Special Issue "Cognitive Radio Sensing and Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: wireless networks; performance evaluation; distributed systems; context-aware environments; IoT; next-generation wireless systems
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The advent of context aware environments, as well as the evolution of wireless communication systems, is leading towards HetNet operation with a vast amount of potential connected devices. Within this context, spectrum management, as well as coverage/capacity analyses, is a key element in order to provide adequate quality of service metrics. Spectrum management is therefore compulsory, aided by techniques derived from the use of cognitive radio/cognitive network approaches in order to dynamically handle complex multi-system environments. This can be further extended to Device 2 Device (D2D) and Machine 2 Machine (M2M) communications, in which sensor networks are one of the main elements in order to enable context interactivity.
This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the development, testing, and modeling of Cognitive Radio Sensing and Sensor Networks, within the broad area of potential application of such systems. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Radio proposals applied to sensor network deployment
- Cognitive Radio within Cognitive Network architectures
- Cognitive Radio and Sensor Network testbeds
- Practical applications of Cognitive Radio and Sensor Networks
- Spectrum Handling and Energy Efficiency within Sensor Network systems
Prof. Dr. Francisco Falcone
Prof. Dr. Ana Alejos
Prof. Dr. Leyre Azpilicueta
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- Cognitive Radio
- Cognitive Networks
- Spectrum Brokerage and Handling
- Interference Analysis and Sensor Aggregation