The 22nd Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance
Hybrid Conference (In-person & Virtual)
April 5-7, 2020
Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA
CNS for Autonomous Operations
Policy, Verification, Validation, and Certification
The Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference is a premier international aviation conference addressing technology and policy advances in communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) and air traffic Management (ATM). The ICNS Conference provides a forum for thought leaders, policymakers, researchers ,and other technical experts from government, industry, and academia around the world to connect and explore important policy, science, and technology issues and set the future direction of CNS and ATM for aviation sustainability. ICNS is a not-for-profit event, jointly organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), with active supports from industry partners, government agencies, and academia.
The 2022 ICNS program will focus on the promises, challenges and developments in the areas of policy, verification, validation and certification of autonomous operations in CNS and ATM. The aviation field has entered a new digital era with ever-increasing autonomy by vehicles in the air and ATM systems on the ground. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and other innovative technologies promise unprecedented performance yet present significant challenges for the verification, validation, and certification.
ICNS 2022 will be a three-day event. The conference will include plenary sessions, and technical discussions. Each plenary session will address an important topic of global relevance. Distinguished speakers will set the stage for the policy, economic, operational, and technological aspects of the plenary. Each technical discussion will be a paper presentation followed by Q&A.
The ICNS Conference also provides an excellent framework for networking during breaks and evening social events, creating many opportunities for an enhanced, efficient, and informal exchange of views and ideas among policymakers and researchers.
Paper and Presentation Topics
Do you want to introduce your work to the ICNS colleagues, hone your scientific and technical ideas, and refine your research questions? Papers and presentations are solicited for the technical sessions, addressing the key topical areas listed below:
- Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
- Air Traffic Management (ATM), UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and Space Traffic Management (STM)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
- Autonomous Operations
- Aviation Sustainability (Environment, Economy and Society)
- Contingency management
- Data and Voice Communications
- Digital Twins and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Global Harmonization of Standards and Practices
- Operational Efficiency (Airspace, Airport, Airspace Users, Airplane, and Air Traffic Systems)
- Performance–based CNS/ATM
- Safety assurance, verification, and validation of non-deterministic behavior
- Spectrum Management
- Surveillance Systems and Situational Awareness
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operating Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS)
Take advantage of this opportunity to share your ideas, insights, and information with other thought leaders and technical experts from around the world. This is your chance to help shape and define the future!
Sponsors and Exhibits
ICNS 2022 invites industry sponsorship, exhibits, and product demonstrations by representatives of CNS-related industries and organizations. Participating as an exhibitor in the conference allows personal interaction with customers and key policy decision-makers from around the world to help move your research and products closer to daily operations. The ICNS 2022 team is working hard to connect ICNS sponsors with the ICNS community and to highlight the visibility of our sponsors’ messages throughout the year – before, during, and after the live conference.
For more information, contact Sponsors and Exhibits Chair Mark Darnell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Paper Competition – Student and Professional
ICNS 2022 will include student and professional Best Paper competitions. Active students and professionals within two years of graduation are eligible for the ICNS Student Best Paper honorarium awards. Those not eligible for Best Student Paper are eligible for Best Professional Paper awards.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts by 6 December 2021, addressing one or more of the key topical areas listed above or having a critical relevance to the above aeronautical CNS topics. Abstracts should clearly define the goal of the work, its tasks, methods, or results (anticipated or completed) as well as the potential benefits or applications of the work. Abstracts need to be clear and concise, with at least 250 words and no more than 750 words.
If there are any questions, please contact the technical program chairs or the technical publication chair.
Deadlines (dates subject to change)
- Abstract submission: 6 December 2021
- Notification of acceptance: 10 January 2022
- Final papers due: 28 February 2022
2022 ICNS Organizers
Conference General Chair
Sherry Yang, Boeing
Technical Program Chairs
Prof.dr.ir. Erik Theunissen, Netherlands Defence Academy
Dr. Jonathan Lee, U.S. DOT, Volpe Center
Sponsors and Exhibits Chair
Mark Darnell, GE Aviation Systems
Plenary Program Chairs
Brent Phillips, FAA
Dr. Nikos Fistas, Eurocontrol
Dr. Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Denise Ponchak, NASA Glenn Research Center
Rafael Apaza, NASA Glenn Research Center
Technical Publications Chair
Tony Rossetti, ALR International
Networking Events Chairs
Greg Deeds, Technology Exploration Group, Inc.
Ann Tedford, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Student Activity Chair
Dr. Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Chiemi Heil, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
Herb Tax, AIAA
ICNS Executive Committee Chair
Tom Redling, L3Harris Technologies – Space and Airborne Systems