tufts-university-us-tour-2014-1The 2017 New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR’17) is the seventh installment of an annual series of workshops organized by the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston). The goal of these workshops is to provide a forum through which individuals working on SDR-related projects in the greater Boston area can get together in order to collaborate and introduce SDR concepts to those interested in furthering their knowledge of SDR capabilities and available resources.

Following on the success of these workshops, this year’s NEWSDR event offers a chance for presenting further developments in SDR and Cognitive Radio research by individuals in the greater Boston area. In addition to providing an opportunity for researchers in the greater Boston area to network and interact on issues relating to SDR and Cognitive Radios, the event will include:

  • Keynote Presentations on the latest in SDR
  • Poster Presentations with Short “Elevator-Pitch” Oral Presentations
  • Technology Demonstrations
  • Hands-On Tutorials
  • Continental Breakfast / Coffee / Lunch

Thursday 1 June 2017, 5:30 PM – 10 PM (evening short courses)
Friday 2 June 2017, 8 AM – 4 PM (main event)


Evening Short Courses
Cabot Center, Room 205 and 206
Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Main Event
Breed Memorial Hall
Tufts University
51 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155


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Schedule — Thursday:

5:30PM – 6:00PM Early Sessions for Setup and Prerequisites
6:00PM – 9:00PM Hands-On SDR Experimentation Events:

SDR Using E310 and Simulink” — Mathworks

FPGA Programming on the USRP with the RFNoC Framework” — Ettus Research

Schedule — Friday:

7:30AM-8:00AM Coffee and Light Refreshments
8:00AM-8:15AM Welcome and Introduction
8:15AM-9:40AM Sponsor Overview Presentations (20 minutes each)
9:40AM-10:15AM Elevator-Pitch Oral Presentations of Poster Presenters (2 minutes each)
10:15AM-10:45AM Coffee, Attendee Networking, Poster Sessions, Sponsor Exhibits and Demos
10:45AM-11:45AM Industry Tutorial Presentation #1:
Fixing the Broken Telephone – A Case for Channel Coding in 5G” — MediaTek
11:45AM-1:00PM Lunch and Attendee Networking
1:00PM-2:00PM Keynote Presentation: “SDR Opportunities and Challenges Thru a Major Period of Transition”
Professor Dennis Roberson, Illinois Institute of Technology
2:00PM-2:30PM Coffee, Attendee Networking, Poster Sessions, Sponsor Exhibits and Demos
2:30PM-3:30PM Industry Tutorial Presentation #2:
An Introduction to the Analog Devices PlutoSDR” — Analog Devices, Mathworks
3:30PM-4:00PM Closing Remarks


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Important Dates:

Poster and Demo Abstracts Due: 19 May 2017
Notification: 22 May 2017
Pre-Registration Deadline: 22 May 2017
Event: 1-2 June 2017

Organizing Committee Members:

  • Mai Vu, Tufts University
  • Neel Pandeya, Ettus Research LLC
  • Michael Rahaim, Boston University
  • Michael Hirsch, Boston University
  • Yousof Naderi, Northeastern University
  • Alexander Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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