Call for Tutorial Proposals

IEEE DySPAN 2014 will include several half-day tutorials covering both technology and policy topics.

Several topics of interest including the following:

  • Spectrum Regulatory Developments & Perspectives
  • Techno-Economic Aspects of Spectrum & Wireless Access Markets
  • Spectrum Measurement & Other Experimental Techniques
  • QoE and Security in Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio Systems
  • Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access Testbeds
  • Wide-band Adaptive RF Front-Ends & Antennas
  • Spectrally Agile Waveform Design
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access and Network Neutrality
  • Cognitive Wireless Networks

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals (4 pages maximum) should be submitted in PDF format (single column, 11 pt or larger font size) and must include the following:

  • Title and Abstract, describing the main focus and topics to be addressed.
  • Motivation, explaining why this tutorial is appropriate for DySPAN at this time.
  • Summary of Tutorial Content, indicating the topics that the tutorial will cover in more detail.
  • Intended Audience, a description of the primary and secondary audiences interested in this tutorial topic, explaining how these audiences can benefit from the tutorial.
  • Novelty, highlighting the technical innovations presented in this tutorial that make it likely to attract a large audience.
  • Past Tutorials, indicate if this tutorial or a closely related tutorial has been presented previously, please include the date(s), venue(s), and number of participants.
  • Biography of the Instructor, emphasizing the research and teaching experience and/or accomplishments related to the topic of the tutorial.
  • Logistics, describing the type of tutorial (lecture vs. hands-on), any requirements for the tutorial room, any requirements for participants (prerequisite knowledge or need to bring a laptop, etc.), and any capacity limitations.
  • Contact Information of the Instructor, including institutional affiliation(s), address, telephone number, and email address.

Proposals must be submitted electronically to the DySPAN 2014 Tutorials Track in EDAS, using this direct link.

Review Process

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit for prospective participants and on their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half-day format; and past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection is also based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and background of the intended audiences. Thus, not all tutorials of technical merit may be accommodated.

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Allen MacKenzie (mackenab@vt.edu)
Maria Papadopouli (mgp@ics.forth.gr)

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals Due: 1 December 2013
Tutorial Acceptance Notification: 21 January 2014

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE DySPAN 2014 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.  For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers.  Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE DySPAN 2014 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.