• Paper Acceptance Update

Call For Papers for
First IEEE International Symposium on
New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks

8 - 11 November 2005

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore Harbor, Maryland, USA

IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc)

Current radio technology trends promise to enable "Dynamic Spectrum Access" (DSA) networks, using wide-band spectrum sensing, real-time spectrum allocation and acquisition, and infrastructureless mesh networks. Not only do these trends challenge the existing technologies, they challenge the traditional "command and control" methods of allocating and licensing spectrum by government fiat. IEEE DySPAN 2005 will be a new, first-of-its-kind symposium on DSA Networks that brings together the technologists designing and building these new exciting devices with the spectrum policy community that will be charged with re-architecting the legal regime for managing spectrum in the 21st century that must accommodate these new technologies. Today we are moving away from command and control approaches to spectrum management toward market-based methods and expanded unlicensed use. Tomorrow technology trends are forcing an inflection point in policy, leading to the adaptation of rules and practices radically different from today's regulations. This is therefore an opportune time to have a single, premier forum that brings together a broad range of representatives, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from industry, academia, and government from around the globe who are engaged in cutting edge explorations in technology, policies and legal aspects of emerging DSA networks.

DySPAN 2005 is soliciting following types of contributions that will be published in a paper proceedings published by IEEE and made available to conference registrants.

FULL PAPERS: Full Papers in technology and policy domain must present original, previously unpublished, complete works. Papers in technology track presenting research experiences from realistic systems are welcome. The extended abstracts that are accepted need to be expanded to full papers under the guidance of program committee members.

POSITION PAPERS: These papers must be innovative and forward-looking and must offer new insights that show promise of pointing out future research directions.

In addition to these, DySPAN2005 may include a few invited papers from leading members of technology and policy community.

Following page limits will be followed

Technology Track:
  • Maximum 6 pages excluding figures, tables, and reference for Extended Abstract
  • Maximum 10 page for final paper, including figures, tables, and references

Policy track:

  • Maximum 20 pages excluding figures, tables, and reference for Extended Abstract
  • Maximum 30 pages including figures, tables, references for the final papers

Position papers:

  • Maximum 10 pages for Technology track including figures, tables, references
  • Maximum 20 pages for Policy track including figures, tables, references

We recommend to format manuscripts according to the IEEE double-column standard format. (A sample of the IEEE double-column standard format is available on the Paper Submittal Page). Extended abstracts should use Times Roman 11pt (or greater) font and maybe formatted in single or double columns.

The final published manuscript will use Times Roman 10pt font. Authors should use only standard fonts, i.e., Times Roman, Courier, Symbol, and Helvetica, or equivalent. Formatting guidelines and template support for popular word processing packages (MS-WORD, LaTeX) will be available on http://www.ieee-dyspan.org.


TUTORIALS - click here for more information
DySPAN program will include full-day and half-day tutorials on technology and policy specific topics. Please contact as follows:
Technology Track Vice Chairs - Tutorials Policy Track Vice Chairs -Tutorials

Dirk Grunwald
University of Colorado at Bolder, USA

John Chapin
Vanu, Inc., USA

Bill Lehr
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Kevin Werbach
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA


  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2005
  • Panel and Tutorial Proposals: 30 June 2005
  • Acceptance Notification: 2 August  2005
  • Final version of papers due to DySPAN committees: 5 Sept. 2005
  • Final Paper uploaded to IEEE Conference Publishing 15 Sept 2005
TOPICS AREAS Areas of interest include, but are not limited to
Spectrum measurements, models
Enabling Technologies such as:
  • Reconfigurable Radio Platforms
  • Software Defined and Cognitive Radios
  • Dynamic Network Architectures, Protocols
Spectrum Access Management Techniques
Wide-band spectrum sensing
Multi-Band & Adaptive RF
Experimental Prototypes and Results
Accreditation, Trust, & Security Mechanisms
Infrastructure-Less and Coordinated DSA
Applications of DSA (e.g. public safety, cellular access networks)
System Models
Protocols for Spectrum Agile Communications
Characterizing Radio Environments
Interference Metrics and Measurements
Transition Mechanisms
International Experience
Spectrum Secondary Markets:
  • State-of-the-art and Trends
Private Commons
New Business Models and Pricing Access to Spectrum
Dynamic Spectrum Markets
  • Regional Spectrum Markets and Brokering

Defining and Enforcing Rights and Responsibilities of Spectrum Licensees
Defining and Enforcing Spectrum Easements
Spectrum etiquettes for unlicensed bands
Regulation of Software - Lessons Learned
The Role for Government and Industry

  • Standard Setting in Spectrum

Regulations for Cognitive Radio
International Implications of Dynamic Spectrum Access
State and Local Networks
Transition Mechanisms

Papers that jointly address both Technology and Policy/Law/Economics Topics are highly encouraged.