IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Call For Papers


This workshop will provide a forum for the presentation of recent/ongoing work on the topic of radar and communication spectrum sharing and will emphasize the identification of technology gaps for practical realization. There is a growing contention over the use of the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum caused by the accelerating demand for consumer use of the spectrum via 4G and soon to be 5G wireless communications. The increasing need for this finite resource is driving innovation into new ways in which radar and communications systems can cohabitate the spectrum. The problem of spectrum congestion between communication and radar systems has been broadly recognized, with spectrum congestion being a primary early driver of the waveform diversity effort that began in 2001. More recently this topic has received increasing attention, such as via the DARPA programs on spectrum sharing for radar & communications (SSPARC) and RadioMap, and the establishment of the US National Spectrum Consortium. This workshop will bring together communications and radar engineers to discuss the growing problems associated with spectrum sharing.

To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, original contributions are solicited on topic areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Regulatory and measurement compliance aspects of spectrum sharing
  • Systems engineering issues for spectral compliance and associated advances
  • Approaches to address interference arising from spectrum sharing
  • Methods for radar/communication co-design
  • Dynamic spectrum access and software-defined systems for spectrum sharing
  • Transmitter and receiver architectures for spectral coexistence
  • Radar/Wi-Fi spectrum sharing: radar protection, impact of radar on Wi-Fi
  • Cognitive spectrum sensing
  • Theoretical limits of radar/communication co-design
  • Radar-embedded communications
  • Communication signal design for passive radar (i.e. commensal radar)


  • Paper Submission Deadline: January 3, 2018 January 10, 2018  January 15, 2018 
  • Acceptance Notification: February 21, 2018
  • Final Paper submission: March 5, 2018


Submission Guideline: see

Submission link:

Workshop Co-Chairs 

  • Shannon D. Blunt, University of Kansas, United States, 
  • Sumit Roy, University of Washington, United States,