J. Wayde Allen; Timothy X. Brown; Douglas C. Sicker; Jeanne M. Ratzloff (Editor)

Abstract: This marks the second year that we have published an ISART Proceedings. I am particularly proud of this accomplishment since I believe that the Proceedings provides the radio community with a valuable resource. Not only is this a peer reviewed publication including ideas that span a number of related disciplines, it also gives the speakers a place to provide more detail about their theoretical concepts, data, and/or methodology. Additionally, the call–for–papers process used to develop the Proceedings helps the Technical Program Committee by giving presenters a way of showing through their submissions what they think is important. Without this mechanism, the technical program would consist exclusively of invited papers. The call–for–papers process allows for the development of technical sessions that might not otherwise have been considered. This is important for a conference like ISART which is intended to help forecast the development of the radio art. There are a few changes this year. The conference has been scaled back to three days rather than four. We also decided to open the conference with a two hour tutorial session to provide some detailed background in these areas: •Mobile Geolocation •Modern Spectrum Management Alternatives, •SAFECOM: The State of Public Safety Communications. This should provide a solid foundation of knowledge upon which the rest of the speakers can build. Finally, while this year's underlying theme is Geolocation and Location–based Services, we have developed the technical program around what we believe to be a holistic view of the radio art. ISART strives to bring together a diverse collection of people from academia, business, and government to discuss issues related to radio technology in a common forum. The goal is to reach beyond plain technical know–how to the technical, business, and regulatory forces that shape the radio landscape today to help us understand where the technology will be tomorrow.

Keywords: International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies; ISART

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