Advances on Cognitive Radio Technology in Flanders

imec, 4 October 2011

Researchers from Ghent University, IBBT, imec, K.U.Leuven, University of Antwerp and VUB will join forces and present their latest research results in the promising domain of cognitive radio and networking.

Why should you attend?

  • You will be informed on the latest results on cognitive radio and networking technology, spectrum sensing, and regulation and standardisation activities.
  • We won’t stick to theory and concepts, but present several real-life demos.
  • we are soliciting your input on possible valorisation trajectories.
  • We offer you a networking opportunity with people form academia, industry and innovation organizations.
  • Confirm your attendance by e-mail to:

imec – Kapeldreef 75, Leuven

Final programme
12:00 Registration
Welcome / Coffee / Sandwiches
13:00 Welcome and Introduction to Cognitive Radio and Networking in Flanders: Why, How and Why Today?
Sofie Pollin, senior researcher, imec & Kris Hermus, innovation program manager at imec & coordinator Wireless Community
13:10 Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Monitoring: a winning combination not to harm
Sofie Pollin, Senior Researcher, imec
13:30 Cognitive networking: optimizing network resources across heterogeneous networks
Ingrid Moerman, Professor, IBBT-UGent
13:50 Ten years of Cognitive Radio: finding business opportunities, clearing regulatory bottlenecks
Simon Delaere, Researcher – Project Leader, IBBT-VUB-SMIT
14:10 Break
14:30 Keynote presentation: Will large-scale white space networks work? Experience from IEEE 802.22 evaluation
Przemek Pawelczak, UCLA/Fraunhofer
14:50 The whole value chain affected by Cognitive Radio: testimonials from industry
With contributions from Easics, Nokia Siemens Networks, NXP, Option, Televic
15:30 Towards working solutions explained in many details: intro to the poster and demo session
15:40 Posters and Demos

  • Demo 1: Symbiotic network optimization
  • Demo 2: Deployment of Looci services on sensor devices
  • Demo 3: A cognitive network planning tool to reduce the global energy consumption in wireless sensor networks
  • Demo 4: Versatile sensing for low-cost and low-power devices
  • Demo 5: Integrated sensing demo
  • Demo 6: A MultiMAC architecture for the TmoteSKY platform


  • Poster 1: Techno-economic evaluation of Cognitive Radio in a Factory scenario
  • Poster 2: On the value of sensing for TV White Spaces
  • Poster 3: Unified Routing
  • Poster 4: Symbiotic deployment of services
  • Poster 5: Network negotiation in symbiotic networks
  • Poster 6: Ubiquitous access to network services
  • Poster 7: A MultiMAC architecture for the TmoteSKY platform
  • Poster 8: Scenarios and associated regulatory bottlenecks for spectrum sensing
  • Poster 9: Factors influencing spectrum sensing business models
  • Poster 10: Versatile sensing for mobile devices
  • Poster 11: Design of RF Bandpass Delta-Sigma ADC
  • Poster 12: Super-fast low-power digital signal processing
  • Poster 13: Overview of COST-TERRA action and WG3 activities
17:30 End of the workshop