Final Deadline 07 March, CROWMCOM Workshop on Cognitive Radio for 5G

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CROWNCOM Workshop on Cognitive Radio for 5G Networks

April 21-23, 2015

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Important dates

   Paper submission deadline: March 07, 2015
   Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2015
   Camera ready: March 18, 2015



2015 Workshop


Radio for 5G Networks

The exponential growth of wireless data traffic urged the international
wireless industries and academia to lay out a new wireless network
standard which is 5G. It is generally believed that the future 5G
network may need to be engineered to meet a multitude of stringent
requirements in terms of cost, energy and spectral efficiency, number of
connected devices and latency. Cognitive Radio (CR) is one of the
promising techniques to meet these requirements by exploiting
underutilized spectrum bands especially at microwave frequencies where
there is a spectrum crunch. CR has applications ranging from the
traditional cellular to device-to-device (D2D) and vehicle-to-vehicle
(V2V) communication systems via interweave, underlay and overlay dynamic
spectrum access. In cellular systems, CR can enhance the overall
efficiency of the network by allowing opportunistic and shared spectrum
access. And for the D2D systems, massive short range connectivity which
facilitates efficient data transfer is realized using CR. On the other
hand, network assisted CR techniques can be leveraged in vehicular
applications, such as driverless cars, learning the road traffic which
consequently contribute in achieving the zero accident goal of the
future intelligent transport systems (ITS). Furthermore, for multi-tier
heterogeneous network (HetNet), CR can be utilized to opportunistically
offload delay tolerant data traffic to different tiers and radio access
technologies (RATs) which is one of the effective means to alleviate
traffic congestion.
Given the above promising potentials of CR technology, still a number of
challenges arise including how to enable autonomous CR transmission
without creating significant interference to the primary networks for
Machine to Machine (M2M), D2D and HetNet communication systems. This
workshop aims to gather researchers, academia, industry and regulators
to present and discuss their research findings on the CR technology and,
to highlight the opportunities, challenges and potentials of CR for
realizing the future 5G network. The topics of interest include but are
not limited to:

   Dynamic spectrum sharing and access
   Massive/multiple antenna and cooperative spectrum sensing
   Energy and spectral efficient CR network
   Resource allocation, power/interference control and management 

for CR network
Algorithm, signaling and protocol design for CR network
Carrier aggregation, traffic/data offloading and load balancing
in shared spectrum access
Cognitive HetNet, D2D, M2M and V2V networks
Mobile, ad-hoc and multi-hop CR network
Self-powered and context aware CR network
Experimental, link and system level simulation, field trail and
prototype results


Submitted papers must present original materials which are not currently
under review in any other conference or journal and have not been
previously published. All submissions should be written in English with
a maximum of 6 double column printed pages (minimum 10-point font)
including figures and references. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be
reviewed at all. Authors should use the CROWNCOM Author’s Kit template,
ensuring IEEE Explore compatible PDF-format. More detailed information
about the workshop and submission policy can be found at Workshop papers will
be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting
and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Tadilo Endeshaw, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institut National de recherche Scientifique
Centre Energie Matriaux Telecommunications
Place Bonaventure,
800 de la Gauchetiere Ouest, Suite 6900
H5A 1K6
Montreal, QC
E-mail : [email protected]
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