Smart Radio: Smart Markets and Policies

April 6, 2007
9:00am-5:00pm

Westin Hotel
801 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Video from the the conference is now available online, through the following link:
Smart 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?

 

Agenda:

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

    Presenters:

  • 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

    Panelists:
  • 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

    Presenters:
  • "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

    Presenters:
  • 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

     

    Registration

    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 jwh2121@columbia.edu. See http://www.citi.columbia.edu for additional information.

    Conference organized by Eli Noam, David Salant, Wilson Pearson & Tom Hazlett

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