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9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

June 2–4, 2014 | Oulu, Finland

CrownCom 2014

The 9th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

2 – 4 June 2014

Oulu, Finland



  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT
  • Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases
  • Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more


Due to the rapid development of wireless communications in recent years, the demand on wireless spectrum has been growing dramatically, resulting in the spectrum scarcity problem. Works have shown that the fixed spectrum allocation policy commonly adopted today suffer from the low spectrum utilization problem. Both academic and regulatory bodies have focused on dynamic spectrum access to fully utilize the scarce spectrum resource. Cognitive radio, with the capability to flexibly adapt its parameters, has been proposed as the enabling technology for unlicensed secondary users to dynamically access the licensed spectrum owned by legacy primary users on a negotiated or an opportunistic basis.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in both academia and industry to present their new solutions to cognitive radios within the following tracks:

Track 1 – Dynamic Spectrum Access / Management

  • Wideband, cooperative, and compressed spectrum sensing
  • Multi-dimensional dynamic spectrum access/sharing
  • Dynamic radio resource management / interference coordination
  • Cooperative and coordinated multiuser communications
  • Multi-antenna / multi-link transmission
  • Flexible PHY/MAC control

Track 2 – Networking Protocols for CR

  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Cooperative networking / transmission
  • Self organized networks
  • Load balancing and network optimization
  • Cooperative radio resource management
  • Cross-layer control for cognitive networking

Track 3 – Modeling and Theory

  • Cognitive channel / interference modeling
  • Network information theory
  • Dynamic spectrum access in TV white space
  • Policy based cognitive radio control
  • Protocol issues for cognitive radios

Track 4 – HW Architecture and Implementations

  • Reconfigurable antennas and RF circuits
  • Software defined radio and flexible radios
  • Hardware prototypes for cognitive radio
  • Certification and security issues

Track 5 – Next Generation of Cognitive Networks

  • Context aware networks
  • Mobile agent applications
  • Network reconfiguration
  • Adaptive networks
  • Complex networks
  • Social networks

Track 6 – Standards and Business Models

  • Regulation and standardization
  • Experimental systems and trials
  • Spectra trading
  • Multioperator spectra management
  • Economical models for cognitive networks

Paper submissions and publishing

Information about paper submissions (including guidelines) can be found under Author Instructions.

All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Crowncom 2013 Conference Proceedings, published in IEEE Xplore. Proceedings published with IEEE are submitted for inclusion to EI Engineering Index (Compendex), Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings among others. Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications

Important Dates


  • Paper submission due: January 10, 2014
  • Acceptance notifications: March 14, 2014
  • Camera-ready submissions: April 14, 2014