Originally posted in Sec-IG blog (link to the original post).
The National Science Foundation funded Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI): Institute on Cognitive Networking (iCON) held its inaugural workshop on January 19th, 2016. The workshop participants from Academia, Industry and Government, from the US and South Africa, exchanged ideas on joint research projects, systems development and spectrum policies for low cost wireless connectivity exploiting spectrum white spaces. A full list of participants and the agenda of the workshop can be found at: http://www.cognitive-networking.org/inaugural-workshop.html.
The Stevens Institute of Technology led NSF iCON aims to promote and sustain cognitive wireless networking related research and education collaborations. While the initial focus is on establishing collaborations between the U.S. and South Africa (funded by ICASA and SITA) in partnership with the U. Washington and U. Pretoria, future efforts will expand to other countries in Africa and beyond. A major emphasis is on the investigation of the fundamental challenges related to low cost, reliable wireless broadband access technologies for traditionally underserved areas using dynamic spectrum access/sharing/management techniques that exploit spectrum (e.g., T.V.) white spaces (WS). More information on this institute can be found at: http://www.cognitive-networking.org/
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