The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)™ is a U.S. government-sponsored conference hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (NTIA/ITS). ISART is a science and engineering discussion-based conference that brings together government, industry, and academic leaders (both domestic and international) for the purpose of forecasting the development and application of advanced radio technologies. For over two decades, ISART has contributed to encouraging sound, forward-looking spectrum management and regulatory policies that rely on careful engineering and ground-breaking research.

Join us for ISART 2022, tentatively planned for the week of June 13, 2022!

ISART 2020 was fully virtual and focused on what a “zero-trust” network environment means from a 5G spectrum perspective. ITS received mixed feedback on the breadth of the topic. Accordingly, in 2021 an abbreviated ISART prequel was held on September 21, 2021, in conjunction with the annual NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium to collect stakeholder feedback in preparation for a full ISART 2022. At the Symposium, ITS moderated a panel discussion on ways to evolve and expedite spectrum-sharing analyses and decision-making. 

The current goal for ISART 2022, now planned for the week of June 13, 2022, is to chart a roadmap and gain consensus for specific data-, science-, and technology-driven means to evolve and expedite spectrum-sharing analyses and decision making. Topics may include retrospectives on recent spectrum sharing proceedings and applying lessons learned; reducing margins within the technical aspects of spectrum sharing feasibility analyses; incentives for enhanced data sharing and transparency for continuous improvements and shorter timeframes, driving for stakeholder community involvement and acceptance of models; application of risk-based interference prevention to spectrum sharing; and opportunities for continuous improvements and developments beyond the current linear spectrum sharing process.

Call for Input

To assist in planning, ITS has issued a call for input, particularly in the form of abstracts, recent publications, articles, or papers, relevant to the goal of ISART 2022. The call for input describes the background and concerns that led to defining that goal. A number of possible topics are described and some open questions presented under each topic. Ideas for creative solutions needn’t be fully developed to be submitted in an abstract form. Submissions could lead to an invitation to participate or present in some fashion at ISART 2022, or to have a publication, article, or paper included in a bibliography for the symposium.

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