International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)

The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) is a US government-sponsored conference that brings together government, academia, and industry leaders for the purpose of collaborating on groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies.

ISART 2017: Spectrum Mining at Millimeter Waves

August 15-17 • Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, Broomfield, Colorado

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Conference registration closes on 8/8/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT! Conference rate for hotel reservations expires 7/24/2017!

Digging for Capacity: As more spectrum users squeeze into the lower frequency bands, more are also exploring the higher frequencies to meet their capacity needs. Millimeter wave frequencies, approximately 20 GHz and above, are able to meet some needs. ISART 2017 will explore millimeter waves, the technical challenges they present, and applications that use them. This year’s tutorial and four panels will approach this topic from five different perspectives: regulation, industry, standards, measurement and modeling, and systems. Industry demonstrations and poster sessions from academia will round out the conference. The goal of ISART 2017 is to get us all talking, exploring new ideas, brainstorming, and perhaps even solve a couple of millimeter wave obstacles.

ISART 2017 will be the 16th in the series of high quality symposia for technical researchers, business leaders, government policy makers, telecommunication regulators, and technology forecasters to share groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies and to look into the future of wireless and radio technologies. ISART 2017 is jointly sponsored by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Communications Technology Laboratory (NIST/CTL).

Related Events

To take advantage of potential synergies, these related events are scheduled during the same week as ISART.

CSMAC Meeting 8:00-11:00
The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) advises the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA on a broad range of spectrum policy issues. The members are spectrum policy experts from outside the Federal government. Information at or contact David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, 202-482-5955,

WSRD Meeting 11:15 a.m-1:45 p.m.
The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) coordinates spectrum-related research and development activities both across the Federal government and with academia and the private sector. It is part of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. Information at or contact Wendy Wigen, Technical Coordinator, at


ISART is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Communications. The ISART website is hosted by ITS.