Book 2012 : Self-Organization and Green Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks
Call For Papers
Anwer Al-Dulaimi and Prof. John Cosmas
Brunel University, London, UK
Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012
Cognitive Radio (CR) is continuing to emerge as the dominant solution for the scarce spectrum in the near future. Cyclic recognition cycle of sensing, learning, and adaption in the CR enables it to jump between channels according to time and spatial opportunities. This rapid behaviour needs to be further analysed in terms of accessibility for the information providers and tracking spectrum users. To illustrate, CR transmission speed/reliability may face great obstacles whenever a cell is lost along the CR network routes. Cell Loss is expected to happen if the cognitive base station at a certain secondary cell failed to transmit under any circumstances. This will urge the CR network management entities to look for alternative routes to keep a regular service. In addition, wireless broadcasting faces a drop in delivery of high data rate requests as the there is no guaranties for the transmission availability in the secondary systems. Here, a designed solution is to connect the CR network cells via the optical fibre network. The high bandwidth, secure services, and low power consumption of the fibre network, make it a promising addition to the secondary networks’ working principles. Low attenuation loss in short range transmissions, such as metropolitans (which are the ambitious environments for the future CR networks) enhance the emergence of cognitive microcells and femtocell networks. Different challenges are expected for such applications, such as cost of installation, signal interoperability, mobility management, and developments in the CR front-end technologies.
A variety of CR developments are required to get a big sized cognitive network in operation, such as decision making abilities, cross layer modules, ad-hoc communications, and radio access technologies. Thus, it is important to create hierarchical layers for service delivery for reliable communications. As a result, a new wireless-to-wired network is developed, capable to satisfy the dynamic access principles and energy savings. Therefore, a fully steered ‘service delivery’ network which will revolutionize the traditional way of communications exchange is coming to reality.
Objective of the Book
The main objective is to use the current research ideas and results to set regulations for the most efficient cognitive network topology that can be used in future green communications, and to reduce complications and confusion in the network size. In this regard, the density of the equipment is studied, to allow the network to attain resources locally to save spectrum and to reduce the cost of running the network and consuming resources. The book introduces a procedure for the final deployment of the cognitive networks using the existing access networks in the environment, such as the radio over fibre network. This is performed by creating new cognitive wireless-to-fibre systems that integrate all the possible connections in the environment, wireless and landline, to save the spectrum channels and reduce the cost of secondary transmission and interference.
The book also intends to identify possible network actions to respond to the variable traffic as a result of various mobile requests and changes in the durations of the channels' availability, by introducing local spectrum managers as part of the system, analyse further the spectrum broker scenarios, in order to reduce the complexity of transmission requests in the future cognitive networks. In summary, the book involves showing, for the first time, new scenarios to solve challenges that face cognitive networks in the real environment.
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of cognitive radio networks and dynamic spectrum management. The book will provide the target audience with a summary of the immediate state-of-art in this rapidly developing area from both the theoretical and practical aspects. As the book is planned to be the first in studying the optimized models for cognitive network installation, the readers from academia and industry would be able to use this manuscript as a handbook for topology management and network planning. Moreover, the book is looking into power savings that can be achieved using cognitive communications, which makes it a good reference for the future trends in this area, and also for the next generation networks that require immediate results and contributions.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Cognitive Radio Network Technologies (e.g., network topology, ad-hoc, radio access technologies, etc.)
• Dynamic spectrum access scheduling (e.g., capacity, reconfigurability models, interoperability, etc.)
• Software Defined Radio towards Fully Autonomous Cognitive radio (e.g., machine learning, radio front end developments, inference hierarchy, etc.)
• Signal Processing for Cognitive Radio (e.g., spectrum sensing, multistage sensing, smart antenna, etc.)
• Power control and Green Communications in Cognitive Communications (e.g., protocols, architectures, control techniques, savings applications, etc.)
• Future Internet with cognitive technologies (e.g., scalability of routing, management configuration, seamless connectivity, etc.)
• Cognitive femtocell (e.g., mobility, resources management, interference, macrocellular coexistence, etc.)
• Opportunistic cross-layer algorithms (e.g., time slot allocation, transmission power control, network lifetime, etc.)
• Inter-working between optical and cognitive networks (e.g., admission control, resources utilisation, radio over fibre, etc.)
• Measurement, monitoring and supervision techniques (e.g., spectrum broker, traffic control, etc.)
• Multimedia communications through cognitive networks (e.g., link reliability, flexible delivery, quality of service, etc.)
• Network security for cognitive radio networks (e.g., coding overhead, secure collaboration, decision-making process, etc.)
• Current Research Projects on Cognitive Radio Networks (e.g., QoSMOS, QUASAR, CoGEU, COST-TERRA, COGNAC, etc.)
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 1, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.
January 15, 2012: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 1, 2012: Full Chapter Submission
March 31, 2012: Review Results Returned
April 30, 2012: Final Chapter Submission
May 30, 2012: Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Wireless Networks & Communications Centre
Brunel University, London, UK
Tel.: +441895267679 • Fax: +441895 258728 • GSM: +447902394858