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Call for Demonstrations - General Information

IEEE DySPAN 2011 will provide the opportunity to conduct live demonstrations of dynamic spectrum access systems. The event will offer an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate and interact with other world-leading researchers in the field of dynamic spectrum access. Apart from demonstrations performed by participating groups, IEEE DySPAN 2011 will create a unique opportunity to conduct experiments. These include (but are not limited to) spectral occupancy measurements and co-existence and system interaction measurements.

Call for Papers and Submission Requirements

To participate in the demonstration and experimentation activities, candidates shall complete the demonstration form to provide a description of the planned demonstration and/or experimentation. The proposals will be evaluated by the IEEE DySPAN 2011 demonstration committee based on the three criteria:
  • Technical Significance: how important and novel is the demonstration to the community.
  • Demonstration Maturity: how mature "to leave the lab" is the demonstration, and if RF transmissions is involved, are a priori or in situ risk mitigation measures to ensure regulatory compliance and coexistence with other spectrum users are included.
  • Demonstration Supportability: how the intended demonstration will fit to the IEEE DySPAN programme, and will it be possible to conduct such demonstration given regulatory and physical constraints.

Submission Requirements

While the submission details are being finalized, the general submission process will be as follows (please check back on this page for updates):

Prospective demonstration developers will be asked to submit a filled indetailed demonstration proposal form (IEEE_DySPAN2011_Demonstration_Proposal_Form.doc), as well as short paper describing to the general audience the purposes and functionalities of the developed demonstrator. The papers from accepted demonstrations will be included in the IEEE DySPAN 2011 proceedings and in the IEEE Xplore database. The accompanying short description papers (max. 2 pages in IEEE format) will be reviewed by selected Technical Programme Committee members of IEEE DySPAN to ensure quality and fairness. Review results will have influence on the final decision of the Demonstration Committee.

Submission Process:
  • The short demo descriptions must be submitted through EDAS ( into the demonstration track of the conference
  • The filled in demonstration proposal forms (and possible supporting materials) must be emailed directly to the demonstration chairs.
The deadline for demonstration proposals will be the same as for other submissions (15 November, 2010).


During IEEE DySPAN 2011 a Best Demo Award will be given in the Demonstration Track.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is it already known what frequency ranges will be available for demonstrations during IEEE DySPAN? We are first waiting for all demonstrations to come. Our plan is to open the required frequency ranges for all accepted demonstrations subject to local regulations.
  • Do we need to pay a separate fee for presenting our demonstration, except for a conference registration fee? No, demonstrations have no hidden fees. No additional payment is needed.
  • If the paper describing the demo is accepted, does it mean that we have to give away the copyright of our demonstration to IEEE? No. IEEE copyright applies only to the content of the paper and not to the demo hardware and software.
  • Where do we ship our equipment to IEEE DySPAN? What are the arrangements for shipping equipment when the conference is over? The information on the shipping address and the contact person and the shipping procedures will be provided soon.
  • What is the recommended way of shipping prototype and equipment in and out of Germany? The best way to ship equipment in and out of Germany is either via courier services or you bring them with you if they meet the travel regulatory requirements. It is also recommended to arrange for Carnet. More information regarding Carnet can be found at
  • What power will be available? Germany uses 220-240V, 50Hz electrical supply with standard continental European sockets (Types C, E and F, plugs having two round prongs).
  • What Internet and Ethernet facilities will be available? Information will be provided soon.
  • Where will our allocated demonstration space be? The demonstrations will be showcased in the conference hotel, in a separate room dedicated for demonstrations, right next to the plenary and technical sessions. The details of the space will be advised closer to the conference dates.
  • Where will we store our equipment over night and will security be provided? The doors of the demo room will be locked for the night, and it will be under the normal hotel security surveillance.
  • Will poster stands be available for us? Yes, one poster stand per demonstration.
  • Who do we contact for issues concerning the demonstrations? Please send all your questions directly to DySPAN demo chairs.
  • Can we borrow some equipment? The local organizer may be able to borrow in very limited amount some basic items, but guarantees are given in this. In principle you should plan for a standalone demo and ship all the required equipment to the conference location, or bring them with you provided they meet the travel regulatory requirements.
IEEE DySPAN 2011 Demonstrations Chairs

Przemyslaw Pawelczak, UCLA, USA
Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft, USA


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