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The First International Conference on Advances
in Cognitive Radio


April 17-22, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary

Call for Papers

Most of the national and cross-national boards (FCC, European Commission) had/have a series of activities in the technical, economic, and regulatory domains in searching for better spectrum management policies and techniques, due to spectrum scarcity and spectrum underutilization issues. Therefore, dynamic spectrum management via cognition capability can make opportunistic spectrum access possible (either by knowledge management mechanisms or by spectrum sensing functionality). The main challenge for a cognitive radio is to detect the existence of primary users reliably in order to minimize the interference to licensed communications. Optimized collaborative spectrum sensing schemes give better spectrum sensing performance. Effects as hidden node, shadowing, fading lead to uncertainties in a channel; collaboration has been proposed as a solution. However, traffic overhead and other management aspects require enhanced collaboration techniques and mechanisms for a more realistic cognitive radio networking.

COCORA 2011 is an inaugural event dealing with varii aspects, advanced solutions and challenges in cognitive (and collaborative) radio networks. It covers fundamentals on cognitive and collaborative radio, specific mechanism and protocols, signal processing (including software defined radio) and dedicated devices, measurements and applications.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Cognitive radio and network architectures
Collaborative radio networks
Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access
Agile spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing techniques
Cognitive spectrum sharing, coexistence, and interoperability
Cross-layer algorithms based on spectrum sensing techniques
Cognitive radio sensing in the large and feature detection
Collaboration optimization and refinement
Collaborative spectrum sensing schemes with weighted user contributions
Connectivity, capacity, and scalability of heterogeneous systems via cognitive networking
Auction and pricing models for dynamic spectrum sharing

Mechanisms and protocols
Interoperability, interference and co-existence of dissimilar wireless networks
Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing
Models and fundamental limits of cognitive networking
Transient behavior and stability analysis in cognitive networking
Cognitive MAC, multicast, and routing protocols for heterogeneous networks with highly dynamic topology
Software radio and radio resource allocation
Spectrum policy reform issues and standardization

Processing and devices
Propagation channel modeling and utilization
Cognitive and collaborative radio architecture for equipments
Transceivers and front-end technologies, SOC and SiP
MIMO, advanced signal processing, and smart antennas
Primary transmitter shadowing and fading
High-speed and broadband wireless technologies
Software defined radios and cognitive radios
Hardware reconfigurability
Smart antennas
Passive antennas

Measurement and management
Software radio and cognitive radio management
Interference measurements and metrics
Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio networks
Security and robustness issues in cognitive networking
Cooperative resource management and optimization
QoS provisioning in adaptive, spectrum agile, and cognitive networks
Context management, sensing, reasoning and context acquisition
Traffic patterns, topology, mobility, and interference tolerance in cognitive networking
Statistical inference and cognition with from measurements that are inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, and delayed measurements
Sensing and feedback mechanism in cognitive networking and the associated cost
Cognitive radio with reinforcement learning

Cognitive radio applications
Wideband sensing and multiband agile wireless networks
Future Internet with cognitive technologies
Flexible and opportunistic wireless access
Multimedia communications through cognitive networks
Simulation of cognitive wireless networks
Cognitive radio test-beds and hardware prototypes


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Submitted for indexing:
- ISI Thompson Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
- Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
- DBLP, IET INSPEC, and other relevant specialized indexes.
- Other indexes are being considered

Important deadlines:

Considering the upcoming holidays, submission deadline is extended:
Submission (full paper) November 30, 2010 December 18, 2010
Notification January 18, 2011
Registration February 5, 2011
Camera ready February 5, 2011

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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