Call for Papers

IEEE CoCoNet Workshop 2008
Cognitive and Cooperative Wireless Networks - (CoCoNet)
collocated with IEEE ICC 2008 in Beijing, China
19-23 May 2008

Technical sponsorship: IEEE Communications Society
click here to submit your paper for CoCoNet

Welcome Message from the Organizing Committee

Hello, it is our pleasure to announce the final program of the CoCoNet Workshop for the 19th of May 2008. The workshop is planed for a full day with 10 oral and 9 poster presentations in combination with demonstration and testbeds. Demonstrations are a crucial part of the workshop to show the feasibility of cognitive and cooperative approaches on commercial devices. So we hope to meet you at our workshop to discuss the newest trends in wireless networking.

Scope of the Workshop

The scope of the workshop is to bring together a highly qualified group of people with interest in cognitive and cooperative wireless networks. Both, cognition and cooperation are becoming major subjects of research in the wireless communication community as they have been identified as some of the underlying principles for future wireless communication systems. Cognition is exploited as a mean to use the wireless communication systems more efficiently and not limited to spectrum sensing and management only. Cooperation, altruistic or non-altruistic, is the basis to break up the cellular concept and enrich it by multi hop, peer-to-peer, or grid functionalities. The workshop will highlight the newest trends in this emerging area, complementing it with first practical implementations and demonstrations in this field. Besides the technical insights, the workshop will encourage the participants to discuss among each other.

Topics of interest are (but not limited to):

- Architectures of Cognitive and Cooperative Wireless Networks (CCWN)
- Pricing and Billing Models for Cooperative Networking
- Spectrum management policy and strategy for cognitive networks
- Protocol Design for CCWN
- Physical and MAC Layer Issues regarding CCWN
- Software Defined Radio for CCWN
- New advances in Cognitive Radio
- Peer-to-Peer Technologies for CCWN
- Cross-layer optimization in CCWN
- Security in Cooperative Wireless Networks;
- Mobile Applications for CCWN.
- Sensor Networks for CCWN
- Wireless Grids
- Network Coding
- Practical implementations, test-beds and demonstrations.

Submission Guidelines:

IEEE CoCoNet Workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers in the area of Cognitive and Cooperative Wireless Networks. Prospective Authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page IEEE conference style paper (including all text, figures, and references) through EDAS submission system click here to submit your paper for CoCoNet ( ). (If you have any problems during submission, please contact: Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors. The presenter must register for the workshop before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the workshop proceedings and the program.

Furthermore we encourage to submit full paper description of potential demonstration in the area of CoCoNet to be presented at the event. Those papers will be presented together with the demonstrator itself in a poster session. All papers (oral session and demonstrations) selected for publication will be published together with IEEE ICC 2008 proceedings and available on IEEE eXplore database.