Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

ICT 2010

Cognitive radio & networking: the need for experimentally-driven research

T 010, 29/09/2010 (14:00-15:30)

The explosive emergence of wireless technologies & standards results in an ever-growing number of wireless devices and networks coexisting in the same environment.

We further witness an underutilization of licensed spectrum, while unlicensed spectrum is scarce. To deal with this spectrum bottleneck, novel communication paradigms supporting coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies are needed:

  • COGNITIVE RADIO enabling advanced spectrum sensing, flexible radio configuration and flexible spectrum access
  • COGNITIVE NETWORKING enabling cooperative sensing and collective decisions

Despite the many research efforts, these new paradigms are not really adopted in commercial products. Possible reasons are the involvement of diverse stakeholders (vendors, operators, regulators, standardization fora…) and the lack of open experimental facilities for proving the viability of new concepts. This session aims to discuss about the needs of experimentally-driven research in this area.

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Coordinator: Ingrid MOERMAN (iMinds, IBCN, Belgium)


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