Network densification in response to the explosion in demand for wireless data presents technical, economic, and regulatory challenges.Network operators are looking to ultra-dense networks and ever-shrinking cell sizes to build capacity, but existing propagation models have an inadequate level of fidelity to represent these environments. The goal of this year’s symposium is to explore new and better propagation models to provide higher fidelity predictions of these shorter links.
The continuing success of this annual symposium is the informal and highly interactive atmosphere that provides engineers, lawyers, regulatory personnel, and technical staff the opportunity to bounce around their ideas. As always, the symposium will be single track, with four panel discussions, two keynote speakers, several plenary speakers, vendor demonstrations, a workshop on best practices for propagation measurements, and a poster session.
The organizing committee is soliciting contributions for poster sessions devoted to recent results in propagation measurements, propagation modeling, and network densification. Submissions from students, postdoctoral and early-career researchers, as well as researchers from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. There will be no published proceedings, but abstracts and posters will be archived on the ISART website. Extended abstracts for the poster session should be submitted by May 30, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent by June 8, 2018.
Extended abstracts of no more than one page using ten-point font size in PDF format should be submitted to the Poster Chair, Lilli Segre. The extended abstract should include all figures and references, as well the names of the authors, affiliations, and email addresses. Please indicate “ISART2018 Poster Submission” as the subject of the email. All submissions will be acknowledged. A limited number of complimentary registrations may be provided for selected posters.