The 23rd Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference
Return to In-person Conference
April 18-20, 2023
Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA
Conference Theme: ICNS for Operational Efficiency
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. It sets 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 2023 ICNS program will focus on the promises, challenges, and developments in the areas of ICNS for Operational Efficiency. ICNS refers to technology that enables operational efficiency while ensuring the highest level of safety and security. The aviation field has entered a new digital era with ever-increasing autonomy by vehicles in the air and ATM systems on the ground.
ICNS 2023 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)
- Autonomous Operations
- Aviation Sustainability (Environment, Economy and Society)
- Contingency management
- Data and Voice Communications
- Navigation and Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT)
- 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) o\Operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
- Special Topics – Papers are welcome for submittal that do not touch on these areas but are relevant to enabling technologies for operational efficiency. Papers of interest that do not apply to the theme but are of interest to the ICNS community.
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 2023 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 2023 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, email@example.com.
Best Paper Competition – Student and Professional
ICNS 2023 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 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.
Deadlines (dates subject to change)
- Abstract submission, extended: 5 January 2023
- Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2023
- Final papers due: 22 March 2023