IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
13–16 May 2024 // Washington, DC

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Paper Registration Deadline (Firm): November 16, 2023

Paper Submission Deadline (Firm): November 21, 2023


The IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) is a leading conference on diverse issues related to spectrum sensing, access, sharing, coexistence, and utilization within current and emerging wireless technologies. After a three-year hiatus, DySPAN is relaunching to be held on May 13 - 16, 2024, with a broader coverage. The conference welcomes papers on both technology and policy issues that pertain to all aspects of advanced spectrum technologies. With an ever-growing demand for more wireless capacity and increasingly pervasive wireless applications, high-efficiency spectrum technologies are needed more than ever. As super-6 GHz technologies such as millimeter-wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) are becoming mainstream, dynamic spectrum access (DSA) needs to go beyond legacy sub-6 GHz methods and tackle pounding challenges in managing the precious spectral resources. Likewise, spectrum allocation and assignment policy and techniques need to reflect an increased demand for local and private networks and the need to share with incumbent services. DySPAN’24 aims to bring together both industry, academia, and government stakeholders in a common forum for sharing experiences and accelerating the state-of-the-art in wireless technologies.

Topics of interest to the conference include but are not limited to:


  • AI and ML in spectrum access and management
  • Experiences with experimental and emulation platforms, including PAWR platforms and the Colosseum
  • Datasets for community use
  • Simulator design for spectrum access
  • Systems and radio frontends for spectrum sensing/access
  • MIMO techniques
  • Waveform generation for spectrum access and management
  • Channel models for super-6 GHz (mmWave and THz) and legacy bands
  • Spectrum access and management in mobile environments
  • Spectrum access and management for directional wireless systems
  • Edge computing for spectrum access and management
  • Security and privacy issues in spectrum access and management
  • Information-theoretic aspects of spectrum access and management
  • Energy-efficient DSA
  • Energy harvesting in DSA systems
  • MAC and routing protocols for DSA
  • DSA, sensing, sharing in super-6 GHz spectrum
  • Spectrum access and management for the Internet-of-Things
  • Spectrum access and management in satellite networking
  • Coexistence of heterogeneous spectrum technologies
  • Passive or active spectrum sharing
  • Business models and pricing for DSA
  • Market design and regulatory approaches for DSA
  • Software regulation/standardization and equipment certification
  • Intermediate spectrum rights models between exclusive licensing and unlicensed/license-exempt
  • ‘Closed-loop’ spectrum management techniques to better reflect actual rather than planned usage
  • Industry and government roles in enabling DSA
  • Spectrum auctions and economics
  • Evolution of spectrum assignment techniques beyond traditional monolithic auctions
  • Spectrum and/or infrastructure sharing techniques
  • Shared infrastructure and shared spectrum: the role of neutral hosts
  • Defining/enforcing rights and responsibilities of spectrum licensees and easement
  • Standardization of DSA technology
  • The role of Open RAN in enabling more efficient spectrum utilization