This book gives a comprehensive guide on the fundamental concepts, applications, algorithms, protocols, new trends and challenges, and research results in the area of Green Information and Communications Systems. It is an invaluable resource giving knowledge on the core and specialized issues in the field, making it highly suitable for both the new and experienced researcher in this area.

Key Features:

  • Core research topics of green information and communication systems are covered from a network design perspective, giving both theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Provides a unified covering of otherwise disperse selected topics on green computing, information, communication and networking
  • Includes a set of downloadable PowerPoint slides and glossary of terms for each chapter
  • A ‘whose-who’ of international contributors
  • Extensive bibliography for enhancing further knowledge

Coverage includes:

  • Smart grid technologies and communications
  • Spectrum management
  • Cognitive and autonomous radio systems
  • Computing and communication architectures
  • Data centres
  • Distributed networking
  • Cloud computing
  • Next generation wireless communication systems
  • 4G access networking
  • Optical core networks
  • Cooperation transmission
  • Security and privacy

Key Features

  • Core research topics of green information and communication systems are covered from a network design perspective, giving both a theoretical and practical perspective
  • A ‘whose-who’ of international contributors
  • Extensive bibliography for enhancing further knowledge


Practitioners and researchers working in the areas of green communications, green computing, green networking, and green innovative applications. University graduates and senior undergraduates.

Table of Contents



Overview and Goals

Organization and Features

Target Audience


About the Editors


Part I Green Communications

Chapter 1. Cognitive Strategies for Green Two-Tier Cellular Networks: A Critical Overview

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Spectrum Awareness and Victim Detection

1.3 Dynamic Radio Resource Management

1.4 Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

1.5 Green Cognitive Femtocell Networks

1.6 Conclusions and Future Lines of Research


Chapter 2. A Survey of Contemporary Technologies for Smart Home Energy Management

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Background On Demand Response (DR) and Demand-Side Management (DSM) Programs

2.3 HAN Communications and Network Technologies

2.4 HEM Hardware

2.5 System Architecture and Challenges in Designing Future HEMs

2.6 Conclusions


Chapter 3. Embedded Computing in the Emerging Smart Grid

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Overview of Smart Grid Features and Applications

3.3 State-of-the-ART Processors

3.4 Processor Design Methodology

3.5 Open Research Questions


Chapter 4. IEEE 802.15.4 Based Wireless Sensor Network Design for Smart Grid Communications

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Role of WSN in Smart Grid Communications

4.3 The IEEE 802.15 Technologies: Wireless Personal Area Networks

4.4 Research Efforts on the Legacy IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Personal Area Network

4.5 Conclusion


Chapter 5. Smart Grid Communications Networks: Wireless Technologies, Protocols, Issues, and Standards

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Smart Grid Communications Network (SGCN)

5.3 Wireless Communications Technologies for SGCN

5.4 Wireless Networking in NAN

5.5 Smart Grid Standards



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About the authors

Mohammad Obaidat

Prof. Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/ scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently a full Professor of Computer Science at Monmouth University, NJ, USA. Among his previous positions are Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University and a faculty member at the City University of New York. He has received extensive research funding and has published over Ten (10) books and over Five hundred (500) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on three more books. Professor Obaidat has served as a consultant for several corporations and organizations worldwide. Mohammad is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, the FTRA Journal of Convergence and the KSIP Journal of Information Processing. He served as an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2007-2010. Between 1991-2006, he served as a Technical Editor and an Area Editor of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulations (SCS) International, TSCS. He also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Simulation. He is now an editor of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal, Journal of Networks, International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, IJITCC, Inderscience. He served on the International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, IGI-global. Prod. Obaidat is an associate editor/ editorial board member of seven other refereed scholarly journals including two IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Kluwer Journal of Supercomputing, SCS Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulati

Affiliations and Expertise

Monmouth University, USA

Alagan Anpalagan

Prof. Alagan Anpalagan received the B.A.Sc. (H), M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University in 2001 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2010. He served the department as Graduate Program Director (2004-09) and the Interim Electrical Engineering Program Director (2009-10). During his sabbatical (2010-11), he was a Visiting Professor at Asian Institute of Technology and Visiting Researcher at Kyoto University. Dr. Anpalagan’s industrial experience includes working at Bell Mobility on 1xRTT system deployment studies (2001), at Nortel Networks on SECORE R&D projects (1997) and at IBM Canada as IIP Intern (1994). Dr. Anpalagan directs a research group working on radio resource management (RRM) and radio access & networking (RAN) areas within the WINCORE Lab. His current research interests include cognitive radio resource allocation and management, wireless cross layer design and optimization, collaborative communication, green communications technologies and QoE-aware femtocells. Dr. Anpalagan serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (2012-), IEEE Communications Letters (2010-) and Springer Wireless Personal Communications (2009-), and past Editor for EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking (2004-2009). He also served as EURASIP Guest Editor for two special issues in Radio Resource Management in 3G+ Systems (2006) and Fairness in Radio Resource Management for Wireless Networks (2008). Dr. Anpalagan served as TPC Co-Chair of: IEEE WPMC’12 Wireless Networks, IEEE PIMRC’11 Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management, IEEE IWCMC’11 Workshop on Cooperative and Cognitive Networks, IEEE CCECE’04/08 and WirelessCom’05 Symposium on Radio Resource Management. Dr. Anpalagan served as IEEE Toronto Section Chair (2006-07), ComSoc Toronto Chapter Chair (2004-05), Chair of IEEE Canada Professional

Affiliations and Expertise

Ryerson University, Canada

Isaac Woungang

Dr. Isaac Woungang received his M.S. & Ph. D degrees, all in Mathematics, from the Université de la Méditerranée-Aix Marseille II, France, and Université du Sud, Toulon & Var, France, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. In 1999, he received a M.S degree from the INRS-Materials and Telecommunications, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a software engineer at Nortel Networks. Since 2002, he has been with Ryerson University, where he is now an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Coordinator of the Distributed Applications and Broadband (DABNEL) Lab at Ryerson University. During his sabbatical (2008-09), he was a Visiting Professor at National Ilan University, Taiwan. His current research interests include network resource allocation and management, green communications technologies, network security, computer communication networks, and mobile communication systems. Dr. Woungang has published six (6) book chapters and over seventy (70) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on two more books. Dr. Woungang serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Inderscience, U.K, and the International Journal of Information and Coding Theory (IJICoT), Inderscience, U.K, as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS), Wiley, the Computers & Electrical Engineering (C&EE), An International Journal, Elsevier, as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wireless Networks & Broadcasting Technologies (IGI Global), as Associate Editor of the Journal of Convergence (FTRA,, as Associate Editor of the Human-centric computing and Information Sciences, Springer. He also served as Guest Editor for several special issues with several journals such as IET Information Security, International Journal of Internet Protocol

Affiliations and Expertise

Ryerson University, Canada