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The observed unbalance of spectrum utilization combined with the proliferation of wireless devices and the growth of online social networks call for a joint study of cognitive radios (CRs) and social networking towards improving the operation of both the underlying CR-capable communications infrastructures and of the corresponding dynamic networks. In this… (More)
In order to alleviate the absence of hierarchical coordination among secondary users of Cognitive Radio networks and to enable fast and efficient reconfiguration of pervasive ad hoc networks, spatially localized and frequency agile mechanisms are required across the wireless protocol stack. In this paper, we introduce a framework for distributed and… (More)
In this paper, we address the problem of distributed resource management for secondary users in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs), through a topology aware and frequency agile cross-layer approach. We exploit the theory of spatial processes and propose a Markov Random Field (MRF) based framework, which enables secondary CRN users to achieve efficient and… (More)
Future dynamic wireless and online social networks will require more agile and efficient infrastructures to support the anticipated user traffic and service requirements. In response, in this work, we propose a novel spectrum-agile resource allocation approach that combines Markov Random Field (MRF) cross-layer decisions for the allocation of resources at… (More)
Subject: Resource allocation in next generation hybrid (wired/wireless) networks.