IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks
17-19 September 2018 – Barcelona, Spain

Cognitive Radio Sensor Network for Sustainable Internet of Things


The fast-growing number of wireless devices, the data-hungry applications, the vision of internet of things (IoT) and the needs for extremely reliable communications for various services such as intelligent transportation systems (ITS) as well as e-health applications, motivate researchers in both industry and academia to focus on 5th generation (5G) of mobile communication, which targets a time horizon beyond 2020. In order to make IoT and other related applications a reality, cognitive radio sensor networks (CRSNs) as a new communication paradigm is evolved.

Apart from advancement in millimeter-wave and cell densification, still enormous numbers of sensors are going to operate on frequency bands below 6 GHz, and that is where the national regulation authorities (NRAs) are currently running out of options. Therefore, cognitive radio (CR)- as a promising technology- plays a significant role, especially in IoT where an enormous number of sensors have to use the limited available spectrum, which can lead to massive signal interference. Considering wireless sensors as building blocks of IoT, CRSN can mitigate the spectrum scarcity issue. However, due to intrinsic traditional limitation of sensor networks such as limited energy supplies and computational capabilities, cognitive functionalities such as spectrum sensing and sharing impose extra challenges in sustainable operation of CRSN.

This special session aims at bringing together scholars to discuss and present their latest researches and findings on all the aspects of CRSN.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Medium access control protocol for CRSN
  • Routing protocol for CRSN
  • Cross-layer communication protocols for CRSN
  • Power management in CRSN
  • Energy harvesting in CRSN
  • Security analysis in CRSN
  • Cooperative and bio-inspired algorithm for CRSN
  • CRSN architecture
  • Energy efficient spectrum sensing for CRSN
  • Standard efforts for CRSN
  • Security and Privacy for CRSN
  • Deployment strategies in CRSN
  • Performance evaluation of CRSN
  • Coverage and Connectivity in CRSN
  • Dynamic Spectrum Management in CRSN


Dr. Mohammad Hossein Anisi
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
University of Essex, United Kingdom

Dr. Mort Naraghi-Pour
Michel B. Voorhies Distinguished Professor
School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Louisiana State University, United States

Dr. Cesar Vargas-Rosales
Leader of Telecommunications and Networks Research Group
School of Engineering and Sciences
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Joaquim Ferreira
ESTGA/Instituto de Telecomunicações
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Mahdi Zareei
School of Engineering and Sciences
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico


Manuscripts must be prepared in the standard IEEE two-column conference format with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge) and submitted via the provided EDAS link.