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9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

December 12–14, 2012 | Beijing, People's Republic of China

Workshop on Green and Ubiquitous Communications Exploiting Traffic Characteristics and User Patterns



The traditional protocol and algorithm design and development in wireless networks is towards maximization of the performance observed by the end-user, in terms of perceived throughput, delay, quality of service (QoS), etc. This trend does not consider the power consumed by wireless devices and networks which creates a gap between the energy a wireless network needs to operate and the battery capacity of the wireless devices. Hence, the requirement of Energy-Efficient design appears as an extremely important property of new protocols for wireless networks with battery-powered mobile nodes. Moreover, Energy-Efficiency is the tool to realize the vision of green communications, which are deemed important these days due to the increasing share of wireless systems of the total energy expended in communications and networking systems. Due to social nature and habits of human-being, users close in vicinity (e.g., the coverage of several base stations) will have similar habits, behavior and mobility rules. For a given geographical area and a certain time period, group users/subscribers will probably request the same traffics, thus the system can uniformly transmit the traffic to all the users through multicasting instead of unicasting and more energy will be saved. In this way, the user behavior/pattern and traffic variations can be used as the basis for the design of green communication system. The workshop “Energy Efficient Design and Green Communications Exploiting Traffic Characteristics and User Patterns” is devoted to recent advances on the research and study in wireless communications systems and networks. The workshop will be held on December 13, 2012 in Beijing, China.


We are seeking papers that present original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of energy-efficient design and green communications in wireless networks. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic modeling for energy saving in wireless networks
  • User behavior and user pattern modeling
  • Adaptive transmission mode design for energy efficient design
  • Optimization of small cells in Heterogeneous networks based on traffic characteristics
  • Energy efficient cell deployment in HetNet
  • User convergence for energy saving in cellular systems
  • Quality of Experience and green communications
  • Energy-efficient design for Cross-layer optimization
  • Cooperative and cognitive communications for Energy-Efficiency (EE)
  • Spectrum sensing and green communications

Any other papers related to energy efficient design, as well as green communications exploiting traffic characteristics and user patterns in wireless networks are all welcome.

Submission instructions

Paper submission will be handled electronically (see the instructions). Authors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. Papers must not exceed 12 pages single column (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 10 points.


Papers will be rigorously reviewed by the international technical program committee. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) series.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 15 September 2012 Notification of acceptance: 15th October 2012 Camera-ready paper due: 10th November 2012 Workshop date: 13th December 2012