WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium
The WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium brings together more than 90 academic institutions and industrial members from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.
The broad aims of the project are:
To play a leading role in cognitive communications research through global collaboration. Cognitive communications promises to revolutionise the way wireless communication devices and networks behave through ‘intelligent’ assignment of resources and operation.
Two fields within cognitive communications are already emerging. Cognitive radio deals with the intelligent assignment and use of the radio spectrum while cognitive networking deals with the intelligent routing of information through a network, taking into account local constraints. This application of distributed artificial intelligence can be extended to other areas in communications that today rely on fixed-rule adaptivity, allowing for the first time, flexible changes to complex varying local circumstances.
To help realise the revolutionary change required by this global challenge, the WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium aims to bring together the important disciplines of wireless communications, distributed artificial intelligence, electromagnetics, regulatory policy and economics, and implementation.