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ICT - Energy - Concepts Towards Zero - Power Information and Communication Technology

Edited by Giorgos Fagas, Luca Gammaitoni, Douglas Paul and Gabriel Abadal Berini, ISBN 978-953-51-1218-1, 252 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 12, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/55410
Edited Volume

A sustainable future for our information society relies on bridging the gap between the energy required to operate portable ICT devices with the energy available from portable/mobile sources. The only viable solution is attacking the gap from both sides, i.e. to reduce the amount of energy dissipated during computation and to improve the efficiency in energy harvesting technologies. This requires deeper and broader knowledge of fundamental processes and thorough understanding of how they apply to materials and engineering at the nanoscale, all the way up to the design of energy-efficient electronics. This textbook is a first attempt to discuss such concepts towards Zero-Power ICT. The content is accessible to advanced undergraduates and early year researchers fascinated by this topic.

The book is realized through the EU-funded ZEROPOWER project.

Dr. Giorgos Fagas

Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Dr. Giorgos Fagas, MBA, leads the activities of the EU Programmes Office at Tyndall National Institute. He is also co-founder of EOLAS Designs Ltd. Giorgos has been an active promoter of European research with his contributions to strategic research agendas, technology roadmaps, EU project coordination/participation and networking events. He has also been leading activities in nanoelectronics and energy-efficient electronics as senior researcher at Tyndall National Institute. Previously, Giorgos has been a Humboldt fellow at the University of Regensburg and a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut-PKS in Dresden. His research has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed articles. He is the editor of two reference books on Molecular Electronics and Concepts for ICT-Energy.

Experience

  • Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Edited Books

  • ICT - Energy Concepts for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

    In a previous volume (ICT-Energy-Concepts Towards Zero-Power ICT; referenced below as Vol. 1), we addressed some of the fundamentals related to bridging the gap between the amount of energy required to operate portable/mobile ICT systems and the amount of energy available from ambient sources. The only viable solution appears to be to attack the gap from both sides, i.e. to reduce the amount of energy dissipated during computation and to improve the efficiency in energy-harvesting technologies. In this book, we build on those concepts and continue the discussion on energy efficiency and sustainability by addressing the minimisation of energy consumption at different levels across the ICT system stack, from hardware to software, as well as discussing energy consumption issues in high-performance computing (HPC), data centres and communication in sensor networks.

    This book was realised thanks to the contribution of the project ‘Coordinating Research Efforts of the ICT-Energy Community’ funded from the European Union under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) area of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (grant agreement n. 611004).

  • ICT - Energy - Concepts Towards Zero - Power Information and Communication Technology

    A sustainable future for our information society relies on bridging the gap between the energy required to operate portable ICT devices with the energy available from portable/mobile sources. The only viable solution is attacking the gap from both sides, i.e. to reduce the amount of energy dissipated during computation and to improve the efficiency in energy harvesting technologies. This requires deeper and broader knowledge of fundamental processes and thorough understanding of how they apply to materials and engineering at the nanoscale, all the way up to the design of energy-efficient electronics. This textbook is a first attempt to discuss such concepts towards Zero-Power ICT. The content is accessible to advanced undergraduates and early year researchers fascinated by this topic.

    The book is realized through the EU-funded ZEROPOWER project.

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Prof. Luca Gammaitoni

University of Perugia, Italy

Luca Gammaitoni is a professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Perugia, in Italy, and the director of the Noise in Physical Systems (NiPS) Laboratory. He is also the founder of Wisepower srl, a university spin-off company. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics from the University of Pisa in 1990. Since then, he has developed a wide international experience with collaborations in Europe, Japan and the USA. His scientific interests span from noise phenomena in physical systems to non-equilibrium thermodynamics and energy transformations at micro- and nanoscale, including the physics of computing. He is one of the recipients of the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the observation of gravitational waves.

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Prof. Douglas Paul

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Prof. Douglas J. Paul is the director of the JWNC in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, and he was awarded an EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship in 2015. He won the Institute of Physics President’s Medal in 2014 for ‘his outstanding contribution to the translation of university physics research into advanced technology’. He has been a PI on £22.8M of research grants and a co-I on £56.2M of projects inside collaborative projects with a total value of £133.7M from industry, EPSRC, EC, DARPA and others. He has 3 patents and over 223 publications and gave over 20 invited talks at international meetings in the last 12 months. He works on nanofabrication, quantum technology, photonics, energy harvesting and MEMS gravimeters. He has worked with over 70 companies in a wide range of research and development projects.

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Associate Prof. Gabriel Abadal

Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Gabriel Abadal received his degree in physics in 1991 and his PhD in electrical engineering in 1997 from the UAB. Since 2002 he is an Associate Professor in the Electronics Engineering Department of the UAB, where he currently leads the NANERG LAB group (http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/nanerglab/). During the last 20 years he has participated in more than 30 national and European research projects, he has contributed to more than 160 conferences and he has published more than 75 papers in journals (H-index: 15). Since 2006, he focused his activity in the application of MOEMS and NOEMS to harvest energy from ambient vibrations and electromagnetic radiation sources at the nanoscale. His actual interest is oriented towards the study of graphene and other 2D materials as basic components of the future nanoenergy harvesting strategies.

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