Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Networks: from Theory to Reality (PE-CRN) 2011, May 13, 2011, Valencia, Spain

(in conjunction with IFIP Networking 2011)


Aim and Scope:

The Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Networks: from Theory to Reality PE-CRN 2011 is the 1st workshop focusing on the recent trend of Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) from a research topic to operational networks. This workshop is collocated with the Networking conference and sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6). The main objectives of PE-CRN 2011 are to bring together the state-of-the-art results on the performance of CRNs including both theoretical studies and test-bed experiments from both academia and industry, and to share experience in making CRNs from theory to reality.

We invite original, previously unpublished research and experiment- oriented contributions in the area of CRNs. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by Springer, in the Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Specific topics of interests include (but are not limited to) the following:

Modeling of dynamic spectrum access mechanisms

MAC protocols and performance evaluation of CRNs

Traffic patterns of primary users and secondary users in CRNs

Implementation aspects of CRNs

Performance of CRNs from test-beds and prototype networks

Spectrum utilization measurement and models

Spectrum sensing mechanisms

Radio resource management

QoS provisioning

Energy management

Business models and pricing

Policy and regulatory aspects


Important Dates:

Abstract due: December 23, 2010

Full Paper Submission: December 31, 2010

Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2011

Camera ready due: March 1, 2011

Guidelines for Submission: