Pacific PNT Call for Abstracts

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Abstracts due November 1, 2021

Program Committee

General Chair: Dr. Sherman Lo, Stanford University, USA
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Jiyun Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University, China
Program Co-Chair: Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, Electronic Navigation Research Institute, Japan

International Advisory Board

Dr. Kefei Zhang, RMIT University
Dr. Allison Kealy, University of Melbourne

Dr. Loren Chang, National Central University
Dr. Wu Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Charles Lin, National Cheng-Kung University
Dr. Mingquan Lu, Tsinghua University
Dr. Jun Shen, China Satellite Navigation Office

Dr. Nobuaki Kubo, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Dr. Takeyasu Sakai, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology

Dr. Eng Kee Poh, Singapore DSO/Nanyang Technological University

South Korea
Dr. Changdon Kee, Seoul National University
Dr. Jiwon Seo, Yonsei University

United States of America
Dr. Frank van Graas, Ohio University
Dr. Y. Jade Morton, University of Colorado, Boulder

Submit Your Abstract

Plenary Session: Policy and Status Update 

Keynote: The Polynesian Voyaging Society

Plus, updates and status of satellite-based navigation systems that are in operation or under development. System overview, current and planned performance, schedule and plans, current policies, and services and special challenges affecting Asian-Pacific areas.
Dr. Frank van Graas, Ohio University, USA
Dr. Y. Jade Morton, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Special Session Topics

Session Topics

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit Your Abstract

Abstracts should be submitted via the ION Abstract Management Portal no later than November 1, 2020. To submit an abstract, click the button above and sign in with your ION user account. If you have not used the Abstract Management Portal before, click “Create My Account”. Once signed in, click on ION Pacific PNT 2021 and complete the form.

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

Authors will be provided with an author’s kit in early December, which will contain both in-person and virtual presentation instructions, and publication guidelines.

Virtual presentations will be made available to authors who have passed peer review that are unable to travel to Hawaii to present in person due to U.S. State Department entry restrictions, and who also meet all other virtual presentation requirements.

All authors and session chairs will be required to pay registration fees.

Final Manuscripts

Completed manuscripts must be uploaded to the Abstract Management Portal (AMP) by February 12, 2021. Manuscripts will be designated as a primary paper, or as an alternate paper, in the onsite program based on the Session Chairs’ peer review of the full manuscripts.

Manuscripts will be peer reviewed once (note that there will be no secondary review). Papers 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 this may affect the acceptance of future abstracts by the author. While full manuscripts are required for peer review by February 12,
corrected/updated manuscripts will be accepted through April 30, 2021.

To be included in the conference proceedings, final manuscripts must meet review requirements; an author must present at the conference as scheduled in the conference program and pay the conference registration fee.

Exceptional manuscripts will be considered for Best Paper Awards.

Complimentary online access to papers will be provided to all eligible conference registrants through June 30, 2021. Eligible conference registrants will be able to download the proceedings following the conference.

Journal Publication

Authors of appropriate papers are encouraged to submit papers for possible publication in the ION’s archival journal, NAVIGATION, indexed by Thomson Reuters. Papers may be submitted online at