Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 18:00

WS-12: MIMO and Cognitive Radio Technologies in Multihop Network (MIMOCR)

Organizer: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and cognitive radio (CR) technologies have gained increasing attention recently. MIMO effectively increases data throughput without using additional radio spectrum, and CR exploits the existing wireless spectrum opportunistically. MIMO and CR effectively address the problem of limited available spectrum. However, the distributed coordination of MIMO and CR functionalities in a multihop ad hoc network remains to be addressed. The non-trivial coupling of ad hoc networks with MIMO and CR will pose new challenges on protocol design and resource management, create exciting new topics in MIMO and CR research pertaining to optimal leveraging of local information, and greatly advance both the networking and communication technology of decentralized architecture. The objective of the workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on applying MIMO and CR technologies to ad hoc networks.

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