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The owned spectrum allocation model in use today is believed to be obsolete. Firstly due to its intrinsic principle of fixed resource allocation that leads to a supposed spectrum scarcity, later revealed to be a question of non-efficient utilization. Secondly comes into play the need of introducing new wireless applications and services, which have experienced a huge growth in the last couple of decades, and are now supposed to cope with a multitude of already deployed standards. Both scenarios motivate the use of dynamic spectrum access in order to turn primary licensed networks into dynamic spectrum access networks (DSANs). This lends itself to cognitive radio, an enabling technology that will benefit several types of players and help to implement a more efficient approach regarding spectrum requirements in the future.

The aim of this conference is to bring together the state of the art research contributions that address the various aspects of cognitive wireless systems and technologies, including a broad range of communications, networking and implementation issues. We seek original and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal, magazine or conference.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Track 1 – New Trends

  • Regulations, standardization and implementation for Cognitive Radio
  • Dynamic spectrum access networks (DSANs):
    • Secondary markets
    • Business models
    • Industrial role
  • Trust and security mechanisms

Track 2 – Interference and Coexistence Analysis

  • Interference metric modeling
  • Beamforming, MIMO and anti-jamming channel coding as interference avoidance strategies
  • Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum sharing
  • Spectrum sensing mechanisms and protocol support
  • Wireless network co-existence
  • Ultra-Wideband cognitive radio systems

Track 3 – Networks

  • Novel adaptation and optimization algorithms suitable for Cognitive Radios and Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Analysis of performance and performance enhancement methods of CRs, including methods for network management and QoS-provisioning.
  • Self-organizing mesh networks and autonomic communications
  • Applications of cognitive networks (e.g. emergent and public safety networks)
  • New architectures and platforms for cognitive radio & software defined radio
  • Radio access protocols and algorithms for the PHY, MAC, and Network layers
  • Cross-layer cognitive algorithms

Track 4 – Research Projects

Large on-going Cognitive Radio & Networks related research projects in Europe, USA and Asia are encouraged to submit their latest results to CrownCom 2009.



Proposals for panel discussions that focus on policy, economics, standards, applications, technology and deployment of cognitive radio networks are preferred. Potential panel organizers are invited to submit a panel proposal of at most 5 pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panelists. Details can be found in the conference website.


The conference will include six half-day tutorials. Tutorial proposals must include a title, abstract, intended audience, list of topics, and biography of the presenter. Details can be found in the conference website.

Special Sessions:

The conference will include special sessions to complement the regular sessions. Special session proposals must include a title, rationale for the special session, list of potential authors, and biography of the organizers. Details can be found in the conference website.

Submission Instructions:

Conference language is English. Papers should be concisely written. Suggested paper length for review is 6-page in IEEE conference proceedings format (two column and 10-point font). Papers exceeding 10-page limit will not be reviewed. Submission details can be found in the conference website.


All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted full papers and work-in-progress papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be part of the IEEE Xplore database. Selected papers will be published within a special issue of a well-accepted journal.

Best Paper Award:

A best paper award and a best student paper award will be presented.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: 23rd February 2009 Extended 2nd March 2009
  • Tutorial Proposals Due: 23rd February 2009
  • Special Session Proposals Due: 3rd November 2008 Extended 10th Nov. 2008
  • Acceptance Notification: 20th April 2009 30th April 2009
  • Final Papers Due: 4th May 2009 10th May 2009