Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 757–769 | Cite as

Connected dominating set construction in cognitive radio networks

  • Jiguo YuEmail author
  • Wenchao Li
  • Xiuzhen Cheng
  • Mohammed Atiquzzaman
  • Hua Wang
  • Li Feng
Original Article


Cognitive radio networks (CRNs) are drawing more and more attention along with the increasingly scarce spectrum resource. A CRN can be easily invalid due to stochastic activities of primary users. How to sustain the connectivity of CRNs and prolong the lifetime of CRNs become challenging issues. Inspired by the success of constructing a connected dominating set (CDS) as a virtual backbone in traditional wireless networks to prolong the lifetime of the network, we study the CDS construction in CRNs in this paper. We propose a three-phase centralized algorithm and a distributed algorithm. Theoretical analysis shows that our algorithms have better performance than that of existing results.


Cognitive radio network Connected dominating set Lifetime 



This work is partially supported by the NSF of China under Grant 61373027, NSF of Shandong Province under Grant ZR2012FM023, and Macao Science and Technology Development Fund under Grant (Nos. 013/2014/A1 and 104/2014/A3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiguo Yu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wenchao Li
    • 1
  • Xiuzhen Cheng
    • 2
  • Mohammed Atiquzzaman
    • 3
  • Hua Wang
    • 1
  • Li Feng
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Information Science and EngineeringQufu Normal UniversityRizhaoChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  4. 4.Faculty of Information TechnologyMacau University of Science and TechnologyTaipaMacau

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