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Reconfigurable networks

COURSE: Reconfigurable networks

Code: ФЕИТ10020

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: Prof. Liljana Gavrilovska

Subject of the course content: Reconfiguration in telecommunications systems. Network and user reconfiguration. Vertical handover. Transparency. End-to-end QoS in heterogeneous networks. Standardization activities (IEEE 802.21). Algorithms for QoS, mobility management and resource reconfiguration in heterogeneous scenarios. Usage of Medium Independent Handover (MIH). Cooperation in telecommunications networks. Cognition in networks. Software Defined Radio (SDR). Design of intelligent devices with multiple interfaces. Design of infrastructure components of cognitive networks. Standardization (IEEE 802.22). Adaptation and reconfiguration of protocol stack layers. Cross-layering in reconfigurable networks under static and dynamic conditions. Application of machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. Cross-layering relations with cooperation and cognition. Resource reconfiguration. Channel allocation strategies (static and dynamic). Application of agents. Dynamic spectrum usage and management. Advanced algorithms. Composite Radio Environment (CRE). Protocol boosters. Reconfiguration in heterogeneous networking. Future development concepts in heterogeneous networks.


  1. K. C. Chen, R. Prasad, “Cognitive Radio Networks”, John Wiley and Sons, 2009.
  2. I. Cosovic, F. K. Jondral, M. Buddhikot, R. Kohno, “Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Systems”, Hindawi, 2008.
  3. E. Hossain, V. K. Bhargava, “Cognitive Wireless Communication Networks”, Springer, 2007.
  4. F. H. P. Fitzek, M. Katz, “Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications: Real Egoistic Behavior is to Cooperate”, Springer, 2006.