The 24th Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference
April 23-25, 2024
Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA
ICNS 2024 is an in-person conference.
Navigating the Info-Centric AAM/ATM Landscape
The Integrated Communications Navigation, and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference is a premier international aviation (air/ground) 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. Previous attendees represented Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), aircraft manufacturers, airspace users, government, academia, and many industry suppliers.
As the aviation field has entered a new digital era with ever-increasing autonomy by vehicles in the air and ATM systems on the ground, the 2024 ICNS program will focus on the promises, challenges, and developments in the areas of ICNS for Navigating the Info-Centric AAM/ATM Landscape.
Abstract submission link to follow shortly.
The ICNS Conference is an excellent venue for networking with friends and colleagues during breaks and evening social events, creating many opportunities for an enhanced, efficient, and informal exchange of views and ideas among policymakers and researchers.
ICNS 2024 will be a three-day event. The conference will include plenary sessions and technical discussions. Each plenary session will address an important CNS 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.
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:
- Air Traffic Management (ATM), UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and Space Traffic Management (STM)
- Hyperconnected ATM using Info-Centric, Performance–based CNS
- Benefits and challenges of Information in Cloud
- Autonomous Operations
- Safety assurance, verification, and validation of autonomous systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)
- Operational Efficiency (Airspace, Airport, Airspace Users, Airplane, and Air Traffic Systems)
- Aviation Sustainability (Environment, Economy, and Society)
- Navigation and Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT)
- Global Harmonization of Standards and Practices
- Global aircraft tracking
- Traffic, terrain, and advanced weather surveillance
- Spectrum Management
- Special Topics – Papers are welcome for submittal that do not touch on these areas but are of interest to the ICNS community and relevant to enabling technologies for operational efficiency.
Take advantage of this opportunity to share your ideas, insights, and information with other thought leaders and technical experts from around the world and shape the future of aviation!
Sponsors and Exhibits
ICNS 2024 is a great place to do business. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Exhibits and product demonstrations by representatives of CNS-related industries and organizations are part of this conference. 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 2024 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 2024 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 1 November 2023, 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: 1 November 2023
- Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2023
- Final papers due: 1 March 2024