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International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)™ symposium June 10 - 13 in Denver

Registration open: The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)™ is a U.S. government-sponsored conference hosted by the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), the science and engineering laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). 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 scientific and technical input towards encouraging sound, forward-looking spectrum management and regulatory policies that rely on careful engineering and ground-breaking research. The focus of ISART is to engage in a wide-ranging technical discussion. ISART does not represent NTIA policy positions.

ISART 2024 seeks consensus on how to address the pressing challenge of developing, agreeing on, and applying radio frequency propagation models that take into account the impact of foliage and buildings—clutter—for planning of both spectrum policy and spectrum-dependent systems of all kinds. The development of such models has historically been fraught with competing methodologies, assumptions, and toolsets. Yet today’s environment of ubiquitous spectrum sharing, increasing system diversity and complexity, and rapidly expanding exploitation of mid-band frequencies means that the demand for more modeling fidelity and greater modeling accuracy is both urgent and compelling.

In the tradition of ISART, the symposium will begin with an optional hands-on tutorial Monday afternoon on Building and Evaluating a Statistical Propagation Model. Tuesday June 11 to Thursday June 13 we will have a full schedule of keynotes, fireside chats, panels, and speakers. The detailed agenda is still under development, but you can find a topical synopsis of the program here. Registration is open here.

ISART 2024 will focus on how the broader community of researchers and system owners can collectively marshal and invest its finite resources to develop, validate, and apply new, more broadly used clutter models. These tools are needed to ensure that the ambitious goals set forth in both the U.S. National Spectrum Strategy (NSS) and the 2023 World Radio Conference (WRC-23) can be achieved.

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