Keynote Speech

Green Networking Technologies for a Sustainable Future Internet

  • Abstract
  • Once limited mainly to data centers and mobile networking, the issue of energy-efficiency is rapidly becoming a must also in the fixed transport and access networks. Besides the widespread sensitivity to ecological issues, such interest also stems from economic needs, since both energy costs and electrical requirements of telcos' and Internet Service Providers' infrastructures around the world have shown a continuously growing trend in the past years. Starting from recent data in telcos' power consumption and projected trends, the talk outlines the main reasons for "going green" in the Future Internet, presents a taxonomy of current approaches to green optimization and performance tradeoffs at the device and network level, and examines the potential gain margins in energy efficiency.

  • Bio
  • Franco Davoli received the "laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering in 1975 from the University of Genoa, Italy. Since 1990 he has been Full Professor of Telecommunication Networks at the University of Genoa, at the Department of Communications, Computer and Systems Science (DIST). His current research interests are in dynamic resource allocation in multiservice networks, wireless mobile and satellite networks, multimedia communications and services in distributed computing environments, and energy-efficient networking. He has co-authored over 300 scientific publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. In 2004 and 2011 he was the recipient of an Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, as Visiting Professor. He has been Principal Investigator in a large number of research projects and has served in several positions in the Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), an independent research organization joining 37 universities all over Italy. He was one of the founders of the CNIT National Laboratory for Multimedia Communications in Naples, Italy, which he led for the term 2003-2004, and Vice-President of the CNIT Management Board for the term 2005-2007. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.