The Internet forms the backbone of the world's most crucial services, ranging from education to healthcare and from transportation to communications.
Given its critical role in the continuity of everyday services, it is paramount to understand and improve the resilience of the internet. In contrast to the general perception that this critical infrastructure is always there and would continue to serve its users under all circumstances, unfortunately, this may not hold due to outages that were once considered very unlikely, e.g., targeted cyberattacks or severe climate events resulting in failure of energy resources. Besides its resilience, energy consumption of the internet is of great concern; it accounts for 10% of global energy consumption, which is expected to rise to more than 20% by 2030. With increasing dependency on digital services, improving energy efficiency at all levels - from hardware to software and from simple IoT devices to sophisticated network infrastructures- becomes paramount to decrease the energy footprint of the internet and to increase its resilience against possible energy outages.
In this context, EERI aims at both understanding and improving the energy efficiency and resilience of the internet. We will design energy-efficient hardware and control, resource allocation algorithms considering both the wired and wireless communication networks with optimization strategies that make the internet resilient against failures. While hardware is typically investigated in electrical engineering; internet protocols/algorithms in computer science, and resilience analysis in mathematics, designing an energy-efficient and resilient Internet requires input from all three EEMCS disciplines to work jointly. With its team members from EE, CS, and M, EERI brings together the required knowledge and expertise to solve an essential problem for tomorrow’s society that needs a robust and energy-efficient Internet to enjoy a connected digital world even in the face of challenges, e.g., emerging with the climate change.
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- Suzan reflects on metrics for quantifying resilience at Resilience Reflections Weekly Series October 2023.
- Blas's poster on MintEDGE accepted to ACM Mobicom 2023 (October 2-6, 2023).
- Suzan presented our NOMA energy efficiency research at CompSys 2023 in Soesterbeg.
- Our paper Impact of Power Consumption Models on the Energy Efficiency of Downlink NOMA Systems led by Syllas Rangel is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.
- Our paper on power allocation for NOMA led by Syllas Rangel to appear at EuCNC 2023, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 6-9, 2023!
- Our paper on National Roaming led by Lotte Weedage to appear at IFIP Networking workshop on Impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures (IOCRCI) on June 12, 2023.
- We have presented our EERI research as an oral presentation, demo, and a poster at NWO ICT.OPEN April 19-20, 2023 in Utrecht.
- Our multi-connectivity paper led by Lotte Weedage is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2022.
- Lotte presented her work on User association in 5G mmWave networks at CompSys 2022 in Putten.
- EERI is highlighted in the EEMCS faculty video.
- We have organized two sessions at Risk and Resilience Festival, 2022 at the University of Twente.
- Lotte delivers a talk at the Twente Resilience Meetings and Drinks March 2021. Title of her talk is "Resilience and capacity analysis of multi-connectivity in 5G networks ".