Dina Šimunić (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dina Šimunić (Faculty of Electrical Engineering), Milica Pejanović-Đurišić (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro)
Introduction of modern “seamless” global wireless communications systems enabled an incredible step forward for the whole community. In Europe and the world the present mobile systems are representatives of 2G and 3G systems with all evolution phases toward 4G systems. Except the mobiles, there is a number of PCS, mobile data and WLAN standards and products that can be classified as, e.g., 2G wireless systems. The complexity of wireless networks requires a careful engineering design, especially related to bandwidth and energy efficiency, which finally result in energy consumption efficiency. Energy efficiency is getting more and more on importance, due to increasing penetration of various wireless systems in different battery-oriented applications, as well as due to the more conscious global view on the need for „Greening the Earth“. The field of possibilities for creative design of „green systems“ is opened by complexity of wireless networks and thus by a number of trade-offs available to the designer of energy-aware systems. Actually, the physical elements of the system, the various layers of the protocol stack, and the operational environment are interactive elements, which provide possibilities for meaningful eco-design of wireless systems. Thus, it is of utmost importance to be aware of the existing legislation acts and those to be developed. Finally, we have to be aware that eco-design of wireless communications systems is necessary not only due to energy saving of the wireless systems, but also due to adequate engineering energy approach to many other fields of human activities (e.g., smart grids etc).
The eco-design encompasses much more than just energy efficiency of wireless networks and their applications. Nowadays, sustainability is widely proclaimed a high-level desideratum and hence a top priority of public policies and corporate strategies. However, sustainability is still mostly equated to greening, thus the expected role of ICT being assigned to applications specifically targeting eco-efficiency in the digital economy..
The track aims to attract original contributions, of conceptual and operational relevance, addressing open issues of the research agenda on a green sustainable economy worldwide, with a view to the specificity of the South-Eastern European region; cross-country, comparative analyses, and inter-cultural approaches are encouraged.
The selected papers on the “green” topic will be published in Journal of Green Engineering.