TOPOS and IFN were pleased to organize the conference and welcome all the delegates and partners.
This year, the ENC gathered more than 250 people (researchers, industrials…) coming from all around the world: Europe, China, Korea, Russia, USA…
Fiammetta Diani (Deputy Head of Market Development of GSA) launched the conference with an opening session dealing with The Impact of GNSS on the downstream European Economic Sector (see http://www.insidegnss.com/node/4478).
Three main subjects were studied through round tables:
with the participation of manufacturers, clusters, associations, authorities and institutes of the industry.
The main outcomes of these discussions are:
During the evening event on April 9th, P.Foix and M.Duval-Destin from Thales showed their thinking about driverless car and enlightened that the limits are not technical – the technology already exists – but concern liability (manufacturer, supplier, mechanic, States…), regulations (differences in the Highway Code between countries), psychology of the consumer (fear of not controlling the vehicle), insurance (according to KPMG, only 10% of American insurance companies already have a strategic plan about driverless cars)… At last, the automotive industry would meet the aeronautics standards (certification, control, navigation precision…) with its specified needs sometimes even more restrictive.
As for the conference, you will be able to visit the Eiffel Tower (navigation en bateau mouche sur la seine avec vue sur la Tour Eiffel) a hundred papers were presented orally or with posters covering 21 subjects such as: Aeronautic Navigation, Augmentation Systems, Automotive & Railway Navigation, GNSS – Critical infrastructure, GNSS Receiver Technology – Hardware, Antennas, GNSS Receiver Technologies – Software, algorithms, GNSS-Integrity, Security and vulnerability, GNSS Programs Multi-Constellations, Indoor Positioning, GNSS & Inertial systems, Interoperability and Multi-Constellation, Localisation Based Services, Maritime and waterway Navigation, Modern applications and future GNSS developments, Precise Point Positioning, Time and Frequency Transfer…
The proceedings of these papers are already available in the « My Account » space of the website with the access code you received by email.
We thank all the exhibitors and our partners for their participation and support and we hope you had a great time during the ENC 2015 in the wonderful city of Paris !
The European Navigation Conference is an annual congress organized under the auspices of the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN). Gathering 150 members of the scientific community and more than 300 guests overall, the ENC is a unique opportunity to meet all the key players in the navigation area. It is renowned for its high-level scientific activities highlighted during the conference and the wide range of topics covered.
The 2015 ENC conference will be hosted by the Institut Français de Navigation (IFN) and TOPOS Aquitaine and will be held April 7 through 10 at Centre de Congrès Cité mondiale in Bordeaux, France.
It will be a showcase for state-of-the-art technology and for innovations in the fields of terrestrial and satellite navigation. The conference will focus on the present status as well as on future developments in navigation systems, with special emphasis on Galileo that will be facing early-phase challenges.
A plenary session will be held to inform the community of the status of the major GNSS programs. Then experts will present their research through 150 parallel session and poster presentations.
As you know, the GNSS market is experiencing exponential growth. Indeed, satellite navigation concerns many economic sectors and, over the past ten years, has been in rapid development. The market in Europe alone should surpass 135 billion euros and support the creation of countless jobs between now and 2025.GNSS is now therefore a highly strategic field across which the stakes are huge, its promotion being largely assured by the ENC conferences held each year by EUGIN (European Group of Institutes of Navigation). The quality of the speakers and the high-level scientific content of the conferences have undoubtedly driven our desire to bring the ENC to Bordeaux in 2015. This is particularly apt as in the region, through the Topos cluster, we boast excellent competencies in this field as demonstrated by the sheer number and dynamism of our projects.We are thus very proud to welcome ENC 2015 to the heart of Bordeaux from April 7th-10th.We look forward to seeing you there.
President of Topos
Welcome to ENC 2015, in Paris-France !
The GNSS based positioning and navigation is at the core of our economy and infrastructures. The US GPS has been available for more than 20 years now and the Russian GLONASS has been replenished in the recent years. These two constellations will evolve with new services and signals. New satellite navigation constellations will be operational in the next years: the European Galileo and the Chinese Beidou/Compass. As you can imagine, the next years will see a lot of research and developments to leverage on the new capabilities offered by the four satellite navigation constellations. All aspects of mobility will be concerned and continuous navigation will be accessible to the mass market, even if no GNSS signal is available of if the signal is interfered. Consequently the dependency to GNSS based navigation needs to be addressed through the raising of the awareness and the combination with other sources of positioning (inertial systems, vision systems…). The European Navigation Conference is traditionally a unique opportunity for European and International actors of positioning and navigation to meet, network, exchange technical information and build up successful projects. The French Institute of Navigation (IFN) is very proud to co organize the ENC 2014 and wishes you a very fruitful and pleasant stay in Bordeaux.
President of IFN
Local organising committee
The ENC 2015 will be a showcase for state-of-the-art technology and for innovations in the fields of terrestrial and satellite navigation. The conference will focus on the present status as well as on future developments in navigation systems, with special emphasis on Galileo that will be facing early-phase challenges.
A plenary session will be held to inform the community of the status of the major GNSS programs. Then experts will present their research through 150 parallel session and poster presentations