Call For Papers

Call For Papers

IEEE DySPAN is the premier conference to discuss, publish and present recent advancements in Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) and Cognitive Radio, including novel approaches and technologies enabling more efficient use of the radio spectrum. There has been tremendous progress in the research, development, and regulatory acceptance of DSA in recent years and the organizers of IEEE DySPAN 2014 encourage submissions that exhibit recent success stories and research results.

In addition to the regular tracks for technology and policy papers, the special themes for 2014 are advanced spectrum engineering and regulatory approaches focusing on sharing Government spectrum (e.g.: S-band RADAR), novel spectrum sharing methods and policies, business and economic modeling studies and systems oriented research.

IEEE DySPAN 2014, like its predecessors, is a unique symposium that gathers the technology and regulatory policy communities together. In addition to program tracks for technology and policy papers, the conference will hold system demonstrations, panels, and tutorials that are tailored for special audiences such as regulators and industry. The conference will also host several keynote sessions given by leaders of the technology and policy communities.

IEEE DySPAN 2014 welcomes contributions dealing with regulatory aspects of dynamic spectrum access, theoretical studies, algorithm and protocol design for cognitive radios and networks, as well as application-oriented contributions dealing with architectures, platforms, signaling and multiple access schemes. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on systems aspects and prototypes, summaries of regulatory options and advancements, spectrum measurements and analysis of white space opportunities, and business cases for advanced spectrum engineering. We invite contributions outlining advances in self-optimization, learning, and context sensitivity of cognitive radios, and DSA concepts that consider a complete network and describe novel optimization schemes.

Best student papers will be awarded for the technical and policy tracks. These awards are sponsored by IEEE TCSIM (Technical Committee on Simulation).

The program seeks original and unpublished work not currently under review by any other technical journals/magazines/conferences, but welcomes opportunities for interdisciplinary teams to present previous policy work to the technical audience. 

Technology Program Topics

  • Spectrum measurement and models
  • Architecture and platform for dynamic spectrum access networks
  • Efficient and broadband spectrum sensing
  • Spectrum sensing mechanisms and protocol support
  • Interference metrics and measurements
  • Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum access networks
  • Applications of DSA
  • New spectrum sharing models
  • Multiple access schemes for cognitive radio networks
  • Cross-layer optimization for cognitive radio networks
  • Information-theoretic aspects of cognitive radio networks
  • QoS provisioning and MAC protocol
  • Trust and security issues
  • Experimental prototypes and results

Policy Program Topics

  • Business models and pricing for dynamic spectrum access
  • Market trends for secondary spectrum usage
  • Regulatory models for dynamic spectrum access
  • Software regulation / standardization and equipment certification
  • Industrial and government role in dynamic spectrum access
  • Dynamic spectrum auctions and economics with focus on incentive auctions
  • Spectrum etiquettes and coexistence models
  • Defining / enforcing rights and responsibilities of spectrum licensees and easement

Main Program Deadlines

  • Nov. 24 Paper Submission Deadline
  • Dec. 1 Tutorial Proposal Deadline
  • Dec. 10 SSPARC Workshop Submission Deadline
  • Dec. 20 Poster Paper Submission Deadline
  • Dec. 20 Demo Proposal Deadline
  • Jan. 20 Acceptance Notification
  • Feb. 1  Camera Ready Submission

Notification Deadlines

  • Jan 21 Tutorials
  • Jan 22 Demonstrations
  • Jan 25 Technology Track
  • Jan 27 Policy Track
  • Feb 3 Poster Track
  • Feb 3 SSPARC Workshop

 PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE DySPAN 2014 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.  For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.  Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE DySPAN 2014 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.