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The First IEEE International Workshop on Green Standardizations and Industry Issues for ICT and Relevant Technologies (GSICT)
Organized in conjunction with IEEE Global Communications
Conference (GLOBECOM 2015)

6-10 December 2015

San Diego, CA, USA

Paper submission deadline is extended to July 15, 2015

Submissions at https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=20677

WiKi Call for Papers


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