Please submit your paper either as a full paper or as a draft paper (extended abstract) of at least 4 pages by January 31st 2020. Camera ready copies of the full paper are due by June 15th.
The first page of the submitted draft paper should include:

  • Paper title
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Organisation / Company
  • Postal address; contact e-mail address
  • Associated ENC 2020 topic (main topic and sub-point)

Submitted papers should be of sufficient detail to be evaluated by expert reviewers in the field. Acceptance (oral or poster) will be based on the review results. We will notify the authors by March 15th the latest.
All papers (oral and poster) accepted and presented at ENC will be included in the Symposium proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Important Deadlines at a glance
Draft paper:31 January 2020
Notification Acceptance:15 March 2020
Paper Submission:30 October 2020
Early Bird Registration:10 January - 15 June 2020
Registration as Exhibitor:15 December 2019  - 30 October 2020
Aims & Scope

The European Navigation Conference aims to provide a forum for both academic and industrial professionals in navigation topics from all over the world and to bring together academicians, researchers, engineers, system analysts, graduate and undergraduate students with government and non-government organizations to share and discuss both theoretical and practical knowledge. We invite everybody to submit outstanding and valuable original research papers and participate in the technical exhibition during the conference.

In navigation we currently see a number of important developments. Galileo and Beidou are about to achieve full operations. The first GPS III satellite has been launched. The experimental NTS-3 is under preparation. All systems are planning for the future, considering options such as intersatellite links, optical time standards and new approaches using also satellites at other altitudes. In addition, the industrialization of atom wave interferometric inertial units has been announced recently. Furthermore, navigation is used ubiquitously with developments ranging from hardening by anti-jamming and anti-spoofing for safety and security dependent applications in transportation and infrastructures to a near-infinite number of smart applications. This is a perfect context for an interesting conference to which we would like to invite you to contribute.

Sessions and Chairs

Program Co-Chairs: Christoph Günther, Michael Meurer, Evelin Engler / German Aerospace Center - DLR

Future Systems

John Betz, MITRE
Gabriele Giorgi, German Aerospace Center - DLR

  • Developments of future GNSS using disruptive technologies, e.g. NTS-III
  • Critical challenges in positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT)
  • Alternative orbital configurations, e.g. LEO, HEO
System Evolution

Javier Benedicto, European Space Agency - ESA
Michael Swiek, GPS Innovation Alliance

  • Evolution of existing or planned GNSS systems, e.g. GPS II and III, Galileo, EGNOS
  • New services for existing constellations, e.g. PPP, authentication,…
  • New signals and codes and navigation messages; concept for increased flexibility
High Accuracy

Peter Teunissen, Curtin University of Technology & Technical University Delft
Patrick Henkel, German Aerospace Center - DLR

  • RTK and PPP correction services
  • Algorithms, convergence of the solution, ambiguity resolution
  • Low-cost implementations
Signal Processing for Resilient Navigation

Fabio Dovis, Politecnico di Torino
Thomas Pany, Bundeswehr University Munich

  • Receiver algorithms in the space, frequency and time domain for critical environments
  • Characterization and mitigation of interference, jamming or spoofing
  • Acquisition in difficult environments
  • Fusion with other sensors
PNT Security and Robustness

Oscar Pozzobon, Qascom
Michael Meurer, German Aerospace Center - DLR & RWTH Aachen University

  • Identification and mitigation of jamming and spoofing
  • Signal and message authentication
  • Analysis of real-life data of interference and spoofing events
  • Localization of sources of interference, jamming and spoofing
Autonomous Systems

Mathieu Joerger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Florian Holzapfel, Technical University Munich

  • PNT solutions for autonomous operation (accuracy, integrity, availability)
  • Situation awareness and adaptive reaction
  • Sensor fusion, in particular with vision – threat modelling and mitigation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for autonomous systems
Inertial Sensing

Jan Wendel, Airbus DS
Andrey Soloviev, QuNav

  • Movement modelling and fusion algorithms
  • Advances in sensor technologies, in particular MEMS
  • Sensor modelling and calibration strategies
  • Systems and use cases of matter wave interferometry
Crowd Systems – Smartphones

Terry Moore, University of Nottingham
Dennis Akos, University of Colorado

  • Advanced low cost navigation solutions
  • Signals of opportunity, cellular systems (4G, 5G, WLAN,…)
  • Benefits from cooperation, swarm systems
  • Low cost integrity
Aeronautical Systems

Dirk Kügler, German Aerospace Center - DLR
Maarten Uijt de Haag, Technical University Berlin

  • Navigation of manned and unmanned systems in air spaces
  • Safety and security of information, communication, and navigation
  • Sensing and avoidance strategies and algorithms
  • Threat detection and mitigation methodologies

Todd Walter, Stanford University
Ilaria Martini, European Commission - Rhea Group

  • Augmentation services for GNSS positioning in aviation, maritime, rail, automotive and other transportation applications (SBAS, ARAIM, GBAS)
  • Sensitivity to signal degradation (ionosphere, multipath and jamming)
  • Integrity analysis - monitoring, fault mode detection and mitigation
  • Protection against intentionally misleading information in particular spoofing
Alternative Position, Navigation and Time

Martin Bransby, General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK & Ireland
Sherman Lo, Stanford University

  • Design of Alternative PNT (APNT) system architectures
  • APNT signals and their synchronization
  • Robust receivers for APNT and their algorithms, fusion with other sensors
  • Service integrity
Maritime Navigation

Adam Weintrit, Gdynia Maritime University
Carlos Jahn, Hamburg University of Technology

  • Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)
  • Protection of maritime cyber space for safe navigation
  • Enhancement of the maritime PNT system
  • Monitoring of shipping
  • Nautical profession in digital era
  • Navigation of unmanned systems at sea and in underwater areas
Navigation in Space

Jens Wickert, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ & Technical University Berlin
Oliver Montenbruck, German Aerospace Center - DLR

  • Navigation of space vehicles in the near-Earth environment and the solar system
  • Sensor systems for space navigation (GNSS, cameras, Lidar, etc.)
  • Ground based and autonomous orbit determination
  • Relative navigation of multi-spacecraft missions
  • System presentations and flight results from actual space missions
Atmospheric Research

Patricia Doherty, Boston College
Norbert Jakowski, German Aerospace Center - DLR

  • Tropospheric and ionospheric modelling, measurements and algorithms to compensate for atmospheric errors.
  • Novel methods for data collection, processing and analysis. Characterization of propagation environments. Ionospheric scintillation studies and impact on GNSS services and applications.
  • Space weather and terrestrial weather applications. New ground-based and space-based GNSS networks and experiments. GNSS data assimilation methods for scientific investigations of the atmosphere. Novel applications of GNSS-based atmospheric observations.
Clocks Technologies

Demetrios Matsakis, U.S. Naval Observatory
Patrick Gill, National Physical Laboratory

  • Reference oscillators: quartz, silicon, cavity stabilized lasers
  • Ground clocks: optical single atom and lattice clocks, nuclear clocks
  • Satellite clocks in the microwave and optical domain
Time Scales and Dissemination

Fritz Riehle, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt - PTB
Alexander Mudrak, European Space Agency - ESA

  • Time scales and mutual offsets
  • Time dissemination by radio signals
  • Precise time from the internet
  • Future definitions of the second
Technical Exhibition

Companies, agencies, and research institutions are invited for a technical exhibition.

More Information

Space Geodesy

Harald Schuh, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ & Technical University Berlin
Lambert Wanninger, Technical University Dresden

  • LEO gravimetry missions, present and future
  • Contributions of GNSS to geodesy
  • World geodetic system
  • Sea level and height referencing
  • Relativistic geodesy
Road Navigation

Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Frank Zimmermann, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH

  • Sensing roads and road traffic using cameras, lidar and radar
  • Maps and their use in safety relevant context, including e-fences, signs,…
  • Sensor fusion and integrity
  • The role of 5G in road navigation and traffic coordination
Rail Navigation

Oliver Michler, Technical University Dresden
Eckehard Schnieder, Technische Universität Braunschweig

  • Rail specificity of GNSS reception
  • Rail sensors: balise, magnetic field, acceleration
  • Integrity, in particular track selection
  • Maps for railways
Digital Farming

John Lewis, INNO Space2Agriculture
Steve Rounds, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

  • Autonomous farming machines
  • Optimized fertilization and seeding
  • Automated harvesting and weed removal
Navigation for Authorized Users

Hendrik Osenberg, German Aerospace Center - DLR
Rodrigo da Costa, European GNSS Agency - GSA

  • Applications of restricted or authorized navigation services, e.g. Galileo PRS
  • System architectures and user sided processing for restricted services
  • Monitoring of Service Quality and Integrity

Christoph Günther, German Aerospace Center - DLR & Technical University Munich
Gabriele Giorgi, German Aerospace Center - DLR

  • System performance
  • Optical time and ranging subsystems
  • Biases and corrections
  • User performance
Explorer Initiative

Oliver Funke, German Aerospace Center - DLR
Javier Ventura-Traveset, European Space Agency - ESA

  • Using orbiters and landers as infrastructures
  • Autonomous and cooperative navigation on celestial bodies
  • Swarm exploration of Moon and Mars