Best Readings is a collection of Journal/Magazine Special Issues, books, articles, and papers on a featured topic. This Best Readings is on Cognitive Radio (CR) Communications and Networking. The contributors are: Ekram Hossain, Dusit Niyato, Ying-Chang Liang, and Vijay K. Bhargava.
Issued April 2014
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on “Cognitive Radio: Theory and Application”, vol. 26, no. 1, January 2008.
Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on “Cognitive Radio - I”, vol. 97, no. 4, April 2009
Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on “Cognitive Radio - II”, vol. 97, no. 5, May 2009
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on “Advances in Cognitive Radio Networking and Communications - I”, vol. 29, no. 2, February 2011.
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on “Advances in Cognitive Radio Networking and Communications - II”, vol. 29, no. 4, April 2011.
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Special issue on the "Achievements and the Road Ahead: The First Decade of Cognitive Radio", vol. 59, no. 4, May 2010.
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing,Special Issue on “Signal Processing in Cognitive Radio”, vol. 5, no. 1, January 2011.
IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on “Cognitive Radio Networks: A Practical Perspective”, August 2012.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Special Issue on “Applications of Cognitive Radio Networks”, June 2012.
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on “Ten Years of Cognitive Radio: State of the Art and Perspectives”, November 2011.
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Dynamic Spectrum Access for Wireless Networking”, August 2009.
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Advanced Signal Processing for Cognitive Radio Networks”, 2010.
Elsevier Computer Communications, Special Issue on “Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Systems”, vol. 32, no. 18, December 2009.
Overview Books and Tutorial/Survey Papers
S. Haykin, “Cognitive radio: Brain-empowered wireless communications,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 201-220, February 2005.
This is a seminal paper, which for the first time discusses the basic cognitive radio functionalities from communications, signal processing, and networking point of view and introduces methods for radio scene analysis, channel state and interference-temperature estimation, and power control for cognitive radios.
J. Mitola III and G. Q. Maguire Jr., “Cognitive radio: Making software radios more personal," IEEE Personal Communications, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 13-18, August 1999.
This is the pioneering paper which introduces the concept of cognitive radio and discusses its relationship with software defined radio – also introduces the idea of using Radio Knowledge Representation Language (RKRL) to implement cognitive and software defined radios.
I. F. Akyildiz, W.-Y. Lee, M. C. Vuran, and S. Mohanty, “NeXt generation/dynamic spectrum access/cognitive radio wireless networks: A survey,” Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 50, no. 13, pp. 2127-2159, September 2006.
This is an extensive survey on the architecture and protocol design issues for cognitive radio networks or dynamic spectrum access (DSA) networks, also referred to as NeXt Generation (xG) networks.
Q. Zhao and B. M. Sadler, “A survey of dynamic spectrum access,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 79-89, May 2007.
This is one of the early tutorial papers on cognitive radio, which provides a summary of technical and regulatory challenges in dynamic spectrum access.
Bruce A. Fette, Cognitive Radio Technology (2nd Edition), Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0123745354, 2009.
This book provides a comprehensive coverage on the basic concepts, implementation details, standards, policy issues on cognitive radio technology.
B. Wang and K.J.R. Liu, “Advances in cognitive radio networks: A survey,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 5-23, 2011.
The paper provides an updated survey on cognitive radio networks.
E. Hossain, D. Niyato, and Z. Han, Dynamic Spectrum Access and Management in Cognitive Radio Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
This book provides an all-inclusive introduction to this emerging technology, outlining the fundamentals of cognitive radio-based wireless communication and networking, spectrum sharing models, and the requirements for dynamic spectrum access. This is a perfect introduction for graduate students and researchers, as well as a useful self-study guide for practitioners.