SIG on Green Communications and Computing against Pandemics

 
Chair Sudip Misra IIT Kharagpur, India
Vice-Chair Yin Zhang University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Vice-Chair Sasitharan Balasubramaniam TSSG (The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group), Waterford, Ireland
Vice-Chair Jaime Lloret Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Advisor Shiwen Mao Auburn University, USA

Scope and Objectives

The rising trend of the sudden onslaught of pandemics across the globe has been devastating. It has affected the regular businesses, livelihoods, various professions, and severely strained global economies. The appearance of SARS, Ebola, COVID, and other such virulent strains have been quite difficult to contain and proved to be quite infectious. The repercussions of pandemics have raised questions on the global preparedness of the scientific community in detecting, identifying, and mitigating the effects of these pandemics. The varying nature of these pandemics and the specific requirements for managing these require robust solutions. As the present-day world is massively interconnected by digital means, the timely flow of appropriate information and data is a crucial factor in alerting, detecting, monitoring, and controlling the spread of such diseases. The various technological developments in communications, computing, and networking have the potential to mitigate the effects of such pandemics. These technological challenges can be easily handled by the global scientific community, especially the ones working on computing, communications, and networking.

The SIGGCCP aims to amalgamate the global scientific efforts in accessing the readiness of the scientific computing, communications, and networking community in handling challenges arising out of global pandemics. This will also act as a forum for discussing ideas and opportunities to mitigate the effects of such pandemics and envision new technological focus areas, which may very well become the new normal in the near future. The scope of SIGGCCP is focused on, but not limited to the following:

  • Green communication architectures, networks, protocols, and systems for pandemic detection and tracking.
  • Green cloud/fog/edge computing architectures, networks, protocols, and systems for pandemic detection and tracking.
  • Green energy-efficient architectures, networks, protocols, and systems for pandemic detection and tracking.
  • Green networking architectures, networks, protocols, and systems for pandemic detection.
  • Greening smart AI/ML solutions for pandemic detection and tracking at the Edge.
  • Greening distributed and networked AI/ML solutions for pandemic tracking.
  • Green Big-data solutions for pandemic detection and its progression.
  • Green solutions and protocols for social distance sensing and tracking.
  • Energy-harvesting and self-sustaining solutions and protocols for social distance sensing and tracking.
  • Green computing and networking solutions for pandemic-proofing education.
  • Green computing and networking solutions for pandemic-proofing industries and businesses.
  • Green computing and networking solutions for pandemic-proofing transportation.
  • Low-energy edge interface for detection through Bio-inspired/Bio-mimicry/Bio-electronics techniques.
  • Green network deployments for monitoring, detection, and tracking of pandemic in animals and live-stocks.