Cognitive Radio Technology Applications for Wireless and Mobile Ad hoc Networks

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Event Date/Time: May 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2012
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Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2012
Cognitive Radio Technology Applications for Wireless and Mobile Ad hoc Networks
A book edited by Dr. Natarajan Meghanathan (Jackson State University)
and Dr. Yenumula B. Reddy (Grambling State University)
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To be published by IGI-Global:

Cognitive radio technology provides automatic adjustments in transmission and reception parameters to communicate effectively among the nodes of the communication network with minimum interference. The parameter modification is based upon many factors in the external and internal radio environment such as radio frequency, user behavior, and network state. Cognitive radio networks have a promising future and have excellent applications of wireless networks. In this context, this book can be considered as a platform to introduce readers to the next generation wireless networks and their applications. The contents of the book will provide the readers a firm understanding of the fundamental concepts of cognitive radios, wireless networks, mobile ad hoc networks, security issues, protocols at different layers (MAC layer, network layer and transport layers), simulations and performance evaluation, applications of cognitive radios, and efficient use of the spectrum using various models including neural networks, genetic algorithms, and game theory models.

Objective of the Book
The overall objective of this book is to provide a thorough description of the different aspects of the state-of-the-art technology of cognitive radio networks and its applications to wireless networks and mobile ad hoc networks. The mission of this book is to integrate both research as well as education and present details about one of the promising technologies of the next generation wireless networks (cognitive radio networks and its applications) in such a manner that it can be used both as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as a good reference book that guides researchers to solve complex problems and discusses future challenges for open research problems in this area.

Target Audience
The targeted audience of the book is senior-level undergraduates, masters and doctoral graduate students as well as faculty researchers and industrialists in the areas of cognitive radio networks, wireless and mobile ad hoc networks. The book intends to bring together researchers working on cognitive radios, wireless networks and mobile ad hoc networks. The book is expected to include some chapters written in tutorial style so that the general readers can be able to easily grasp some of the ideas in these areas.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cognitive Radios and their role in efficient allocation of the spectrum
Architecture of Cognitive Radio Networks
Spectrum sensing and Dynamic spectrum access
Cross-layer Design with Cognitive radios
Game theory and Cognitive Radios
Machine learning techniques to efficient spectrum allocation
Business models and application to spectrum allocation
Security issues in Cognitive Radio Networks
Cognitive Networks and Intrusion detection
Real-time Applications of Cognitive Radio Networks (example: Health care, Multi-media)
Topology control in Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols for Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Routing protocols (unicast, multicast and broadcast) for Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Transport layer protocols for Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Use of Cognitive Radios for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
Simulations, Modeling, Performance Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Security issues for Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad hoc Networks and Solutions
Future research challenges for use of Cognitive Radios in Wireless and Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Submission Procedure and E-mail Address
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2012, a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 15, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. All submissions (proposals, full book chapters and any inquiries) should be sent to or by the deadlines mentioned below.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

Important Dates
May 31, 2012 Proposal Submission Deadline
June 15, 2012 Notification of Acceptance
August 31, 2012 Full Chapter Submission
October 15, 2012 Review Results Returned
November 15, 2012 Final Chapter Submission
December 15, 2012 Final Acceptance Notification
January 30, 2013 Final Deadline to Submit Chapters for Printing