Energy challenges for ICT

Fagas, G., Gallagher, J. P., Luca, G. and Paul, D. J. (2017) Energy challenges for ICT. In: Fagas, G., Gammaitoni, L., Gallagher, J. P. and Paul, D. J. (eds.) ICT - Energy Concepts for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. Intech, pp. 1-36. ISBN 9789535130116 (doi:10.5772/66678)

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Abstract

The energy consumption from the expanding use of information and communications technology (ICT) is unsustainable with present drivers, and it will impact heavily on the future climate change. However, ICT devices have the potential to contribute signi - cantly to the reduction of CO2 emission and enhance resource e ciency in other sectors, e.g., transportation (through intelligent transportation and advanced driver assistance systems and self-driving vehicles), heating (through smart building control), and manu- facturing (through digital automation based on smart autonomous sensors). To address the energy sustainability of ICT and capture the full potential of ICT in resource e - ciency, a multidisciplinary ICT-energy community needs to be brought together cover- ing devices, microarchitectures, ultra large-scale integration (ULSI), high-performance computing (HPC), energy harvesting, energy storage, system design, embedded sys- tems, e cient electronics, static analysis, and computation. In this chapter, we introduce challenges and opportunities in this emerging eld and a common framework to strive towards energy-sustainable ICT.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Professor Douglas
Authors: Fagas, G., Gallagher, J. P., Luca, G., and Paul, D. J.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Research Group:Semiconductor Devices
Publisher:Intech
ISBN:9789535130116

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
629561ICT-EnergyDouglas PaulEuropean Commission (EC)611004ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG