5th IEEE Workshop on Cooperative and Cognitive Mobile Networks

IEEE CoCoNet Workshop 2013

Cooperative and Cognitive Mobile Networks

CoCoNet 5

collocated with IEEE ICC 2013 in Budapest, Hungary
9th June 2013, Technical sponsorship: IEEE Communications Society
in collaboration with GreeNet, Cone, Colorcast, and Green Mobile Clouds.
click here to submit your paper for CoCoNet 5

Scope of the Workshop

The scope of the CoCoNet5 workshop is to bring together a highly qualified group of people with interest in cooperative and cognitive wireless networks. Cooperation is becoming a major subject in research in the wireless communication community as it has been identified as one of the underlying principles for future wireless communication systems. 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. New technologies and concepts such as network coding and mobile clouds are the driving forces for cooperative and cognitive networks. Besides the technical insights, the workshop will encourage the participants to discuss among each other. The workshop is seeking papers for oral presentations and papers which will be presented in poster sessions possibly accompanied with demonstrations or test-beds.

Keynote Speech:

Advanced Sensing and Communications in Cognitive Networks by Professor Gerhard Fettweis

ABSTRACT: Key physical layer challenges for cognitive communications are sensing and communications. Within the sensing procedure the radio channel must be observed to find possible primary users, or to carrier sense other cognitive radios which are using the wireless resource. To ensure best performance, the ROC (receiver operating characteristic) of different sensing approaches gives best insight. It, however, very much depends on the sensing approach taken. Recent results show that major sensing improvements over standard OFDM can be obtained by using new capturing methods, based on GFDM (generalized frequency division multiplexing). For the cognitive radio communications to be allowed to communication the communications waveform and modulation must provide a very small out-of-band power radiation. This way primary users are not obstructed, or other secondary users can be densely packed within the band of cognitive operation. Also, the waveform and modulation chosen should have bandwidth scalability and should allow for spectrum aggregation. Hence, multi-carrier systems are a natural choice, i.e. OFDM, FBMC, or GFDM. A comparison shows the overwhelming benefits that can be achieved with GFDM, at a small cost in complexity.

Topics of interest are (but not limited to):

- Architectures of Cooperative Mobile Networks (CMN)
- Cooperative Services
- Novel Cooperative Services and Applications
- Cooperative Service Discovery
- Network Coding
- Self Organizing Peer to Peer Networks
- Cognitive Principles
- Green Mobile Communications
- Context-aware Cloud Management
- Business Models for Cooperative Networking
- Spectrum management policy and strategy for cognitive networks
- Social Mobile Networks
- Software Defined Radio
- Peer-to-Peer Technologies
- Cross-layer optimization
- Security in Cooperative Wireless Networks;
- Mobile Cooperative Applications
- Sensor Networks
- Wireless Grids
- Mobile Clouds
- 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 (http://www.edas.info ). (If you have any problems during submission, please contact: ff@es.aau.dk). 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 2013 proceedings and available on IEEE Xplore database.


08.01.2012 - Change of submission date.
15.08.2012 - Professor Hassan Charaf accepted to support the worlshop as local organizer
01.08.2012 - Workshop accepted
20.06.2012 - Submitted to EDAS
19.06.2012 - Setup of the new web page. Hope it works! Please try out and send feedback!