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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol. 17)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 10-13
Alberto Conte , Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Michela Meo , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
ABSTRACT
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

A. Conte and M. Meo, "Sustainable Internet," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 10-13, 2013.
doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.14
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