I am delighted to announce that the 2018 International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks (Next-GWiN 2018) will take place from 17th to 18th September 2018 in the University of Sheffield, UK. The city of Sheffield, which is historically known for its steel manufacturing, is a vibrant city bustling with innovative manufacturing, financial, and service industries. As the UK's greenest city, it is the gateway to the famous Peak District - the UK's first National Park. This 2-day event includes keynote speeches, invited expert talks, panels, PhD student sessions, and demonstration. The conference will bring together a cross section of researchers, especially early career and PhD, interested in energy efficiency in future communications networks.
Professor Timothy O'Farrell, Conference Chair
5G is fast becoming a tangible technology with first deployments being prepared and the standard taking a clear shape. However, with new ambitious goals and high data rates of 5G, energy issues are now more important than ever.
Focusing on energy efficiency in 5G, Next-GWiN 2018 will bring together distinguished speakers, from various academic and industrial institutions, and practicing researchers. The workshop is targeted at novice and experienced researchers, PhD students, and R&D engineers from diverse fields with interests in energy efficient communications. Building on the experience of previous Next-GWiN conferences, our programme for Next-GWiN 2018 will continue to provide an in depth and rich exchange of research findings and views in what is a rapidly evolving field of research.
The two-day program comprises a combination of keynotes, invited talks, panel discussions, and a student session. Next-GWiN 2018 addresses research advances relevant to energy efficiency for next generation networks, as well as next generation networks for energy efficiency, with a primary emphasis on wireless networking. Focus is on the following cutting edge topics:
- Energy efficiency in 5G
- AI in wireless networks
- Green IoT
- Energy harvesting and wireless power transfer
- Connected and autonomous vehicles (Moving networks)
- New frontiers in green communications