Cognitive radio networking is in its infancy, but there is now an orchestrated effort to stimulate pertinent R&D activities in Europe and the US, following major regulatory initiatives to release previously reserved bands. Cognitive radio network research is now widely acknowledged to be central in enabling the next leap towards seamless spectrum/energy/cost-efficient operation and cohabitation of licensed/unlicensed operators and ad-hoc networks with only limited, if any, central coordination.
The objective of the AGILENet project is to bring together the complementary expertise of European and Third country partners and two partners in order to lay the foundations for addressing basic issues in several facets of cognitive radio networking.
The consortium consists of two European and three Third country partners, one of which is a leading wireless telecommunications industry with remarkable existing cooperation record. The partners will bring together their expertise and collaborate in order to lay the foundations for resolving basic issues in several facets of cognitive radio networking. The cross-fertilization among partners will address issues such as natural modeling and prediction of network operating point through game theoretic node interactions, the need for localized and incentive-compatible communications in an autonomic environment, topology adaptation and control, and security issues stemming from the autonomous node operation. Each partner will bring along its expertise in different thrusts, and the project will develop a unifying framework for a systematic study of the cognitive radio thrust capturing these clearly interrelated research areas.
With its suggested mobility plan, the project aspires to strengthen collaboration among partners, exploit complementarities in expertise, educate young researchers and ultimately create a solid basis for fruitful durable cooperation regime that will hopefully lead to more joint efforts in the future.
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