presenting without an audience in front of you can dampen your delivery style.
  • When it makes sense, take advantage of opportunities to speak in the first person (using “we” instead of “you”). Putting yourself on the same side as your listeners, particularly with unfamiliar  audiences, can provide another point of connection.
  • Do not over answer questions. Answer briefly and if possible, check to see if you’re on target with  how you’ve addressed the question.
  • Reduce the number of words on your slides. Not showing every word you plan to say provides  you more flexibility, reduces audience distractions, and points attention toward your spoken  words.
  • Plan for people viewing the virtual conference in less than ideal conditions. Not every participant  will have a state-of-the-art screen, so account for a relatively low common denominator. To  prepare, print your slides 9 to a page. If you can’t read them at that resolution without squinting,  don’t expect your viewers will be able to either.
  • Cover the headline on each PowerPoint slide and ask, “Can the audience get my point from the  slide’s content?” Next, cover the content and ask, “Can the audience get my point from the  headline?” Then determine, “Is the point consistent for both the headline and the content?”  The right answer to all these questions is “Yes,” if you’re slide is a strong one.
  • A great way to practice for your virtual conference presentation is to record your presentation and  listen to it. Hearing what is and is not working will help you deliver a more effective virtual  conference presentation.
Here are some videos that give tips as well as some creative ideas to assist you in presenting the best video possible:

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Paper Submission Deadline:
  July 20, 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification:
  September 10, 2015
Camera Ready Version Due:
  September 29, 2015
Conference Dates:
  November 10-12, 2015
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