This workshop is organised by the Interdisciplinary institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT, Belgium) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA).
Cognitive Radio is a novel paradigm for mobile communications in which networks and handsets have
the intelligence and autonomy to actively monitor and change their behavior. With several large research
projects completed or underway, standardization efforts initiated in several bodies and Cognitive Radio put
on the agenda of the ITU’s 2011 World Radiocommunication Conference, it is steadily progressing towards
market introduction. In this process, which might require the harmonization and reallocation of radio
frequencies as well as the redefinition of spectrum usage rights, Cognitive Radio is coming under
increased scrutiny from regulators worldwide, while corporate stakeholders wonder what Cognitive
Radio will mean for current and future business in terms of investment, value creation and
competition. Participation to this workshop is free of charge, but prior registration is required.