The Inertial Sensors and Systems 2007 was held in Karlsruhe, Germany at 18 and 19 September 2007.
This year, the international "Inertial Sensors and Systems" with its long tradition, founded in 1965 and hosted by the University of Stuttgart from 1979 - 2006 under the chairmanship of Prof. Helmut Sorg, was held for the first time at the University of Karlsruhe in cooperation with the "Institute of Systems Optimization" and the "German Institute of Navigation (DGON)."
Recent progress and latest state of the art in inertial technology were presented by 20 speakers from 6 countries. Despite of the historical name "Gyro Symposium", which has turned into some kind of an international well known "trademark", the topics of this conference ranged from inertial sensors (ringlaser- and fibreoptic-gyros, MEMS-gyros and accelerometers) over deeply coupled GPS/INS-integration methods up to multi sensor integrated navigation systems and their applications.
The programme committee, Dr. W. Bernard (Chairman), Dr. W. Auch, Dr. W. Geiger, Prof. Dr. B. Stieler and Dr. E. von Hinüber ensured a comprehensive selection of high quality papers. These were presented in 6 technical sessions:
- MEMS Inertial Sensors
- MEMS Fabrication Aspects
- Building Blocks for Fibre Optic Gyros
- Resonator Gyros
- Aided Measurement Systems
- Integrated Navigation Systems
- Angle and Position Determination
- Methods for Performance Enhancement
The 157 participants from 19 different countries all over the world proved the international visibility of this well renowned conference inside of the inertial technology community. Around 54% of the participants came from foreign counties. So we could welcome international guests from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, P. R. China, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.
Due to this high standard of the presentations, the conference was a great success. Besides of the paper presentations especially the technical discussions at the coffee breaks and the social events (sight seeing tour through the new hosting city of Karlsruhe, a dinner at a local brewery) were an essential element for networking and establishing closer relationships between representatives from industry and research centres.
Many thanks to all of the programme committee, the staff of the Institute of Systems Optimization for their technical and logistic support and especially Mrs. B. Endres and Mrs. N. Frietsch, who were responsible for the challenging task to enable a successful launch of this symposium at its new location here at Karlsruhe.