Green industrial networking: Recent advances, taxonomy, and open research challenges

Ejaz Ahmed, Ibrar Yaqoob, Arif Ahmed, Abdullah Gani, Muhammad Imran, Sghaier Guizani

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The consciousness of environmental problems has attracted the industry's attention toward the reduction of unnecessary energy emission by enabling green industrial networking. The reduction of unnecessary energy emitted by industrial networks can be a possible solution to many environmental issues. Green industrial networking is in its infancy, and an overview of the domain is still lacking. In this article, we discuss recent advances in industrial and green networking paradigms to investigate the impact on global communities. We also classify the literature by devising a taxonomy based on networking technologies, machines, network types, topologies, field bus types, transmission media, and hierarchical levels. Moreover, we identify and discuss key enablers (adaptive links, resource-based energy conservation, energy-efficient scheduling, energy-aware systems, energy-aware proxying, energy-conservative approaches, and low-power wireless protocols) for green industrial networking. Furthermore, we discuss challenges that remain to be addressed as future research directions.

Original languageBritish English
Article number7588227
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2016


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