First International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management


13-14 October, 2009

Athens, Greece

MONAMI 2009 Panel Session

Wednesday 14 October 2009, 14:00 - 15:30

Energy Efficiency in Mobile Multiaccess Networks

Abstract-Climate change and reducing the carbon footprint of all human activities are currently a megatrend in politics and technology. While it is true that ICT contributes an increasing part to global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, on the other hand, ICT can be leveraged to reduce the impact of other industries in climate change through the adoption of modern technologies and applications, such as, teleconferencing, remote monitoring, improved logistics and supply chains, and eLearning. According to estimates, "the Internet" may by consuming more than 900 TWh annually. The total electricity use for servers world-wide in 2005, including cooling and auxiliary equipment, was roughly 123 TWh, while direct electricity consumption was 61 TWh. Previous efforts to improve energy efficiency focused on different network architecture components, aiming in particular at increasing the operational time of battery-powered devices. Today, however, industry and academia are taking a more holistic approach and, as a result, "Green ICT" has emerged as an important area in research, development, and deployment of telecommunication networks. The panelists will start the discussion on this important topic with three introductory presentations on trends in Green ICT, focusing on mobile and wireless communications. After that, there will be time for an extended discussion with the audience.


Symeon Papavassiliou
National Technical University of Athens, Greece


Oliver Blume
Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Kostas Pentikousis
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Charalabos Skianis
University of Aegean, Greece

Speaker Biographies:

Oliver Blume studied physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and holds a Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (2000). He is working at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Stuttgart (formerly Alcatel Research & Innovation) as Senior Research Engineer in the Radio System Optimization department. Oliver has been working in the area of Integrated Optics and optical communication systems and since 2003 in the area of wireless communications. His research interests are in wireless communications, multi-radio resource management, and IP mobility protocols. Currently he is engaged in research on energy efficiency of radio communication systems. He participated in several EU and national research projects, like Ambient Networks, Wigwam and ScaleNet. Currently he is preparing the EU-FP7 project EARTH on Energy Efficiency, which is led by Alcatel-Lucent and will start in the beginning of 2009. He has published numerous papers both from Bell-Labs and from cooperative projects. In 2009 he has been appointed as member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy (ALTA).

Kostas Pentikousis is a Senior Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He studied computer science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.Sc. 1996) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (M.Sc. 2000, Ph.D.2004). Dr Pentikousis has published extensively in different areas of computer science and is currently working on information-centric networking concepts and systems. He is particularly interested in energy-efficient future Internet architectures designed for mobility and multiaccess.

Charalabos Skianis (Senior Member IEEE) is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Systems at the University of the Aegean in Samos, Greece. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science, University of Bradford, United Kingdom and a BSc in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Patras, Greece. His work is published in journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters and has also been presented in numerous conferences and workshops. He acts within Technical Program and Organizing Committees for numerous conferences and workshops (e.g., IFIP Networking 2006, IEEE Globecom 2006, IEEE ICC 2006) and as a Guest Editor for scientific journals (e.g., IEEE Networks magazine). He is at the editorial board of journals (e.g., IEEE Wireless Communications), a member of pronounced professional societies (senior member of IEEE) and an active reviewer for several scientific journals. He is an active member of several Technical Committees within the IEEE ComSoc [TC CSIM-vice chair; TC ComSoft; TC II], and member of IEEE BTS; IEEE TVT and IEEE CS. He is currently a Technical Manager for FP7-ICT VITAL++ and a partner representative for FP7-ICT HURRICANE.