Conference / Special Sessions


S1: Flexible and Opportunistic Wireless Access - the Newcom ++ vision

organized by H. Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology, Poland


  • "Enhancing Cognitive Radios with Spatial Statistics: From Radio Environment Maps to Topology Engine"
    by Vinay Kolar, J. Riihijarvi, P. Mahonen, M. Petrova, RWTH Aachen University

  • "On the Benefits of Bandwidth Limiting in Decentralized Vector Multiple Access Channels"
    by S. Medina, M. Debbah, SUPELEC; S. Lasaulce, CNRS; H. Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology
  • "Resource Allocation and Packet Scheduling in OFDMA-Based Cellular Networks"
    E. B. Rodrigues, F. Casadeval, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC); P. Sroka, Poznan Univesity of Technology; M. Moretti, G. Dainelli, University Pisa
  • "Spectral Occupation Measurements and Blind Standard Recognition Sensor for Cognitive Radio Networks"
    by Miguel Lòpez-Benítez,  F. Casadevall, A. Umbert, J. Perez-Romero, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC); R. Hachemani, SUPELEC/IETR; J. Palicot, C. Moy, SUEPELEC

S2: Enabling Architectures and Cognitive Pilot Channel Solutions for Future Cognitive Wireless Systems and Networks

organized by Radoslaw Piesiewicz, WCB EIT+, Poland, and

                    Abdur Rahim Biswas, CREATE-NET, Italy


With an increasing number of collocated personal, local and cellular wireless communication systems, like WiFi, UWB, WiMAX, 2G/3G cellular, LTE, mesh and sensor networks the questions of optimum coexistence and inter-networking are raised. Cognitive wireless systems and networks can become key enablers for true heterogeneous communication environment where data-aided mitigation techniques and cognitive signaling will be implemented for optimal sharing of the spectrum, coexistence and optimum area-wide routing of the information. While commercial communications applications are clearly in the foreground, cognitive wireless systems and network themes are also in the focus of military and public safety application scenarios. Due to commercial and industrial exploitation and different stake holders interests, the functional architectures and cognitive signaling schemes are currently under discussion within standardization forums, including IEEE SCC 41 and ETSI TC RRS (Reconfigurable Radio Systems). Cognitive pilot channel (CPC) gains attention as a potential enabler of data-aided mitigation techniques between secondary and primary communication systems as well as a potential mechanism to support optimized radio resource and data management across heterogeneous networks. A considerable number of companies, research institutes and universities worldwide are strongly involved in these topics and disseminate their R&D results as well as contribute towards standardization efforts.

Due to the timeliness and high importance of the subject matter we propose a special session entitled Enabling Architectures and Cognitive Pilot Channel Solutions for Future Cognitive Wireless Systems and Networks in order to bring together research results from different research institutes and academics all over the world and European funded projects on the topics including signaling schemes and architectures as well as cognitive pilot channel concepts and solutions for future heterogeneous networks. We envision contributed regular papers and at the end of the session we plan to have a time slot devoted to a discussion panel with invited speakers and participation from the audience on the cognitive pilot channel concepts and applications. The main aim of this session is to consolidate different approaches on enabling functional architectures and cognitive signaling schemes and conclude the latest developments in the state-of-the-art.


  • "Research and Development toward Heterogeneous Type and Spectrum Sharing Type Cognitive Radio Systems"
    by H. Harada, H. Murakami, K. Ishizu, S. Filin, H. Hguyen Tran, Y.D. Alemseged, and C. Sun,  National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT)
  • "On Regulation of Spectrum Sharing: An Analysis Supporting a Distributed Pilot Channel"
    by J. Elsner, L. Chaichenets, H.-U. Dehner, and F. K. Jondral, University Karlsruhe (TH)
  • "Component based architecture for Cognitive Radio Resource Manager"
    by M. Ahmed, University College London; V. Kolar, M. Petrova, P.Mahonen, RWTH Aachen University; and S. Hailes, University College London
  • "Smart Femto-Cell Controller Based Distributed Cognitive Pilot Channel"
    by Markus Mück, Infineon, Munich, Germany; C. Rom, Infineon Technologies Denmark A/S; Wen Xu, Siemens AG; A. Polydoros, N. Dimitriou, University of Athens; H. Jäkel, T. Renk, F. Jondral, University Karlsruhe (TH);  A. Sierra, Telefonica I+D; R. Piesiewicz, Create-Net; H. Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology; S. Zeisberg, HTW Dresden; P. Jung, University Duisburg-Essen


  • Maria Gabriella di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Petri Mähönen, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Hiroshi Harada, NICT, Japan
  • Przemyslaw Pawelczak, TU Delft, Holland
  • Markus Mück, Infineon, Germany