Call for Tutorials

DySPAN intends to present four to eight tutorials designed to set context and provide introductory background for the conference.
Proposals are sought in both the policy and technical areas.     The tutorials are intended to be a useful introduction to the topic and should not assume a deep background in the topical area.  Given the multi-disciplinary nature of DySPAN, presenters of technical tutorials should strive to make their topic accessible to policy specialists in the audience, and vice versa.
Both half-day and full-day tutorial proposals will be considered. Since the field addressed by DySPAN is so new, we explicitly solicit tutorials that survey and systematically analyze problems to be solved, in addition to tutorials that describe solution strategies.
The following lists indicate areas of interest but are not exhaustive. Proposals in other areas are strongly encouraged.

Policy Topics of interest

  • Spectrum regulation 101
  • Survey of frequency allocations and secondary access opportunities
  • Dynamic spectrum allocation initiatives by the FCC
  • Options for new regulatory regimes
  • Understanding Commons and Property Rights
  • Government spectrum (federal, state, local, military)
  • International Perspectives on Spectrum Management

Technical Topics of Interest

  • Propagation models and interference 101
  • State of the art and roadmap for frequency agile radios
  • Novel network layer issues in DSA networks
  • Strategies for detecting primary users and measuring interference temperature
  • Spectrum occupancy measurement
  • Convergence of computer science and radio engineering for DSA Networks

Proposals are due 30 June 2005.

Please send inquiries or proposals to tutorial committee chairs.

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