First IEEE Workshop on Networking Technologies for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Networks
(Held in Conjunction with IEEE SECON 2006)
September 25, 2006, Reston, VA, USA
Sponsored by
Corporate Patron

Programmable wireless networks based on software defined radio (SDR) or cognitive radio (CR) have profound future impact on both commercial and military wireless communications. A frequency-agile SDR/CR constantly senses the spectrum to detect any change in available frequency bands (or white space). Its radio module is capable of reconfiguring RF and switching to newly-selected frequency bands. In the commercial sector, SDR/CR also makes dynamic spectrum access feasible and promises much more efficient use of radio spectrum. From an application perspective, SDR/CR allows a single radio to provide a wide variety of functions, acting as a cell phone, broadcast receiver, GPS receiver, wireless data terminal, etc. In the military sector, SDR/CR is the core technology for US Department of Defense (DoD)'s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program, which promises seamless inter-operability among different types of radios across all braches of the armed services.

The focus of this workshop is on networking technologies to inter-connect SDR/CR nodes. Since networking with SDR/CR requires consideration across multiple layers, this workshop invites papers from both communications and networking R&D communities to share recent advances in this important area. We hope this workshop will offer a unique forum for researchers from academia, government and industry to share ideas and disseminate new results so as to accelerate future advances on networking technologies for SDRs.


Dr. Thomas Hou, Virginia Tech,

Gunter Brunhart DoD JTRS/JPEO
Joseph B. Evans Univ. of Kansas
Preston Marshall DARPA 
Jeffrey H. Reed   Virginia Tech

Huseyin Arslan Univ. of South Florida
Gunter Brunhart DoD JTRS/JPEO
Milind Buddhikot Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies  
Joseph B. Evans Univ. of Kansas
Chang-Joo Kim            ETRI, Korea 
Sastry Kompella U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
Preston Marshall DARPA 
Jung-Min Park Virginia Tech
Jeffrey H. Reed Virginia Tech
Chien-Chung Shen Univ. Delaware
Yi Shi
Virginia Tech
Douglas C. Sicker Univ. Colorado, Boulder
Wade Trappe Rutgers Univ.
Chunsheng Xin Norfolk State Univ.
Heather Zheng UC Santa Barbara 
TECHNICAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE Workshop Floorplan Available Now

  Monday September 25, 2006
7:30 – 8:15 am 

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Thomas Hou, Virginia Tech
8:30 – 9:15 am
Keynote Address: Issues in Cognitive Wireless Networks
Prof. Jeffrey H. Reed, Virginia Tech, USA
9:15 – 10:00 am
Session 1: Testbed
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Hou, Virginia Tech
  • [INVITED PAPER] An Adaptive Broadband Mobile Ad-Hoc Radio Backbone System Scott Seidel, Raytheon, Tim Krout, CenGen, Lawrence Stotts, DARPA 
  • [INVITED PAPER]  Adaptive Dynamic Radio Open-source Intelligent Team (ADROIT): Cognitively-controlled Collaboration among SDR Nodes, Gregory D. Troxel (BBN), Eric Blossom (Blossom Research), Steve Boswell (BBN), Armando Caro (BBN), Isidro Castineyra (BBN), Alex Colvin (BBN), Tad Dreier (UCLA), Joseph B. Evans (KU), Nick Goffee (BBN), Karen Haigh (BBN), Talib Hussain (BBN), Vikas Kawadia (BBN), David Lapsley (BBN), Carl Livadas (BBN), Alberto Medina (BBN), Joanne Mikkelson (BBN), Gary J. Minden (KU), Robert Morris (MIT), Craig Partridge (BBN), Vivek Raghunathan (BBN), Ram Ramanathan (BBN), Cesar Santivanez (BBN), Thomas Schmid (UCLA), Dan Sumorok (BBN), Mani Srivastava (UCLA), Bob Vincent (BBN), David Wiggin (BBN), Alexander M. Wyglinski (KU), Sadaf Zahedi (UCLA)       
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm
Session 2: Sensing and Frequency Assignment
Session Chair: Dr. Wade Trappe, Rutgers Univ.
  • Overhead Analysis for Radio Environment Map-enabled Cognitive Radio Networks, Youping Zhao, Jeffrey H. Reed, Shiwen Mao, and Kyung K. Bae, Virginia Tech
  • [INVITED PAPER] Interference Temperature Measurements in the ISM Band to Support Cognitive Radio Deployments, Dennis Roberson, Cynthia S. Hood, Joseph L. LoCicero, and Donald R. Ucci, Illinois Institute of Technology  
  • Channel Assignment with Route Discovery (CARD) using Cognitive Radio in Multi-channel Multi-radio Wireless Mesh Networks, Chittabrata Ghosh and Dharma. P. Agrawal, University of Cincinnati
  • [INVITED PAPER] Joint Topology Design and Frequency Allocation for Fixed Wireless SDR Networks, Li-Wei Chen,  Nick Martin,  Carlos Cabrera, Vanu, Inc. Anand Srinivas, MIT        
12:00 – 1:30 pm Workshop Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Session 3: Physical and MAC Layers
Session Chair: Dr. Dennis Roberson, Illinois Institute of Technolgoy
  • Software Defined Radio Demonstration of MIMO-OFDM Rate Adaptation, John Kountouriotis, Nicholas J. Kirsch, Kapil R. Dandekar, Drexel Univ.    
  • Implementation of Multi-Channel Modem and Multi-Channel Radio Broadcast Receiver on Reconfigurable Packet Routing-oriented Signal Processing Platform(RPPP), Akihisa Yokoyama, Takashi Matsumura (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co., Ltd., Japan),  Hiroshi Harada (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Supporting Integrated MAC Protocol and PHY Software Development for the USRP SDR, Rahul Dhar, Gesly George, Amit Malani, Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MadMAC: Building a Reconfigurable Radio Testbed Using Commodity 802.11 Hardware, Ashish Sharma, Mohit Tiwari, Haitao Zheng, UC Santa Barbara
3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Session 4: Routing, Cross-layer Optimization, and Security
Session Chair: Dr. Sastry Kompella, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Reliable Routing in Programmable Radio Wireless Networks, Chunsheng Xin, Norfolk State University, VA, Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware
  • A Method for Dynamic Configuration of a Cognitive RadioTroy Weingart, Douglas C. Sicker, and Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado – Boulder    
  • TRIESTE: A Trusted Radio Infrastructure for Enforcing Spectrum Etiquettes, Wenyuan Xu, Pandurang Kamat, Wade Trappe, Rutgers University
  • Ensuring Trustworthy Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks, Ruiliang Chen and Jung-Min Park, Virginia Tech


Registration and Travel Information:

We request interested SDR participants to register online. The advance registration deadline is September 1, 2006. Hotel and travel information can be found here.

Updated Sep 14, 2006 by Mr. Tong Liu. For questions or comments about this workshop website, please email to tong6 AT For general or technical issues about this workshop, please contact Dr. Thomas Hou().