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15 October 2008    /   08:30 - 12:00   /   Crystal Ballroom

Opening Welcome
General Co-Chairs:
Joseph B. Evans, University of Kansas, USA
Dennis Roberson, IIT, USA


Keynote Speakers  

Hardik Bhatt
Chief Information Officer of the City of Chicago


Paul Polakos

Director, E2E Wireless Networking Research Bell Laboratories /

Alcatel Lucent

10:30 - 12:00Plenary Policy & Technology Session
Session Chair: Joseph B. Evans, University of Kansas, USA


Plenary Policy 1: Challenges of Commercializing DSA: Business and Policy Perspectives
John Chapin (Vanu, Inc., USA); Steve Sharkey (Motorola Inc., USA)

Plenary Technology 1: XG DSA Radio System
Mark McHenry, Karl Steadman, Alexe E. Leu, Ed Melick (Shared Spectrum Company, USA)

Plenary Technology 2: Dynamic Spectrum Management of Front End Linearity and Dynamic Range
Preston Marshall (DARPA, USA)

Plenary Technology 3: Listen-Before-Talk vs Treating Interference as Noise for Spectrum Sharing
Ahmed Sadek, Wenyi Zhang, Qualcomm, Stephen Shellhammer (Qualcomm, USA)



16 Octoberى2008 ى /ىى 08:30 - 12:00ىى /ىى ىCrystal Ballroom

Keynote Speakersىى

David Borth
Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, & Head of Advanced Technology, Standards, and Common Engineering, Motorola Inc., USA

Paul J. Kolodzy
Kolodzy Consulting, USA

"Future Challenges and the Current Role of DySPAN"

10:30 - 12:00 ● Plenary Policy & Technology Session

Session Chair:Victor Bahl, Microsoft, USA


Policy 1: Plenary Policy Talk: TV White Space Policy Status and Challenges
Julius Knapp (FCC, USA)

Tech 1: Models for Analyzing Cognitive Radio Interference to Wireless Microphones in TV Bands
Rameeep Dillon, Timothy Brown (University of Colorado, USA)

Tech 2: Geo-location Database Techniques for Incumbent Protection in the TV White Space
David Gurney, Stephen Kuffner, Gregory Buchwald, John Grosspietsch, Lawrence Ecklundى(Motorola Inc., USA)

Tech 3: Cognitive Radio System using IEEE 802.11a over UHF TVWSى
Ramandeep Ahuja, Robert Corke (Motorola Inc., USA)




17 October 2008ىى /ىىى 08:30 - 12:00ىىى /ىىىىCrystal Ballroom

Closing Remarks

General Co-Chairs:
Joseph B. Evans, University of Kansas, USA
Dennis Roberson, IIT, USA

Keynote Speakers

Julius Knapp

Federal Communications Commission, USA

Martin Cooper

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Arraycomm & "Father of the Cellphone"ى


Summary of Demonstrations
Keith Nolan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Tom Rondeau, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


17 October 2008ى ى/ ىى10:15 – 11:15 ف /فف فCrystal Ballroom

Joint Technology-Policy Session II, Track I: Spectrum Management: Allocation, Auctions and Games
Session Chair: Ivan Cosovic, Do CoMo Labs, Germany

Policy 1: Spectrum Markets for Wireless Services
Junjik Bae, Eyal Beigman, Randall Berry, Michael Honig, Hongxia Shen, Rakesh Vohra, Hang Zhou (Northwestern University, USA)
Tech 1: A Multi-Winner Cognitive Spectrum Auction Framework with Collusion-Resistant Mechanisms
Yongle Wu, Beibei Wang, K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, USA), T. Charles Clancy (US Department of Defense, USA)
Tech 2: A Revenue Enhancing Stackelberg Game for Owners in Opportunistic Spectrum Access
Ali Ercan, Jiwoong Lee, Sofie Pollin, Jan Rabaey (University of California - Berkeley, USA)


17 October 2008فف /ف ف10:15 – 11:15فف /ففف Parlor F

Joint Technology-Policy Track Session II, Track III: Resource Management and QoS
Session Chair: John Chapin, Vanu, Inc., USA

Policy 2: Welfare Effects of Spectrum Management Regimes
Ergin Bayrak (University of Southern California, USA)
Tech 3: Environmentally-Friendly Secondary Network Topology Control for Minimizing Outage Potential
Daniel Friend, Allen MacKenzie (Virginia Tech, USA)
Tech 4: A Spectrum-Shaping Perspective on Cognitive Radio
Wenyi Zhang (Qualcomm Inc., USA); Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California, USA)


17 October 2008ففف /فف 11:15 – 12:30ففف /فففف Crystal Ballroom



"Where to from Here?" A Look into the Crystal Ball"
Coordinator: Douglas Sicker, University of Colorado – Boulder, USA
Panelists: Jie Wu (Florida Altantic University, USA); Preston Marshall (DARPA, USA); Julius Knapp (FCC, USA)



Hardik Bhatt, Chief information Officer of the City of Chicago
In February 2006, Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Hardik Bhatt as Chief information Officer of the City of Chicago. He also serves as Commissioner of the Department of Business and Information Services (BIS), the municipal agency responsible for meeting the technology needs of 37,000 employees in 46 City departments. فف فUnder Hardikݷs tenure, BIS has become a major center within city government for innovation and private sector partnerships. He is leading the creation of the Community Wireless Broadband Network, a project that will leverage private partnerships to provide affordable high speed Internet access to all Chicago residents, businesses and community organizations.ف Through his leadership, the department has initiated numerous innovations to enhance the citizen ݷ government interaction and allow city departments to function more efficiently. Chicagoݷs 3-1-1 system allows citizens to request city services quickly and easily. Chicago residents can apply for a municipal job through the web, pay parking tickets online, and request a City service or report a problem via the City web site or non-emergency 3-1-1 phone number. They can also obtain valuable information online ranging from emergency preparedness updates and restaurant health inspection results to towed vehicle locations.

In addition to encouraging the use of technology in municipal government, Hardik is an equally active advocate for the development of Chicagoݷs technology community as a whole. He serves as co-chair of the Mayorݷs Council of Technology Advisors, a group of private and public sector leaders focused on creating digital excellence, building the information technology workforce, and fostering technology-based economic development in Chicago. He is also a member of the Mayorݷs Advisory Council on Bridging the Digital Divide, created to help the City take the lead in bringing the benefits of technology to all of its residents. Hardik is a frequent promoter of Chicago at technology conferences in America and abroad, having recently spoken at events in Los Angeles, Washington and Seoul, South Korea.ف A native of India, Hardik has made Chicago his home since he first moved to the United States. Prior to joining the City, he served as a consultant with Oracle Corporation and Tata Consulting Services. He holds a masters degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor of engineering in computer science from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India.

Paul Polakosفis currently Director of End-to-End Wireless Networking Research at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent in Murray Hill, NJ.ف He joined Bell Labs in 1984 and for the past 24 years has worked there on physics and wireless networking research.ف Over his career, he has led teams that have been instrumental in the definition and development of key technology initiatives for digital cellular systems including flat cellular network architectures, intelligent antennas and MIMO, integrated base stations, autonomic networks and dynamic network optimization.ف He was previously on the research staff at the Max-Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich. He holds BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Arizona, is a Bell Labs Fellow, is an author of more than 50 publications, and holds more than a dozen patents.

David Borth, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, & Head of Advanced Technology, Standards, and Common Engineering, Motorola Inc.

Cognitive radio has matured rapidly since the term was coined in 1999. By 2009, cognitive operation in the US
television white space (TVWS) is expected be enabled through FCC regulation. This is just the first of many potential cognitive wireless system opportunities that will connect underserved markets, enhance public communication, and affect everyday life. A vision of the current and future cognitive radio systems will be presented, with the role of key enabling technologies, such as geo-location databases and cooperative sensing.

David Borth is Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Government and Public Safety business of Motorola Inc. He also is the director of Advanced Technology, Standards and Common Engineering within this business.ف In this role, he is currently responsible for a number of activities including software-defined radio, cognitive radio, the IC platform for all portable devices and the next generation architecture for future public safety systems. Dr. Borth joined Motorola in 1980 as a member of the Corporate R&D organization inف Schaumburg, IL. He became the manager of the Communication Systems Research Laboratory in 1990 and led the Wireless Access Research Center of Excellence within Motorola Labs until August 2005.فIn September 2005 he was appointed to his current position. For the past 27 years, he has made significant contributions to numerous wireless and wireline technologies including Motorola's implementations of GSM, TDMA and CDMA digital cellular systems. Most recently he has led the broadband wireless research work focusing on the development of key technologies for future wireless systems including 802.16e/WiMAX, LTE, and 4G systems.

From 2000-2003, he was a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. In 2005, he was appointed a member of the FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC). In 2006, he was appointed to the US Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. He also serves as a member of the Telecom Industry Associationݷs Research Division. Dr. Borth is a member of Motorolaݷs Science Advisory Board and has been elected a Dan Noble Fellow, Motorolaݷs highest honorary technical award. He has been issued 31 patents to date and has authored or co-authored chapters of five books in addition to 25 publications. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from theف University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. Dr. Borth received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.فف Previously, he was a member of the Technical Staff of the Systems Division of Watkins-Johnson Co., Palo Alto, CA and an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Paul J. Kolodzy, Kolodzy Consulting, USA

Future Challenges and the Current Role of DySPAN
The intensity of spectrum use and the conflicts between technologies and licensing mechanism will continue to
increase. The technology, policy, and business challenges are just now being defined. Licensed and unlicensed
advocates have been very vocal for many years. But the role of time division duplex (TDD), primarily for data/asymmetric services, and frequency division duplex (FDD), primarily for voice/symmetric services, is just now being discussed. The determination what is interference and what is harmful interference is a key policy decision. The business challenges are to how to quantify the value of the spectrum and the services given these policy decisions.
This presentation will frame as to what are these new “battlegrounds” and how does DySPAN potentially impact the outcome.

Dr. Paul Kolodzy has 20 years of experience in technology development for advanced communications, networking, electronic warfare, and spectrum policy for government, commercial, and academic clients. He is currently a
Communications Technology Consultant in Advanced Wireless and Networking Technology based near Washington, DC. He is the cofounder of the IEEE DySPAN conference and chair of the inaugural 2005 conference. He is active in
technology development for wireless components and new wireless networks and architectures as well as spectrum policy as impacted by new technology. For commercial clients he is currently doing research and analyses for 700 MHz, TV Whitespace, Advanced Wireless Services – AWS, and the proposed National Broadband Radio Services. Prior to being a consultant, Dr. Kolodzy has been: at Stevens Institute of Technology; during 2002, the Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Director of Spectrum Policy Task Force; Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA); Director at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company; and a Group Leader/Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Martin Cooper

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Arraycomm & "Father of the Cellphone"ف

A pioneer in the wireless communications industry, Martin conceived the first portable cellular phone in 1973 and led the 10-year process of bringing it to market.ف During 29 years with Motorola, Martin built and managed both its paging and cellular businesses and served as Corporate Director of Research and Development. Products he introduced have had cumulative sales volume of more than $80 billion.ف Upon leaving Motorola, Martin co-founded Cellular Business Systems, Inc. and led it to dominate the cellular billing industry with a 75 percent market share before selling it to Cincinnati Bell. He has been granted eight patents in the communications field and has been widely published.ف Under Martin's leadership since its founding in 1992, ArrayComm, Inc. has grown from a seed-funded startup in San Jose, Calif., into the world leader in smart antenna technology with 400 patents issued or pending worldwide.ف Martin received the American Computer Museum's George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award in 2002, he was an inaugural member of RCR's Wireless Hall of Fame, Red Herring magazine named him one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2000, and Wireless Systems Design provided him with the 2002 Industry Leader award. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.فف

Since the dawn of the wireless age, Martin Cooper has helped to craft the science and business structures shaping our markets, and is uniquely qualified to discuss the role government regulation plays with respect to emerging wireless technologies today.

Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Pereira has been with the European Commission (EC), in what is now the Directorate General Information Society and Media, since 1996. He is currently responsible for Wireless Sensor Networks and Cooperating Objects in the area of Networked Embedded and Control Systems, after being responsible for the areas of Energy Efficiency and Emergency and Crisis Management. Until 2004, he worked in the area of Mobile and Wireless communications, where he was instrumental in defining the research agenda in the areas of Reconfigurable/Software Defined Radio Networks and 4G.

He is a member of the EC's Spectrum Inter-service Group, and is an advisor to the European Defence Agency (ESA) on issues relating to Communications in general, and Reconfigurable/Software Defined/Cognitive Radio and Spectrum in particular, as well as distributed Sensing, Monitoring and Control. He is a member of the European Security Research and Innovation Forum.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of John Wiley's Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, and of the Editorial Board of Kluwer Academic Publishers' Wireless Personal Communications Journal.

He is a Member of the IEEE and of the ACM. He has recently taken up the position of Associate Editor for Mobile Radio, including Vehicular Communications, for the IEEE VTS Magazine.
He received the SDR Forum 2003 Industry Achievement Award in recognition of his “outstanding contributions, research and development in the field of SDR.”

Dr. Pereira obtained his PhD. in Electrical Engineering - Systems from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1993, and his Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tछcnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively.

From 1993 to 1996, he worked at GTE Labs, Waltham, MA, where he was responsible for the Communications analysis and simulations in the FHWA's National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture Study. He was also involved in the launch of the first CDPD wireless data system in the San Francisco Bay Area, exploring location-based applications, and in the Force XXI work in the area of bringing broadband to the soldier in the field. From 1991 to 1993, he worked at USC for Caltrans and PATH on Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS), and from 1988 to 1990, he worked at LinCom Corp., Los Angeles, in a NASA project on space-to-space communications, and on synchronization issues. Between 1983 and 1988, he taught at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Instituto Superior Tछcnico (IST), Lisbon Technical University, Portugal in the areas of Eletrotechnics and Electrical Measurements, Applied Electronics and Telecommunication Systems, where he became Assistant Professor in 1994.