NAV09 Conference and Exhibition
This year’s NAV09 Conference and Exhibition is shaping up to be the most
exciting event in the UK Navigation calendar – being held at four different
locations within the UK in November, with each venue hosting a different
• NAV09 Maritime: Shipborne navigation – what is coming next?
10th November 2009, Southampton Solent University Conference Centre.
• NAV09 Positioning & Location: Now and into the Future. Looking beyond the Horizon.
12th November 2009, University of Nottingham.
• NAV09 Land & Timing
19th & 20th November, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex.
• NAV09 Air
25th November, Imperial College, London.
Programmes, registration forms and the Exhibition/Sponsorship Guides for all 5 conferences are all available for download from the RIN Website.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the
RIN Conference Manager: Kathy Hossain by e-mail email@example.com
13th IAIN World Congress
On October 27-30 this year, the 13th World Congress of the IAIN will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The Congress is organised by the Nordic Institute of Navigation.
The Congress will cover navigation and positioning in a very broad way, including air navigation, eNavigation, high precision geodynamic positioning as well as GNSS development and modernisation, integrated navigation systems, eLoran and much more. The Congress will consist of plenary sessions, technical presentations and posters, an exhibition and a social programme. The Congress language is English.
We expect it to be one of the major networking opportunities this year, and there will be a unique dinner under the bow of the world-famous WASA battleship.
Deadline for abstract submission is 1 June 2009.
Information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities is available as well.
Deadline for registration to the ‘early bird’ reduced rate is 3 August 2009.
All questions can be directed to the Congress secretariat by email or phone +46 8 459 66 00.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm.
Lars Magnusson, President, Nordic Institute of Navigation
The India Shipping Summit
India Shipping Summit conference and exhibition has an excellent track record, each year bringing together over 500 decisionmakers from India and around the world to meet and discuss issues of the day. India Shipping Summit 2009 will once again serve as a forum to address the most topical issues affecting India’s shipping industry, such as: port infrastructure challenges, reduced money flow, charter party failures, container market vulnerability, efficient management models, technological advances in shipbuilding, environmental initiatives and more.
Marine Traffic Engineering Conference
Is the deadline for registration and abstract submission via the
web page: http://mteconference.am.szczecin.pl
International Loran Conference 2009
• Loran Specifications, and Standards;
• GNSS Interference and Loran as a Back-up;
• Loran around the World;
• eLoran System Architecture and Transmitter Station Technologies;
• Loran Receiver and Antenna Technology;
• Marine Navigation;
• Aviation Applications;
• eLoran Novel Applications.
Abstracts due: August 14, 2009. Submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, please visit: www.loran.org.
Symposium Gyro Technology
The call for papers for the international “Symposium Gyro Technology”, a
symposium about inertial sensors and integrated systems that will take place between 22 – 23 September 2009 in Karlsruhe, is now open.
Abstracts should be submitted by 27 April 2009 to the Chair of the Programme
Committee, Dr.-Ing. Walter Bernard, preferably by e-mail:
Information on the 2008 Symposium can be found on the University’s website,
http://www.ite.uni-karlsruhe.de/GYRO/index.php, where further details on the
2009 Symposium are now available.
Alternatively, a copy of the Call for Papers and Symposium Brochure may be
downloaded from the RIN website,
Tutorials on 21st and 22nd September.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 13th March 2009. Abstracts should be
in the form of a paper summary consisting of between 800 and 1000 words and
should describe objectives, anticipated or actual results, conclusions, and the
significance of your work.
** To submit your abstract, choose one of the following methods:
Go to www.ion.org and click on ION GNSS 2009, then the ?Call for Abstracts?
Send your abstract to email@example.com. Be sure to include telephone, address and
e-mail information for the contact author, as well as a list of all contributing
authors and appropriate session choices. The subject line should read, ?ION GNSS
2009 Abstract Submission.?
Send a fax containing the above information to +1 703 383 9689.
** VERIFICATION OF ABSTRACT RECEIPT
The title and author of all abstracts received will be posted on the ION Web site
within seven days of receipt. After submission of your abstract by one of the above
methods, be sure to check the list within a few days to be certain it was received by
the ION. http://www.ion.org/meetings/gnss2009abstracts.cfm
** Meeting Information
The ION GNSS 2009 Call for Abstracts and other meeting information can be
found on the ION Web site by visiting:
** Hotel Reservations
You can make your hotel reservations online at:
** For More Information
For additional meeting details, including information on exhibiting at ION GNSS,
visit the ION Web site. Bookmark the following URL to keep up-to-date with the
latest ION conference information: http://www.ion.org/meetings/
If you have any questions, contact the ION at +1 703 383 9688, e-mail:
The 2nd GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions
This event is being organised by the Royal Institute of Navigation, London, and the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham and the invitation comes from Dr Renato Filjar, FRIN, of the Croatian Branch of the Royal Institute of Navigation (Telephone: +385 91 488 2222).
Over four days this event aims to gather GNSS experts and focus on GNSS
problems and vulnerabilities, as well as developments aiming to improve the
accuracy and reliability of GNSS. The unique environment of Baska and its
natural resources and rich history, combined with friendly hospitality will
again create an inspiring atmosphere for ideas and knowledge exchange, well
known to those who attended the last year’s conference.
Two special sessions will be organised in order to address particular causes
of GNSS vulnerabilities: Space Weather and Ionospheric Effects on GNSS, and
Safety Critical Applications (concerning primarily ITS). The remainder of the
conference will address other causes of GNSS vulnerabilities and means of
overcoming them such as:
• core GNSS system vulnerabilities
• GNSS augmentation system vulnerabilities
• GNSS interference and management
• tropospheric impact on GNSS
• multipath management
• navigation algorithms
• design of user equipment
• system integration issues related to vulnerability
• user experience – applications
Extended abstracts should be submitted to Dr Renato Filjar, FRIN, by e-mail,
firstname.lastname@example.org (no later than 1st May, 2009). For further details
please visit the relevant event page of the RIN Web site: www.rin.org.uk
A special arrangement has already been prepared for conference participants,
that includes discounted accommodation price and attendance at numerous
social events, held at the time considered to be high season on the Northern
Adriatic. More details can be found in the Call for Papers. With improved
air services from London and other European cities to Krk Island
(http://www.rijeka-airport.hr/schedule.asp), the organisers expect the conference to be both an important and enjoyable event.
China Maritime Congress Conference
In June, Shanghai will play host to the first China Maritime Congress Conference. During the three-day event to be held in the Shangri-la from 24th to 26th June, industry leaders including CH Tung and Captain Wei Jiafu will present topics linked to the reasons behind the global financial crisis and economic recession and the challenges faced by shipping and the shipbuilding industry. On a more positive note, they will also explore new ideas and ways that companies can continue to flourish during these difficult times.
As well as providing an opportunity to discuss and debate issues professionally, this high level conference will also allow delegates to meet important industry players socially at the various scheduled coffee breaks, lunches and an awards ceremony.
For a full list of conference sessions and the names of high profile speakers visit: chinamaritimecongress.com
Demand for places at this must-attend conference is likely to be extremely high so we recommend that you book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Click here to reserve your place as a conference delegate (rRegister before 8 May 2009 to take advantage of the Early Bird delegate rate).
8th International Navigational Symposium on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation
The Symposium is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share their expert knowledge, experience and research results concerning all aspects of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.
Symposium’s main topics:
– Marine navigation
– Safety and security of maritime shipping
– Sea transport and transportation technology
– Hydrography, geodesy and marine cartography
– Geomatics and GIS in coastal and maritime applications
– Electronic chart systems ECS and ECDIS
– Inland, river and pilot navigation systems and shipping
– Presentation of navigation-related information
– Route planning and monitoring; passage plan
– Integration of navigational systems, INS, IBS, e-Navigation
– Satellite (GPS/DGPS, Glonass, Galileo, GNSS) and radio based navigational systems
– Telematics in maritime transportation
– Automation aspects in navigation; algorithms & methods
– Ships routeing and associated protected measures
– Maritime traffic engineering
– Systems of control, guidance and monitoring of traffic, vessel traffic service (VTS)
– Manoeuvrability and hydrodynamics of ships
– Colregs, anti-collision, radar equipment, ARPA, AIS, VDR
– Maritime search and rescue issues
– Human factors, marine accidents, human errors
– Crew resource management, safe manning, stress and fatigue
– Navigational systems – end user experience
– Marine simulation; full mission bridge, navigational simulators
– Decision support systems and Artificial Intelligence methods in maritime transport
– Data transmission and processing
– Modelling and numeric methods in maritime industry
– Meteorology and nautical oceanography
– Standardization of navigational terminology
– Maritime education and training (MET)
– Model courses validation.
Authors are invited to submit papers on any of the main topics for consideration by the Programme Committee.
Authors of papers are invited to submit filled application forms to the
Symposium Office (at http://transnav.am.gdynia.pl) together with papers?
abstracts which will be reviewed by members of the Programme Committee.
Papers submitted on time will be published in the Symposium
Proceedings – TransNav Monograph: Advances in Marine Navigation and
Safety of Sea Transportation.
Symposium language: The official language of the Symposium is
English (no translation is provided).
Estimated Symposium fee:
– 1000 PLN for money transfers before 1st March 2009
– 1100 PLN for money transfers after 1st March 2009.
15th September 2008 is the deadline for conference registration and abstracts should be submitted with on-line registration using the web site.
A second announcement and confirmation of applications and notification of authors will be issued on 15th October 2008.
15th December 2008 is the deadline for the submission of papers and the announcement of papers’ acceptance will be made on 15th February 2009.
The preliminary programme will be announced on 15th March 2009 with a final programme and list of Chairmen being issued on 1st June 2009.
Further details may be obtained from the website or by contacting the organzation.
Organization Committee Chairman: Prof. Adam Weintrit, Master Mariner, FRIN, MNI PL.
The 16th St Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems 2009
The Academy of Navigation and Motion Control with the State Research Centre of Russia, CSRI Elektropribor have announced that this event will be held from 25th to 27th May 2009 and further information may be obtained on the 16th ICINS 2009 Web site.
Conference topics will be: Navigation, Control and Guidance Systems, and Components; Integrated Navigation Systems for Marine, Land and Aerospace Applications; Inertial Systems and Sensors; GLONASS, GPS, Galileo and Augmentation Systems; MEMS; Algorithms and Software and Testing and Metrology.
The Conference will not cover issues related to military and technical co-operation, development of military technologies and weapon specimens and military hardware.
A call for papers has been issued and abstracts invited, the deadline for the latter is 1st December 2008. Potential delegates are encouraged to read the Conference booklet to be found at the website and wherein they will find the terms for the submission of abstracts.
IMO’s specialized committees and sub-committees are the focus for the technical work to update existing legislation or develop and adopt new regulations. Its meetings are attended by maritime experts from 168 Member Governments, together with those from interested intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
During 2008 IAIN activities amongst others centred around and MSC 84, NAV 54
and MSC 85.
International Symposium on Certification of GNSS Systems & Services
The conference is addressed to research and industry in equal measure and gives attention to the certification of satellite navigation systems such as GPS/EGNOS, Galileo and their applications.
For the first time the event is going to take place at the Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich.
The conference is jointly organised by: German Institute of Navigation
-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ortung und Navigation e.V. (DGON)- and GZVB e.V./ GAUSS -GNSS Applications and Users in the Domain of Safety & Security- in
co-operation with Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR).
– GNSS System Aspects
– GNSS Simulation, Testing Tools and Infrastructure
– Aviation, Maritime, Road, Rail and Special Applications
Authors are invited to submit papers on any of the above topics for consideration by the Programme Committee. An abstract of about 500 words (in electronic form) should be submitted to the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) for the attention of: Symposium Co-ordinator “CERGAL 2009” Reinhold Thierse e-mail: email@example.com.
– Submission of abstracts: 31st October 2008
– Notification of authors: 15th December 2008
– Distribution of programme: 15th January 2009
ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS -EIWAC2009 “Towards Future ATM/CNS”
The ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS (EIWAC2009) will be organized by the Electronic Navigation Research Institute with the support of the Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. The workshop will open on Thursday, 5th March 2009 at the Otemachi Sankei Plaza, Tokyo, Japan and conclude on Friday, 6th March. ENRI is a research institution established by Japanese Government and has been actively supporting the JCAB on CNS/ATM systems for more than 40 years.
The workshop offers an opportunity not only to share information on the
progress of Research, Development and Implementation activities being
carried out in various part of the world such as NextGen in the U.S. and
SESAR in Europe but also to promote discussion on the possible future
activities among administrations and researchers. On the first day the
workshop participants will be presented master plans and on-going activities of the U.S., Europe and Japan. Then on the second day, two simultaneous sessions on Research and Development will be organized in the morning and afternoon. Topics of each session are planned as follows:
Thursday: Master Plans and On-Going Activities
Friday Morning: Trajectory Management and Related Topics, CNS Enablers
Friday afternoon:Airport Management and Its Performance Safety and Human Factor Issues
Find more information at: http://www.enri.go.jp/eiwac/en/. Participation
is free of charge. Please register your participation through e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, country and so on according to the
information specified in the website.
Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2009
This has been established as the European and International Conference with a global impact featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future.
The event will be organised by the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation in co-operation with the State of Bavaria with bavAIRia, DLR, EADS Astrium, Landesamt für Vermessung und Geoinformation and the Bundeswehr Universität München. The event will open on 3rd March at 1700 with the Opening Plenary Panel and there will follow a Bavarian State Reception in the famous Residenz München.
The following day the programme will commence embracing the development of Galileo, the modernisation of GPS (GPS-III), the revitalisation of GLONASS and its transition from FDMA to CDMA. The development of new regional satellite systems such as the Chinese COMPASS, the Japanese QZSS and the Indian IRNSS will also be considered along with the development of new regional augmentation systems and other worldwide activities in the field of receivers and service operations.
The Summit will further highlight the creation of new applications and services in satellite navigation in combination with telecommunications and information technology, in particular geo-information technology.
There will be an exhibition of industry and institutions and a visit to the German Galileo Test Environment (GATE) now available for operational use and the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2009 will be opened.
Registration charges increase progressively from mid-October to January.
1st Global Summit on Positioning and Navigation
This first Gobal Summit on positioning and navigation brings together the pioneers, industry leaders and developers who are setting the direction for the future of location technologies and markets, guiding the development of new applications and shaping the way to meet the challenge of making location enabled services ubiquitous.