The agenda provides full overview information with all keynote speakers and plenary chairs, plus technical session detail. 

Agenda 2015

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Welcome to the 15th annual Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference.

Lance Sherry

Lance Sherry, 2015 ICNS Conference General Chair

There is growing consensus amongst transportation industry analysts that we are entering a new “golden era” of transportation. The signs are all round us: decreasing vehicles mile travelled (VMT), reductions in available seat miles per gross domestic product (ASMS/GDP), cap-n-trade, fees, noise restrictions, cyber-attacks, Zipcar, Uber, bike-share, and traffic flow management in all modes of transportation.

The previous golden era expanded transportation services. It was made possible by advances in technology that improved the performance capabilities of vehicles and infrastructure. This occurred in the presence of economic growth that provided unlimited financial and natural resources.

The new golden era is different. The shift is now to providing improved mobility in the presence of a slow (no) growth economy with constraints on financial and natural resources. The enabler this time around is creating and harnessing network effects.

The Integrated Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (ICNS) System is at the heart of this paradigm shift to harnessing the network by migrating to information sharing, network centric models of operation (or should I say co-operation). No pressure, ICNS community, but our future rests squarely on your shoulders.

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Key Highlights for the 2015 ICNS Conference

Tuesday, April 21

Welcome and Conference Keynote

“Tackling the Challenges Ahead”

Philippe Merlo

Philippe Merlo

Philippe Merlo, Director, Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL

Plenary Panel

Steve Bradford

Steve Bradford

Michael Standar

Michael Standar

“Global Harmonization,” chaired by Steve Bradford, FAA, and Michael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking

Exhibitor Welcome Keynote

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

Keynote Speaker, Michael Harrison, “Technology of Conflicts and Civil Aviation,” a history of war conflicts benefiting civil aviation.

Wednesday, April 22

Plenary Panel

Stephen Van Trees

Stephen Van Trees

“UAS/RPAS Integration in Civil Airspace,” chaired by Stephen Van Trees, FAA

Thursday, April 23

Plenary Panel

Michael Standar

Michael Standar

Diana Liang

Diana Liang

“Data Communications,” chaired by Diana Liang, FAA, and Michael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking

The theme for the 2015 ICNS Workshop is “Future Satellite Systems as Enabler for CNS.”

The goal is to explore the feasibility of using satellite infrastructure to integrate CNS services – opportunities, challenges and possible solutions. It will be an interactive session with few presentations followed by discussions with questions from the audience.

The results of the workshop will be summarized to the conference participants and captured into a workshop report.

Day & Time: Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (See full ICNS 2015 Agenda)

ChairAloke Roy, Honeywell Advanced Technology

Panelists

  • Nikos Fistas / Paolo Burzigotti, EUROCONTROL / ESA
  • Dale Irish, INMARSAT
  • Michael Hooper, IRIDIUM
  • Chen Chung Hsin, ATMRI
  • Ann Heinke, Stellar Solutions

ICNS 2015 Sponsors