IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN)

The goal of Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) is to provide a platform for its members in particular, and the cognitive networking research, development, policy making and standardization community in general, to interact and exchange technical ideas to identify major challenges and also drive solutions in the development of cognitive networking technologies. The technical issues addressed by the committee will include spectrum agile/dynamic spectrum access networks, related issues from PHY to application layers, security issues, policy issues (e.g., spectrum policy reform by U.S., Canada and European Union), implementation technologies (e.g., software radio, middleware), economic considerations and standardization activities.

Cognitive networks are touted to drive the next generations of digital communications. This technical area is attracting a tremendous amount of interest from academia, university, industry and government. New IEEE standardization activities, FCC's spectrum policy reform, federally funded research programs (e.g., DARPA XG and NSF NeTS ProWiN) are some examples of major activities supporting R&D in cognitive networks.


A white paper entitled "Novel Spectrum Usage Paradigms for 5G" has been published by the Special Interest Group on Cognitive Radio for 5G.

New TCCN officers were elected at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 TCCN meeting.

IEEE TCCN Publication Award 2012 is awarded to Dr. Vahid Tarokh. Click here for details

IEEE TCCN Publication Award 2011 is awarded to Dr. Jon Peha. Click here for details

"IEEE TCCN Recognition Award" is offered to Prof. Joseph Mitola III for his pioneer leadership for and fundamental contribution to Cognitive Radio research and development. Congratulations to Prof. Joseph Mitola!

This IEEE TCCN Recognition Award was decided by the TCCN Award Committee at the previous Globecom 2010 in Miami. The awarding ceremony will be held at the IEEE DySPAN 2011 in Aachen, which will be chaired by Prof. Petri Mähönen (TCCN Recognition Award Committee Chair). At the awarding ceremony, the "TCCN Recognition Award" plague will be presented to Prof. Joseph Mitola III with citation as "...For his pioneering contributions to and continuing leadership of the cognitive radio field...".