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11th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

May 30–June 1, 2016 | Grenoble, France

11th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

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The Best Paper Award has been attributed by Jean Shwoerer from Orange to

Robin Gerzaguet (1), Laurent Ros (2), Fabrice Belvèze (3) and Jean-Marc Brossier (2)
(1) CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France
(2) GIPSA-Lab, Image and Signal Department, Saint Martin d’Hères, France
(3) ST-Microelectronics, Grenoble, France

for the paper entitled

"Performance of Fractional Delay Estimation in Joint Estimation Algorithm Dedicated to Digital Tx Leakage Compensation in FDD Transceivers"


The Best Booth Award has been attributed to

Sumit Darak (1), Navikkumar Modi (2), Amor Nafkha (2) and Christophe Moy (2)
(1) IIIT-Delhi, Okhla Phase III, New Delhi, India-110020
(2) CentraleSupelec/IETR, Rennes campus, Cesson-Sévigné, France


for the demonstration entitled

"Spectrum Utilization and Reconfiguration Cost Comparison of Various Decision Making Policies for Opportunistic Spectrum Access Using Real Radio Signals"


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Research, requirement analysis and initial standardisation work towards the 5th generation of cellular systems have now been under way for a few years. The system requirements, ranging from extremely low set up and end to end delay, to the perception of infinite capacity will require novel system architecture solutions, but more importantly these requirements will increase the demand on wireless spectrum, accelerating the spectrum scarcity problem further. There has been a wide agreement that the fixed spectrum allocation and usage commonly adopted today are a bottleneck to 5G requirement fulfilment. Both academic and regulatory bodies have focused on dynamic spectrum access and or dynamic spectrum usage to optimize the scarce spectrum resource. 

These 5G systems will serve classical cellular services, but a large portion of traffic will be fed by machines and things. This machine type communication has yet specific requirements. They are much more delay sensitive and the fact that the expected tens of billions of devices will need to be reliably connected further increases the problem scale. 

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. It is now perceived in a much broader paradigm that will contribute to solve the resource allocation problem that 5G requirements raise. 

The aim of CROWNCOM 2016 is to bring together researchers from academia, industry, standards, and policy to present their new solutions of how cognitive radio systems will help deliver the required capacity at the right delay in the future 5G networks.



  • Orange Labs Research sponsors a 500€ prize for the Best Paper Award (papers must be presented at the conference to win the award).

  • A selection of the best CROWNCOM 2016 papers will be invited for extended journal papers in a Special Issue of the Eurasip Journal on Communications and Wireless Networking. The Special Issue will be entitled “Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive techniques for 5G” (Papers must be presented at the conference to be selected for Eurasip Special Issue).

  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

  • The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

  • Accepted papers will be published in the Crowncom Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. Authors of accepted papers are invited to submit extended versions of their articles to Special Issue of Crowncom 2016 within EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications.