Conference updates / reminders [Updated]

Posted in conferences, shameless self-promotion at 9:40 am by JamesNeel

Got an email from the SDR Forum. Apparently their still soliciting papers for SDRF Technical Conference 08 though that’s not on the Call For Papers page.

The Wireless Symposium / Summer School at Virginia Tech starts tomorrow (pdf of program). I’ll be there and giving a couple tutorials, though none on cognitive radio (wireless standards and a little history of the role of intellectual property in wireless businesses). I’ll update this post with links to slides later.

Update Links to the presentations are on the CRT Publications page.



Posted in conferences at 8:24 am by JamesNeel

The first International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL 2008) will be held from October 25-28, 2008 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Note: it overlaps with the SDR Forum). The call for papers is here (pdf). Relevant dates:


  • July 25, 2008 Submission deadline
  • September 10, 2008 Notification
  • September 25, 2008 Camera Ready

Relevant topics (in addition to the more biomedical specific topics) include:

  • Game Theory for Flexible Spectrum Usage
  • Optimization Problems for Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management
  • Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Information and Communication Technologies
  • Machine Learning for Cognitive Radio


WICON 2008

Posted in conferences at 8:05 am by JamesNeel

Got an email announcing the Wireless Internet Conference (WICON) to be held from November 17-19 in Maui. In its Emerging Technologies and Applications track, a subtopic is cognitive radio.

Other areas of interest include: Seamless Integration of Heterogeneous Networks, Cross-layer Design and Optimization, Wireless Access Technologies, Multi-hop Wireless Networks,  Network Security, Wireless Internet Platforms and Software

Key submission dates:

  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2008
  • Camera-ready version:October 15, 2008


European – Chinese Cognitive Radio Systems Workshop

Posted in conferences at 12:10 pm by JamesNeel

E3 (End to End Efficiency) is hosting a workshop in Beijing from May 26-27 on “the technical, business, standardization and regulatory impacts of some of the key cognitive radio and cognitive networks solutions developed by the E3 Project”.

Details are pretty scarce on exactly what’ll be covered.


1) This makes for 3 upcoming cognitive radio conferences / workshops in China that I know of.

2)  Although I couldn’t quickly find a confirmation, the strong overlap in membership between E3 and E2R makes me think that E3 is a continuation of E2R.

3) If I’m right about 2, I would expect the workshop to have a heavy emphasis on systems integration with much less emphasis on technical / algorithmic content. Possibly an extended discussion of the cognitive pilot channel concept (put out beacon devices who broadcast information relevant to the area with the goal of simplifying the design of end-products)

Wireless China Industry Summit

Posted in conferences at 11:47 am by JamesNeel

The SDR Forum emails to encourage participation at the Wireless China Industry Summit from September 17-18 in Beijing China. 

It’s mostly focused on existing commercial (particularly WiFi and Zigbee) and public safety standards (Tetra), but there is a cognitive radio track in which I see no talks actually on cognitive radio. This might change later as they’re still accepting applications to speak / present by contacting contact Peter Lee at +852-2865 1118 or email: peter.lee@infoexws.com


Wireless @ VT Wireless 2008 Summer School

Posted in conferences, shameless self-promotion at 2:52 pm by JamesNeel

Wireless @ Virginia Tech will be hosting its annual “Wireless Summer School” at Virginia Tech from June 4-June 6. Registration fee is $720 with discounts for presenters and W@VT affiliates.

The conference combines a modest paper track with an extensive tutorial track from professors and industry researchers. The majority of the focus is on cognitive and software radio. In addition to a keynote from Joe Mitola III on “The Future of Cognitive Radio” (June 4) and numerous papers and posters on cognitive radio, the following are tutorials pulled from the schedule (pdf) which I think are relevant:

J. Mitola, The Future of Cognitive Radio (June 4 – Keynote)

 Selected June 4 Tutorials 

L. DaSilva & A. MacKenzie, “Cognitive Radios, Cognitive Networks, and Dynamic Spectrum Access”

J. Neel & J. Reed, “Emerging Wireless Standards” (basically a hyper-compressed version of this)

 Selected June 5 Tutorials

B. Farhang-Boroujeny, “Signal Processing Techniques for Spectrum Sensing and Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks”

R. Zekavat, “Wireless Positioning Technologies for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks”

Selected June 6 Tutorials

F. Kragh & C. Dietrich, “Hands-On Introduction to SCA-Based Software Defined Radio (SDR) Education and Research”

S. Kadambe, “Signal Detection and Classification”

More Quick Links

Posted in conferences, TV Bands at 1:52 pm by JamesNeel

CrownCom emailed a reminder that their 3rd quasi-annual conference will be May 15-17. (I’m not going – too expensive for my little travel budget to fly to Singapore.)

Slate has an overview of the issues involved with secondary access in the TV band. Nothing that new or insightful, but take this as a measure of how mainstream this issue is becoming.

The SDR Forum will be hosting a workshop on June 19th in Portland to discuss the secondary use of TV Spectrum. More information is available here. It’s part of the quarterly SDRF meeting and costs $350 for the whole meeting which runs from June 16-19. (I don’t know if I’m going. Probably not.)


Quick Links

Posted in conferences, Jobs, spectrum at 9:40 am by JamesNeel

(link) Keith has posted a list of the groups giving DSA demonstrations at DySPAN this year.

(linkKey folks from MeshNetwork started a business to play Spectrum Middlemen – it’s called SpectrumBridge. (h/t)

(link) The FCC is hiring technical folks (entry level and 2 senior spectrum policy positions).

(link) Valencia is accepting applications for a PhD student interested in researching cognitive radio.


Conference Submissions Updates / Reminders

Posted in conferences at 11:24 am by JamesNeel

SDR Forum abstracts are due March 21 (Friday).  That’s ALOT earlier than normal.

Milcom extended its abstract submission date to April 7. (They were originally due today.)


WiCOM08 Special Session on Cognitive Radio

Posted in conferences at 11:34 am by JamesNeel

WiCOM08 (to be held in October 14-16 in Dalian, China) will hold a special session on cognitive radio and software radio. The session announcement is here, papers are submitted here, and the general call for papers is here. Relevant dates:

  • Paper submissions: April 30, 2008
  • Notification: June 1, 2008
  • Camera ready submission: July 1, 2008


Milcom 08

Posted in conferences at 9:14 am by JamesNeel

Call for papers here. It’s Nov 17-19 in San Diego. While this will probably change in a few years as the technology matures, I’m of the opinion that the real interesting work in cognitive radio right now is in the DoD sphere.

Relevant dates for papers:

  • Abstracts Due: March 17, 2008
  • Draft Papers Due: April 25, 2008
  • Author Notification: June 9, 2008
  • Final Papers Due: July 18, 2008

For tutorials:

  • Proposals Due: March 21, 2008
  • Notification: April 25, 2008
  • Material Due: July 25, 2008


GameComm 2008

Posted in conferences, game theory at 8:33 pm by JamesNeel

A topic near and dear to me, GameComm 2008 has a call for papers out looking for papers on the application of game theory to communications networks. Odds are strong that I won’t be able to make it (it’s sandwiched between DySPAN – Oct 14-17 and the SDR Forum, Oct 26-30), but here’s the relevant info:

  • Conference Site: Athens, Greece
  • Conference Date: October 20, 2008
  • Paper due: June 2, 2008
  • Acceptance date: July 8, 2008
  • Camera ready due date: August 8, 2008
  • Selected Topics:
    • Medium access control
    • Power control
    • Routing and message forwarding
    • Congestion control
    • Cognitive radio
    • Pricing
    • Security


Update on DySPAN08 Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 2:09 pm by JamesNeel

The dates for paper submissions have been changed since I originally blogged the call for papers.

Technology Track

  1. 15 April: Intent to submit (500 word abstract)
  2. 6 June: Paper upload 2
  3. 8 July: TPC Review
  4. 21 Aug: Final submission

Policy Track

  1. 15 April: Intent to submit (500 word abstract)
  2. 1 May: extended abstract
  3. 23 May: Notice of interest
  4. 13 June: Full paper
  5. 1 August: Acceptance notification
  6. 21 August: Final submission


European Spectrum Management Conference

Posted in conferences at 10:35 am by JamesNeel

The agenda was announced today for June 24-25th in Brussels. See here for more details.


DySPAN Update (Demo Track)

Posted in conferences at 9:46 am by JamesNeel

Keith emailed to note that there’s going to be a demonstration track at this year’s DySPAN. Here’s some relevant details.

Feb. 29, 2008: Complete the proposal form and submit to dyspandemos@ctvr.ie

Apr. 1, 2008: Notification of demonstration proposal acceptance

Sept. 1, 2008 Submission deadline for demonstration paper

October 14-17, 2008:  DySPAN symposium


Inderscience Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS) Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 9:56 am by JamesNeel

IJAACS has issued a call for papers on cognitive radio systems. Papers are due January 1, 2009.

Requested topics include:

  • Signal Processing
  • MIMO
  • Channel coding
  • Resource management
  • Mobility management
  • Energy management
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Cooperation schemes
  • Routing
  • Medium Access Control
  • QoS provisioning
  • Security
  • Cognitive multi-hop networks
  • Spectrum management (e.g. spectrum sensing, spectrum sharing)
  • Model and performance evaluation
  • Game theory in cognitive radio
  • Standards, e.g. IEEE 802.22
  • Regulation and business model
  • Testbed, experiment, implementation, standards, and practical applications


Globecom 08 Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 1:22 pm by JamesNeel

There will be a track on cognitive radio at Globecom 08 Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications to be held November 30-December 4 in New Orleans.

Requested topics:

• Spectrum policy reform and regulatory issues
• Standardization efforts (e.g., IEEE 802.22, IEEE SCC 41)
• Spectrum etiquettes for dynamic spectrum access
• Inter-operability and co-existence of diverse wireless networks
• Fundamental performance limits of cognitive networks
• Platforms to implement cognitive networks (e.g., software definedradios)
• Cognitive MAC, routing and application layer protocols
• Distributed detection of spectrum holes
• Coding for QoS support in cognitive radio
• Simulation and modeling of adaptive wireless networks
• Security issues in secondary spectrum sharing
• Testbeds
• Spectrum markets
• Applications of cognitive radio and networks (e.g., emergency networks)

Relevant dates

• Paper Submission: 15 March 2008
• Tutorial Intent: 15 March 2008
• Tutorial Proposal: 1 May 2008
• Workshop Proposal: 1 March 2008
• D&D Submission: 15 March 2008
• Notification: 28 June 2008
• Camera-Ready: 15 August 2008


SPAWC2008 Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 10:59 am by JamesNeel

The 2008 Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications Conference has issued a call for papers (pdf) and requests papers related to cognitive radio. The conference will be in Recife Brazil from July 6-9.

Relevant dates:

Submission of summary: January 28, 2008
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2008
Final manuscript submission: April 21, 2008


SDR Forum 08 Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 3:45 pm by JamesNeel

Today, the SDR Forum formally issued a call for papers for the SDR Forum 2008 Technical Conference from Oct 26-30 in Washington DC. The following are key dates for the conference. Note that papers are due *much* earlier than in previous technical conferences.

  • Abstract Submission Due for Papers: 21 March 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 18 April 2008
  • Tutorial and Workshop Proposals Due: 18 April 2008
  • Panel Session Proposals Due: 18 April 2008
  • Notifications of Acceptance on Tutorials and Workshops: 16 June 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance of Panel Session: 16 June 2008
  • Final Papers Due: 15 June 2008
  • Abstract Submission for Demonstrations: 15 June 2008
  • Final Notification of Acceptance of demos: 18 July 2008
  • Presentation Submission: 1 September 2008


Cognitive radio is a very popular topic at this software radio conference – there’s typically 20-30 papers directly on cognitive radio and everything else has a significant impact on cognitive radio implementation.

This is actually my favorite conference of the year because a) there’s a very good mix of commercial, defense, and academic publications and b) the numerous conference activities are conducive to longer discussions and I find I get the most substantive feedback on my research in the downtime between sessions at the SDR Forum than at any other conference.

In what I believe is a unique feature conferences, the SDR Forum includes a demonstration track.

I don’t know exactly what is meant by SDR 2.0 (was there an official 1.0 release? 1.1?), but then again I don’t really understand why the Web 2.0 label either.


QShine 2008 Call for Papers

Posted in conferences at 12:21 pm by JamesNeel

Jeff - CRT’s cofounder – started calling cognitive radio “the new MIMO” a few years ago because he thought that every conference was going to be shortly innudated with cognitive radio papers. Based on the last few days, I’ll say he’s right.

This morning, I received an email with a call for papers for ICST Qshine -the Fifth International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness. While workshop topics are still undecided, they’re explicitly requesting workshop proposals on cognitive radio and topics will likely be announced in February.

The conference will be held in Hong Kong from July 28-31, 2008 with papers are due March 10.

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