Special Session
Modelling Analysis in Support of Regulatory Policies for Development of Cognitive Radio Systems

Organised by COST Action IC0905 TERRA "Techno-economic regulatory framework for radio spectrum access for cognitive radio/software defined radio"

COST Action IC0905 TERRA is a multi-disciplinary European forum focused on the coordination of techno-economic studies for the development of a harmonised European regulatory framework to facilitate the advancement and broad commercial deployment of Cognitive Radio System (CRS). CRSs are expected to offer several benefits compared to traditional systems including e.g. improved efficiency of spectrum use, increased flexibility, and potential for new telecommunication applications.

The introduction of CRS into the regulatory framework requires viable deployment scenarios and use cases where the CRS technology can offer clear benefits to different stakeholders. The development of techniques to realize the CRS capabilities that allow the system to obtain knowledge of its internal and external state, dynamically and autonomously adjust its operations, and learn from the results are a prerequisite for the successful deployment of the new systems. In particular, the development of techniques to facilitate co-existence between the CRS and other radio systems or among CRSs in the same spectrum bands will be key building blocks in the future systems. Practical trials to demonstrate the functionality of the developed CRS techniques and their performance improvements are essential to convince the different stakeholders about the potential benefits of CRSs. Finally, the assessment of business potential of CRS in the form of techno-economic studies is needed to develop a sustainable regulatory framework for the CRS.

This call for papers solicits original and unpublished submissions on relevant CRS topics, including but not limited to:

  • Scenarios for the deployment of CRS
  • CRS applications and their taxonomy
  • Techniques to realize the CRS capabilities to obtain knowledge, adjust operations and learn from the results
  • Techniques to facilitate co-existence between CRS and other radio systems or among CRSs
  • Experimental/analytical/simulation studies on the co-existence
  • On-going standardisation/regulatory activities on CRS
  • Viability of CRS in the developed world (barriers to entry, drivers) and opportunities in the developing world
  • CRS trials and test beds
  • Techno-economic studies on CRS


Important Dates

Paper submission:

June 8th, 2012


Notification of acceptance:

June 30th, 2012


Submission of camera-ready papers:

July 15th, 2012



Special Organizing Commitee

Marja Matinmikko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Fernando J. Velez, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Arturas Medeisis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Oliver Holland, King's College London, UK
Luca De Nardis, University of Rome, Italy
Keith Nolan, University of Dublin, Ireland
Vânia Gonçalves, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Leo Fulvio Minervini, University of Macerata, Italy
Peter Anker, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands