e-Energy 2010 is the first international conference on energy-efficient computing and networking. The spreading of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has contributed much to the reduction of energy consumption in many areas of everyday life. Nevertheless ICT has to move ahead and be more energy-efficient itself. The conference addresses the fields of servers and communication infrastructures, services in data centers, end-systems in home and office environments, sensor networks, and future networks such as the Future Internet.
Randy Katz, UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
David Hutchison, Lancaster University, U.K.
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs
Hermann de Meer, Passau University, Germany
Suresh Singh, Portland State University, U.S.A.
Torsten Braun, Bern University, Switzerland
Karin Anna Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria
"Information and communication technologies enable more energy-efficient societies"
- 2006 Nokia Siemens Networks, CIO (current position)
- 2003 Siemens, Head of Application Management Center Mid South Europe
- 2000 Siemens Business Services, Head of SBS Solution AT & CEE
- 1998 Siemens Austria, Head of Strategy for groups Energy and Transportation
- 1995 OEKW, Head of Factory for Telecommunication Cables
- 1992 Siemens Austria, Sales & Marketing for Audio/Video-Systems
- 1989 Siemens Austria (PSE), Research & Development for Communications
Energy efficiency is crucial for the world tackling with double challenge of changing climate and limited energy supply. Especially in emerging markets with poor power supply and limited resources it’s a prerequisite. Societies are ongoing a transformation in energy supply. Simultaneously, consumers and organizations are increasingly concerned about the environmental behavior of different actors in the society.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are key enablers of greater energy efficiency in the future. Authoritative sources, such as EU and McKinsey, have estimated that ICT sector can enable a reduction of 15% in the global CO2 emission by 2020. The ICT sector itself is responsible for 2% of worldwide carbon footprint. The growing demand for PCs, data centers, mobile phones, and networks will likely increase the ICT sectors own footprint in the future.
Since 2007 Nokia Siemens Networks has calculated its carbon emission footprint of its products and its own operations. NSN products such as village connection and flexi base station reduce energy usage and improve network efficiency. For its own employees NSN is actively promoting usage of virtual team tools and home office connections. NSN is also actively pursuing innovations that drive integration of energy utilities and ICT infrastructures.
"Infrastructures for Power Grids - The Conflict between Transparency and Privacy"
Professor Kühn has held various responsible academic, research and industrial positions, among them Chairman of the Board of the CTIT of the University of Twente, Coordinator of the DFG Research Centre Program on Mobile Communications, Chairman of the Graduate College Program "Parallel and Distributed Systems", Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Course Director of the international Master of Science Program "Information Technology" at the University of Stuttgart. For more than 10 years Professor Kühn served as a member of the Board of Directors of communication technology companies.
- 1998 Appointed Honorary Member of the Senat of the University of Mannheim, Germany
- 1998 Received the Christopher Columbus Gold Medal from the Council of the City of Genova, Italy
- 1998 Dr.-Ing. E. h. by the University of Technology of Dresden, Germany
- 1996 Awarded Dr. h.c. for Technology by the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
- 1995 Member of the Academy Leopoldina, Halle, Germany
- 1991 Elected Chairman of the International Advisory Council IAC of the International Teletraffic Congress
- 1989 Elected Fellow IEEE
- 1987 Appointed Govenor of the ICCC
- 1985 Appointed Vice President of the International Teletraffic Congress
- 1982 University of Stuttgart, Chair for Communication Networks and Computer Engineering
- 1978 University of Siegen, Chair for Communications Switching and Transmission
- 1977 Bell Laboratories, Computer communications
- 1973 University of Stuttgart, research in computer and communications systems