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Workshop 3 

Cognitive Radio Advances, Applications ... 

Several research efforts are currently on-going around the world to introduce CR-related mechanisms at various OSI layers. A primary challenge being addressed is the identification of technical enablers for CR, i.e., theories, concepts, and practical algorithms to implement these mechanisms at a reasonable operational cost on flexible radio platforms. There have been many advances in the field of CR in recent years with respect to enabling environmental (spectrum) awareness and designing robust and flexible transmission techniques for hostile CR communication environments with varying channel conditions. However, there are still a number of open issues and research challenges to be addressed before CR technology can become truly flexible and practical. Issues with efficient spectrum management, real time implementation, CR security and applications, as well as regulatory and standardisation aspects, all require significant attention for operation in cognitive networks.

In response to the above, the CRAFT Workshop aims to gather researchers, engineers and practitioners both from academia and industry (universities, research centres, network operators, etc.), as well as end users which aim  to inspire the analysis and development of new solutions and realizations of the cognitive radio concept, and to present advanced flexible transmission techniques, platforms, and CR applications. The main focus of this workshop is on the practical implementation of the CR concept and the “shift-to-market” activity, including legal and economic aspects.

Therefore, the Workshop will welcome contributions presenting advances in various research areas of cognitive networking technologies and applications, specifically, but not exclusively related to the following topics:

• Signal processing for CR
• Advanced multicarrier schemes and carrier aggregation in CR
• Interference mitigation in shared spectrum environments
• Cognitive relaying and cooperative techniques
• Localization strategies for cognitive radios
• Machine learning, self-organisation and pattern recognition tools for CR
• Cross-layer flexibility and optimisation in CR
• MAC protocols for CR
• Hardware implementation issues, testbeds, and demonstrators
• Cooperative and non-cooperative spectrum sensing
• Decision making algorithms for CR
• Security aspects in Cognitive radio
• Database-enabled CR
• Energy efficiency in cognitive radio
• Novel applications of cognitive radio technology
• Cognitive management systems in future internet
• Economic aspects of CR existence in TVWS
• Cognitive radio impact on regulations and standardization bodies

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished work. Initial
submissions should be written in English in the form of an extended abstract
or a full paper (following the VDE-Verlag typing instructions). For extended abstracts, diagrams, results and bibliography need to be provided to permit reviewers
to assess your work. All accepted and registered papers included in
the final programme will appear in the IEEE Xplore database.

This workshop is supported by the EC-founded projects: ICT-ACROPOLIS Network of Excellence (, NEWCOM# Network of Excellence (, the COGEU ( and OneFIT (

Workshop Chairs

Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Oliver Holland, King’s College of London, UK
Paulo Marques, Instituto de Telecomunicações-IT, Aveiro, Portugal
Adrian Kliks, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Kareem Baddour, Communications Research Centre Canada

Technical Program Committee

Sofiène Affes, INRS, Canada
Aissa Aikhlef, University of British Columbia, Canada
David Allen, University of Leeds, UK
Kareem Baddour, Communications Research Centre, Canada
Faouzi Bader, CTTC, Spain
Gianmarco Baldini, JRC, Italy
Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Norway
Hanna Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Sergio Bovelli, EADS, Germany
Fengming Cao, Toshiba Research Europe,UK
Andrea Fabio, Cattoni Aalborg University, Denmark
Tao Chen, VTT, Finland
Luiz DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Ireland
Mérouane Debbah, Supelec, France
Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Octavia Dobre, Memorial University St. John's, Canada
Mischa Dohler, CTTC, Spain
Linda Doyle, CTV, Ireland
Eryk Dutkiewicz, Macquarie University Australia
Jocelyn Fiorina, Supelec, France
Mounir Ghogho, Université International de Rabat, Morocco
David Grace, University of York York, UK
Tao Jiang, University of York, UK
Eduard Jorswieck, TUD, Germany
Mohamed Kalil, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Stan Karanasios, University of Leeds, UK
Andre Kokkeler, University of Twente, Netherlands
Didier Le Ruyet, CNAM, France
Marco Luise, University of Pisa, Italy
Marja Matinmikko, VTT, Finland
Klaus Moessner, UoS, UK
Berna Ozbek, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Jordi Peréz Romero, Universitat Politècnica de Catalonia, Spain
Andreas Polydoros, IASA, Greece
Ronald Raulefs,DLR, Germany
Markku Renfors, Tempere University of Technology, Finland
Jonathan Rodriguez, Institute of Telecommunications, Aveiro Portugal
Sylwia Romaszko, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany
Berna Sayrac, Orange-FT Group, France
Mohamed Slim-Alouini, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Besma Smida, Purdue University Calumet, USA
Vera Stavroulaki, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ragnar Thobaben, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kostas Tsagkaris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Fernando Velez, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Josep Vidar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Panagiotis Vlacheas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alexander Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,USA
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Bassem Zayen, EUROCOM, France
Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
Qing Zhao, University of California—Davis, USA



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