DySPAN 2011, the leading international conference dedicated to the advance of cutting-edge wireless technologies, will hold its 5th annual meeting from May 3 – 6 in Aachen, Germany to drive the efficient and dynamic use of the RF spectrum worldwide.

Launched in 2005 by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), IEEE DySPAN is now recognized worldwide for its influence on technology research and policy development issues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. This includes the building of healthy ecosystems associated with the international commercialization of smart radio systems as well as the enhanced utilization of “white spaces” and continued investigation of decentralized spectrum access topics.

On Tuesday, May 3rd, IEEE DySPAN 2011 will renew this effort with four days of keynotes, technical and policy sessions, high-level business panels, tutorials and demonstrations exploring dynamic spectrum access (DSA) and cognitive radio domain subjects ranging from advanced and spectrum engineering and QoS provisioning to new measurement and sharing modeling, radio resource management and broadband spectrum sensing.

Included among the many industry experts presenting at IEEE DySPAN 2011 are Matthias Kurth, president of BnetzA, the network regulation agency of Germany, and Douglas Sicker, chief technologist for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During his keynote address, Sicker will discuss the ever-increasing critical demand for dynamic spectrum access and the recent efforts of the FCC to enable TV whitespace, opportunistic access, experimental licensing and secondary markets for spectrum. In addition, Kurth will describe the recent spectrum auction in Germany and its role in fostering investments and innovation among the German wireless networks.

Other noted authorities scheduled to address attendees throughout the conference are Pearse O’Donohue, who is responsible for the development and implementation of efficient spectrum use policies in the European Union as the Chairman of the EU Radio Spectrum Committee; Victor Bahl, the Principal Researcher and Founding Director of the Mobile Computing Research Center (MCRC) at Microsoft; John M. Peha, Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for Communications and Research; David Cleevely, the Chairman of CRFS, which he co-founded in 2007; and Krishnan Sabnani, who is the Vice President of Networking Research at Bell Labs and responsible for managing all networking research in the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, India and Belgium.

Another key event surrounding IEEE DySPAN 2011 will be the presentation of a full-day of tutorials on Tuesday, May 3rd. During these comprehensive learning sessions, leading international communications experts representing corporations and research institutions such as Intel Mobile Communications, Toshiba, RWTH, the University of Technology in Poland, Kings College London and the University of California will discuss specific areas including:

* Cognitive Wireless Networking with WARP

* Non-Contiguous Multicarrier Transmission for Spectrally Opportunistic Wireless Access: Design Decisions and Trade-Offs

* Advanced Antennas for Cognitive Radio: New Foundations for Transformational System Design

* Dynamic Spectrum Access Related Standards

* Dynamic Spectrum Markets

* Policy Questions Relevant to Dynamic Spectrum and Cognitive Radios: An Introduction from a Technologist’s Point of View.

For more information on these sessions, ongoing conference updates and/or registration details please visit or contact Heather Ann Sweeney of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) at 212-705-8938 or