Call for Papers


The radio frequency spectrum is becoming a scarce resource. Conventional fixed spectrum allocation cannot utilize the resource efficiently. Cognitive radio is a novel technology which improves the spectrum utilization through detection of unused radio spectrum and dynamic spectrum allocation. Cognitive wireless communications and cognitive wireless networks have potential to bring tremendous economic benefits to both customer and telecom operators. In recent years, cognitive wireless communications and networking arouse wide interests from both academia and industry. Many interdisciplinary research efforts and prototyping work are going on, including, spectrum sensing, coexistence mechanisms, medium access, QoS provisioning, environment awareness, cross layer techniques, upper layer studies, policy and pricing, signal processing, information theory, artificial intelligence, etc. The Workshop on "Cognitive Wireless Communications and Networking" provides a forum for discussions of all these most recent developments and brings together industry and academia, engineers and researchers. The Workshop is in conjunction with IEEE Infocom'2010 (IEEE Sponsored) conference (

The Workshop invites submissions on the following topics (but not limited to):
o   Flexible, dynamic and opportunistic spectrum access
o   White space networking
o   QoS provisioning and resource management in cognitive radio networks
o   MAC, routing and transport protocols for cognitive radio networks
o   Cross-layer optimization of cognitive wireless networks
o   Multiple access scheme for cognitive radio
o   End-to-end modeling and performance of cognitive wireless networks
o   Collaborative radio resource, spectrum, power management, resource optimization
o   Cognitive radio devices, reconfigurable elements, evolution from software defined radio to cognitive infrastructures
o   Pricing and billing for cognitive radio devices and services
o   Authorization and authentication of cognitive radio devices
o   Pilot channels, radio enablers in support of cognitive infrastructures
o   Cognitive 3G/4G/5G, wireless wide area infrastructures, short range networks, mesh topologies
o   Cognitive radio in IEEE 802.22 wireless regional area networks (WRANs)
o   Security of cognitive wireless networks
o   Signal processing for cognitive wireless networks
o   Information theory for cognitive wireless networks
o   Solutions for protecting primary users
o   Spectrum sensing mechanism and protocol support
o   Synchronization and channel estimation for cognitive radio
o   Cooperative theory, game theory and causal reasoning for cognitive wireless networks
o   Interdisciplinary research for cognitive wireless networks
o   Energy management for cognitive wireless networks
o   Standards, policy and regulation for cognitive wireless networks
o   Military cognitive wireless networks
o   Experimental test-beds and results

Contribution format

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures.

Paper submission

o   Full Paper Submission: Jan. 12, 2010
o   Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 15, 2010
o   Camera-ready version + Author Registration: Mar. 5, 2010