GlobalSIP 2018:

Green Communications and Networking

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Industry and governments globally are committing greater resources to develop new technologies as part of the overall green strategies against climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Given the dominance of electricity consumption in ICT sector’s GHG footprint, it is imperative to focus on energy efficiency and to utilize as much renewable power sources as possible. Moreover, green communications and networking technologies play another direct role in facilitating low GHG emissions of other industries, such as electricity grid, transport, buildings, manufacturing, etc. This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss state-of –the-art developments and open research problems.

Distinguished Symposium Talk

Chih-Lin I Photo

Chih-Lin I

China Mobile

5G's Green Journey and More

Deploying and operating the world’s largest mobile network with efficiency in mind has been an ongoing pursuit of China Mobile through each and every generation. This talk will give an overview of its Green Action program that has led to the greenest 4G network from the first day of its deployment, and the world’s first multi-radio access technology, multi-vendor plug-and-play energy saving solution. In addition, it will highlight China Mobile’s 5G R&D themes (Green & Soft) that led to an end-to-end Soft 5G architecture and how this has been reflected in the 5G NR specifications. The journey began with multiple initiatives to "Rethink the Fundamentals." Now, a pursuit of "Open & Smart" themes of future wireless communication systems will be discussed. "Open" embraces open architecture, open interface, white-box hardware, and open source, while "Smart" refers to embedded intelligence in the radio access with wireless big data and machine learning. Preliminary exploration of artificial intelligence and its associated reference architecture will be introduced. The progression from "Green & Soft" to "Open & Smart" is expected to bring forth the necessary transformation of our ecosystem.

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Transactions on Communications Stephen O. Rice Best Paper Award, the IEEE Communications Magazine Fred W. Ellersick Prize Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks. In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices, green energy, and wireless big data for network embedded intelligence. She has led the launch of Wireless AI Alliance (WAIA) and O-RAN (Open RAN) Alliance. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of WAIA Executive Committee, the Chair of O-RAN TSC, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G Initiative, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around "From Green & Soft to Open & Smart."


Wednesday, November 28
09:40 - 10:40
DL DL-GCN.1: Chih-Lin I: "5G's Green Journey and More"
11:00 - 12:30
GCN-L.1: Energy Harvesting
14:00 - 15:30
GCN-L.2: Energy Efficiency in Massive MIMO
15:50 - 17:20
GCN-L.3: Signal and Information Processing for Energy Efficiency

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

Technical Program Chairs

Submissions are welcome on topics including:

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 4 pages for technical content including figures and possible references, and with one additional optional 5th page containing only references) and extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, for paper-less industry presentations and Ongoing Work presentations).. Manuscripts should be original (not submitted/published anywhere else) and written in accordance with the standard IEEE double-column paper template. Accepted full-length papers will be indexed on IEEE Xplore. Accepted abstracts will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore, however the abstracts and/or the presentations will be included in the IEEE SPS SigPort. Accepted papers and abstracts will be scheduled in lecture and poster sessions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineJune 17, 2018 June 29, 2018
Review Results AnnouncedSeptember 7, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers DueSeptember 24, 2018
November 5, 2018Hotel Room Reservation Deadline