Journal of Communications (JCM, ISSN 1796-2021)
Special Issue on "Cognitive Radio Enabled Communications and Networking"

Recent advances in cognitive radio technology have enabled wireless devices and networks to efficiently locate
and exploit under-utilized spectrum. This has motivated the re-evaluation of spectrum management policies
worldwide, since the current command-and-control management model has created an "artificial" scarcity of
spectrum by assigning fixed property rights to various spectrum bands. The new technology and policy changes
pose many new technical challenges in various aspects of wireless communication and networking, such as
interference management, distributed algorithm design, QoS guarantees, mobility management, and network

The aim of this special issue is
to bring together the state-of-the-art research contributions that address the
major opportunities and challenges of cognitive radio enabled wireless communication and networking, with
emphasis on both new analytical techniques and novel application scenarios
. Topics of interests include (but not
limited to):

    • Spectrum measurements and modeling
    • Spectrum sensing and cooperative detection
    • Interference modeling and measurements
    • Dynamic radio resource management
    • Dynamic network architecture
    • Fundamental performance limits
    • Economic models and pricing for dynamic spectrum access
    • Multiple access schemes for cognitive radio
    • Cooperative and self-organizing cognitive networks
    • QoS support for cognitive radios
    • New cognitive radio enabled applications
    • Spectrum mobility and smart roaming
    • Trust and security mechanisms
    • Implementation aspects and prototype design

Prospective authors should follow the submission instructions (see below) according to the following timetable:

    Manuscript Submission Due:  April 15th, 2009 (5pm US Eastern Standard Time)
    Acceptance Notification:            July 15th, 2009
    Final Manuscript Due:                August 15th, 2009
    Tentative Publication Date:       November, 2009

Submitted papers must be original and not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal
publication elsewhere. Papers, which have appeared previously in proceedings of conferences, could be
submitted to this special issue if they are substantially revised or improved from their earlier versions with at
least 30% of new materials. A submitted paper should be no longer than 12 pages, with main text of 10-point in
single-spaced two-column format. Latex users can use IEEETran class as the formatting template. The page
limit includes all figures, tables, references, etc.

Submissions must be sent in PDF format to all Guest Editors (,
au,,, with a title of "[JCM-SI] Submission: Cognitive Radio". Other
file formats are not accepted. In the email main text, please provide:

  • Title of the paper;
  • Names, email addresses, contact information, and affiliations of all authors (please identify the
    corresponding author);
  • Explanation on the differences between the journal submission and previous conference version (if any);
  • Confirmation that all co-authors have read and agree with the instructions at http://www. In particular, authors of accepted papers need to pay
    publication charges under the Open Access publication model.

Please direct any questions to the following Guest Editors:

Dr. Jianwei Huang (
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong

Dr. Wei Zhang (
Senior Lecturer
School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Ekram Hossain (
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Dr. Ye (Geoffrey) Li (
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, USA