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                               NEWSDR 2016
               New England Workshop on Software-Defined Radio
                             Thursday June 2
                            6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                              Friday June 3
                            8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                        Northeastern University (NEU)
                             Boston, MA, USA
                             Free Registration
                Poster Submissions Accepted Until Friday May 15
                        INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE
   You are cordially invited to the 2016 New England Workshop on
   Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2016), which is the sixth installment
   of an annual series of symposium and workshop events organized by
   the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston).
   This year, NEWSDR will be held at Northeastern University (NEU),
   and consists of a day-long symposium on Friday, as well as several
   hands-on workshops the evening before on Thursday. You are welcome
   to attend either or both events, which are entirely free.
   Attendance is typically about 100 people, and attendees are from
   both academia and industry.
                             THURSDAY JUNE 2
                              18:00 to 21:00
                            Forsyth Building
                            ​70 Forsyth Street
                            Room 236 and 237
   16:00 to 18:00  Early Sessions for Workshop Setup and Prerequisites
   18:00 to 21:00  Workshop Events
   Two workshops are being offered:
   * "Introduction to SDR with Matlab and RTL-SDR Dongle"
     by MathWorks
   * "Hands-On Introduction to Doing SDR in FPGA with RFNoC"
     by Ettus Research
   MathWorks and Ettus Research will each run a workshop on the evening
   before the main event. Workshops are technical, practical, hands-on
   activities in a group setting. Specific topics and further details
   about the workshops will be announced shortly. Attendance is free,
   but advance registration is required. Free pizza and soda will be
                              FRIDAY JUNE 3
                              08:00 to 16:00
                          Raytheon Amphitheater
                          Egan Research Center
                          120 Forsyth Street
   08:00 to 08:30  Coffee and Light Refreshments
   08:30 to 08:40  Welcome and Introduction
   08:40 to 10:00  Sponsor Flash Talks (20 minutes each)
   10:00 to 11:00  Coffee, Attendee Networking, Poster Sessions,
                   Sponsor Exhibits and Demos
   11:00 to 12:00  Invited Talk: Mr Richard Reinhart,
                   NASA Glenn Research Center
   12:00 to 13:00  Lunch and Attendee Networking
   13:00 to 14:00  Invited Talk: Dr Tommaso Melodia,
                   Northeastern University
   14:00 to 15:00  Coffee, Attendee Networking, Poster Sessions,
                   Sponsor Exhibits and Demos
   15:00 to 16:00  Sponsor Short Course by Analog Devices
   16:00 to 16:15  Closing Remarks
   Plenary Speakers:
     *  Mr. Richard Reinhart, NASA Glenn Research Center
     *  Prof. Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University
   Technical Poster Presentations:
     *  Covering the recent work in SDR and cognitive radio technology
     *  Poster presentations are now being solicited
     *  See link at the bottom of this email to submit your abstract
   Corporate Sponsors:
     *  Analog Devices
     *  Ettus Research / National Instruments
     *  MathWorks
     *  MediaTek Wireless
   The symposium features plenary speakers, technical poster
   presentation sessions, hardware and software demonstrations from the
   event sponsors, and workshops from the event sponsors, all focusing
   on recent work in SDR and cognitive radio technology. Free breakfast,
   lunch, and coffee will be provided. Attendance is free, but advance
   registration is required.
   The symposium provides an excellent networking opportunity and a
   terrific venue to exchange thoughts and ideas with other people
   working in the SDR space.
     *  Register for the Symposium, or the Workshop, or both
     *  Registration is required but is completely free
     *  Registration takes less than 5 minutes
     *  Registration includes free food
     *  Parking available
     *  You must register online for food and parking
     *  Attendance, food, parking are all limited, so please register
        online as soon as possible to secure your spot
     *  Registration deadline is Friday May 20
     *  See link at the bottom of this announcement to register online
   Attendee Registration:
   Poster Abstract Submission:
                         ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                More information, and the event schedule,
               for this event can be found at our website: