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Welcome to CrownCom 2007


Second International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications


Access to the radio spectrum is presently regulated via license, where the rights to use specific spectral bands are granted exclusively to an individual operator, or completely unlicensed, where certain spectral bands are declared open for free use by any operator or individual following specific rules. While these paradigms have allowed the wireless communications sector to blossom in the past, there is much talk recently about the so-called "cognitive radio" paradigm, wherein spectrum may be efficiently shared in a more flexible fashion by a number of operators/users/systems. Cognitive radio can be thus viewed as an enabling technology that will benefit several types of players, by introducing new communications and networking models for the whole wireless world, creating better business opportunities for the incumbent operators and new technical dimensions for smaller operators, and helping shape an overall more efficient approach regarding spectrum requirements and usage in next generation wireless networks. The aim of this conference is to bring together the state of the art research contributions that address the various aspects of cognitive wireless systems and technologies, including a broad range of communications, networking and implementation issues.

Latest News

Slides for panels are available online.

Slides for tutorials are available online.

The tutorial "Introduction to Dynamic Spectrum Access", by Dr. Milind M. Buddhikot is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The TPC chairs are pleased to announce the Best Student Paper Awards of Crowncom 2007 are awarded to:

Distributed Scheduling and Resource Allocation for Cognitive OFDMA Radios, Juan-Andres Bazerque and Georgios B. Giannakis (University of Minnesota)
Price-Based Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks, Fan Wang, Marwan Krunz, and Shuguang Cui (University of Arizona)

Technical Program is now available online.

3 tutorials will be given on July 31st. See here for details.

Authors: Please submit your copyright forms.

The recipients of the ICST Student Registration Grant for CrownCom 2007 are:
Lili Cao, University of California Santa Barbara, for Paper #5394: "On the Efficiency and Complexity of Distributed Spectrum Allocation"
Tobias Renk, Universitat Karlsruhe, Paper #4405: "Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Cognitive Wireless Networks"
Paul Sutton, Trinity College Dublin, Paper #5425: "Cyclostationary Signature Detection in Multipath Rayleigh Fading Environments"

The author kit is updated. Camera-ready upload guidelines are available.

The new date of Acceptance Notification is MAY 20, 2007.

3 tutorials will be offered at Crowncom.

ICST Student Registration Grant is available. ICST offers Student Registration Grant to 3 student authors appointed by Technical Program Committee to cover the difference between full and student rate of student authors of accepted papers. Please contact the TPC chairs for detail information.

The new deadline of paper submission is APRIL 2nd, 2007.

The new deadline of tutorial proposal submission is APRIL 2nd, 2007.

Two best student paper awards will be presented, sponsored by the Center for Intelligent Networks (iNETS), Stevens Institute of Technology.

Crowncom sponsorship was approved by IEEE ComSoc, VTS, MTTS and EURASIP.

All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Xplore, as well as indexed by EI and Inspec (IEEE).

Selected papers will be published on a special issue of ACM/Springer MONET journal.

Venue and Time of the Conference

Grosvenor Resort
Orlando, Florida U.S.A.
July 31 - August 3, 2007.

Technical Co-sponsorship

IEEEieee.org IEEE ComSoccomsoc.org EURASIPeurasip.org
IEEE VTSieeevts.org IEEE MTT-Smtt.org



Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals Due:
Special Session Proposals Due:
Paper Submission Due:
Acceptance Notification:
Camera-Ready Papers Due:
Conference Date:
April 2, 2007
March 1, 2007
April 2, 2007
May 20, 2007
June 3, 2007
July 31 - August 3, 2007
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