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

Call for papers

Call for papers

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 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 (upper mid-band, mmWave, THz, and optical) 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 spectrum access
  • Energy harvesting in spectrum access systems
  • MAC and routing protocols for spectrum access
  • Access, sensing, and 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
  • Coexistence with radar and remote sensing
  • Protection mechanisms for passive spectrum users
  • Passive or active spectrum sharing
  • Business models and pricing for spectrum access and management 
  • Market design and regulatory approaches for spectrum access and management 
  • Software regulation/standardization and equipment certification
  • Intermediate spectrum rights models between exclusive licensing and unlicensed
  • ‘Closed-loop’ spectrum management emphasizing actual rather than planned usage
  • Industry and government roles in spectrum access and management 
  • Spectrum auctions and economics
  • Evolution of spectrum assignment techniques beyond traditional monolithic auctions
  • Spectrum and/or infrastructure sharing techniques
  • Spectrum pooling
  • Shared infrastructure and shared spectrum: the role of neutral hosts
  • Defining/enforcing rights and responsibilities of spectrum licensees and easement
  • Standardization of spectrum technologies
  • The role of Open RAN in enabling more efficient spectrum utilization
  • Spectrum policies for satellite communications
  • Policies improving access to underserved communities
  • Regulations for AI-based spectrum access and management
  • New forms of governance for spectrum access and management



Paper registration deadline:  November 16, 2023
Paper submission deadline:  November 21, 2023
Notification of acceptance:  February 1, 2024
Camera-ready submission and registration deadline: February 29, 2024
Conference dates: May 13-16, 2024


IEEE DySPAN welcomes submissions of full papers up to 8 pages and short papers up to 4 pages. Both paper types can be on technology and policy topics. With overlength page charge of $100, 2 additional pages are allowed for full papers and 1 additional page is allowed for short papers. The page limits include all figures, tables, and references. Papers exceeding the maximum limits (i.e., 10 pages for full and 5 pages for short papers) will not be accepted by EDAS.

Submit a Paper

The submissions must follow the IEEE conference paper style. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE DySPAN 2024 Conference Proceedings, which will appear in IEEEXplore. For detailed submission instructions, please refer to the conference website:

IEEE DySPAN 2024 will follow a single-blind review process. But, if the authors desire, they are allowed to exclude their names and affiliations.

BEST PAPER AWARDS and Fast-track Journal Publication

Full papers will be considered for best paper awards and invitation to fast-track publication at journals. Two Best Paper Awards, each from the technology and policy papers, will be presented based on the evaluation of the technical program committee. Selected high quality papers will be fast-tracked to the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (,  Elsevier Computer Networks Journal (, and Telecommunications Policy