2016 Agenda

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Theme: Securing an Integrated CNS System to Meet Future Challenges

April 19 – 21, 2016
Westin Washington Dulles Airport

Herndon, Virginia

Proceedings CD-ROMs were mailed to all registered attendees. Conference proceedings for others are available at the ICNS Conference area of the IEEE Xplore website.

Overview | Detail: Plenary Day I | Plenary Day II | Plenary Day III | All BiosWorkshop Agenda  

ICNS 2016 Agenda Overview
TimeTuesday, April 19Wednesday, April 20Thursday, April 21
7:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMConference Keynote: Kristen Burnham, Vice President, Program Management Organization
Air Traffic Organization, FAA
Plenary II: International Standardization , chaired by Anna von Groote (EUROCAE) and Albert Secen (RTCA)

  • Confirmed participants: Chris Dalton (ICAO), Paul Prizasnuk (AEEC), Lou Volchansky (FAA) and Sasho Neshevski (EUROCONTROL)
Plenary III: Cybersecurity, chaired by Natesh Manikoth (FAA) and Patrick Mana (EUROCONTROL)

  • Confirmed participants: Monica Maher & William (Baird) McNaught (ICS-CERT), Andy Lacher (MITRE), David Robinson (JP Morgan Chase), Gerald Mohnl (Frequentis AG)
Plenary I: Global ATM/CNS Modernization (U.S., Europe and Asia), chaired by Steve Bradford, FAA, and Philippe Merlo, EUROCONTROL

  • Confirmed participants: Farid Zizi (ICAO), Michael Standar (SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)), Michele Merkle (FAA), and Jun Imamura (JCAB)
10:30 AM: Interactive Workshop:How Drones are Changing the World We Live In,” chaired by Dr. Lance Sherry (George Mason University) and Denise Ponchak (NASA Glenn Research Center)
1:00:00 to 5:00 PMDaily Technical Sessions: Overview | Detail
Evening ProgramExhibitor ReceptionEvening Social Event
Keynote: Michael Harrison, “From Ideas, through Innovation, to Market – What Popular Science Tells Us about Aviation”

Full Descriptions of Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, April 19
Plenary I – Global ATM/CNS Modernization (U.S., Europe and Asia)
Chairs: Steve Bradford, FAA, and Philippe Merlo, EUROCONTROL

Each year the ICNS Conference brings together government and industry aviation leaders from the various international regions to provide updates on the progress being made on their respective modernization activities. This year we are proud to announce that along with updates from ICAO, NextGen and SESAR, we will have for the first time, a briefing on the CARATS Program, the Japan ATM modernisation initiative.

It is probably safe to say that this plenary represents one of the few opportunities to receive information on the current status of each modernization program and their plans for global harmonization from each organization’s chief architect for these efforts. The plenary will also include the International Civil Aviation Organization’s perspective on how well the regions are doing with their harmonization efforts and what needs to be done to help ensure global interoperability.

Briefings from senior management at EUROCONTROL and the FAA also will help to provide detailed perspectives on what each of their respective organizations is doing in the areas of communications, navigation and surveillance to help achieve their modernization goals and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Plenary Panel I Agenda: Global ATM/CNS Modernization (U.S., Europe and Asia)
7:00 AM8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast (Rivanna D)
8:00 AM8:15 AMConference Welcome and Announcements
8:15 AM9:00 AMConference KeynoteKristen G. Burnham, Vice President, Program Management Organization, FAA
9:00 AM9:20 AMNextGEN Program UpdateSteve Bradford, NextGen Chief Scientist for Architecture, FAA
9:20 AM9:40 AMSESAR Program UpdateMichael Standar, Chief Strategies and External Relations, SESAR Joint Undertaking
9:40 AM10:00 AMGANP: The Challenge of Evolution and ImplementationFarid Zizi, President of the Air Navigation Commission, ICAO
10:00 AM10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM10:50 AMNeed for a new long term CNS strategy: How much time do we have?Philippe Merlo, Director Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL
10:50 AM11:10 AMFAA updateMichele Merkle, Director NAS Systems Engineering and Integration Office, FAA
11:10 AM11:30 AMCARATS and CNS Update in JapanJun Imamura, Director of CNS Planning Office ANS Engineering Division, Air Navigation Services Department, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)
11:30 AM11:50 AMChina UpdateTBC
11:50 AMNoonQ&A

Wednesday, April 20
Plenary II – International Standardization
Chairs: Anna von Groote, EUROCAE, and Albert Secen, RTCA

Technology in aviation, on ground and in the air, is developing fast and provides many opportunities to improve safety, efficiency and compatibility. A key challenge for standardization organisations is to ensure that resulting standards are effective, efficient, beneficial to industry stakeholders, support industrialization, have a clear path to operationalization, enable innovation, and even further technological developments. The key enabling technologies of communications, navigation and surveillance form the backbone of a coherent collaborative and ever more integrated ATM system.

With the development of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) and the approval of the Global Air Navigation Plan, ICAO has put in place a framework for technological development for the coming decades. This is in addition to existing regional ATM modernization programs such as SESAR, NextGen, CARATS.

Standards are a major building block to enable the implementation of these modernization programmes. ICAO has recognized the added value of cooperating more directly with standardization bodies, such as EUROCAE and RTCA, and has also initiated a road map bringing together standardization activities from different levels.

Can the standardization and regulation process follow the pace of innovation? What is needed from standardization organizations in Europe and globally to support the high level goals? How do we ensure standardization does not stifle innovation? What needs to be standardised, what needs to be regulated?

Introducing the role of standard-making organizations in aviation, this session will cover the role of EUROCAE, RTCA, ICAO and AEEC/ARINC in the global framework, and highlight examples of standardization activities in the CNS domain, as well as questions relating to the coordination of the various standardization activities.

Plenary Panel II Agenda: International Standardization
7:00 AM8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
8:00 AM8:05 AMConference Welcome and Announcements
8:05 AM8:10 AMPlenary Speakers IntroductionsCo Chairs: Al Secen, RTCA and Anna von Groote, EUROCAE
8:10 AM8:25 AMPlenary Theme IntroductionCo Chairs: Al Secen, RTCA and Anna von Groote, EUROCAE
8:25 AM9:10 AMSpeaker PresentationsChris Dalton, ICAO
Sasho Neshevski, EUROCONTROL
Lou Volchansky, FAA
Paul Prisaznuk, AEEC
Al Secen, RTCA
Anna von Groote, EUROCAE
9:10 AM9:45 AMRoundtable DiscussionCochairs and Speakers
9:45 AM10:00 AMQ&ACochairs, Speakers and Audience
10:00 AM10:30 AMBreak 
10:30 AM12:00 AMInteractive Workshop: “How Drones are Changing the World We Live In”

Thursday, April 21
Plenary III – Cybersecurity
Chairs: Natesh Manikoth, FAA, and Patrick Mana, EUROCONTROL

This plenary will address system, procedural and organizational aspects of cybersecurity in aviation, ATM and CNS. The session will also introduce some initiatives being launched by aviation stakeholders which will enhance the aviation, ATM and CNS cybersecurity and address the related emerging challenges (e.g., UAV/RPA, data sharing).

Cybersecurity becomes more and more important for aviation not only because of the evolutions of technology and architecture but also because aviation becomes more attractive to attackers and its reputation is unduly subject to publication in the media.

This session will therefore provide information about where we are today and where we are aiming at with regards cybersecurity in aviation, ATM and CNS, while benefiting from other domain experience. The session will include speakers from diverse organizations to provide the participants with perspectives on different aspects of cybersecurity.

Plenary Panel III Agenda: Cybersecurity
7:00 AM8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast (Rivanna D)
8:00 AM8:05 AMConference Welcome and Announcements
8:05 AM8:30 AMOverview of EUROCONTROL’s Cybersecurity Strategy and Key InitiativesPatrick Mana, EUROCONTROL
8:30 AM8:55 AMCybersecurity with a Focus of Emerging Transportation Systems including Autonomous SystemsAndy Lacher, MITRE
8:55 AM9:20 AMCybersecurity in the ATM Supply ChainGerald Mohnl, Frequentis
9:20 AM9:45 AMCyber Defense Preparedness of the Financial Industry and Its Translation to the Aviation IndustryDavid Robinson, JP Morgan Chase
9:45 AM10:15 AMBreak (Rivanna Prefunction Area)
10:15 AM10:40 AMInsight into Cyber Challenges of Industrial Control SystemsWilliam (Baird) McNaught and Monica Maher, ICS-CERT
10:40 AM11:05 AMOverview of FAA Cybersecurity Strategy and Key InitiativesNatesh Manikoth, FAA
11:05 AM11:30 AMQ&A
11:30 AMNoonWorkshop Results and Best Paper Presentations