Special Issue "Cognitive Radio in the 5G Era"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Vlad Popescu
The constantly increasing need for data exchange among various types of devices, mobile and fixed, has been one of the main characteristics of the technological development of the last few years. Wireless networking is booming thanks to the rapid progress of wireless technologies and the adoption of broadband. Applications with 5G already include a wide range of radio devices to enable control, monitoring, and easy configuration. Most of these devices operate in the ISM bands, which are becoming increasingly congested, leading to capacity and interference limitations.
Recent technical advances in the areas of cognitive radio (CR) and wideband transceivers have enabled the reutilisation of the available spectrum in a dynamic manner, but there are still several important challenges to be addressed. On the one hand, there are technical issues in dealing with several practical criticalities such as noise, interference uncertainty, and synchronization issues. On the other hand, there are several regulatory and business challenges for dynamic spectrum access in 5G networks.
In this context, CR systems—employing technologies aware of the operational and geographical environment, policies and internal state—can dynamically and autonomously adjust their operational parameters and protocols according to the obtained knowledge in order to deal with the specific challenges of 5G networks.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Spectrum regulation and management aspects for CR communications in the 5G era
- Energy and spectral efficiency
- Software defined networks (SDN) and software defined radio (SDR) for CR communications in the 5G era
- CR standardization
- Interference and power control
- Radio resource allocation and scheduling
- CR non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) frameworks
- CR for device-to-device (D2D) communications in the 5G era
- CR for V2V and V2X communications in the 5G era
- CR in 5G networks
- CR for IoT
- CR for social networking
- CR trials, test-beds, prototypes, and implementations
- Security and privacy for CR communications in the 5G era
 P1900.1/D2, Sep 2018 - IEEE Draft Standard Definitions and Concepts for Dynamic Spectrum Access: Terminology Relating to Emerging Wireless Networks, System Functionality, and Spectrum Management, Nov. 2018, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5044-5513-8
 X. Zhou, M. Sun, G. Ye Li, and B.H. F. Juang “Intelligent wireless communications enabled by cognitive radio and machine learning”, China Communications, Vol. 15, Issue 12, Dec. 2018.
Dr. Mauro Fadda
Prof. Vlad Popescu
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- Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Cognitive Radio
- Resource Sharing