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ICNS 2018 Agenda At a Glance
TimeTuesday, April 10Wednesday, April 11Thursday, April 12
7:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
 8:00 AM Morning Sessions

Welcome and Introductions: Benjamin Levy, Conference General Chair

Conference Keynote: “CNS Roadmap: How to Reach a Breakthrough?” [detail]

Philippe Merlo, Director Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL

Plenary II: Stakeholder Expectations on CNS from the Airport/Airlines Community, moderated by Bernd Korn (DLR) [detail]

Participants

  • Simon Graf, Fraport AG
  • Mike Cirillo, Airlines for America (A4A)
  • Tom Becher, MITRE
  • Kent Duffy, FAA

Plenary III, Part 1: Use of Commercial Services/Outsourcing to Supply CNS Services – Pros and Cons, moderated by Steve Bradford (FAA) [detail]

Participants

  • Michael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)
  • Stephen Van Trees, FAA
  • Werner Langhans, Austro Control
  • Rick Heinrich, Rockwell-Collins
  • Greg Saccone, Boeing

Plenary III, Part 2: Opportunities for CNS Providers to Enable UAS Integration, moderated by Paul Bosman (EUROCONTROL) and Randy Willis (FAA) [detail]

Participants

  • Olivier Colaitis, Airbus
  • Brandon Suarez, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)
  • Ray Young, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance
  • Mark Blanks, Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP)
  • Frank Matus, Thales Group

Plenary I: Global Harmonization, moderated by Steve Bradford (FAA) and Michael Standar (SJU) [detail]

Participants

  • Nancy Graham, Graham Aerospace International LLC
  • Saulo Da Silva, ICAO
  • Shuji Takahashi, JCAB
  • Emilien Robert, EUROCONTROL
  • Robert Segers, FAA
  • Didier Delibes, Airbus
  • Chip Meserole, Boeing

Interactive Workshop: Beyond Intellectual Line of Sight (BILOS) – Anticipating The Future of Comm, Nav, and Surveillance, chaired by Dr. Lance Sherry (George Mason University), Denise Ponchak (NASA), and Beth Zimmerman (Evans, Inc.) [detail]

Moderator: Bob Etris (Evans Inc.)

Participants

  • Victoria Cox, Veracity
  • Chris Corgnati, PAE ISR
  • Jim Stroiney, FAA
Presentation of ICNS Champion AwardPresentation of Best Paper Awards
12:00 to 1 PMLunch
1 to 5:30 PMTechnical Sessions

Evening Programs5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Reception (light hors d’oeuvres)

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Exhibitor Reception Keynote Speaker

“Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting From Here to There”

Roger ConnorCurator, Vertical Flight, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Instruments & Avionics, National Air and Space Museum

6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Evening Social Event

Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

Detailed Descriptions

Conference Keynote

Philippe Merlo

“CNS Roadmap: How to Reach a Breakthrough?”

Philippe Merlo is responsible for the areas of air traffic management, research and development, including the respective relations to international bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). His keynote will evaluate the progress achieved in the CNS roadmaps in the recent years, reviewing the persistent challenges before enabling a breakthrough, while discussing how to steer the path forward.

April 10, Plenary Panel I: Global Harmonization

This international perspective on global harmonization includes updates from ICAO as well as NextGen, SESAR, and Japan’s Carats modernization programs from senior representatives from each of the respective organizations. Representatives from two major commercial airframe manufacturers will provide updates on their CNS equipage plans.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, presenters will provide a perspective on internal and external influences which are impacting many of their major program and implementation decisions.

We will also focus on one of the hottest topics confronting all civil aviation authorities today, cybersecurity. Updates will be provided on the ICAO INNOVA program and the ongoing efforts to define the data security requirements and technologies being considered to achieve these levels of performance.

Agenda: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 AM
StartTopicSpeaker/Presenter
7:00 AMRegistration (Rivanna Prefunction) & Breakfast (Rivanna D)
8:00 AMConference IntroductionBenjamin Levy, Conference General Chair
8:10 AMConference Keynote: “CNS Roadmap: How to Reach a Breakthrough?” Philippe Merlo, Director Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL
8:45 AMPlenary Welcome and IntroductionsSteve Bradford, FAA and Michael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)
9:00 AMThe Need for a Harmonized Evolution of the Global Air Navigation SystemSaulo Da Silva, ICAO
9:15 AMHigh Altitude New Entrants – A Fresh OpportunityNancy Graham, Graham Aerospace International LLC
9:30 AMCARATS UpdateShuji Takahashi, JCAB
9:45 AMRefreshments Break (Rivanna Prefunction)
10:15 AMIntegrated CNS: Time for a Conceptual Change?Emilien Robert, EUROCONTROL
10:30 AMA Trust Framework Enabling Global Secure Aviation InteroperabilityRobert Segers, FAA
10:45 AMAirbus Perspective on CNS EvolutionDidier Delibes, Airbus
11:00 AMAircraft CNS – Boeing Roadmap for HarmonizationChip Meserole, Boeing
11:15 AMPlenary Q&A
11:30 AMPlenary Moderator Conclusions
11:40 AMICNS Champion Award
12 – 1 PMLunch (Rivanna D)

April 11, Plenary Panel II: Stakeholder Expectations on CNS from the Airport/Airlines Community

This plenary presents the opportunity to exchange views on the technology and systems delivered to the “end users.” Speakers will discuss the experience, success, shortcomings, and expectations from programs such as Data Comm, Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM), and Time Based Flow Management (TBFM). The CNS research and development community at the conference benefits from this discussion for closer and more effective future collaboration.

Agenda: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 AM
StartTopicSpeaker/Presenter
7:00 AMRegistration (Rivanna Prefunction) & Breakfast (Rivanna D)
8:00 AMConference IntroductionBenjamin Levy, Conference General Chair
8:10 AMPlenary Welcome and IntroductionsBernd Korn (DLR)
8:25 AMFraport – An Airport Operator’s PerspectiveSimon Graf, Fraport AG
8:40 AMCNS Evolution: An Airline PerspectiveMike Cirillo, Airlines for America (A4A)
8:55 AMNeeded CNS Capabilities in Major Terminal AreasTom Becher, MITRE
9:10 AMAirport Perspectives on Data IntegrationKent Duffy, FAA
9:25 AMPlenary Discussion
9:35 AMPlenary Wrap-up
9:45 AMRefreshments Break (Rivanna Prefunction)
10:15 AMInteractive Workshop: Beyond Intellectual Line of Sight (BILOS) – Anticipating the Future of Comm, Nav, and Surveillance

Chairs: Denise Ponchak (NASA), Lance Sherry (George Mason University), Beth Zimmerman (Evans Inc.)

Moderator: Bob Etris, Evans Inc.

Participants: Victoria Cox, Veracity; Chris Corgnati, PAE ISR; Jim Stroiney, FAA

See below for full description.
11:40 AMBest Paper Awards
12 – 1 PMLunch (Rivanna D)

April 11, Interactive Workshop

Beyond Intellectual Line of Sight (BILOS) – Anticipating the Future of Comm, Nav, and Surveillance

While drones and periodic commercial space operations dominate the headlines, how do we step back to more strategically anticipate what the next 20 years of communication, navigation, and surveillance technologies could bring to the National Airspace System (NAS) and the broader aerospace industry?

Join a panel discussion and unique, interactive futures planning exercise to discuss this very topic. Hear select excerpts from industry research and insights that discuss the role of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, unmanned systems, and commercial space opportunities will plan in impacting the NAS.

Explore these impacts across a range of topics such as safety management, certification, talent management, and the role of the human in an increasingly automated world.

Participate in a “world café” style set of discussions to examine these impacts across stakeholder communities – for engineers, solution providers, airports, operators, technicians, and managers or executives alike.

This session is guaranteed to open your eyes and mind to the possibilities of what “could be” and instill some of that creative thinking and planning in your day job after the workshop is done.

April 12, Plenary Panel III

Part 1: Use of Commercial Services/Outsourcing to Supply CNS Services – Pros and Cons

The FAA and other ANSPs are considering a future vision that will make greater use of service providers to support their CNS needs. This vision includes the transmission of safety service communications using more commercially available systems, which may or may not operate in protected spectrum. This plenary will discuss this new way of doing business with individuals who will debate both the pros and cons. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a lively session.

Part 2: Opportunities for CNS Providers to Enable UAS Integration

Unmanned aircraft, big and small, continue to catch a great deal of attention in air traffic management and far beyond. Innovative though mature CNS solutions are required to enable and accelerate the safe integration of these aircraft into the airspace. Moderated by U.S. and Europe, this session will show the latest state of play from a cross section of U.S. and European industry. Both latest developments as well as lessons learned will be presented and discussed.

Agenda: Thursday, April 12, 2018 AM
StartTopicSpeaker
7:00 AMRegistration (Rivanna Prefunction) & Breakfast (Rivanna D)
8:00 AMConference IntroductionBenjamin Levy, Conference General Chair
8:10 AMPart 1: Plenary Welcome and IntroductionsSteve Bradford, FAA
8:20 AMNext Generation of CNS Services and the Enabling Infrastructure – a European PerspectiveMichael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)
8:30 AMA Few Kind Words on Aviation Standards and Development AssuranceStephen Van Trees, FAA
8:40 AMUse of Commercial Services and Outsourcing to Supply CNS Services – An ANSP’s PerspectiveWerner Langhans, Austro Control
8:50 AMThe Role of the Service Provider to Support Next Generation CNS Services Rick Heinrich, Rockwell Collins
9:00 AMTransition to IP-based Links for AviationGreg Saccone, Boeing
9:10 AMPlenary Discussion
9:50 AMPlenary Wrap-up
10:00 AMRefreshments Break (Rivanna Prefunction)
10:30 AMPart 2: Welcome and IntroductionsPaul Bosman, EUROCONTROL, and Randy Willis, FAA
10:40 AMSKYWAYS: An Airbus’s Perspective on Urban Air MobilityOlivier Colaitis, Airbus
10:50 AMServices for Large RPAS: Ground-based DAA Surveillance, GPS Augmentation, and Voice CommunicationsBrandon Suarez, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)
11:00 AMUAS Integration Challenges from a Test Site PerspectiveRay Young, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance
11:10 AMCNS Opportunities in Risk-based Safety CasesMark Blanks, Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP)
11:20 AMCNS for UTM – What Are Some of the Initial Challenges We Face?Frank Matus, Thales Group
11:30 AMPlenary Discussion
11:50 AMPlenary Wrap-up
12 – 1 PMLunch (Rivanna D)
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