Global Vision

The main goal of the ECOFEN (Energy Consumption mOdel For End-to-end Networks) simulator is to provide a simulating environment for large-scale wired networks where users can obtain the energy consumption of their new protocols, algorithms and frameworks involving different types of technologies and equipments.

The ECOFEN simulator has been integrated as a new module within ns-3 which is a discrete-event network simulator in which the simulation core and models are implemented in C++.


  1. Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Laurent Lefèvre and Isabelle Guérin-Lassous "Energy-Efficient Bandwidth Reservation for Bulk Data Transfers in Dedicated Wired Networks" Journal of SuperComputing, Special issue on Green Networks, March 2011, online version.
  2. Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Laurent Lefèvre, Isabelle Guérin-Lassous and Dino Lopez Pacheco, "ECOFEN: an End-to-end energy Cost mOdel and simulator For Evaluating power consumption in large-scale Networks", Sustainet: First International Workshop on Sustainable Internet and Internet for Sustainability, in conjunction with WoWMoM: IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Lucca, Italy, June 2011, online version.