ACoRN Workshop on Co-operative Wireless Communications

University of New South Wales, Sydney, July 9-10, 2007

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Cooperative communications systems improve the capacity and transmission reliability of wireless transmissions by allowing cooperation between nodes or multi-user terminals. The research in this area has recently attracted a significant attention and has become one of most important research directions in wireless communications.

The First ACoRN Workshop on Cooperative Wireless Communications will be held in University of New South Wales, Sydney, on 9-10 July 2007. The 2-day workshop will consist of technique presentations and a poster session. The Workshop will also include invited plenary presentations.

This workshop will provide a forum to allow Australian researchers to present and discuss the recent research development in the area of cooperative communications, such as the fundamental principles, analysis and design of cooperative communications, and advanced cooperative transmission and receiving techniques in particular. The workshop will cover, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cooperative relay algorithms : decode and forward, amplify and forward, compress and forward, distributed antenna arrays, parallel relaying, multi-hop transmission.
  • Analysis of cooperative communication systems : Capacity analysis, Outage performance analysis, diversity analysis, system performance analysis with various degrees of channel state information.
  • Coding techniques : cooperative space-time coding, soft-information relay, cooperative LDPC codes, differential cooperative coding, or turbo codes
  • Advanced transmission techniques : relay selection, power allocation techniques,
  • Advanced receiving techniques : iterative receivers, channel estimations,
  • Multi-terminal relay networks : spatial multiplexing, transmission precoding and interference cancellation at relays, MAC scheduling

The workshop solicits original papers on the challenges raised above. Papers that bring out new and interesting approaches at an early stage of their development are very welcome.


Paper Submission: Friday, May 25, 2007
Acceptance Notification: Friday, June 15, 2007
Camera Ready Due: Friday, June 22, 2007
Workshop: July 9-10, 2007


Full papers are to be submitted for review. Submissions should present original, unpublished research and be no longer than 6 pages (A4, double column, minimum 10-point font) including figures.

To encourage participation, poster slots will be allocated to students or researchers who are working in related areas and submit a title and brief abstract by June 15, 2007.

Please submit the paper or abstract to the following addresses:

Jinhong Yuan:
Yonghui Li:

Full details about this workshop can be found at