CASSCA, PNT for Unmanned Systems Slated for Sept. 16-17

The Institute of Navigation’s Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications (CASSCA) Conference will feature well-recognized experts and leaders from government, industry and academia. Originally scheduled as part of  ION’s International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications in late January, CASSCA was postponed at that time due to an extended impasse between U.S. Congressional leaders and the White House that had created a partial U.S. government shutdown.

The conference will now be held Sept. 16-17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida in conjunction with ION GNSS+, Sept. 16-20 at the same location. The General Chair isProf. Zak Kassas, University of California, Irvine, while the Technical Program Chair isDr. Robert Leishman, Air Force Institute of Technology.

The CASSCA 2019 Conference will explore the current state of the art in autonomous vehicles development, from the often disparate perspectives of government, industry and academic institutions. Plenary speakers, representing the wide variety of interests and perspectives on autonomous vehicles, will kick off the conference with insight into what these vehicles are capable of, and what interesting concepts are now within reach.

Conference discussions will investigate the unique challenges and difficulties associated with addressing the needs of safety-critical applications in the deployment of autonomous vehicles. Crucial perspectives and important concerns from the trust, policy and ethics communities on the development and deployment of these vehicles will be heard. Technical success alone cannot secure widespread adoption and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Successful solutions will emerge from the combined efforts of scientists, engineers, and policy-makers.

To View the Technical Program, click here.