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Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,  

The journal Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Communications and Computing for Sustainable Development Goals”.

Special Issue: Communications and Computing for Sustainable Development Goals

Website: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/special_issues/Sustainable_Development_Goals

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Luca Chiaraviglio, Dr. William Liu, Prof. Dr. Jaap Van de Beek and Dr. Filip Idzkikowski

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2017 (FIRM)


The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is currently focused on exploring different technological challenges, such us increasing the speed, maximizing the available capacity, and, in general, improving the performance of ICT systems. However, little attention has been paid so far to the role of ICT towards sustainable development. For example, the forthcoming 5G technology is mainly devoted to urban areas, while the development of such technology in rural zones is not yet considered. Additionally, more than two billions people still lack an Internet connection, and relatively low number of initiatives are being put into place to invert this trend.


This Special Issue dedicates itself to explore the role and impact of the transformational power of ICT for making our world more sustainable: saving energy and material resources by creating more value from less physical input, increasing quality of life for ever more people without compromising future generations ability to meet their needs. In this context, the United Nations General Assembly has proposed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a list of actions over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for the humanity and the planet. The goal of the special issue is to pursue these goals in all areas of networking and computing. Papers related to ICT for Sustainability in a broad sense such as Sustainability by ICT, Sustainability in ICT and their overarching aspects, and especially papers developing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are welcome.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·         5G networks for rural zones

·         Sustainable backbone networks/cellular network or data centers

·         New paradigms to improve the network sustainability: softwarization and fog computing

·         Networks elements and storage units powered by renewable sources

·         Sustainable architectures for increasing the connectivity in rural zones

·         Sustainable drone-services and network-services

·         e-Health applications for rural zones

·         Emergency services in rural zones

·         Case-studies results from the application of networks and services for improving the sustainability

·         Measurement of sustainability including metrics and benchmarks in networks and computing resources

You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send us their tentative title and short abstract to the Editorial Office ([log in to unmask]) for approval.

If you are currently preparing your manuscript or would like to contribute a paper for this interesting issue, please feel free to contact us. For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website. Each new submission will be processed as quickly as possible and published on acceptance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Guest Editor

Dr. Luca Chiaraviglio

Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133, Rome, Italy

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lucachiaraviglio/

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Guest Editor

Dr. William Liu

Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering,

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences,

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Website: https://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/william-liu

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Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Jaap Van de Beek

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Website: http://www.ltu.se/staff/j/jaavan-1.105599?l=en

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Guest Editor

Dr. Filip Idzkikowski

Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

Website: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=irR9-IAAAAAJ&hl=it

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MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Tel.: +86 010 6280 0830

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