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.

Join us for ISART 2022 June 13-16, 2022!
Evolving Spectrum-Sharing Regulation through Data-, Science-, and Technology-Driven Analysis and Decision-Making

Fully Virtual — June 13: 1-4 pm (MDT); June 14: 9 am-12pm; June 15: 1-4 pm; June 16: 9 am-12pm — detailed agenda coming soon. Click here for the program synopsis.

The goal for ISART 2022 is to chart a technical roadmap and gain consensus for specific data-, science-, and technology-driven means to evolve and expedite spectrum sharing analyses and decision making, and identify opportunities for continuous improvements and developments beyond the current linear spectrum sharing process.

Tutorials and papers submitted in response to the call for input will be available to registered participants in advance of the symposium. 

Panels and presenters will discuss recent regulatory process outcomes and opportunities to leverage lessons learned; the interplay between the regulatory process and decisions about capital and operational expenditures and business models; incentives for enhanced data sharing and transparency for continuous improvements and shorter timeframes; models and tools needed to reach consensus on risk-based approaches to feasibility and interference analysis; development of improved propagation models as an example of applying data-, science-, and technology-driven means to evolve a tool for spectrum sharing; and identifying technical enablers to facilitate an iterative regulatory process.

The wrap up panel will summarize solutions that seem to have garnered community consensus, opportunities for further research that have emerged from the conversations, and where engagement of stakeholder groups would be beneficial for evolving and expediting spectrum sharing processes.

Call for Input

To assist in planning, ITS 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. ITS and the technical committee appreciate the input received and have used that input in planning. 

Questions? Email ITSinfo@ntia.gov.