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The Seventh International Conference on
Advances in Cognitive Radio

COCORA 2017
April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


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 2017 follows the previous editions dealing with various 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 solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Fundamentals
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
Effective capacity and delay optimization in cognitive radio networks

Cognitive radio and emerging technologies
Cognitive radio with 5G and mmWave
Massive access in 5G
Cognitive radio an SDN
Cognitive radio and 4G/5G technologies
Femtocell collaborative outage detection
Cooperative spectrum sensing
Energy harvesting and energy efficiency in cognitive radio
Spatially heterogeneous traffic in heterogeneous cognitive networks
Opportunistic spectrum access systems
Delay-constrained cognitive radio networks
Dynamic cognitive radio networks
Smart sensing networks
Strategic choices for mobile network operators

Energy-aware, smart sensing and capacity-aware in advanced technologies
Opportunistic energy harvesting and energy-based opportunistic spectrum
Massive MIMO and Femto cells for energy efficiency
Maximum-minimum energy-based spectrum sensing
Energy detection in full-duplex cognitive radios under residual self-interference
Coordination context-based spectrum sharing for 5G millimeter-wave networks
Effective capacity and delay optimization
Protocols for dynamically varying bandwidth conditions
Green 5G networks
Distributed power control in cognitive heterogeneous 5G cellular networks
Traffic offloading and effective spectrum sensing
Cooperative spectrum sensing using Improved p-norm detectors
Non-Uniform quantized distributed sensing
Flexible spectrum sensing nodes for smart sensing networks
Full-Duplex spectrum sensing in LTE and WLAN with unlicensed bands
Smart devices supporting TV white-spaces LTE systems
Channel selection using software-defined radio (SDR)
5G devices/networks and implementation case studies
5G deployment strategies for cognitive satellite terrestrial coverage
Unlocking spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G
Heterogeneous 5G + HetHetNets
Interference mitigation in wearable body-to-body networks
Device-relaying in cellular D2D networks
Marketplace models for mobile content and dynamic pricing

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
TCP protocols in dynamically varying bandwidth conditions
OFDMA cognitive radio networks

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

Applications
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

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

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)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 5 January 18, 2017

Notification

February 20, 2017

Registration

March 5, 2017

Camera ready

March 15, 2017

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

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions 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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution 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.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. 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. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. 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 site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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 site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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