General Co-Chairs' Message for
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the CrownCom 2008, the Third International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications. The series of CrownCom conferences, previously held in Greece-Mykonos Island (2006) and USA-Orlando (2007), has become a major event attracting more renowned researchers, engineers and technical professionals from a wide array of industrial, governmental agencies as well as academic and research institutions.
CrownCom aims to provide a platform for academics, research engineers, corporate executives and policy makers to present and discuss state-of-art research and development results, to enhance the knowledge base and to chart out future roadmap for cognitive radio networks and technologies. This year, we have received an overwhelming response of papers from all over the world and selected papers for presentation in various topics, including spectrum policy / regulation, dynamic spectrum access / management, TV white space, network security, spectrum sharing, algorithm / signaling / protocol design, spectrum sensing, application-oriented architecture and cognitive radio prototype platforms. We have also prepared three keynote sessions, two special sessions and one panel session for renowned experts to express their diverse views on cognitive radio networks from the perspectives of regulators, operators, vendors and academia. In addition, six half-day tutorials, by prominent researchers and practitioners around the world, covering a wide variety of exciting themes in cognitive radios, will provide all participants a valuable opportunity to jump start and acquire the fundamental knowledge and information.
Putting together CrownCom 2008 in mere nine months was a team effort and more. We are blessed to have an organizing committee who constantly display diligence and dedication in each of their own individual functional responsibilities. In addition, we would like to express our gratitude to the TPC, reviewers and authors for their keen contribution to the mind-stimulating technical program; ICST and the steering committee for their guidance and advice. Last but not least, our special thanks also go to Huawei, our diamond sponsor, for their strong and keen support.
Lastly, we wish that you have a fruitful experience in CrownCom 2008 and enjoyable moments during your stay in Singapore. Together, let’s move cognitive radio from imagination to reality!
Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore