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Meeting Information

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IEEE DySPAN Standards Committee (DySPAN-SC)

Formerly IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 41 (SCC41)

Future Meetings

(a detailed calendar for future meetings, including information on telephone conferences, is available on the meeting information page)

  • [DySPAN-SC] 23-25 July 2018, Rome, Italy.
    • A meeting travel information package is here.
    • There will be no registration fee for this meeting. However, a registration site will be set up for you to register your participation intentions to assist planning of the meeting.
    • Please contact Oliver Holland, Alex Lackpour and Francesco Benedetto if you need further information or a visa invitation letter to participate.

How to Participate?

If you wish to participate in the work of this IEEE Standards Committee, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to:,
  2. Log in with your IEEE user name and password, making sure "myProject" is selected in the drop-down box,
  3. Click "Manage Activity Profile",
  4. Click the "+" next to "IEEE Communications Society",
  5. Click the check box next to "Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Standards Committee",
  6. Click "CONTINUE",
  7. Enter your affiliation,
  8. Confirm the prompt on the next page.

Please also email Oliver Holland, Mat Sherman, and Alex Lackpour to inform that you have done this. The "Subject" field of your email should be "Joined DySPAN-SC".

After following these steps, you will be added to the mailing list and will be kept updated on future meetings, and other activities.

Call for Proposals

The IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Standards Committee (DySPAN-SC) is seeking proposals for standards projects in the areas of dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, interference management, coordination of wireless systems, advanced spectrum management, and policy languages for next generation radio systems. DySPAN-SC is particularly interested in ideas that could be implemented in commercial products in the near to medium term.


The IEEE P1900 Standards Committee, DySPAN-SC's predecessor, was established in the first quarter 2005 jointly by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society. The objective of the effort was to develop supporting standards dealing with new technologies and techniques being developed for next generation radio and advanced spectrum management.

On 22 March 2007, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board approved the reorganization of the IEEE 1900 effort as Standards Coordinating Committee 41 (SCC41), "Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)". The IEEE Communications Society and EMC Society were supporting societies for this effort, as they were for the IEEE 1900 effort.

IEEE SCC41 was approached by the IEEE ComSoc Standards Board (CSSB) in late 2010, as ComSoc Standards Board was extremely interested in SCC41 being brought back directly under its wing. SCC41 voted to be directly answerable to ComSoc in December 2010, and was thereby renamed as IEEE DySPAN-SC. At its December 2010 Meeting, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (SASB) approved the transfer of projects from SCC41 to CSSB.


The scope of the DySPAN-SC includes the following:

  • dynamic spectrum access radio systems and networks with the focus on improved use of spectrum,
  • new techniques and methods of dynamic spectrum access including the management of radio transmission interference, and
  • coordination of wireless technologies including network management and information sharing amongst networks deploying different wireless technologies.

Additional Information


Oliver Holland, Ph.D.

Mat Sherman, Ph.D.

Alex Lackpour, Ph.D.
IEEE DySPAN-SC Secretary

Lynn Grande, Ph.D.
IEEE DySPAN-SC Treasurer

Working Group Contacts

Francesco Benedetto, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.1 Working Group Chair

H. Stephen Berger, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.2 Working Group Chair

Masayuki Ariyoshi, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.4 Working Group Chair

Matthew Sherman, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.5 Working Group Chair

Oliver Holland, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.6 Working Group Chair

Apurva Mody, Ph.D.
IEEE 1900.7 Working Group Acting Chair

Copyright 2006-2016 IEEE DySPAN-SC
(R. Venkatesha Prasad, Kentaro Ishizu, Oliver Holland)