An agenda for the 2024 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Spectrum Week is provided below. Sessions are subject to change, as details are finalized. Please note that sessions running at the same time will be in separate rooms within the Spectrum Week location.

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This agenda has been updated for NSF Spectrum Week with the latest information.

 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration

 8:30 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN morning workshops: WS-01 – Decentralized, ORAN-centric Spectrum Sharing Strategies; WS-02 – Spectrum Coexistence in Passive Earth Observation and Radio Astronomy; WS-03 – Signal Reuse for Spectrum Efficiency

                      IEEE DySPAN morning tutorial: Riding the New Wave: Spectrum Strategies for the 5G and 6G Era

                      SWIFT:  Welcome and Day’s Highlights; NSF Opening Remarks; Upcoming NSF Opportunities; Meeting Overview and Logistics; Keynote 1: New Spectrum Access Capabilities above 100 GHz

10:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN morning workshops continue

                      IEEE DySPAN Morning Tutorials: Understanding O-RAN: A Tutorial on Architecture, Interfaces, Algorithms, Spectrum Sharing, and Research in Colosseum (Part 1); Interference Management and Medium Access Techniques for Dependable Communications in the 6G Era.

                     SWIFT: Keynote 2: Spectrum Challenges in the 5G/6G Era; Keynote Panel Discussion; Principal Investigator Lightning Videos

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

 1:15 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN afternoon workshops: WS-04 Spectrum Access for Local 6G Networks; WS-05 DySPAN FAST: Field Trials for Advanced Spectrum Sharing; FAST Parallel Paper Session

                    IEEE DySPAN afternoon tutorials: Understanding O-RAN; Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Managing, Dynamic Spectrum Access, and Spectrum SharingL the IEEE 1900.5 Standard for Modeling Spectrum Consumption

                   SWIFT: Poster Session I; Breakout Sessions

 3:15 p.m. – Coffee Break

 3:45 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN afternoon workshops continued

                     SWIFT: Breakout reports, NSF Closing Remarks

 5:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception, Joint Poster Session: SWIFT Posters II & SpectrumX Posters I

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration

 8:30 a.m. – All Spectrum Week and IEEE DySPAN: Welcome and Keynote 1 – Tom Power, General Counsel, CTIA, and Preston Marshall, Director of Wireless Standards and Policy, Google

 9:30 a.m. – NSMA Kickoff and State of the Spectrum

                    SpectrumX Overview, Update, and Community, moderated by Scott Palo, associate director of SpectrumX

                     IEEE DySPAN Session A1/B1 Single Track Papers 1

10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – SWIFT + SpectrumX – Data Sharing for Spectrum Sharing Research Panel

                     IEEE DySPAN Session A2/B2 Single Track Papers 

                     NSMA 6GHz in the Headlines Panel: Mission-critical Networks & Innovative Unlicensed Networks

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

 1:15 p.m. – All Spectrum Week and IEEE DySPAN: Panel – Industry View of Spectrum Sharing panel

 2:30 p.m. – NSMA: Satellite Mega Constellations Panel & History of the Wireless Telecommunications Review (WTR), The World’s Largest Research Project into Wireless Safety

                     IEEE DySPAN: Session A3 Coexistence I; Session B3 Satellites 

 4:00 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Coffee Break, Demos, Posters

                     Spectrum Week: Coffee Break

 4:30 p.m. –  NSMA Competing on Safety, the New Frontier for Spectrum Management Panel

                      SpectrumX: Spectrum Education

                      IEEE DySPAN: Session A4 Measurement Campaigns; Session B4 Regulations and Policy I

  5:45 p.m. – Spectrum Week/IEEE DySPAN: Social – Networking with a Purpose, Sponsored by SpectrumX Broadening Participation and IEEE DySPAN

 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast (ends at 8:30 a.m.) and Registration

 8:30 a.m. – All Spectrum Week and IEEE DySPAN: Spectrum Week Welcome, Keynote 

                        Keynote: Dave Willis, Group Director of Spectrum, OfCom

 9:30 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Session A5 Machine Learning I; Session B5 Security and Privacy

                     SpectrumX: Spectrum Awareness: SpectrumX Flagship Project Overview

                     NSMA: Spectrum Management Activities at the FCC/OET

10:45 a.m – IEEE DySPAN: Coffee, Demos, and Posters

                    NSMA and SpectrumX: Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Session A6 MMWave; Session B6 Passive Users 

                     NSMA: Drone Enhanced Spectrum Measurements

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

 1:30 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN and Spectrum Week: Panel: Broadband Digital Divide

                       Moderator: Monisha Ghosh, Professor, University of Notre Dame
                       Panelists: Ashutosh Dutta, 5G Chief Strategist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                                        Edward Oughton, Professor, George Mason University
                                        Darrah Blackwater, Indigenous Law and Policy Fellow, University of Arizona College of Law
                                        Matthew Sprintson, High school senior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

 2:30 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Session A7 Radio Dynamic Zones; Session B7 Regulations and Policy II

                     SpectrumX: Collaboration Models and Discussion

                     NSMA: Spectrum Management Guidelines Developments; NSMA Working Group 3; Spectrum Management Certification and Employment Opportunities

 4:00 p.m. – Career Fair begins (Open to all)
                       Coffee Break
                     IEEE DySPAN Demos and Posters

  4:30 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Session A8 Machine Learning II; Session B8 Spectrum Sensing

                      Spectrum Week: Career Fair continues

 7:00 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN Banquet (IEEE DySPAN attendees only)

 7:00 a.m. – Breakfast (ends at 8:30 a.m.) and Registration

 8:30 a.m. – All Spectrum Week and IEEE DySPAN attendees: Spectrum Week Welcome and Keynote Speakers
                     Moderator: Eric Burger, DySPAN Conference Chair, Research Director of the Commonwealth Cyber initiative at Virginia Tech
                     Keynote speakers: Thomas Hazlett, Hugh Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University
                     Giulia McHenry, Chief, Office of Economics and Analytics, FCC

 9:30 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Tutorials; Session A9 Spectrum Access; Session B9 Coexistence II

                     SpectrumX: Spectrum Awareness: SpectrumX Flagship Project Planning Session (Open to all)

                     NRDZ: NRDZCOM4 Opening, Lightning Talks I

10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break

                      IEEE DySPAN: Last call for demos and posters

11:15 a.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Tutorial starts – Open AI Cellular (OAIC): An Open-Source AI-Based O-RAN Platform and Framework Enabling 6G Wireless Research (Part 1) 

                     SpectrumX: SpectrumX Broadening Participation: Building an Individual Development Plan (IDP) – Open to all

                     NRDZ: Lightning Talks II

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

 1:30 p.m. – All Spectrum Week and IEEE DySPAN attendees: Keynote Speaker and Panel: Accelerating Spectrum Progress Through Experimentation and Data

                       Moderator: Martin Doczkat, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology
                       Panelists: Scott Patrick, NTIA-OSM
                                         Doug Hyslop, CTIA
                                         Wade Mueller, USSTRATCOM Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Center

 2:30 p.m. – IEEE DySPAN: Tutorial – Machine Learning fro Security and Security for ML in Spectrum

                     SpectrumX: SpectrumX Working Meeting: National Spectrum Strategy Engagement (SpectrumX members and affiliates only)

                     NRDZ: Spectrum Sharing Field Experiments

 4:00 p.m. – Coffee Break

                     SpectrumX Poster Session II

 4:30 p.m. – SpectrumX Poster Session II continues

                     NRDZ: Spectrum Sharing Testbeds – Panel and Fireside Chat

 6:30 p.m. – SpectrumX Directors Executive session (Closed session for SpecrumX Directors only)

 8:00 a.m. – WSRD R&D Plan Workshop Welcome, Opening Remarks, and WSRD Workshop on the National Spectrum R&D Plan – Introduction and Plan Overview

                   Welcome: WSRD Co-Chairs: John Chapin, Special Advisor for Spectrum Division of Computer and Network Systems (CISE/CNS), National Science Foundation; and Michael DiFrancisco, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

                   Opening Remarks: Austin Bonner, Deputy U.S. CTO for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

 8:30 a.m. – Panel 1

 9:05 a.m. – Panel 2

 9:35 a.m. – Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. – Panel 3

10:45 a.m. – Panel 4

11:30 a.m. – Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. – Panel 5

 1:15 p.m. – Panel 6

 2:00 p.m. – Coffee Break

 2:30 p.m. – Panel 7

 3:00 p.m. – Panel 8

 3:30 p.m. – Conclude Workshop