Call for Abstracts

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Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2019

JNC Organizers

ION Military Division Chair: John Langer, The Aerospace Corporation
ION Military Division Vice Chair: Jan Anszperger, Draper

Government Liaisons

Program Chair: Eddy Emile, GPS Directorate, USAF
Program Co-Chair: Joseph Schnecker, SPAWAR
Tutorials Chair: Paul Olson, CCDC/C5ISR
Plenary Chair: Dr. Thomas Powell, The Aerospace Corporation
Technical Track Chairs:
Dr. David Chapman, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate
Elliott Kaplan, The MITRE Corporation
Greg Reynolds, US Army
David Wolfe, USCG NAVCEN
Other Members:
John Del Colliano, CCDC/C5ISR
Neeraj Pujara, AFRL Sensors Directorate, USAF
Fay Spellerberg, Joint Navigation Warfare Center
Ben Wash, Joint Navigation Warfare Center

The Military Division of the Institute of Navigation will host the 2019 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC 2019) for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. The theme of this year’s conference will be: Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technologies: The Foundation for Military Ops and Homeland Security.

JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event will focus on technical advances in PNT with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable PNT systems, logistics and integration. From an operational perspective the conference will focus on advances in battlefield applications of GPS; critical strengths and weaknesses of field navigation devices; warfighter PNT requirements and solutions; and navigation warfare.

FOUO US only conference attendance (July 8-10) will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) and will be restricted to US only. The classified sessions (July 11) will have US only Secret Clearance access. The exhibit hall (July 9-10) will be open to all conference participants, exhibiting organizations, their employees and related organizations. All materials displayed in the exhibit hall shall be publically releasable (Distribution A).

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Abstract Submission Guidelines

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All abstracts must be written for public release with intent to present in a FOUO U.S. ONLY environment. Abstracts not approved for public release will not be accepted. Note that you must be a citizen of the USA to submit an abstract for FOUO U.S. ONLY sessions (July 8-10) and a citizen of the USA, with SECRET CLEARANCE, to submit an abstract for the classified sessions (July 11).

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the ION Abstract Management Portal, no later than February 15:

  • If you have not used the Abstract Management Portal before, click "Create My Account."
  • Once signed in, click on JNC and complete the form.
  • Abstracts should include a presentation summary; describe objectives, anticipated or actual results, conclusions, any key innovative steps and the significance of your work; and limited to one page.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance in March and sent an electronic author’s kit with presentation and publication guidelines.

Abstracts submitted for classified sessions should be written for public release and submitted according to the submission guidelines described above.

Presentation Requirements

Sessions will consist of presentations. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations must be approved for public release or FOUO U.S. only. (Distribution C). An electronic copy of your final presentation (typically a PowerPoint file) with a signed release form must be received by the ION National Office by July 19 to be included in the FOUO proceedings. Presenters will receive a speaker’s kit with presentation guidelines and additional meeting information. You must be a citizen of the USA to present at the conference and also provide verification of SECRET CLEARANCE to present in the classified session (July 11). Speakers presenting as part of the classified session must provide their classified presentation in advance to the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) no later than June 7. All presenters must pay conference registration fees.

Conference Proceedings

Submitted presentations, approved for Public Release and/or FOUO (Distribution C) distribution, will be released to U.S. citizens who were approved to attend the conference by the JNWC in an electronic FOUO proceedings 4-6 weeks following the conference.

Conference Attendance Information

The conference will be hosted in a FOUO U.S. ONLY environment July 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and a U.S. only classified environment on July 11 at The Aerospace Corporation. Advance visit requests and approvals are required for all attendees. July 8-10 participation will be restricted to U.S. government and U.S. government contractors. July 11 participation for the classified session will be restricted to U.S. government, and U.S. government contractors with SECRET CLEARANCE.

Registration and Hotel Reservation information is available online.