Welcome to IEEE DySPAN 2018!
The IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) is a unique conference that mixes technology and policy issues, thereby becoming the premier meeting for sharing and exploring advanced spectrum technologies.
The explosive growth in demand for wireless services has motivated the development of new and innovative approaches that enable more efficient use of the sub-6 GHz spectrum and exploration of higher frequency spectrum, including the mmWave bands. In the sub-6 GHz spectrum, most of the focus has shifted towards maximizing spectrum utilization efficiency and enabling the coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies. These ongoing efforts have resulted in new technologies, such as database-driven dynamic spectrum licensing, LTE-License Assisted Access (LAA), and MulteFire. The emergence of new technologies and applications --- such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), connected and autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and smart cities --- is expected to create an ever-growing demand for access to spectrum for the foreseeable future. Reliable and efficient access to the radio spectrum is a critical enabler for those emerging technologies and applications, and meeting their spectrum needs will require technological breakthroughs as well as spectrum policy innovations.
IEEE DySPAN is the premier conference to discuss, publish, and present recent advancements regarding those and other challenges in wireless technologies, spectrum policies, and related business models. IEEE DySPAN 2018, like its predecessors, is a unique symposium that gathers industry, academia, and regulatory communities, and facilitates crucial discussions at the intersection of these communities. In addition to program tracks for technology and policy papers, the conference will host system demonstrations, panels, workshops and tutorials. The conference will also host several keynote sessions given by leaders of the technology and policy communities.
For 2018, DySPAN comes back to Asia, and will be held in the beautiful and bustling capital of South Korea, Seoul. This is an opportune location for DySPAN, as Korea is also the home of the 2018 Olympic Winter games, which will be a proving ground for 5G technologies and services. Multiple industry stakeholders are working together at a feverish pace to deploy the world largest 5G pilot service at these Winter Olympics.
Welcome to Seoul, Dynamic Korea in October 2018.
Saewoong Bahk and Dongmyun Lee