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The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) is a US government-sponsored conference that brings together government, academia, and industry leaders for the purpose of collaborating on groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies. ISART 2016 is the 15th in the series of high quality symposia bringing together the world's experts on advanced radio systems development, happening August 1-3, 2016 in Westminster, Colorado.

The theme of ISART 2016 is spectrum forensics, that is, spectrum measurements that support interference monitoring, investigation, and enforcement.  As more and more spectrum users are pressed to operate in shared bands, effective spectrum sharing will require an entirely new legal and regulatory environment, as well as sophisticated technologies that can reliably thread the three parameters of time, frequency, and location to deliver acceptable service in shared bands without interfering with other users of the same or adjacent bands.  Spectrum forensics will help build and maintain good fences to make good neighbors. 

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