IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Workshop:

Call For Papers
2011 IEEE International Workshop on Recent Advances in Cognitive Communications and Networking (RACCN)

Houston, Texas, USA, 5 - 9 December 2011


Scope and Motivation

It has been widely recognized that our communication networks are converging in a sense that all kinds of applications will be serviced by a few common networks with various wireless devices at the access parts. Therefore, the networks must be cognitive or intelligent to adapt to different sizes, applications, QoS and security requirements, with appropriate networking technologies and resources. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the R&D professionals in cognitive radios and exchange ideas in summarizing the latest issues and progresses.

We also plan to publish extended versions of accepted papers in the workshop in a special issue in a journal such as ERASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking in 2012 .

Main Topics

The focus of this workshop is cognitive radios and cognitive networks, particularly all sorts of cognitive wireless network protocols and applications. The interested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

         Architectures of Cognitive Communication Netwroks

         Cognitive MAC/Routing/Transport Protocols

         Cognitive Radio Platforms and Testbeds

         Simulation Tools for Cognitive Communications Networks

         Security Techniques in Cognitive Communication Networks

         Applications of Cognitive Communication Networks

         Efficient Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios

         Spectrum Sharing Techniques in Cognitive Radios

         Interference Management and Mitigation Techniques

         Dynamic Spectrum Access and Management for Cognitive Networks

         Radio Resource Management and Radio Channel Allocations

         Cross-layer Design and Optimization in Cognitive Networks

         Performance Optimization of Cognitive Radio Networks


Important Dates:


Paper Submission Deadline: July 7, 2011

Decision Notification: August 15, 2011

Camera Ready Due: August 31, 2011


Workshop Co-chairs:


Ming Yu, Florida State University, USA, Email:

Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Email:

Wei Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., China, Email:


Paper Submission Guideline:


Papers should be submitted via EDAS to Globcomís Workshop submission link:

The guidelines for authors, such as paper length, format, and template can be found in Globecomís website: Should you have any questions about the workshop, please contact the workshop chairs.


The Final Schedule of IEEE Int. Workshop on RACCN (updated on Nov. 22, 2011)