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International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems


Special Issue on: "Energy-Efficient Communications for High-Performance Distributed Systems"

Guest Editors:
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Samee U. Khan, North Dakota State University, USA

In pursuit of a wider bandwidth and higher communication efficiency, traditional buses are being replaced by innovative communication fabrics as the principal interconnect. However, these interconnection networks consume a significant portion of the total system energy. It has been reported in most systems up to 35% of energy is consumed by the interconnection networks. Thus, we must develop innovative and effective solutions that can reduce power consumption for the interconnection networks for high-performance systems.

Subject Coverage
The special issue will primarily encompass theoretical and practical solutions for energy-efficient communications for high-performance distributed systems. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Voltage and frequency scaled networks
  • Energy-efficient communication protocols
  • Switching and routing protocols
  • Hardware solutions for achieving energy efficiency in large-scale networked systems
  • Application specific communication protocols for emerging distributed systems paradigms
  • Multi-objective optimisation procedures for achieving high-throughput for energy-efficient systems
  • Cross layer protocol design aiming at energy efficient solutions
  • Network models and simulation modules/tools for energy efficient solutions
  • Virtualisation techniques for energy efficiency
  • Remote waking up techniques, protocols and strategies
  • Energy consumption surveys for network elements
  • Holistic models for energy efficient computing

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper submission: 1 December, 2009

Initial notification: 1 February, 2010

Rebuttal submission: 1 March, 2010

Final notification: 15 April, 2010