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Please, consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups
the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific
results to COCORA 2012.
The submission deadline is set to December 5, 2011.
In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended
article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:

============== COCORA 2012 | Call for Papers ===============


COCORA 2012: The Second International Conference on Advances in Cognitive
April 29 - May 4, 2012 - Chamonix / Mont Blanc, France

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters

- ideas

Submission page:

Submission deadline: December 5, 2011

Sponsored by IARIA, <>

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running
experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are
invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review
in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to,
topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms
of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

COCORA 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

*Fundamentals *
Cognitive radio and network architectures; Collaborative radio networks;
Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access;
Agile spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing techniques; Cognitive spectrum
sharing, coexistence, and interoperability; Cross-layer algorithms based
on spectrum sensing techniques; Cognitive radio sensing in the large and
feature detection; Collaboration optimization and refinement;
Collaborative spectrum sensing schemes with weighted user contributions;
Connectivity, capacity, and scalability of heterogeneous systems via
cognitive networking; Auction and pricing models for dynamic spectrum

*Mechanisms and protocols*
Interoperability, interference and co-existence of dissimilar wireless
networks; Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative
spectrum sensing; Models and fundamental limits of cognitive networking;
Transient behavior and stability analysis in cognitive networking;
Cognitive MAC, multicast, and routing protocols for heterogeneous networks
with highly dynamic topology; Software radio and radio resource
allocation; Spectrum policy reform issues and standardization

*Processing and devices*
Propagation channel modeling and utilization; Cognitive and collaborative
radio architecture for equipments; Transceivers and front-end
technologies, SOC and SiP; MIMO, advanced signal processing, and smart
antennas; Primary transmitter shadowing and fading; High-speed and
broadband wireless technologies; Software defined radios and cognitive
radios; Hardware reconfigurability; Smart antennas; Passive antennas

*Measurement and management*
Software radio and cognitive radio management; Interference measurements
and metrics; Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio
networks; Security and robustness issues in cognitive networking;
Cooperative resource management and optimization; QoS provisioning in
adaptive, spectrum agile, and cognitive networks; Context management,
sensing, reasoning and context acquisition; Traffic patterns, topology,
mobility, and interference tolerance in cognitive networking; Statistical
inference and cognition with from measurements that are inaccurate,
incomplete, inconsistent, and delayed measurements; Sensing and feedback
mechanism in cognitive networking and the associated cost; Cognitive radio
with reinforcement learning

*Applications *
Cognitive radio applications; Wideband sensing and multiband agile
wireless networks; Future Internet with cognitive technologies; Flexible
and opportunistic wireless access; Multimedia communications through
cognitive networks; Simulation of cognitive wireless networks; Cognitive
radio test-beds and hardware prototypes


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