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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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  • Innovative Ways We Could Be Recharging Our Devices July 19, 2016
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  • Global Green ICT Update: Asia-Pacific July 19, 2016
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  • "Energy Harvesting" Powers Small Wireless Devices July 18, 2016
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  • Mobile Devices Are Driving the Cloud's Growth July 11, 2016
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  • Distributed Servers Could Become 'Data Furnaces' July 8, 2016
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  • GreenICT Awareness Among African Students - Critical for Sustainable ICT4D May 23, 2016
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  • Akamai's Green ICT Initiative May 17, 2016
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