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Invited Talk In 12th International Conference on FIT 2014, Islamabad

posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:14 AM by Fawad Ud Din   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 11:55 PM by Fatima Ahsan ]
Our Principal Investigator Momin Uppal is the invited speaker for the 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), December 17 - 19, 2014, Islamabad. The conference is technically sponsored by IEEE Islamabad Chapter, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. The abstract of the talk titled "Cognitive Cooperative Communications: From Theory to Practice" is as follows:

Cooperative communications and cognitive radios are two exciting research areas that have received tremendous interest over the past decade. This interest is not unwarranted, since the techniques, at least in theory, promise for wireless networks a significant increase in throughput, power efficiency, and coverage area. Most existing studies in the two areas are of theoretical nature that are often based on idealistic assumptions which may never come to pass in a real-world network. Although the theoretical underpinnings in this regard are nowhere near completion, yet they are mature enough for researchers around the world to step into the prototyping domain. This is based on the realization that experimentation remains the ultimate tool in identifying and addressing challenges associated with incorporating cognitive cooperative communications in next generation wireless networks.  After providing an overview of cooperative communications and cognitive radios, this talk will delve into some of the recent advances in the two areas. In addition, the talk will cover recent works that have merged the two promising strategies together. After covering theoretical foundations, the talk will try to make a case for experimentation, and will highlight progress around the world, as well as the work being carried out at the speaker's own lab.