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Technical Committee

Satellite Division Chair: Dr. Frank van Diggelen, Google
Program Co-Chairs: 
Ms. Sandra Kennedy, NovAtel, Inc., Canada
Dr. Jason Rife, Tufts University

Technical Chairs:
Commercial and Policy Tracks
Dr. Mohammed Khider, Google
Dr. José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez, ESA, The Netherlands
Mr. Manuel Toledo-Lopez, GMV, Spain
Research Tracks
Dr. Jihye Park, Oregon State University
Dr. Sanjeev Gunawardena,Air Force Institute of Technology
Dr. Seebany Datta-Barua, Illinois Institute of Technology

Tutorials Chair: Ms. Patricia Doherty, Boston College

Plenary Session Chair: Dr. Chris Hegarty, The MITRE Corporation

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Abstract Deadline: March 8, 2018

Technical Session Topics

 

Mass Market and Commercial Applications

Track Chair: Dr. Mohammed Khider, Google

APPLICATIONS OF RAW GNSS MEASUREMENTS FROM SMARTPHONES
Recently mobile phones made available raw GNSS measurements. This has spawned new positioning techniques for mobile applications for the first time. New innovative ideas for using these measurements in applications; with interest in practical solutions to improve our positioning techniques in mobile devices.
Co-chairs:
Steve Malkos, Android Location, Google
Will Morrison, Qualcomm

DEVELOPMENTS IN INDOOR POSITIONING
Positioning solutions for smartphones that are developed to address the indoor navigation challenge, where GNSS is often not sufficient to guarantee accurate seamless location. Such solutions improve the positioning accuracy and avail-ability by combining GNSS with both signals of opportunity, like Wi-Fi, BLE, UWB, broadcast television and cellular communications, and infrastructure less sensors such as inertial sensors, pressure sensors and magnetometers. Such systems enable the emerging indoor GNSS-augmentation messaging and navigation systems.
Co-chairs:
Christian Gentner, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Dr. Mojtaba Bahrami, Intel

GNSS CHIPSET MANUFACTURER SHOWCASE
As GNSS chipsets evolve, the navigation community is keen to learn what new capabilities are available, how they have been exploited by different applications, and what future potential there is. Manufacturers are invited to showcase any aspect of their chipset. Companies can present directly or a presentation can be made by a development partner.
Co-chairs:
Kathy Tan, Broadcom
Yan Lu, Huawei

NAVIGATION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
Techniques for achieving accurate and reliable navigation in dense urban areas. Any technology or combination of technologies that is practical to implement on a smartphone or other consumer device may be used, such as GNSS, Wi-Fi, cellphone signals, cameras, gyros, accelerometers and magnetometers. These may be aided with 2D or 3D mapping, feature databases or other assistance data. The algorithms must be capable of providing real-time positioning, either on the device itself or via a server.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Ramsey Faragher, Focal Point Positioning, UK
Dr. Paul Groves, University College London, UK

VISUAL INERTIAL NAVIGATION ON MOBILE PLATFORMS
Applications of visual-inertial sensor fusion techniques on a variety of mobile platforms such as smartphones, Augmented / Virtual Reality headsets, autonomous cars, drones, and home robotics. Present novel investigations based on sensors, algorithms, and system design for different use-cases. Address challenges in terms of sensor-data quality, pose latency and accuracy requirements, system robustness, and compute and memory resources on mobile platforms.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Esha Nerurkar, Tango, Google
Dr. Joel Hesch, Oculus, Facebook

PANEL: AUGMENTED REALITY AND NAVIGATION – CHALLENGES AND ADVANCEMENTS
(Presentations by invitation only)
Making virtual content feel like a real part of an augmented real place in the world requires knowing where a user (and their device) are, and what they are looking at. This localization process is necessary for high quality, persistent augmented reality at scale. This panel will discuss the challenges of localizing devices and content, and the opportunities presented by new hardware and software approaches.
Organizers:
Kei Kawai, Niantic
Jeremy Pack, Google

System Updates, Plans and Policies

Track Chair: Dr. José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez, European Space Agency, The Netherlands

CURRENT AND EMERGING POLICIES IMPACTING PNT EQUIPMENT AND USERS
This session will discuss the wide and growing number of policies and policy initiatives affecting manufacturers and users of standalone GNSS equipment as well as other equipment integrating GNSS and complementary PNT technologies. Issues include, but are not limited to the following: GNSS Receiver standards - Eu-ropean requirements and US initiatives; Communications Act of 1934 - the need and prospects for an update; use and limits on tracking and recording, maritime, criminal, roadway and other applications; PNT resiliency and performance requirements for UAS, commercial aviation, and autonomous vehicles - government requirements, industry standards/practices; geofencing - de facto and de jure standards/requirements; and network timing requirements and standards, telecoms, IT, energy, finance.
Co-chairs:
Hadi Wassif, Volpe Center/OST-R, US Department of Transportation
Dana Goward, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation

FUTURE TRENDS OF SATELLITE NAVIGATION
New civil, military and governmental user capabilities and performance, including availability and accuracy improvement concepts. GNSS services including open and authorized services, search and rescue services, and commercial services; optimization of GNSS signal structure, codes and data message; concepts for interchangeability of GNSS constellations; concept of flexibility of future signals and service portfolios for global constellations; improvement and analysis of system performance; optimization of integration of future satellite navigation signals with other signals of opportunity; and complementarity and competition with ground based solutions.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Cillian O’Driscoll, Independent Consultant
Dr. Aiden Morrison, SINTEF, Norway

REGIONAL AND GLOBAL INTEGRITY SOLUTIONS
Novel integrity concept development for multi-constellation GNSS users and receivers. Implications of GNSS integrity for automated navigation, including aviation, automotive, rail, maritime and other transportation applications. Integrity impact of external threats (spoofing) and GNSS faults (satellite and constellation failure modes). Monitoring, fault exclusion, and protection level algorithms and requirements for RAIM and ARAIM. Dissemination of integrity support information via high and low capacity data channels. Existing SBAS status (WAAS, MSAS, EGNOS, GAGAN, SDCM, AGNOS, KAAS) and their evolutions.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Nadezda Sokolova, SINTEF, Norway
Dr. Chris Wullems, ESTEC ESA, The Netherlands

SPECTRUM: PROTECTION AND OPTIMIZATION
Protection of GNSS RF (RNSS) bands through national and international policy and regulations. Effects of interference on the GNSS RF bands and risks to raising the noise floor. Effect of interference on safety critical applications. Interference detection, characterization, geolocation, and mitigation techniques. Effects of interference on GNSS receivers, receiver design trade-offs, acquisition and tracking performance and navigation integrity performance. Civilian anti-jam and anti-spoof technology, spoof rejection. Optimization of spectrum usage for future navigation solutions. Usage of new frequency bands for navigation.
Co-chairs:
Paul Crampton, Spirent Federal Systems
Dr. James Curran, Independent Consultant, The Netherlands

THE NAVIGATION OF SATELLITES
Space service volume; space-grade GNSS receivers; improving spacecraft positioning using inter-satellite links; satellite laser ranging; innovative solutions for constellation build-up; and maintenance.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Erin Kahr, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Dr. Thomas Powell, The Aerospace Corporation

PANEL: STATUS OF GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU, IRNSS AND QZSS
(Presentations by invitation only)
System overviews, summarize current or planned characteristics and performance, report recent programmatic events, updated scheduled and plans, and summarize ongoing interactions with other service providers.
Organizers:
Dr. John Betz, The MITRE Corporation
Miguel Manteiga, European Space Agency, The Netherlands

High Performance and Safety Critical Applications

Track Chair: Manuel Toledo Lopez, GMV, Spain

AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
Current and future applications of GNSS and related technologies in aviation and space. Technologies to enhance safety and improve efficiency of air operations and space missions. Aircraft integration of GNSS technologies for civil aviation, such as performance based navigation, air traffic management, 3D approaches, landing and airport surface navigation. GNSS applications in the space domain to include orbit and attitude determination; orbital maneuvering; rendezvous and docking; and formation flight. Airborne GNSS and sensor integrations for current and novel applications including remote sensing, radio occultation and aerial photogrammetry.
Co-chairs:
Carmen Aguilera, European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), Czech Republic
Martin Orejas, Honeywell International, Czech Republic

AUTONOMOUS AND ASSISTED VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
Advances in navigation for assisted and autonomous vehicle applications as well as mobile platforms. Guided vehicle systems and pilot assistance with enhanced safety and availability/efficiency in challenging environments. Ad-dressing of safety, integrity and certification requirements for autonomous navigation and guidance of land, marine and aerospace vehicles as well as mobile platforms including unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Co-chairs:
Dr. Marco Limberger, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Jon Auld, Hexagon Positioning Intelligence, Canada

GNSS+ AUGMENTATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY CRITICAL APPLICATIONS
High-performance and safety critical applications using Space-Based and Ground-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS and GBAS), Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (ARAIM) and integration with other systems such as inertial and other radio navigation aids. Advancements that enhance user performance, efficiency and safety. Application of these technologies to autonomous ground and aerial systems and operations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in civil airspace.
Co-chairs:
Robert Jackson, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Didier Flament, ESA, France

LAND-BASED APPLICATIONS
Technological and end user developments that enable robust, high performance positioning capability for land-based applications. Technologies to address safety aspects of land-based vehicle navigation. Sensor fusion, new algorithms, GNSS augmentation and multi-GNSS system use to improve performance in accuracy, availability and reliability. Example applications include precision farming, land mobile mapping, vehicle guidance, autonomous driving, advanced driver assistance and collision avoidance, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication, road tolling, construction and machine control.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Renato Filjar, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Robert Radovanovic, SarPoint Engineering, Canada

MARINE APPLICATIONS
The use of GNSS and related technologies in marine applications. Concepts, innovation and progress in marine navigation (more accurate and safe position, resilient PNT, speed and heading, in particular when the vessel departs and arrives in port), autonomous vessels, managing vessel traffic, Safety of Life at Sea, buoy placement, underwater surveying, navigational hazard location and mapping and other marine activities such as fishing, oceanography and oil and gas exploitation. GNSS augmentations, terrestrial backup systems, marine standards and integration with other vessel sensors.
Co-chairs:
Michael Hopp, WSV, Germany
Stig Erik Christiansen, Kongsberg Seatex, Norway

PRECISE POINT POSITIONING (PPP) AND L-BAND SERVICES
PPP techniques based on corrections generated using data from global reference networks. Provision of new products and services enhancing PPP performance, including network-based techniques, integer ambiguity resolution methods, bandwidth efficient communication methods, and multi-GNSS/frequency solutions. Enhancements concerning integrity, availability and robustness, alongside high-accuracy. Use cases and applications highlighting the benefits and challenges of PPP solutions from a user perspective.
Co-chairs:
Kevin Sheridan, TerraStar, UK
Irma Rodríguez Pérez, GMV, Spain

Autonomous System Technology

Track Chair: Dr. Sanjeev Gunawardena, Air Force Institute of Technology

ADVANCED INTEGRITY ALGORITHMS FOR SAFE AUTONOMOUS OPERATION
New concepts in monitoring multi-constellation GNSS integrity and continuity at the user receiver and at the ground segment. Development of monitoring and fault exclusion algorithms, protection level derivation, and navigation requirement definition for RAIM and ARAIM. Impact on integrity, continuity, and availability of GNSS faults (including satellite and constellation failure modes) and of external threats (such as interference and spoofing). Potential implications of future GNSS performance for automated navigation applications, including aviation, automotive, rail, and maritime transportation. Integrity of sensor fusion algorithms. Derivation of requirements for new Safety-of-Life applications.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Mathieu Joerger, The University of Arizona
Samantha Smearcheck, CAL Analytics

CONNECTED AND COLLABORATIVE AUTONOMY
Developments and techniques for exploiting network connectivity to assist and improve navigation. Multi-node collaborative signal processing and distributed state estimation. Navigation of connected, automated vehicles. ADS-B and alternative solutions for UAVs. Leveraging ground-based communications networks for autonomous navigation.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Maarten Uijt de Haag, Ohio University
Dr. Andrey Soloviev, Qunav

GNSS AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS AND INTEGRITY
Augmentation of GNSS positioning in aviation, maritime, rail, automotive and other transportation applications (stand-alone or with additional ground infrastructure). Applications of augmentation systems to support autonomous navigation. Fault mode definition and monitoring. Integrity analysis for multi-constellation GNSS. Robustness of augmentation systems to signal degradation (ionospheric scintillations, multipath, spoofing, etc.). Exclusion techniques. Evaluation of continuity and availability. Dissemination of integrity support information via high and low capacity data channels from SBAS and GBAS.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Heidi Kuusniemi, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland
Dr. Fan Liu, Honeywell

ROBUST AUTONOMY INNOVATIONS FOR ROBOTIC VEHICLES
Multisensor based navigation technologies (sensors, signals of opportunity, vision, etc.) for autonomous air, land, marine, submarine or space robots. Innovative applications for unmanned autonomous systems and resulting navigation accuracy requirements. Algorithms, guidance, and control of autonomous vehicles. Techniques based on simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) and its variants. Image based and terrain referenced navigation systems. Design of navigation algorithms and fusion architectures. Safety related aspects of autonomous vehicle operation.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Grace Gao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Zhen Zhu, East Carolina University

UAV NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGY AND ALGORITHMS
New navigation or positioning techniques for UAV applications. Requirements for position, velocity and attitude information feeding both control systems and payload systems. Absolute and relative positioning/navigation requirements and performance achieved by GNSS (positioning and attitude with a multi-antenna system), GNSS/INS, GPS-denied/degraded solutions, combinations of other aiding sources, such as feature based navigation. Specific UAV applications, their requirements, and particular challenges or constraints. Map building for UAV operations. Sense and obstacle collision avoidance.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Jan Wendel, Airbus Defense & Space GmbH, Germany
Dr. Robert Leishman, Air Force Institute of Technology

PANEL: AUTONOMOUS CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS – THE WAY AHEAD
(Presentations by invitation only)
Experts from academia, government, and industry will discuss the technical challenges associated with developing intelligent and trustworthy autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPSs). Panelists will discuss the current challenges associated with developing these systems as well as future challenges that will emerge as these systems are integrated into our daily lives. Panelists will highlight issues of trustworthiness, cognizance, resiliency, and ethicality. Autonomous CPSs include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), self-driving cars, and naval surface and underwater vehicles.
Organizers:
Dr. John Raquet, Air Force Institute of Technology
Dr. Zak Kassas, University of California Riverside

Multisensor Navigation

Track Chair: Dr. Jihye Park, Oregon State University

AIDED GNSS IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS
Algorithms and methods for improved navigation and positioning with GNSS supported by additional sensors. Mutisensor solutions including both high-performance sensors and low-cost sensors including smartphones, IoT or embedded devices. High-sensitivity GNSS using partial and redundant IMUs, SLAM, eLoran. Applications to precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, indoor positioning for first responders, and pedestrian navigation.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Changdon Kee, Seoul National University, South Korea
Dr. Lukasz Bonenberg, University of Nottingham, UK

ALTERNATIVE PNT AND INTERFERENCE DETECTION
Alternative Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT). Analysis of real-life data of interference and spoofing events; signal processing, hardware, and/or multisensor-based decision algorithms in case of divergent navigation solutions; techniques and algorithms for geo-locating interference and spoofing sources.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Chris Bartone, Ohio University
Dr. Daniele Borio, European Commission, Italy

NAVIGATION USING ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES
New navigation techniques using natural and man-made features of the surrounding environment: visual features, terrain height signatures, magnetic and gravitational fields, celestial objects, sferics, magnetic and gravitational fields, stars, microclimate, acoustic features, odors and particulates, shadows, occlusions, and more. Environmental features may be used for position fixing, dead reckoning, or both. Session will focus on new feature classes, new relative/absolute auxiliary sensors, and/or new algorithms including new signal processing techniques for perception of environmental features, feature extraction, recognition and classification, multi target tracking, collaboration of data over a distribution network, 3-D mapping; new positioning algorithms using proximity, pattern matching, ranging, and/or angular positioning; and navigation using multiple classes of environmental feature and context detection.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Aaron Canciani, Air Force Institute of Technology
Dr. Shahram Moafipoor, Geodetics, Inc.

REMOTE SENSING, TIMING, AND CLOCK TECHNOLOGY
GNSS and other techniques for remote sensing. Precision timing and clock technology. GNSS Earth observation techniques; radio occultation measurements of the troposphere and ionosphere; reflectometry for environmental remote sensing of land, ocean and ice; and detection of natural hazards such as earth-quakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Technical advances of both COTS and specialized systems for space applications; GNSS meteorology and its applications; advances in precision timing; multi-GNSS or other multi-sensor approaches for timing and time transfer applications; reliability and sustainability of timing solutions secure communications and computer networking.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Attila Komjathy, NASA JPL
Dr. Sreeja Veettil, University of Nottingham, UK

VISION, LIDAR, AND INERTIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR GNSS-DENIED NAVIGATION
Algorithms and methods for high-performance applications with lidar, optical sensors, IMUs, and other low cost sensors. Different online and high efficiency calibration techniques, usage of constraints and updates for overall improvement of the results, and partial and redundant IMUs for enhanced navigation, guidance or control algorithms. Direct georeferencing, precision agriculture, guidance and control of vehicles, deformation monitoring, directional drilling, indoor positioning for first responders, pedestrian navigation systems, rapid mobile mapping, crowd-sourced mapping, and other novel applications.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Chris Parrish, Oregon State University
Dr. Melania Susi, European Commission, Italy

PANEL: MULTISENSOR FUSION FOR ADVANCED NAVIGATION
(Presentations by invitation only)
Experts from academia, government and industry will discuss unified methods for multisensor data handling. Additionally, the integrity of multisensor navigation in applications such as autonomous vehicles and related emerging applications will be discussed.
Organizers:
Dr. Charles Toth, The Ohio State University
Dr. Steve Langel, The MITRE Corporation

GNSS Algorithms, Methods and Technology

Track Chair: Dr. Seebany Datta-Barua, Illinois Institute of Technology

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE AND SPACE APPLICATIONS
Tropospheric and ionospheric modeling, measurements, and algorithms to compensate for atmospheric errors. Novel methods for data collection, processing and analysis. Characterization of propagation environments. Ionospheric scintillation studies and impacts on GNSS services and applications. Space weather and terrestrial weather applications. New ground-based and space-based GNSS networks and experiments. GNSS data assimilation methods for scientific investigations of the atmosphere.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw, Boston College
Dr. Kshitija Deshpande, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

GNSS RECEIVER PROCESSING AND NAVIGATION ALGORITHMS
Recent advances in hardware and software-defined GNSS receivers and associated processing methods. Multi-constellation, multi-frequency receivers, tracking new and/or modernized GNSS, advanced estimators and filters, vector-based implementations, assisted processing, low C/N0 signal acquisition and tracking. Processing efficiency, computational load, reliability. Use of software radio standards and tools, open source projects, novel GNSS front-end technologies.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Nesreen Ziedan, Zagazig University, Egypt
Dr. Zheng Yao, Tsinghua University, China

GNSS SIGNAL PROCESSING IN DEGRADED ENVIRONMENTS
Receiver-based algorithms and techniques for improving the resilience of GNSS PNT against radio interference and degraded environments. Characterization and mitigation of interference, jammers or spoofers. Mitigating severe multipath, NLOS, interference, scintillation, high dynamic conditions and other effects such as near-far effects from pseudolites. Emphasis on GNSS techniques rather than multi-sensor methods.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Sabrina Ugazio, Ohio University
Dr. Jordi Vilà-Valls, CTTC, Spain

HIGH PRECISION GNSS POSITIONING
New algorithms and methods in support of high precision GNSS positioning for any kind of application. Cycle slip detection, rapid ambiguity resolution over long baselines, multi-GNSS and multi-frequency network RTK; algorithms and methods for improving the convergence and accuracy of PPP techniques, PPP ambiguity resolution for GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou; PPP-RTK in wide areas, integration of network RTK and PPP-RTK; methods for precise prediction of satellite orbits and clocks; estimation and assessment of inter-system, inter-frequency and other relevant biases for multi-frequency GNSS; functional models and novel numerical approaches, algorithms for remote sensing using GNSS signals, and algorithms for precise positioning in urban environments.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Jianghui Geng, Wuhan University
Dr. Junesol Song, Seoul National University, South Korea

NEXT GENERATION RF, ANTENNA AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING RECEIVER TECHNIQUES
Developments in the design and practical implementation of GNSS receivers using the latest RF, antenna and digital signal processing technologies that improve the performance and efficiency of GNSS receiver technology for typical suburban, urban or indoor reception conditions. Front-end architectures and design considerations, bandwidth and filter selections, improved methods and algorithms for acquisition, tracking and data demodulation (high-sensitivity, robustness to multipath, robustness to NLOS, use of assistance, robust carrier phase tracking) adapted to current or new signals, multi-constellation receiver algorithms, multi-frequency algorithms.
Co-chairs:
Dr. Pau Closas, Northeastern University
Dr. Stefano Caizzone, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

PANEL: GNSS REMOTE SENSING OF OUR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
(Presentations by invitation only)
Experts from academia, government and industry discuss the many ways that GNSS is being used to document rapid changes, from geodetic shifts due to glacial rebound, to satellite missions measuring wind speeds and mass shifts, to surface land use changes. Panelists will describe the methods by which GNSS data records have been collected, the ways they are used to carry out research in some of the most remote places of the world, and what the GNSS data show about our global environment.
Organizers:
Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University
Dr. Anthony J. Mannucci, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Abstract Submission Requirements

Submit Your Abstract

Submit your abstract using the ION Abstract Management Portal (AMP). Sign in with your ION web account (or create an account if you do not already have one). Once signed in, click on "ION GNSS+ 2017" and complete the form. Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 9.

Commercial and Policy Tracks

Content: Abstracts should describe objectives, anticipated or actual results, conclusions, any key innovative steps and the significance of your work.

Acceptance: Acceptance to the ION GNSS+ conference is competitive. Speakers will be notified of acceptance after May 8 and will be provided with an electronic presentation kit with presentation and publication guidelines. All authors attending are required to pay registration fees.

Proceedings Publication: Presentations submitted through AMP by October 8 will be included in the proceedings. A full technical paper is optional and may be published on a voluntary basis. Presentations not representative of the original abstract submitted will NOT be included in the conference proceedings, regardless of whether or not they were presented at the conference, and may affect the acceptance of future abstracts. Presentations and/or papers submitted in these tracks are not eligible for peer-review.

Research Tracks

Content: Extended abstracts (500-2500 words) are required. Abstracts should describe objectives, anticipated or actual results, conclusions, key innovative steps and the significance of your work. Abstracts not meeting the 500 word minimum shall not be forwarded to the program committee for review.

Peer Review Option: Authors whose abstracts are accepted in these sessions (either as a primary or as an alternate presenter) will have the option to have their paper peer reviewed. Peer reviews will be accomplished by two independent reviewers and supervised by an independent committee. To be eligible for peer review:

  • completed manuscript must be uploaded to AMP by June 30
  • manuscript must pass initial peer review (note that there will be no secondary reviews)
  • one of the authors must be present at the conference and prepared to present the paper

Acceptance: Acceptance to the ION GNSS+ conference is competitive. Speakers will be notified of acceptance after May 8 and will be provided with an electronic presentation kit with presentation and publication guidelines. All authors attending are required to pay registration fees.

Proceedings Publication: Papers meeting all the peer review requirements will be designated as “peer reviewed” in the conference proceedings. Papers not meeting the peer review requirements will still be published in the proceedings but without the peer reviewed designation. Manuscripts not representative of the original abstract submitted will NOT be presented or included in the conference proceedings. While final manuscripts are required for peer-review by June 30, corrected/updated manuscripts will be accepted through October 8.

Student Paper Awards

Student paper awards will be awarded on a competitive basis. Papers submitted by February 1 will be reviewed for technical content, clarity and presentation by a selection committee. The primary student author of each paper selected for presentation will receive a travel expense stipend, conference registration and publication of the selected paper in the ION GNSS+ proceedings.

Download the Student Paper Award Application form here.

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