History

The Roadmap of TCGCC

The History of TCGCC

TSCGCC (IEEE Technical SubCommittee on Green Communications & Computing) was the first established dedicated technical unit to green topics in IEEE Communications Society in 2011. In 2013, TSCGCC were officially elevated as TCGCC (IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing) by IEEE Communications Society. TSCGCC and TCGCC have been established and developed to timely respond to and actively support the needs of the field of green information and communications technologies. Since the mid of 2012, TSCGCC and TCGCC have been credited as the sole pioneer proposer and leading promoter of: IEEE Green Journals; Green Series of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC); Green Series of IEEE Communications Magazine.

TSCGCC (IEEE Technical SubCommittee on Green Communications & Computing)
TSCGCC was officially founded and approved by IEEE Communications Society in Dec. 2011. The Founding Executive Committee were established in Dec. 2011, and continued their service from Dec. 2011 to Dec. 2013:
  • Chair, Global and Asia Pacific: Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, China
  • Vice-Chair, Oceania: Rod Tucker, the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Vice-Chair, Europe: Stephen (Steve) McLaughlin, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Vice-Chair, North America: Yu Cheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Industrial Liaison: Chih-Lin I, China Mobile Communications Corpraton, China
  • Industrial Liaison: Daniel C. Kilper, University of Arizona, USA
  • Industrial Liaison: Juergen Quittek, NEC Europe in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Standard Liaison: Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, China
  • Advisor: Tariq Durrani, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Advisor: John Cioffi, Stanford University, USA
  • Advisor: Gee Rittenhouse, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Advisor: Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Advisor: Leonid Kazovsky, Stanford University, USA
  • TSCGCC Secretary: Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani, University of Leeds, UK, was appointed per request in April 2013.
SIG initiatives
In 2012, four Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were founded as the important components of TSCGCC.
  • IEEE SIG on Green Cellular Networks
    • Chair: Teng Joon Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Tony Q. S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Marios Kountouris, Supelec, France
    • Vice-Chair: Shuguang Cui, Texas A & M University, USA
    • Advisor: Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • IEEE SIG on Green Smart Grid Communications
    • Chair: F. Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
    • Vice-Chair: Yi Qian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    • Vice-Chair: Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo, Norway
    • Advisor: Victor C.M. Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • IEEE SIG on Green Data Center and Cloud Computing
    • Chair: Chuan Heng Foh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Joel Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
    • Vice-Chair: Debojyoti Dutta, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
    • Advisor: Fred Baker, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
    • Advisor: Rodney S Tucker, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Advisor: Moshe Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • IEEE SIG on Green Cognitive Communications and Computing Networks
    • Chair: Ekram Hossain, Dept. of ECE, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Vice-Chair: David Grace, The University of York, UK
    • Vice-Chair: Liqun Fu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Advisor: Ying Chang Liang, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore
In Jan. 2013, one more important SIG was founded.
  • IEEE SIG on Energy Harvesting Communications
    • Chair: Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical University, China
    • Vice-Chair: Chin Keong Ho, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Woon Hau Chin, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, UK
    • Advisor: Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
TCGCC(IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing)

TSCGCC was officially elevated as TCGCC(IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing) by IEEE Communications Society in Dec. 2013. During the transition period from Dec. 2013 to Jan. 12, 2015, the previous TSCGCC Executive Committee temporarily served for TCGCC.

Official TCGCC Executive Committee

An inaugural election of Vice-Chairs and Secretary for the transition from TSCGCC to TCGCC was held from Nov. 2014 to Jan. 11, 2015. As the election results, the first TCGCC Executive Committee started their service on Jan. 12, 2015, and terminated on March 23, 2017

  • Chair: Jinsong Wu, Universidad de Chile, China
  • Vice-Chair, Asia/Pacific: Chih-Lin I, China Mobile Research Institute, China
  • Vice-Chair, Americas: Fei Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
  • Vice-Chair, Europe/Africa: Chuan Heng Foh, University of Surrey, UK
  • Vice-Chair, Standards Activities: Shengjie Zhao, Tongji University, China
  • Secretary: Sumei Sun, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
The second TCGCC Executive Committee were established via official 2017 IEEE TCGCC Elections, and started their service on March 23, 2017.
  • Chair: Fei Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
  • Vice-Chair, Asia/Pacific: Song Guo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Vice-Chair, Americas: Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA
  • Vice-Chair, Europe/Africa: Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Vice-Chair, Standards Activities: RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Secretary: Feng Ye, University of Dayton, USA
  • Standard Liaison: RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The third TCGCC Executive Committee were established via official 2019 IEEE TCGCC Elections, and started their service on March 31, 2019.
  • Chair: Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Vice-Chair Americas: Feng Ye, University of Dayton, USA
  • Vice-Chair Asia/Pacific: Peter Chong, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
  • Vice-Chair Europe/Africa: Shahid Mumtaz, Instituto de TelecomunicaƧƵes, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Vice-Chair Standards Activities: RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Secretary: Kun Wang, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Standard Liaison: RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
SIG
IEEE SIG on Green Cellular Networks: In Dec 2014, the leadership team of IEEE SIG on Green Cellular Networks were updated due to the officer retirement of Teng Joon Lim who considered other workloads:
  • IEEE SIG on Green Cellular Networks
    • Chair: Rui Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Tony Q. S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    • Vice-Chair: Marios Kountouris, Supelec, France
    • Vice-Chair: Shuguang Cui, Texas A \& M University, USA
    • Vice-Chair: Rose Qingyang Hu, Utah State University, USA
    • Advisor: Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
In Nov 2015, Dr. Rui Zhang retired from his SIG Chair position, and the new Chair is Chin Keong Ho, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore.
IEEE SIG on Green Smart Grid Communications: In March 2015, the leadership team of IEEE SIG on Green Cellular Networks were updated due to the officer retirement of Fei Richard Yu who considered other workloads:
  • IEEE SIG on Green Smart Grid Communications
    • Chair: Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo, Norway,
    • Vice-Chair: Yi Qian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    • Vice-Chair: Melike Erol-Kantarci, Clarkson University, USA
    • Advisor: Victor C.M. Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada

IEEE SIG on Green Cognitive Communications and Computing Networks: The life time of SIG were from July 2012 to May 2015. The leadership team have retired now. The retired leadership team were:

  • Chair: Ekram Hossain, Dept. of ECE, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Vice-Chair: David Grace, The University of York, UK
  • Vice-Chair: Liqun Fu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Advisor: Ying Chang Liang, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore

This SIG have been replaced by a new SIG, IEEE SIG on Green and Sustainable Networking and Computing with Cognition and Cooperation with a new leadership team since June 2015. This SIG have been the continual effort of IEEE SIG on Green Cognitive Communications and Computing Networks since June 2015. The leadership team are
  • Chair: Lin Chen, Univ. Paris-Sud (UPSUD), France
  • Vice-Chair: Lingjie Duan, Singapore Univ. Technology & Design (SUTD), Singapore
  • Vice-Chair: Alagan Anpalagan, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Advisor: Ekram Hossain, Univ. Manitoba, Canada
  • Advisor: David Grace, Univ. York, U.K

IEEE SIG on Energy Harvesting Communications: The life time of SIG were from January 2013 to October 2015. The leadership team have retired now. This SIG have been replaced by IEEE SIG on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks. The retired leadership team were:

  • Chair: Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Vice-Chair: Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical University, China
  • Vice-Chair: Chin Keong Ho, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Vice-Chair: Woon Hau Chin, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, UK
  • Advisor: Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

IEEE SIG on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks: This SIG have been the continual effort of IEEE SIG on Energy Harvesting Communications since October 2015. The leadership team are

  • Chair: Xiangyun Zhou, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Vice-Chair: Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Vice-Chair: Kaibin Huang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Vice-Chair: Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London, UK
  • Advisor: Aylin Yener, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Advisor and Former Chair: Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Conferences effort

In IEEE ICC 2012 GITC meeting, TSCGCC, together with TAOS (Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems Technical Committee) and WTC(Wireless Communications Technical Committee), initiated to propose Green Symposia for IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM, and the results was to require the observation of a number of further Green Tracks to make sure the maturity and stability. Since 2012, TSCGCC and TCGCC have supported and promoted IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications. Since 2012, TSCGCC and TCGCC have supported and promoted IEEE International Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks & Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency. Since 2014, IEEE International Workshop on Next Generation Green ICT. Since 2013, TSCGCC and TCGCC have supported and promoted IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications.

Journal efforts

In the mid of 2012, TSCGCC also initiated the proposals of IEEE Green Journal and a Green Series in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), and those proposals actually were the pioneer efforts of IEEE Green Journal publications within the whole IEEE(certainly including ComSoc).

In the early stage (the mid of 2012), the title of IEEE Green Journal was IEEE Transactions on Green Communications, Computing, and Systems proposed by TSCGCC, which later were transformed into two separate efforts from the second half year of 2013 to the present.

– IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, led by ComSoc and supported by several other IEEE Societies.
– IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, led by IEEE Computer Society and supported by several other IEEE Societies.

Although the J-SAC Green Series proposal was discussed in 2012, ComSoc Publication Boards stated in 2012 that no publication spaces were available for J-SAC Green Series, and promised that ComSoc Publication Boards would inform the initial proposer of the J-SAC Green Series when publication spaces become available. The J-SAC Green Series finally became execution stage in 2014 and would start operations in 2015.

TSCGCC and TCGCC have also been the pioneer proposers and main promoters of Green Series for IEEE Communications Magazine.