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Security Challenges and Issues in Cognitive Radio Networks

This special issue aims to gather recent research efforts and contributions from academia and industry in addressing the security issues in cognitive radio networks. The open and dynamic nature of cognitive radio challenges the conventional wireless security paradigms e.g., cryptography and authentication, which derives researchers and scientists to seek new means to complement the traditional security methods and improve the cognitive radio security. This special issue will bring together leading researchers and developers to discuss and exchange their ideas and recent results in fields of security modeling, design, and evaluation in cognitive radio networks.

Edited by: Benoit Champagne, Trung Q. Duong, Zhiyong Feng, Ying-Chang Liang, Gonzalo Mateos, K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi, Qihui Wu, Chengwen Xing and Yulong Zou

  1. Research

    Intelligent cognitive radio jamming - a game-theoretical approach

    Cognitive radio (CR) promises to be a solution for the spectrum underutilization problems. However, security issues pertaining to cognitive radio technology are still an understudied topic. One of the prevaili...

    Kresimir Dabcevic, Alejandro Betancourt, Lucio Marcenaro and Carlo S Regazzoni

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014 2014:171

    Published on: 3 December 2014

  2. Research

    Distributed beamforming designs to improve physical layer security in wireless relay networks

    This paper investigates security-oriented beamforming designs in a relay network composed of a source-destination pair, multiple relays, and a passive eavesdropper. Unlike most of the earlier works, we assume ...

    Mujun Qian, Chen Liu and Youhua Fu

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014 2014:56

    Published on: 28 April 2014

    The Erratum to this article has been published in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014 2014:129

  3. Research

    Security management based on trust determination in cognitive radio networks

    Security has played a major role in cognitive radio networks. Numerous researches have mainly focused on attacking detection based on source localization and detection probability. However, few of them took th...

    Jianwu Li, Zebing Feng, Zhiqing Wei, Zhiyong Feng and Ping Zhang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014 2014:48

    Published on: 7 April 2014

  4. Research

    A robust cooperative spectrum sensing scheme based on Dempster-Shafer theory and trustworthiness degree calculation in cognitive radio networks

    Cognitive radio (CR) is a promising technology that brings about remarkable improvement in spectrum utilization. To tackle the hidden terminal problem, cooperative spectrum sensing (CSS) which benefits from th...

    Jinlong Wang, Shuo Feng, Qihui Wu, Xueqiang Zheng, Yuhua Xu and Guoru Ding

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2014 2014:35

    Published on: 21 March 2014