CLEEN2022 Workshop

International Workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks

How cloudy and green will mobile network and services be?

In conjunction with PIMRC 2022, 12–15 September 2022, Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

This workshop explores novel concepts to allow for flexibly centralised radio access networks using cloud-processing based on open IT platforms, exploiting network virtualization and multi-access edge computing technologies that are recognized as key enablers for the definition of future 5G systems. The aim is to allow for a guaranteed high quality of experience for mobile access via efficient management of cloud resources and services, and to allow for a future network evolution focused on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: 17/06/2022 30/06/2022 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: >08/07/2022
Camera-Ready: 01/08/2022
Workshop: September 12th, 2022

CLEEN2022 workshop programme

The workshop is planned to be a half-day event. The CLEEN chairs as pleased to present the following (tentative) programme agenda (CET time):

Welcome and presentation by the workshop chair

Paper talk #1: “XR-Specific C-DRX Enhancement for UE Power Saving in 5G NR” (paper ID 1570824029), Sourav Dutta, Dibbendu Roy, Goutam Das

Industry Talk – Tuomas Niemela, Chief Architect, Edge Cloud Platforms, Nokia: “MEC and RIC integration: as industrial perspective and evolutionary view”.

Paper talk #2: “Enabling Application Relocation in ETSI MEC: A Container-Migration Approach” (paper ID 1570824791), Francesco Barbarulo, Carlo Puliafito, Antonio Virdis, Enzo Mingozzi

Keynote #1 – Erol Gelenbe, FIEEE FACM FIFIP, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences & CNRS Lab. I3S, Univ Cote d’Azur: “Optimizing the Environmental Impact of Networks, the Cloud and Edge”

Coffee Break

Keynote #2 – Paolo di Lorenzo (Univ. La Sapienza, ETSI RIS vice-chair): “Energy-efficient Edge Computing empowered by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”

Paper talk #3: “Robotic Aerial 6G Small Cells With Grasping End Effectors for mmWave Relay Backhauling” (paper ID 1570820756), Jongyul Lee, Vasilis Friderikos

Panel Discussion, moderated by Dario Sabella (Intel): “Challenges and Opportunities of Edge Cloud and Energy Efficiency Technologies”. Panelists: Erol Gelenbe, Emilio Calvanese, Tuomas Niemela, Zdenek Becvar, Paolo Di Lorenzo

Wrap-Up of the panel & Closing by the Workshop Chair

CLEEN2022 workshop organizing committee

General Chairs

  • Dario Sabella (INTEL, Italy)
  • Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA LETI, France)

TPC chair 

  • Miltiadis Filippou (Intel, Germany)

Publicity co-chairs

  • Pablo Serrano, UC3M, Spain
  • Zdenek Becvar (Technical University Prague, Prague)

Steering committee

  • Antonio De La Oliva, UC3M, Spain
  • Carlos J. Bernardo (UC3M)
  • Maurizio Mayer (AICT, Italy)
  • Chuan Heng Foh (University of Surrey, IEEE ComSoc TCGCC, UK)
  • Antonio Manzalini (TIM, Telecom Italia group, Italy, IEEE SDN chair)
  • Jinsong Wu (Universidad de Chile, IEEE ComSoc TCGCC, Chile)
  • Xavier Costa, NEC Eurolabs, Germany
  • Tao Chen, VTT, Finland

TPC members:

  • Zdenec Becvar, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Matthieu De Mari, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Marco di Girolamo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Romeo Giuliano, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi
  • Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow
  • Alain Mourad, InterDigital
  • Giovanni Nardini, University of Pisa
  • Miquel Payaró, CTTC
  • Jesus Perez Valero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Loreto Pescosolido, CNR – Italian National Research Council
  • Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology
  • Tapio Rautio, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson Research
  • Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa
  • Antonio Virdis, University of Pisa
  • Marco Centenaro, Athonet, Italy
  • Marco Ajmone Marsan, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

Note: the TPC duties will consist in taking care of the CLEEN work programme. The papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and they will appear in IEEE Xplore. The CLEEN2022 Workshop TPC Chair is fully responsible for the review process, in collaboration with the TPC co-chair and the TPC members.

In addition to the presentation at CLEEN2022, at the discretion of the CLEEN workshop general chairs, some papers could be also further “awarded”, based on technical merit and outstanding relevance, e.g. by selecting them for publication in special issues of international journals or magazines (to be defined by the chairs). Further details will be provided soon in that perspective.


Please download the CfP document here, also available in the PIMRC2022 conference website, here.