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Cognitive 2012 : The second workshop on Cognitive-Inspired Networks, Systems and Applications


When Oct 10, 2012 - Oct 12, 2012
Where Sanya China
Submission Deadline May 15, 2012
Notification Due Jun 15, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2012
Categories    communications   networking   wireless   telecommunication

Call For Papers

Co-Sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation, IEEE CS Task Force on Networked Mobile Systems, Beijing Jiaotong University, and University of Louisville.

Patrons: AT&T, Huawei, InfoBeyond and Tech Mahindra

Sanya, China, October 10 - 12, 2012

Cognition is old concept but it is emerging as a new and promising methodology with the development of computer and ubiquitous networks. Cognitive-workshop is to promote research works in this emerging area of cognitive-inspired computing, networks, systems, and applications. Cognitive radio networks are specially focused in this workshop for many issues such as dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio network design and optimization, software-defined and flexible radio architectures, channel modeling, collaborative communications, cross layer design, routing method. Beyond these issues, cognitive computational modeling and theory from machines to human beings in the computer networks (e.g., expert systems, behavior recognitions, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling) are also in the scope of the workshop. It solicits high quality papers that illustrate novel cognitive methods, algorithms, theoretical analysis, modeling, research results, applications, projects, surveys and industrial experiences. It will serve as a forum for researchers to present and discuss the latest research results, novel cognitive techniques, concepts and analyses.

Authors are invited to submit original technical papers covering but not limited to the topics of interest listed below:
• Cognitive modeling and architecture
• Dynamic radio resource management / interference coordination
• Learning/training algorithms
• Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing/fusion
• Interoperability and coexisting of wireless networks
• Cross-layer design for cognitive networking
• Self-organized networks, cognitive MAC, multicast, and routing optimization
• Cooperative radio resource management, spectrum policy, standardizations
• Multi-antenna / multi-link transmission
• Wideband, cooperative, and compressed spectrum sensing
• OFDM/FFT/Modulation
• Directional antenna design and networks
• Coding theory/data fusion/data aggregation
• Asynchronous signal sensing
• Cognitive channel / interference modeling
• Hardware prototypes for cognitive radio
• LPD/LPI/resiliency/routing/data security
• Policy based cognitive radio control
• Dynamic systems and Bayesian modeling
• Machine & human behavior recognitions and network data analysis
• Cognitive computational modeling and theory
• Expert systems

Important Days:

May 15, 2012 - Conference Paper Submission Deadline
June 15, 2012 - Notification of Acceptance/Rejection & Registration Starts
August 1, 2012 - Camera-Ready Paper Submission Due & Registration Due

Program Committee

Honorable General Chair
David Lu, AT&T Enterprise IT, USA

General Co-Chairs
Mahmoud Daneshmand, AT&T Labs, USA
Ratan Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Program Co-Chairs
Bin Xie, InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA
Charlie Yang, AT&T Labs, USA

Finance Chair
Yingbing Yu, Austin Peay State University, USA
Sanjuli Agrawal, Indiana University Southeast, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs
Na Bai, Southeast University, China
J.Octavio Gutierrez-Garcia, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Ezziyyani Mostafa, University abdelmalk Essaâdi, Morocco
Shyan-ming Yuan, Providence University, Taiwan

Workshop Co-Chairs
Charlie Yang, AT&T Labs, USA
Chi-Tsun Cheng, University of Calgary, Canada
Bin Xie, InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA

Local Coordination Co-Chairs
Dongmei Sun, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Qingwen Han, Congqing University, China

Steering Committee
Anup Kumar, (Chair) University of Louisville, USA
Ratan Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Qing-An Zheng, North Carolina A&T University, USA
Chi-Ming Chen, AT&T, USA
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Technical Program Committee
Abraham George, Keyocera, India
Alok Srivastava, Microsoft Research, USA
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, University of Valladolid, Spain
Ash Mohammad Abbas, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Baoqiang Yan, Missouri Western State University, USA
Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Bin Zhou, National University of Defense Technology, China
Chin-Ling Chen, National Pingtung Institute of Commerce, Taiwan
Chung-Hua Chu, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Dexing Zhong, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Diego R. Llanos, University of Valladolid, Spain
Eric Chen, NTT Corporation, Japan
Fernando Zacarias-Flores, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, MX
Fouad Chedid, Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon
Guey-Yun Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
Hao Zhang, Central South University, China
Hend Al-Khalifa, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jaeho Choi, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Jan-Jan Wu, Institute of Information Science, Taiwan
Jen-Jee Chen, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan
Jens-Matthias Bohli, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Jinfang Sheng, Central South University, China
Lanxiang Chen, Fujian Normal University, China
Li Zeng, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Li Zhao, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Liyu Xu, Excel Directional Technologies, USA
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Maximilien Gadouleau, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Min Zhu, SiChuan University, China
Mohamed Farouk Abdel Hady, University of Ulm, Germany
Mohammed Abdala, AL-Nahrain University, Iraq
Narendra Chaudhari, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Narisa Chu, CWLab International, Ltd., USA
Nedal Ababneh, Telecom Pairs, France
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Raju Gottumukkala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Rasha Osman, Imperial College of London, UK
Rich Lee, IBM, Taiwan
Rosalina Abd. Salam, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
Rossana Maria de Castro, Andrade Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Ruhani Ab. Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Rui Tan, Michigan State University, USA
Sameh Abdel-Naby, University College Dublin, Ireland
SK Basu, Banaras Hindu University, India
Stefano Berretti, University of Florence, Italy
Subin Shen, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Sun-Yuan Hsieh, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan
Tao Ma, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Taoi Hsu, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan
Visvasuresh Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA
Wei Guo, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Wei Wei, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Weixing Wang, South China Agricultural University, China
Xiaoyan Zhu, Xidian University, China
Y. Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yang Liu, University of Louisville, USA
Yangjun Chen, Winnipeg University, Canada
Yili Gong, Wuhan University, China
Yong Zhao, University of Electronic and Science Technology of China, China
Yun Huoy Choo, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Zhengbao Li, Shandong Academy of Sciences, China

Manuscript Guidelines

Paper Submission Web: by clicking on Cognitive 2012
Paper Submission Email:

All submitted manuscripts should be prepared as technical papers and may not exceed 8 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). For more information please see Outgoing/proceedings/. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. The submitted manuscripts can be prepared in Word, or Latex using the IEEE templates, but authors should finally submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English.

Manuscript submission procedure is available over the Web at We encourage you to use edas online submission by selecting “Cognitive 2012”. If you have troubles in using the Web submission, you can also submit your paper to or contact us. Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file.

Submitted manuscripts have to present the original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered.

Paper Acceptance

Manuscripts should present the current research in the areas identified in the call for papers. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the fields and will be judged from the aspects of problem significance, contributions, originality, correctness, technical strength, quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers will be accepted with Regular Papers and Short Papers with maximal 8 pages and 4 pages in the final version respectively.

All accepted and presented papers, including the workshops’ papers, will be published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and are included in the IEEE Xplore database. They will be further arranged for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), and Thomson ISI. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, should register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE Xplore and EI after the conference.

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