Message from General Chairs
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Second International
Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and
Communications -- CrownCom 07. This year's conference grows from the
success of CrownCom 06 in Mykonos Island, Greece, to become a major
event for presentation of research results and experience reports in the
field of cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access. Crowncom provides
a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their
perspectives with others interested in the various aspects the field.
The call for papers attracted submissions from countries in Asia,
Europe, Africa, and North America. The program committee accepted 64
full papers and 14 papers reporting work-in-progress. The accepted papers
cover a variety of topics, including Resource Management, Spectrum
Sharing, Sensing, Ultra-Wideband Cognitive Radio Systems, Wireless
Coexistence, and adaptive radio transceivers. In addition, the program
includes panel sessions, tutorials, and keynote speeches by Prof. Victor
Lawrence, Dr. Joseph Mitola and Dr. Robert O'Dea. We hope that the
proceedings will serve as a valuable resource for research.
The program committee members deserve many thanks for their effort in
putting the technical program together. They have worked very hard in
reviewing papers and making valuable suggestions for the authors to
improve their work. We also would like to express our gratitude to the
external reviewers, for providing extra helps in the review process, and
the authors for contributing their research result to the program.
Putting together CrownCom 07 was a team effort. First, we would like to
thank Dr. Imrich Chlamtac (Chair) and Dr. Honggang Zhang of the CrownCom
07 steering committee for their guidance and encouragement. We would
also like to thank Prof. Thomas Hou, Prof. Alexander M. Wyglinski and
Dr. Maziar Nekovee (Technical Co-Chairs), Dr. Cengiz Evci and Prof.
Sumit Roy (Sponsorship Co-Chairs), Prof. Jon Peha and Prof. Kyutae Lim
(Panel Co-Chairs), Dr. Stephen F. Bush and Prof. Subir Biswas (Tutorial
Co-Chairs), Prof. K. P. Subbalakshmi and Prof. William Lehr (Special
Sessions Co-Chairs), Dr. Sastry Kompella, Dr. Patrick Maille and Dr.
Stefan Mangold (Publicity Co-Chairs) and Prof. R. N. Uma (Publication
Chair) for their effort on various issues in organization, and Prof.
Mainak Chatterjee (Local Arrangements Chair) his work on the local
arrangements. Special thanks go to Ms. Kitti H. Kovacs (Conference
Coordinator) for registration and many other tedious tasks and to Mr.
Wenjing Wang for maintaining the CrownCom 07 web site. Finally, we would
like to thank our sponsor, ICST, for their continued support of CrownCom
We hope that you will find this program interesting and
thought-provoking and that the conference will provide you with a
valuable opportunity to share ideas with other researchers and
practitioners from institutions around the world.
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Frederick Martin
Dr. Frederick Martin is a researcher and manager for Motorola Labs in
Plantation, Florida. His research interests include low power wireless
systems and cognitive radio. He and is his team are currently involved
in several activities relating to cognitive radio, including IEEE SCC41
and IEEE 802.22.
Dr. Martin received the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and
Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the Speed
Scientific School at University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
In a long career at Motorola, he has been engaged design of both circuit
and protocol design for wireless systems. Among his accomplishments, he
was the architect for the first fractional-division phase-locked loop
synthesizer IC and the team leader and architect for the first IC
compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
Dr. Martin is a senior member of the IEEE and a Motorola Dan Noble
Fellow. He holds 24 US Patents and numerous publications.
Prof. Rajarathnam Chandramouli
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Rajarathnam Chandramouli (Mouli) is the Thomas E. Hattrick Chair
Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research
spanning the areas of wireless/multimedia networking and security is funded
by the National Science Foundation (NSF), DoD, and industry. He is a
recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.
Dr. Chandramouli is the Founding Chair of the IEEE COMSOC Technical
Subcommittee on Cognitive Networks. He is also a member of the Management
Board of IEEE SCC 41 representing IEEE COMSOC. He has served as an Associate
Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video
Technology, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal on Advances
in Multimedia. He is on the organizing committees of a number of IEEE
Dr. Chandramouli has won numerous awards. Most recently, a paper on dynamic
spectrum access authored with his student won the Best Student Paper Award
in IEEE CCNC 2006.
Another IEEE JSAC (2006) paper on open spectrum access has been recognized
as a best recent paper by the Open Spectrum Foundation.
He is a Co-founder, President and CEO of InStream Media, LLC, an interactive
Internet media company.