ISART 2020 Agenda

5G Spectrum and a Zero-Trust Network

August 10–13, 2020  ••• Fully virtual!  ••• NOTE: All times U.S. MDT (UTC -6)
Sessions run from 9:00 to 11:00 AM (11:30 on Monday only) and 1:00 to 3:00 PM MDT each day

Download full program PDF.

Speaker slide decks will be posted following each day's presentations.

 

8/10
8/11
8/12
8/13
Tutorials: Setting a Baseline
9:00-10:45 AM

Tutorials on the current state of 5G are intended to set a common baseline for the discussions to follow.

Tutorial Live Q&A
10:45-11:30 AM

Live question and answer session with the tutorial speakers. 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00-1:15 PM
  • Sheryl Genco, Director of NTIA/ITS
Setting the Stage
1:15-1:45 PM

The symposium opens with a discussion among key leaders from the co-hosts—NTIA, NIST, and the University of Colorado—who will set the stage for the panels and discussions that follow.

  • Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, NTIA
  • Walt Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, NIST
  • Terri Fiez, Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, University of Colorado Boulder
Keynote
1:45-2:30 PM

Keynote address and Q&A: DoD 5G Overview

  • Joseph B. Evans, Technical Director for 5G, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Breakout Rooms
2:30-3:00 PM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Opening Remarks, Logistics for the Day
9:00-9:10 AM

ISART Co-chairs

Opening Panel: Framing Zero-Trust Today
9:10-10:25 AM

Tuesday morning will feature a panel of experts from government, industry, and academia diving deep into what zero-trust means within the spectrum world and the known risks that exist today at the intersection of 5G NR (New Radio) and zero-trust networks. Recognizing and naming the risks and vulnerabilities extant in the radio layer is crucial to identifying areas for research and developing solutions to better secure the spectrum relied upon for 5G services. Attendees can submit questions for panelists during the session.

  • Bryan Tramont, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, Moderator
  • Anna Gomez, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Lisa Porter, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Charla Rath, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Co-chair
  • Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • William Webb, University of Cambridge
Opening Panel: Breakout Rooms
10:25-11:00 AM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Networking Break and Vendor Demos
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Networking break

Technical Presentation: O-RAN
1:00-1:20 PM

This technical presentation will offer a deep-dive into the current state of Open Radio Access Networks. Attendees can submit questions during the presentation.

  • Brian Daly, AT&T
Panel 1: 5G Design - Resiliency at the Radio Layer
1:20-2:35 PM

Panel 1 will look at design mechanisms and ideas, such as RF filtering, new antenna technologies, closed loop systems, and other ways to design the 5G radio layer for resilient services. Attendees can submit questions for panelists during the session.

Panel 1: Breakout Rooms
2:35-3:00 PM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Opening Remarks, Logistics for the Day
9:00-9:05 AM
Technical Presentation: Supply Chain Protection and Verification Through EM Side-Channel Signature Analysis
9:05-9:25 AM

A high-level overview of the supply chain verification problem and possible solutions offered by EM side-channels, including RF detection of malware. Attendees can submit questions during the presentation.

Panel 2: 5G Deployment — Implementing Secure and Resilient Solutions
9:25-10:40 AM

Panel 2 will explore deployment challenges, including how to implement secure and resilient technical solutions in a rip and replace world within a zero-trust network environment. Attendees can submit questions for panelists during the session.

  • Drew Morin, T-Mobile, Moderator
  • Carri Bennett, Rural Wireless Association
  • Charles Mathias, FCC
  • Michael Murphy, Nokia
  • Anita Patankar-Stoll, Verizon
  • Jaisha Wray, NTIA
Panel 2: Breakout Rooms
10:40-11:00 AM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Networking Break
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Networking break

Technical Presentation: Spectrum Monitoring
1:00-1:20 PM

A technical presentation on spectrum monitoring. Attendees can submit questions during the presentation.

Panel 3: 5G Monitoring and Data Collection - The Feedback Loop
1:20-2:35 PM

Panel 3 will explore options for effective and efficient spectrum monitoring and obtaining usable data. Monitoring and data is the nexus of the feedback loop among design, deployment, and operations—and key to securing the 5G radio layer.

Panel 3: Breakout Rooms
2:35-3:00 PM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Opening Remarks, Logistics for the Day
9:00-9:05 AM
Technical Presentation: Spectrum Coliseum Competition
9:05-9:25 AM

A technical presentation by John Shea, a member of the University of Florida GatorWings team, winners of the recent DARPA Spectrum Coliseum Challenge competition. Dynamic Spectrum Sharing: Lessons from the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. Attendees can submit questions during the presentation.

Panel 4: 5G Operations — Implementing Resilient Zero-Trust Networks
9:25-10:40 AM

Panel 4 will examine operations and implementing resiliency within a network’s operations. Attendees can submit questions for panelists during the session.

Panel 4: Breakout Rooms
10:40-11:00 AM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.

Networking Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking break

Panel 5: Wrap-up — Bringing it All Together
1:00-2:15 PM

The wrap-up panel on Thursday afternoon will bring together polymaths to help draw new insights and connections, identify potential new research areas, and hopefully add to the history of ISART triggering important out-of-the-box thinking, innovative ideas, and novel solutions. Attendees can submit questions for panelists during the session.

  • Pierre de Vries, Silicon Flatirons, Moderator
  • Paul Kolodzy, Kolodzy Consulting
  • Blair Levin, Brookings Institute
  • Doug Sicker, University of Colorado Boulder
  • David Tennenhouse, VMware
Closing Remarks
2:15-2:30 PM
Panel 5: Breakout Rooms
2:30-3:00 PM

Attendees can join smaller groups in breakout rooms for further discussion.