Second Workshop of Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2013)

Second Workshop of Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2013)

To be held in Hong Kong, China


The forum is intended for academic and industrial practitioners and researchers who develop software radio platforms and who implement innovative wireless systems on software radio platforms to (i) demonstrate feasibility; and (ii) identify new critical problems that demand research attention.

Although the idea of Software Defined Radio (SDR) was conceived 20 years ago, it remains today one of the most vigorous and growing research areas in wireless communications. On the one hand, the cost of radio components, chipset, and platforms with programmable features is now almost within reach of integration into consumer products. On the other hand, the very definition of Software Defined Radio has been significantly extended since its inception: from “just” reshaping of PHY waveforms to full reconfiguration of the whole protocol stack as well as virtualization of PHY/MAC/access functionalities. There has also been increased interest to explore ways to describe the radio behavior through application programming interfaces and languages independent of the underlying platform.

SRIF 2013 aims to bring together practitioners and researchers of software-defined radio in academia and industry to share the latest development, experiences, and insights, in this exciting area. Through the exchange, the workshop aims to encourage and engender lively collaborations between academia and industry. In particular, the workshop aims to (i) reach out to industrial participants to share their best practices; and (ii) expose the state-of-the-art wireless research based on SDR to industrial participants in order to seek feedback.

Toward that end, we invite participants from the industry and academia to submit papers, demonstrations, and posters in all areas related to software radio platforms and system prototypes on them.

Although this workshop has an emphasis on implementations, not all submissions need to have the systems realized. New ideas that challenge the existing SDR methodologies and paradigms are especially welcome.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • New hardware and software architectures for software radio platforms
  • New programming model of SDR
  • New PHY and MAC primitives and abstractions
  • Prototypes of novel wireless systems on SDR
  • State-of-the-art performance of wireless systems on SDR
  • New applications of SDR (e.g., security, localization, RFID, biomedical applications, etc.)
  • Theory versus practice (e.g., comparison of what is achievable in theory and what has been achieved in practice)
  • New ideas that challenge the existing practice
  • WLAN and LTE cellular networks with SDR
  • Prototypes and implementations on platforms other than SDR

Submission Instructions

All submissions to SRIF 2013 must be original work that has not been submitted to any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will consider two different types of papers:

Full papers: 6 to 8 double column pages (pdf format), describing relatively mature and completed work.

Short papers (for poster sessions and demos): 2 to 5 double column pages (pdf format), describing work-in-progress, experiments, challenges or positions.

You are required to use the ACM template for your papers:

Full papers will be presented as technical talks in oral sessions. Short papers will be presented as posters and demos in a dedicated, non-overlapping, session. Authors of posters and demos will be given a 1-2 minute time slot at the beginning of the session to advertise their work. Depending on the number of accepted full papers, some may be allocated to the poster/demo session for presentation purposes.

It is responsibility of the authors to clearly indicate, in the title of the paper, the type of submission (e.g., “Full Paper: Interactions of PHY and MAC Primitives”; “Poster: Challenges Ahead for SDR”; “Demo: Terabit/s Prototype of Full-Duplex Wireless Communication”).

All submissions will be evaluated via a single-blind review process: please include author names and affiliation in the submission. All accepted papers (full and short) will be published online by ACM and/or IEEE.

Register and submit your paper at

Email the Organizers

Important Dates

  • Paper Title and Abstract Registration Due:

March 10, 2013

  • Paper Submissions Due:

March 17, 2013

  • Acceptance Notification:

April 28, 2013

  • Camera Ready:

May 26, 2013

  • Workshop Date:



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