Workshop Keynote

In addition to a very interesting program of scientific papers, the IEEE CORAL 2013 Workshop program also includes a distinguished Keynote Speaker.

                                Date: Tuesday June 4th, 2013

9.45am - 10.45am: Session I, Keynote Speech
10.45am - 11.00am: Keynote Q&A

"Looking Future in Rearview Mirror: Is there spectrum scarcity?"

Prof. Petri Mähönen
Institute for Networked Systems at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Abstract: Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio technologies have generated a huge amount of research and activities. In this talk we revisit some of the earlier premises of the research field, and particularly we repose the question of spectrum scarcity in the context of spectrum opportunities. Generally we provide a critical look on what we have achieved in a decade of research in DSA and CR technologies. We continue then to show that one must specify key parameters of secondary systems and applications to make meaningful statements in cognitive radio opportunities. We demonstrate these through representative case studies, and outline some ideas where the future research opportunities may lie.

Bio: Prof. Dr. Petri Mähönen is currently a full professor and a founding director of the Institute for Networked Systems at the RWTH Aachen University. He joined to RWTH Aachen in 2002 as the holder of Ericsson endowed chair of wireless networks. Apart of academic publishing, he has been a part of teams who have patented and successfully technology transferred technology for industrial use. In 2006 he was awarded Telenor research prize. Dr. Mähönen has been one of the first researchers getting involved into cognitive radio research community, and he organized one of the very first international workshops on cognitive radio technologies with Dr. Mitola in 2004. He is currently serving as an associated editor for IEEE Transaction of Mobile Computing, and as an area editor for Computer Communications. In 2010, he served as co-TPC chair for IEEE DySPAN 2010, and he was as a general chair and local organized of IEEE DySPAN 2011. Dr. Mähönen's present research interests include cognitive wireless networks, embedded intelligence, network architectures, network science, and more generally optimized and adaptive communications systems.