Workshop Program

The CORAL 2013 program includes 10 regular papers selected after a careful peer review process. The workshop has received 38 submissions, and the overall acceptance rate is 26%. In addition to a very interesting program of scientific papers, the Workshop program also includes a distinguished Keynote Speaker: Prof. Petri Mahonen, (director of the Institute for Networked Systems at RWTH Aachen University, Germany).

The CORAL 2012 final program (.pdf) is also available here for download.

                                Date: Tuesday June 4th, 2013

9.00am - 9.30am: Breakfast

9.30am - 9.45am: Welcome and Workshop Introduction

9.45am - 10.45am: Session I, Keynote Speech
               "Looking Future in Rearview Mirror: Is there spectrum scarcity?"
               Prof. Petri Mahonen
               Institute for Networked Systems at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

10.45am - 11.00am: Keynote Q&A

11.00am - 11.30am: Coffee Break

11.30am - 13.00pm: Session II, Spectrum Sensing
11.30am - 12.00am: "Cost Minimizing Inter-sensing Duration in Cognitive Radio Networks"
Kuheli Louha Haldar (University of Cincinnati, USA); Dharma P Agrawal (University of Cincinnati, USA); Sajal K. Das (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
12.00am - 12.30pm: "Distributed RF sensing framework with radio environment emulation"
Carlos M. Ribeiro (Instituto de Telecomunicações / Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal); Jose Quaresma (Instituto de Telecomunicações / Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal); Atílio Gameiro (Instituto de Telecomunicações / Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal); Martin Zelenak (Agilent Technologies, Portugal); Jonathan Duplicy (Agilent, Belgium)
12.30pm - 13.00pm: "Blind non-parametric statistics for multichannel detection based on statistical covariances"
Vidyadhar Upadhya (IIT Madras, India); Devendra Jalihal (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

13.00pm - 14.00pm: Lunch Break

14.00pm - 15.30pm: Session III, Spectrum Sharing and Secure Access
14.00pm - 14.30pm: "A Flexible Multi-Criteria Scheme to Detect Primary User Emulation Attacks in CRAHNs"
Julio Soto (Federal University of Parana, Brazil); Saulo Queiroz (Federal University of Technology - Parana, Brazil); Maria Gregori (CTTC, Spain); Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)
14.30pm - 15.00pm: "A Linear-Time Algorithm for Optimal Multi-Channel Access in Cognitive Radio Networks"
Luca Zappaterra (The George Washington University, USA); Joseph Gomes (Bowie State University, USA); Amrinder Arora (The George Washington University, USA); Hyeong-Ah Choi (The George Washington University, USA)
15.00pm - 15.30pm: "Spectrum Sharing and Impact on Spectrum Handoff in Multi-Channel Cognitive Radio Networks"
Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee (UPMC Sorbonne Universitée, France); Naceur Malouch Universitée Pierre e Marie Curie - Paris 6, France); Serge Fdida (UPMC Sorbonne Universitée, France; Kanchana Kanchanasut (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

15.30pm - 16.00pm: Coffee Break

16.00pm - 18.00pm: Session IV, Measurements and Practical Network Architectures
16.00pm - 16.30pm: "Performance Evaluation of Single-Chip Spectrum Sensing Platform for Portable Spectrum Measurements"
Alexandros Palaios (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Janne Riihijärvi (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Petri Mähönen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Peter Van Wesemael (IMEC, Belgium); Mattias Desmet (IMEC, Belgium); Antoine Dejonghe (IMEC, Belgium)
16.30pm - 17.00pm: "A Topology Control Mechanism for Cognitive Smallcell Networks under Heterogeneous Traffic"
Müge Erel (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); Yusuf Özçevik (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); Berk Canberk (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
17.00pm - 17.30pm: "White Space Detection and Spectrum Characterization in Urban and Rural India"
Pradeep Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Nitin Rakheja (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India); Aparna Sarswat (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Himanshu Varshney (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Prerna Bhatia (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Sandeep Goli (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Vinay Ribeiro (IIT Delhi, India); Manish Sharma (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
17.30pm - 18.00pm: "Geo-location Database based TV White Space for Interference Mitigation in LTE Femtocell Networks"
Fei Peng (University of London, United Kingdom); Nan Wang (Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, United Kingdom); Yue Gao (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom); Laurie Cuthbert (Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom); Xing Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

18.00pm - 18.10pm: Best Student Paper Award 2013 announcement and Closing Remarks

Best Student Paper Award Announcement (2012 Edition)

The IEEE CORAL 2012 Best Student Paper Award (650 USD check, sponsored by the IEEE TCSIM) went to:

Chihkai Chen (PhD student, UCLA, USA)
with co-authors Ralph Hudson (UCLA, USA), Kung Yao (UCLA, USA)
for their paper "Modeling and Theoretical Performance Analysis for Dynamic Spatially Distributed Energy-based Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radios over Shadowed Fading Channels in Public Safety Networks"

The IEEE CORAL 2013 Best Student Paper Award will be announced at the end of the 2013 Workshop!