IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Software Defined and Context Aware Cognitive Radio Networks

(IEEE SCAN-2017)

Monday, 1 May 2017 ● 08:45 – 17:30 ● Room: Georgia 8
Future wireless systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are networked, organized, configured, optimized, and recovered automatically based on their operating situations. With the emergence of software defined systems, dynamic adaptive services and applications are gaining much attention since they allow automatic configuration of devices and their parameters, systems, and services to user's context change. This workshop aims to provide a platform to promote the development of intelligent networks by creating intelligent framework, protocols and algorithms where researchers from academia, government and industries exchange ideas and present new results and provide future visions on the software defined and context‐aware cognitive networks. 
General Chair
Min Song (Michigan Tech, USA)
TPC Co-Chairs
Danda B. Rawat (Howard University, USA)
Jaime Lloret (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
Shengling Wang (Beijing Normal University, China)

08:45 – 9:00, 1 May 2017  

Opening Remarks by Workshop Organizers

9:00 – 10:00, 1 May 2017  

Keynote Speech 

Chairs: Min Song and Danda B. Rawat

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tom Hou, Virginia Tech, USA

Title: Pushing the Capacity Envelope of Wireless Networks: Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker Biography: Tom Hou is the Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.  His research interests are to develop innovative solutions to complex cross-layer optimization problems in wireless networks. He is particularly interested in exploring new limits of network performance by exploiting advances at the physical layer and other new enabling technologies.

Prof. Hou was named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to modeling and optimization of wireless networks.  He has published two textbooks: Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principles and Practices (Academic Press/Elsevier, 2009) and Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014).  The first book has been selected as one of the Best Readings on Cognitive Radio by the IEEE Communications Society.  Prof. Hou’s research was recognized by five best paper awards from the IEEE and two paper awards from the ACM. He holds five U.S. patents. 
Prof. Hou is a prominent leader in the research community.  He was an Area Editor of IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications (Wireless Networking area), and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Wireless Communications.  Currently, he is an Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.  He is the Steering Committee Chair of IEEE INFOCOM conference – the largest and top ranked conference in networking.  He is a member of the Board of Governors as well as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. 

10:00 – 10:30, 1 May 2017  

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00, 1 May 2017  

Session: Software Defined Networks
Session Chair: Danda B. Rawat

SDN Use Cases: Software-Defined Infrastructure with Advanced Abstractions for Orchestration
Deniz Gurkan (University of Houston, USA)
A Hybrid-timeout Mechanism to Handle Rule Dependencies in Software Defined Networks
Dingmin Wang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
Qing Li (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
Lei Wang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
Richard Sinnott (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Yong Jiang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

FlowTable Pipeline Misconfigurations in Software Defined Networks
Saeed Al-Haj (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)
William Tolone (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)
Reconstruction of Control Plane of Distributed SDN against Large-scale Disruption
and Restoration

Takahiro Hirayama (National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan)
Takaya Miyazawa (National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan)
Hideaki Furukawa (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Hiroaki Harai (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00, 1 May 2017  
Session: Cognitive Networks
Session Chair: Wei Wang and Danda B. Rawat
Adaptive Congestion Control in Cognitive Radio Networks
Shiwen Mao, (Auburn University, USA)

Data-Driven Analysis of Database-Assisted Spectrum Access for Mobile Users
Aleksandr Zavodovski (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Suzan Bayhan (Technische Universitat Berlin, Finland)
Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Context-Aware QoE-Price Equilibrium for Wireless Multimedia Relay Communications Using Stackelberg Game
Shuan He (San Diego State University,USA )
Wei Wang (San Diego State University, USA)
Context-resilient Capacity-achieving Rateless Code for OFDM Channels with Frequency Diversity
Anfu Zhou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Liang Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Huadong Ma (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Gang Wang (University of Connecticut, USA)
15:00 – 15:30, 1 May 2017  
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30, 1 May 2017  
Session: Adaptive Networks
Session Chairs: Mehrdad Nojoumian and Danda B. Rawat
Edge-assisted Content and Computation-Driven Dynamic Network Selection for Real-Time Services in the Urban IoT
Sabur Hassan Baidya (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Marco Levorato (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Preventing Collusion between SDN Defenders and Attackers Using a Game Theoretical Approach
Mehrdad Nojoumian (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Arash Golchubian (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Nico Saputro (Florida International University, USA)
Kemal Akkaya (Florida International University, USA)
16:30 – 17:30, 1 May 2017  
Panel discussion on Network Softwarization – TBD