Smart Radio: Smart Markets and Policies
April 6, 2007
801 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Video from the the
conference is now available online, through the following link:
Radio, Smart Markets and Policies
[note: to access
video, you will need Real Player.]
"Smart radio" (cognitive, adaptive, and software
defined radio) offers the promise of greatly alleviating spectrum
scarcity and increasing the diversity of users and applications.
Radios that can locate unused spectrum should significantly reduce
congestion, and encourage competitive, commercial and community
entry. Such technologies will have significant impacts on existing
stakeholders, on market structures and on network performance.
This conference is intended to establish a dialog between the electrical engineering community developing these new technologies and those involved in developing economic models and regulatory policies needed to facilitate the introduction of the new technologies.
Among the questions to be addressed are:
- What are the new smart radio technologies?
- How can the FCC and others facilitate new smart radio technologies?
- What spectrum management and access policies will promote smart radio networks?
- Should major parts of the spectrum become a spectrum commons?
- What are the coordination and standards issues for smart radio?
- What market mechanisms/user fees are likely to evolve?
- How are the segments of spectrum users and hardware vendors affected?
- What are the security/interference issues involved?
- What are exciting applications does smart radio make possible?
9:15 - 9:30am -- Conference Registration
9:30am - 10:00am -- Welcome and Introductions
Eli Noam (CITI) [Video]
Wilson Pearson (Clemson)[Video]
Jeff Reed (VPI & SU)
10:00 - 11:00am -- Smart Radio Technology
Yahya Ramat-Samii (UCLA) - Antenna Issues -[Presentation]
Carl Baum (Clemson) - Communications Techniques and Protocols [Video]
Jeff Reed (VPI & SU) - Software Defined Radio -[Presentation]
Chair: David Salant - [Presentation]
11:00 - 11:15am -- Break
11:15am - 12:15pm -- Dynamic Spectrum Allocation Management Approaches
Tim Forde (Trinity College, Ireland) - [Presentation] [Video]
Brett Glass (Lariat.Net) [Video]
Julie Knapp (FCC) [Video]
Darcy Gerbarg [Video]
Nokia (Speaker TBA)
Steve Lanning (Echostar)
Chair: Bridger Mitchell (CRA International)
12:15 - 1:30pm -- Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30pm -- Economic, Policy and Regulatory Issues
"Licensed Access: The Smarter Policy for TV White Space" - Chuck Jackson and Dorothy Robyn - [Presentation]
Tom Hazlett (George Mason) [Video]
Michael Calabrese (New America Foundation) [Video]
Chair: Thomas Lenard, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
2:30 - 2:45pm -- Break
2:45 - 3:45pm -- Economic Incentives
David Salant (CITI and CWRC) - Sharing Mechanisms and Standard Setting - [Presentation]
Nathan Larson (UVA) - Spectrum Trading
Simon Wilkie (USC)
Chair: Rajendra Singh (World Bank)
3:45 - 5:00pm -- Discussion
5:00pm -- Reception
Register online at http://www.ersvp.com/r/smartradio. Ticket Price: $100. Students free ($10 with lunch). CITI Affiliates: please contact John Heywood at 212-854-4222 or email@example.com. See http://www.citi.columbia.edu for additional information.
Conference organized by Eli Noam, David Salant, Wilson Pearson & Tom Hazlett
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