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           Congratulations to the DySPAN 2008 award recipients!    

Best Technical Track Paper for DySPAN 2008:

Approved Primary Users in Cellular Networks: A Large-scale Measurement Study 

Authors:  Daniel Willkomm, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; Sridhar Machiraju, Sprint, USA; Jean Bolot, Sprint, USA; and Adam Wolisz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Best Policy Track Paper for DySPAN 2008:

Multi-level Standardization and Business Models for Cognitive Radio:  The Case of the Cognitive Pilot Channel

Authors:  Simon Delaere, IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; and Pieter Ballon, IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Author Biographies

Simon Delaere
Simon Delaere is a researcher at the IBBT-SMIT research centre of the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He holds a Licentiate in Communication Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) and an MA in Communications Policy (University of Westminster, UK). Following an internship at the Spectrum Policy Unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Information Society, he joined IBBT-SMIT in 2004.  Within IBBT-SMIT he has recently been involved in the European Commission's 6th and 7th Framework Programme Integrated Projects End-to-End Reconfigurability (E2R II) and End-to-End Efficiency (E3), focusing on policies and business models for cognitive radio systems and flexible spectrum management in the B3G world.  A deputy member since 2005, he became a full member of the Strategic Advisory Council for Culture, Youth, Sports and Media (SARC) of the Flemish Government in 2008. In this function, he evaluates all legislative initiatives of the Government with regard to the audiovisual sector.

Pieter Ballon
Pieter Ballon heads IBBT-SMIT's Media, Market & Innovation research team at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He is also manager of IBBT iLab.o, the lab and expert centre for open innovation in ICT. IBBT is the Institute for Broadband Technology of Flanders, Belgium.  Before joining IBBT-SMIT, Pieter Ballon was senior consultant and team leader at TNO, The Netherlands. Pieter Ballon obtained degrees in Modern History and in Information and Library Sciences. He is currently finishing a PhD on the reconfiguration of business models in the mobile industry.  In 2006-2007, he was coordinator of the cross issue research with regard to Beyond 3G business models within the Wireless World Initiative (WWI), which brought together five Integrated Projects of the 6th Framework Programme of the EU.