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Jan.-Feb. 2013 (vol. 17 no. 1)
pp. 10-13
Alberto Conte, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Information and communications technology (ICT) is expected to play a major role in reducing worldwide energy requirements by optimizing energy generation, transportation, and consumption. Recent research, however, also reveals staggering facts about how ICT is becoming a major component of the energy consumption budget. Some projections indicate that next-generation Internet applications will require electricity in amounts that can't be generated or transported to major metropolitan areas. This special issue provides a snapshot of ongoing efforts toward a global solution to these urgent challenges that will lead, in the end, to a new energy-efficient and sustainable Internet.
Index Terms:
ICT,green,networking,sustainability,information and communications technology
Citation:
Alberto Conte, Michela Meo, "Sustainable Internet," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 10-13, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.14
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