At the GRASNET workshop in Doha (left to right): Prof. Eduard Jorswieck (Technical University Dresden, Germany), Prof. Stefano Buzzi (University of Cassino and Lazio, Italy), Dr. Markus Gruber (Nokia, Bell labs, Germany), Dr Majid Butt (Connect Centre, Trinity College Dublin).
Connect’s Dr Majid Butt was the Chair of a number of sessions at the GRASNET workshop on Green and Sustainable 5G Wireless Networks at the recent IEEE Wireless Communications and Networks Conference in Doha, Qatar. The conference describes itself as the world’s “premier wireless event” and gathers industry professionals, academics, and representatives of government agencies and other institutions to exchange information and ideas on the advancement of wireless communications and networking technology.
The GRASNET workshop focused in particular on managing the energy consumption of wireless networks.
“The workshop covered issues related to green communication and explored sustainability aspects of wireless communication and networks,” Majid explained. “There were six excellent peer reviewed papers and three top-class keynote speakers: Prof. Sennur Ulukus (University of Maryland, USA), Prof. Stefano Buzzi (University of Cassino and Lazio, Italy) and Dr. Markus Gruber (Nokia, Bell labs).
“The workshop attracted a very good response from the audience and was a great success.”
The workshop received technical support from the IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing.
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