Cost-effective and eco-friendly green routing using renewable energy

Seng Kyoun Jo*, Lin Wang, Jussi Kangasharju, Max Muehlhaeuser

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Abstract

While communication technologies are evolving rapidly, there is still the nontrivial matter of a communication systems being green. Although some energy-aware solutions have been proposed for the telecommunications sector, they are not designed with the ultimate goal of being environment-friendly. In this paper, we investigate the problem of achieving energy efficiency in IP networks by taking into account not only the energy consumption of the network but also the impact of various energy sources, e.g., renewable energies. We propose a new green networking approach in which we classify network nodes into clusters and select one header node in each cluster according to the generation cost and the carbon emission per unit of energy. We develop a routing scheme using IP routing only on header nodes and conducting packet forwarding using a carefully designed identifier on other nodes to achieve a greener communication system. We validate our solution with a variety of simulations using real-world renewable energy statistics, and the results show that our approach is superior to other existing solutions, particularly in terms of energy and cost efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2018 - 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538651568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2018 - Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Duration: 30 Jul 20182 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2018
CountryChina
CityHangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Period30/07/182/08/18

Keywords

  • energy cost
  • Green network
  • green routing protocol
  • power consumption
  • renewable energy

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    Jo, S. K., Wang, L., Kangasharju, J., & Muehlhaeuser, M. (2018). Cost-effective and eco-friendly green routing using renewable energy. In ICCCN 2018 - 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks [8487403] (Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCCN.2018.8487403