An energy-aware simulation toolbox for wired networks

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.
  3. Bogdan Cornea, Anne-Cécile Orgerie and Laurent Lefèvre, "Studying the energy consumption of data transfers in Clouds: the Ecofen approach", CloudNet: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, pages 143-148, October 2014, online version.
  4. Timothée Haudebourg and Anne-Cécile Orgerie, "On the Energy Efficiency of Sleeping and Rate Adaptation for Network Devices", ICA3PP: International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, Helsinki, Finland, pages 132-146, August 2017, online version.
  5. Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Betsegaw Lemma Amersho, Timothée Haudebourg, Martin Quinson, Myriana Rifai, Dino Lopez Pacheco, and Laurent Lefèvre, "Simulation toolbox for studying energy scenarios in wired networks"
    short paper in CNSM: International Conference on Network and Service Management, Tokyo, Japan, November 2017.