29 September
8:30 – 12:00
Sponsored by Tekes, the Finnish funding agency for innovation
Spectrum sharing is one of the key topics leading our way toward 5G. Currently two spectrum sharing concepts are gaining significant interest worldwide, Licensed Shared Access (LSA) in Europe and Spectrum Access System (SAS) in the US. As 5G standardization is about to start in the near future, there is a clear need to extend the European LSA discussion to SAS in the US – and to 5G globally.
The LSA Evolution Café seeks to explore and share the future of LSA evolution especially from the business perspective. The workshop provides its participants an up-to-date view of development of European and US spectrum sharing concepts from regulative, technology and business perspectives with an opportunity to co-create and share new knowledge toward the future through the World Café –method applied in the workshop. The specific focus of the workshop is on the stakeholders, business aspects, regulatory developments, and technical innovations taking us toward 5G.
The workshop is targeted for a combination of industry, academy and policy maker participants.
The workshop will start with grounding presentations to provide the participants with the background information and state-of-art on the LSA. The presentations will give a holistic view on the LSAconcept covering the state of the art of LSA in regulation, standardization, technology, and business. The recent LSA regulatory and standardization activities in different forums (EC, CEPT, and ITU-R as well as ETSI and 3GPP) are summarized focusing on the recent developments in the 2.3 GHz band in Europe. The workshop will introduce the world’s first LSA concept trials with live LTE network and present technical innovations and enablers for LSA. Business aspects are presented including business benefit, business scenarios, business opportunities, and business models for the key stakeholders.
The workshop will continue as a World Café to facilitate open and intimate discussion, and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective intelligence/wisdom represented by the participants of the World Café. The participants of the World Café are divided into four groups that move between a series of tables where they continue discussion facilitated by the tutorial instructors in response to a set of questions related to ecosystem stakeholders, business aspects, regulatory developments, and technical innovations. The World Café ends with a wrap-up summary of each of the Café tables so that the participants get immediate response on the results.

Workshop program

Facilitated by Marja Matinmikko, Miia Mustonen, Seppo Yrjölä and Petri Ahokangas
08.30 – 09.30         Current status of and outlook on LSA evolution in three streams:
                              - Regulation and standardization Miia Mustonen, VTT
                              - Technology and trials , Seppo Yrjolä, Nokia
                              - Business models and opportunities, Petri Ahokangas, Oulu Business School
09.30 – 10.00         Instructions and workshop part 1
10.00 – 10.30         Break
10.30 – 11.30         Workshop parts 2-4
11.30 – 12.00         Wrap-up and discussion

Organizing committee

The workshop is organized by the Finnish CORE program:
Petri Ahokangas, Oulu Business School, Finland
Marja Matinmikko, VTT (State research centre), Finland
Miia Mustonen, VTT (State research centre), Finland
Seppo Yrjölä, Nokia, Finland

Future Directions in Spectrum Management Research

29 September
9:00 – 16:00
The strong growth of traffic in wireless mobile and nomadic internet access is rapidly on its way to dwarf all other wireless communication applications. The demand for more capacity has to be met by a combination of different strategies: improved technology (spectrum efficiency), use of short-range communications (ultra-dense deployment of access points) and the more efficient use of spectrum in existing bands and allocation of new spectrum. Providing more spectrum has significant advantages, since existing infrastructure can be reused resulting in lower cost and lower energy consumption.
Using the spectrum more efficiently by means of flexible and dynamic techniques, has been a mainstream item in research for the last 15 years. Significant research efforts have been focused on secondary spectrum sharing using “cognitive radio”-techniques, although recent results demonstrate the limitations of spectrum sensing based access systems for large scale use. The focus is now turning towards other, novel approaches to dynamic and flexible spectrum management, approaches that are suitable to provide large amounts of spectrum in a trustworthy manner that makes large-scale investments attractive.
Ongoing research activities are being presented at IEEE DySPAN whereas this workshop focuses on future directions in research in this field. The workshop aims at being an open forum for presenting radically new concepts as well as evolutionary ideas that could be candidates for future research. The workshop addresses primarily new technical concepts with the potential to provide orders-of-magnitude efficiency gains, but also their relationship to future spectrum policies is of interest.

Organizing committee

Milind Buddhikot, Alcatel-Lucent, United States
Petri Mähönen, iNETS/RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jens Zander, Wireless@KTH, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

9:00-9:15  Opening remarks on Workshop  (Milind Buddhikot, Jens Zander)
Plenary Speeches
  1. Preston Marshall “Future Directions in Dynamic Spectrum Access: A Google Perspective”
  2. Paul Kolodzy “A retrospective into Future !”
  3. Jens Zander “European Perspectives on Future Directions”
10:15-11:00 Invited paper session (12 mins each)
  1. Future Research for Bi-Directional Spectrum Sharing, Alex Lackpour (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs)
  2. Detecting and Localizing Spectrum Offenders Using Crowdsourcing
    Sneha Kumar Kasera, Neal Patwari, and Jeff Phillips (University of Utah)
3.     Toward adaptive spectrum sharing systems, Prof. Martin Weiss (University of Pittsburgh)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break and Posters (2 Posters)
  1. Building an agent-based platform for exploring the limits of and“crash-testing”cognitive radios Jacek Dzikowski Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  2. Open and regionalized spectrum repositories for emerging countries,  Andrés Arcia-Moret (University of Cambridge, UK), Arjuna Sathiaseelan (University of Cambridge, UK), Freddy Rondón (Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela), Marco Zennaro (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy), Ermanno Pietrosemoli (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy)
11:30-12:30 Invited Papers (12 mins each)
  1. Information Architecture for Dynamic Spectrum Management, Ivan Seskar, D. Raychaudhuri (WINLABs, Rutgers)
  2. Spectrum Web,  Cynthia Hood, V. Guarna (Ilinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago)
  3. Spectrum inventory at scale, Mariya Zheleva (University of Albany, SUNY)
  4. Spectrum Measurements, Vehicular Systems and Future Spectrum Management, Prof. Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
  1. Interactive Session on Future Directions in Access Models, Architecture, Systems, Protocols, Software, Testbeds
    1. Moderated by:  Milind Buddhikot, Jens Zander, Thyaga Nandagopal (NSF)
  2. Interactive session on Theoretical Foundations, Scalable Sensing, Data fusion, Spectrum Pricing
    1. Moderated by:  Petri Mahonen, TBD
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:00+ Summary Session:
Summary of each session by session leads
Closing Remarks on Future Steps