National Wireless Research Collaboration Symposium (NWRCS) Announcement and Call for Papers

Snake River in Idaho Falls


Spectrum crunch in the nation is building to a crescendo. Future availability of spectrum for national security endeavors and various applications, such as commercial cellular, electric grid, transportation, medical and advanced manufacturing systems in the nation is at risk. There has been extensive academic and industry research, over the last decade on developing advanced spectrum–using concepts and architectures. However, deployable, dynamic, secure, spectrum sharing technologies that demonstrate spectrum sharing, co-existence trust, security and a viable economic model is still in its infancy. This calls for open collaboration between research communities and integrated indoor and outdoor test facilities for performing deployable research and experimentation across various spectral bands and applications. The NWRCS 2014 will be held by the Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Idaho State University. This symposium will bring together leading researchers from the academia, industry and government across the nation to:


University Place
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
University Place Campus Map
Parking will be free of charge in the large lot outside TAB, CHE and BSUB during the symposium


Important Dates

Registration closes (including INL wireless range visit): May 5, 2014
Non-U.S. citizen registration is now closed


National Science Foundation

Collaboration is expected from professional and technical societies including IEEE, national laboratories, industry, academia and federal agencies.

Symposium Chairs

Daniel Devasirvatham, Idaho National Laboratory
Hossein Mousavinezhad, Idaho State University

Keynote Speakers

Terry Hall, Past President, APCO
Manuel Castro, IEEE Education Society
Pramod Khargonekar, National Science Foundation
Rangam Subramanian, US Department of Commerce
Click here for more information on keynote speakers

Research Areas

Research areas include, but are not limited to: Wireless physical layer, spectrum sensing, sharing, interference management/ measurement, modulation, antennas, information theoretic aspects, cognitive medium access control, cognitive routing, spectrum mobility, dynamic resource management, cross-layer optimization, cooperative techniques, co-existence of heterogeneous networks, security issues, spectrum sharing models, network architectures, database access mechanisms and protocols, network design and implementation, spectrum sharing applications for cellular, defense, public safety, energy, transportation and medical sectors, small cells, modeling, simulation, testbeds, high frequency research, applied nano-technology, energy-efficient design of spectrum-using networks, materials, economic modeling, pricing, standardization and regulation for spectrum using environments.


NWRCS 2014 will be held over two days, including a visit to the 890-square-mile INL outdoor Wireless National User Facility. Six distinct single-track research sessions and panels that reflect the state-of-the-art research and key solutions needed for advancement of spectrum using technologies will be conducted.

Paper and Panel Proposals

Papers are expected to contain descriptions of work that is new, significant and relevant to the symposium purpose. Full papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance. Criteria for selection include originality, relevance, clarity, validity of method and adherence to submission guidelines. Selected papers will be allowed to be presented during one of the six NWRCS 2014 sessions or during the poster sessions. These papers will be included in the NWRCS 2014 proceedings and also in the memory device to be distributed to all attendees. Full papers should be a maximum of 10 pages in standard IEEE format. All submissions must be in English. At least one author of each paper is expected to register and attend the symposium. It is the responsibility of the authors to protect their proprietary information if any.

In addition to being published in the NWRCS 2014 Conference Proceedings, distinguished selected papers accepted and presented in NWRCS 2014, after further revisions, may be published in the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR).

Panel proposers are also invited to submit maximum 2-page abstracts for panels in any one or more of the six sessions.

The symposium organizing committee will decide the selection of panels, papers and choice of sessions to present the paper orally or in a poster.

Become a Sponsor
Become a sponsor and enjoy the following benefits: Platinum ($3500): includes 3 free registrations and a booth; Gold ($2500): includes 2 free registrations and a booth; Silver ($1500): includes one free registration and a booth.

Silver Sponsors


NWRCS 2014 participants are required to pay a $299 registration fee.
If financial support is needed, please contact the symposium general chairs to inquire about NSF sponsored support available for domestic academic researchers.

Poster/Exhibit Sessions

All presenters and attendees can register for presenting posters and exhibits in advance, free of cost. However, these need to be in the spirit of, and in concert with the focus of the workshop and approved by the organizing. Each author/academic organization will be allowed upto 1 poster (Maximum size 4' x 2') and 1 exhibit, than can fit on a board 4'x2' in size.