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COCORA 2017 : The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Cognitive Radio


When Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017
Where Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2017
Notification Due Feb 20, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2017
Categories    cognitive radio   smart sensing   energy aware   femtocell

Call For Papers

COCORA 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Cognitive Radio

General page:

Submission page:

Event schedule: April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]

- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]

- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- demos: two pages [posted at]

- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

- mini symposia: see

- workshops: see

- tutorials: [slide-deck posed on]

- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: December 5, 2016

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules:

COCORA 2017 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:



Cognitive radio and network architectures; Collaborative radio networks; Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access; Agile spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing techniques; Cognitive spectrum sharing, coexistence, and interoperability; Cross-layer algorithms based on spectrum sensing techniques; Cognitive radio sensing in the large and feature detection; Collaboration optimization and refinement; Collaborative spectrum sensing schemes with weighted user contributions; Connectivity, capacity, and scalability of heterogeneous systems via cognitive networking; Auction and pricing models for dynamic spectrum sharing; Effective capacity and delay optimization in cognitive radio networks

Cognitive radio and emerging technologies

Cognitive radio with 5G and mmWave; Massive access in 5G; Cognitive radio an SDN; Cognitive radio and 4G/5G technologies; Femtocell collaborative outage detection; Cooperative spectrum sensing; Energy harvesting and energy efficiency in cognitive radio; Spatially heterogeneous traffic in heterogeneous cognitive networks; Opportunistic spectrum access systems; Delay-constrained cognitive radio networks; Dynamic cognitive radio networks; Smart sensing networks; Strategic choices for mobile network operators

Energy-aware, smart sensing and capacity-aware in advanced technologies

Opportunistic energy harvesting and energy-based opportunistic spectrum; Massive MIMO and Femto cells for energy efficiency; Maximum-minimum energy-based spectrum sensing; Energy detection in full-duplex cognitive radios under residual self-interference; Coordination context-based spectrum sharing for 5G millimeter-wave networks; Effective capacity and delay optimization; Protocols for dynamically varying bandwidth conditions; Green 5G networks; Distributed power control in cognitive heterogeneous 5G cellular networks; Traffic offloading and effective spectrum sensing; Cooperative spectrum sensing using Improved p-norm detectors; Non-Uniform quantized distributed sensing; Flexible spectrum sensing nodes for smart sensing networks; Full-Duplex spectrum sensing in LTE and WLAN with unlicensed bands; Smart devices supporting TV white-spaces LTE systems; Channel selection using software-defined radio (SDR); 5G devices/networks and implementation case studies; 5G deployment strategies for cognitive satellite terrestrial coverage; Unlocking spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G; Heterogeneous 5G + HetHetNets; Interference mitigation in wearable body-to-body networks; Device-relaying in cellular D2D networks; Marketplace models for mobile content and dynamic pricing

Mechanisms and protocols

Interoperability, interference and co-existence of dissimilar wireless networks; Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing; Models and fundamental limits of cognitive networking; Transient behavior and stability analysis in cognitive networking; Cognitive MAC, multicast, and routing protocols for heterogeneous networks with highly dynamic topology; Software radio and radio resource allocation; Spectrum policy reform issues and standardization; TCP protocols in dynamically varying bandwidth conditions; OFDMA cognitive radio networks

Processing and devices

Propagation channel modeling and utilization; Cognitive and collaborative radio architecture for equipments; Transceivers and front-end technologies, SOC and SiP; MIMO, advanced signal processing, and smart antennas; Primary transmitter shadowing and fading; High-speed and broadband wireless technologies; Software defined radios and cognitive radios; Hardware reconfigurability; Smart antennas; Passive antennas

Measurement and management

Software radio and cognitive radio management; Interference measurements and metrics; Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio networks; Security and robustness issues in cognitive networking; Cooperative resource management and optimization; QoS provisioning in adaptive, spectrum agile, and cognitive networks; Context management, sensing, reasoning and context acquisition; Traffic patterns, topology, mobility, and interference tolerance in cognitive networking; Statistical inference and cognition with from measurements that are inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, and delayed measurements; Sensing and feedback mechanism in cognitive networking and the associated cost; Cognitive radio with reinforcement learning


Cognitive radio applications; Wideband sensing and multiband agile wireless networks; Future Internet with cognitive technologies; Flexible and opportunistic wireless access; Multimedia communications through cognitive networks; Simulation of cognitive wireless networks; Cognitive radio test-beds and hardware prototypes


COCORA 2017 Committee:

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