IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

WS-18: Workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks (CLEEN 2020)

WS-18: Workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks (CLEEN 2020)

Scope and  Objectives

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 5G systems and beyond. 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. In fact, all future innovative network solutions will be conceived and deployed with a long term perspective of sustainability, both in terms of energy consumption of the mobile network, its related interoperability with terminals and the cost efficiency of the different deployment and management options. This requires new concepts for the design, operation, and optimization of radio access networks, backhaul networks, operation and management algorithms, and architectural elements, tightly integrating mobile networks and cloud-processing. The emerging paradigm of distributed cloud environment is also a key topic. This workshop will cover technologies across PHY, MAC, and network layers, technologies which extrapolate the cloud-paradigm to the radio access and backhaul network, and will analyse the network evolution from an energy efficiency perspective. It will study the requirements, constraints, and implications for mobile communication networks, and also potential relationship with the offered service, both from an academic and industrial point of view.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: 01/02/2020
Acceptance Notification: 20/02/2020
Camera-Ready: 01/03/2020
Workshop: June 11, 2020

General Chairs: Dario Sabella (INTEL), Emilio Calvanese Strinati (CEA LETI)
TPC co-chairs: Miquel Payaró (CTTC), Panagiotis Demestichas (University of Piraeus)

Download the Call-for-Papers here:

LInk for the submission here:



Final CLEEN2020 workshop programme is now online, here:


Keynote speakers:

 Dirk Hetzer 

Deutsche Telekom AG,
     5GcroCoTechnical Manager      

    Maciej Muehleisen    

Senior Researcher