ACoRN Introduction

The ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN) is a network of researchers and research students. ACoRN aims to stimulate creativity, innovation and breakthrough science, leading to technological advancement in telecommunications.

The successful bid for ACoRN is a boost for the profile and recognition of Australian research excellence within the areas of telecommunications. ACoRN was awarded $1.5M over five years by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the ARC Research Networks Program, and together with pledged funding from ACoRN member organisations, the annual budgets are now in excess of $500K.

ARC research networks are new platforms designed to bring together researchers at the forefront of their fields of expertise to share their knowledge in interdisciplinary settings, to collaborate and to work together for the benefit of the nation's future. ACoRN brings together an impressive network of more than 120 esteemed researchers working in the field of information and communication technologies both nationally and internationally. By building on a strong platform of existing research excellence, the network aims to inspire new collaborative initiatives in emerging wired and wireless communications.

ACoRN does not directly fund research projects, but instead supports nation-wide collaborative research by consolidating existing linkages, facilitating multidisciplinary research, establishing new links, improving postgraduate education and increasing international prominence.

Four complementing programs of activities are formulated to achieve these objectives, namely the Researcher Mobility Program, The National and International Workshops and Conferences Program, the Postgraduate Education Program, and the Knowledge Management Program.

For more information about ACoRN, please follow the links below. For any other queries please contact us.

ACoRN Mission and Objectives

For details about the ACoRN mission and objectives, please click here.

ACoRN Network Programs and Activities

In support of the ACoRN Mission and Objectives, four programs of activities have been defined. For more details, please click here.

ACoRN Research Portfolio

The ACoRN activities are focused around four research themes in the area of telecommunications. For more details, please click here.

ACoRN Governance Structure

ACoRN is governed by a Network Convenor, supported by an Executive Board and an International Advisory Board. For more details, please click here.

ACoRN Member Organisations

For a list of ACoRN member organisation, please click here.

ACoRN Annual Report

The Annual Report is available for download in Adobe PDF format here.