[CLOSED] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Green ICT
IT Professional seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 20 January 2023
Submissions Due: 20 January 2023
Publication: July/August 2023
Information and Computational Technology (ICT) exceeds the aviation industry in carbon release. ICT is suspected of contributing somewhere between 2% and 4% of global carbon release, mostly through energy consumption. In some of the worst the worst cases:
Electricity used for U.S. servers and data centers creates 35.9 million metric tons CO₂ annually.
One ton of printed circuit boards has a higher concentration of precious metals than one ton of mined ore.
The Digiconomist’s Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index estimated that one bitcoin transaction takes 1,449 kWh to complete, or the equivalent of approximately 50 days of power for the average US household. There are on average 300k bitcoin transactions per day. Likewise, an analysis of 8,000 transactions from the NFT platform SuperRare suggested that an average NFT consumes 340 kWh of energy.
In some jurisdictions, formal regulatory actions have been initiated by regulators against some energy intensive uses of ICTs. For instance, regulators in China and Kosovo have banned Bitcoin mining. Bitcoin mining’s high energy consumption and negative environmental impact have been key reasons.
On the other hand, ICT offers the potential to be part of the solution through improved monitoring, design and efficiency. Thus, this call seeks papers dealing with both the cup half empty cup and the cup half full when it comes to green computing. The following topics are applicable, but only suggestive of the wide range of innovative topics that touch on the future of green computing
Economics of Green Computing
Governance and standardization strategies for reduced computational energy consumption
Advances in climate and impact Modeling
Role of technology in climate education
Best practices for energy management while using PCs
Algorithms designs to avoid high energy consumption
Virtualization as an energy saving strategy
Alternative approaches to overcome blockchain mining
Energy advantages of smart technology at scale (e.g. energy efficient smart cities)
Remote sensing of water quality, biomass and other indications as predictive measures
Adaptive computer-aided design approaches, including quantum computing, to enhance carbon capture
Green strategies for applied:
Green 5G and 6G technologies
Green mobile applications
Green cognitive radio networks
Communication solutions for green buildings
Power consumption and cost models of networking infrastructure
Power consumption measurements and energy profiling of communication networks
Increasingly efficient battery technology for energy storage
Efficient and secure SCADA systems
Smart Power Grids
Energy Efficient Server Farms
Reducing cooling requirements
Enlightened used digital component recovery and reuse
Advanced chip designs designed to reduce energy consumption
Green Quantum computing
Impact of batteries in the environments
Impact of electronic in the environments
Battery and disposal process
Impact of electronic waste in the future
Political and Social Discourses Around Green ICT
Cultural orientation towards Green ICT
Environmental activism and Green ICT
Legal and regulatory response to ICTs’ carbon footprint and Green ICT
Key argumentations provided by different stakeholders such as crypto enthusiasts. policy-making agencies, international development organizations, environmental activists, consumers and corporations regarding ICTs’ carbon footprint and Green ICT
For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit IT Professional‘s Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.