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The Third International Conference on Advances in Cognitive Radio


April 21 - 26, 2013 - Venice, Italy

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  • Colocated with other events part of NexComm 2013
  • Posters will be presented during the conference
  • A Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work
  • A Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages

considering the winter holidays, we are allowing submissions until December 28.

Submission (full paper) Nov 27 December 28, 2012
Notification January 15 January 28, 2013
Registration January 29 February 12, 2013
Camera ready January 29 February 26, 2013

ISSN: 2308-4251
ISBN: 978-1-61208-267-7

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

All tracks/topics 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


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