Call for Participation 2017

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Conference Theme: “CNS Challenges for UAS Integration”

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The Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference is an international aviation conference addressing technology and policy advances in ICNS – new research, development and implementation programs and policies related to ICNS capabilities and applications.

The 2017 ICNS Conference addresses long-term research and development of integrated CNS technologies for advanced aeronautical digital information systems and applications supporting the future global air transportation systems.

This year, ICNS will emphasize the challenges of integrating UAS into the managed airspace and CNS challenges to facilitate that integration. Special consideration will be given to papers addressing reduced size, weight and power achieved through integrated CNS avionics and mitigation of physical and cybersecurity threats arising from UAS integration. Participation in the 2017 ICNS Conference will provide insight to the aviation community about state of the art and guidance on related standardization aspects to develop and deploy UAS in the national and global air spaces.

Jointly sponsored by government and industry, the ICNS Conference assembles national and international government and industry leaders to address important policy issues with technical experts and thought leaders.

The focus is on understanding CNS programs, plans, research and technology, and other relevant issues impacting aviation modernization.

Outstanding Plenary Sessions and Interactive Workshop

  • Tuesday, April 18: Plenary: Global Harmonization
  • Wednesday, April 19: Plenary: Satellites for CNS
  • Wednesday, April 19: Interactive Workshop: Drones, the Sky’s the Limit
  • Thursday, April 20: Plenary: CNS for UAS Integration

Afternoon Technical Sessions

ICNS 2017 offers outstanding technical sessions. Papers and presentations are solicited for the technical sessions including the key topical areas listed below. Exhibits and product demonstrations by representatives of CNS-related industries/organizations are also invited.

  • Secure CNSi for small-UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
  • UAS Integration in the NAS
  • Cybersecurity
  • Future Communications
  • Satellite-based Navigation & APNT
  • Surveillance & Situational Awareness
  • CNS Integration, Consolidation and Miniaturization
  • Safe & Secure Air Transportation Systems
  • Airport & Airspace Optimization/Operations
  • Performance-based CNS/ATM
  • Commercial, Military, and Consumer UAS
  • Climate Change and Aviation Weather
  • Air Traffic Management (ATM)


ICNS 2017 invites exhibits and product demonstrations by representatives of CNS-related industries and organizations. Participating as an exhibitor in the conference allows close-up interaction with customers and key policy decision makers to help move your research and products closer to daily operations. For more information, please contact the 2017 Sponsors and Exhibits Chair Paul Kostek,

Best Paper Competition – Student and Professional

The 2017 ICNS Conference is sponsoring student and professional Best Paper competitions. Active students and professionals within two years of graduation are eligible for ICNS Student Best Paper awards. Those not eligible for Best Student Paper are eligible for Best Professional Paper awards.

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 750 words by 13 January 2017 on the key topical areas listed above or other relevant aeronautical CNS topics.

ICNS Abstract Submission Form


  • Abstract Submission Extended: 13 January 2017 27 January 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance Extended: 27 January 2017 10 February 2017
  • Final Paper Submission Date: 17 March 2017

Conference General Chair
Mr. Aloke Roy

Technical Program Chair
Benjamin Levy, Ph.D.