The goal of Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), IEEE Communications Society, is to provide a platform for its members, and the whole research, development, standardization, and service community of energy- and/or resource- efficient and/or environment-sustainable communications, computing, and relevant systems, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major research and development challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of energy-sustainable, resource-saving, and environment-friendly green communications and computing technologies. The areas this committee addresses are quite inter-disciplinary due to the inherent nature of the relevant green topics. This committee not only addresses greening communications, computing, and relevant systems but also investigate using communications, computing, and relevant systems to achieve green objectives for the sustainable world.

The research fields covered by this technical committee include all aspects of green communications and computing related research and development issues, such as green fixed access communications and networking, green optical communications and networking, green wireless access networks, green cellular base stations, green circuits, devices and terminals, software for green communications, computing, and relevant systems. hierarchical and distributed techniques for energy distribution and management, energy harvesting, novel network concepts and architectures lowering the overall footprint of ICT (such as compressed sensing, network coding and interference alignment, and so on), green ad hoc and sensor networks, green cognitive communications and computing, energy-efficient smart home networking, green smart grid communications, green cloud computing and data centers, electromagnetic pollution mitigation, advanced signal processing techniques for energy-efficient transmission systems, resource-efficient cross-layer optimization methods, and opportunistic spectrum sharing without causing harmful interference pollution, and so on. This committee not only addresses technical issues for green communications and computing but also concerns relevant social and economic issues for green communications, computing, and relevant systems. This committee will also carry out assessment of the environment footprint of individual communication devices, measurements, monitoring, trials, prototype and test-beds implementations, standardization activities, green services, green businesses, and economic “greener” initiatives.

The committee sponsors and promotes technical publications, conferences, symposia, workshops, tutorials, student activities, standardizations, and other related activities in the areas of green communications, computing, and relevant systems. The committee also assumes proactive duty to nominate suitable candidates for the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE awards, propose distinguished lecturer candidates, recommend editors to journals, attend seminars, endorse deserving candidates for the election to IEEE Senior Member and Fellow grade, and make contributions to standards in an organized form.

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