The Inertial Sensors and Systems 2013 was held in Karlsruhe, Germany at 17 and 18 September 2013.
Report by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Gert F. Trommer, Conference Chairman
For the 7th time the international conference “Inertial Sensors and Systems” took place at the palace of Karlsruhe, Germany, organized by the “Institute of Systems Optimization (ITE)” together with the “German Institute of Navigation (DGON)”, cosponsored by the “Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)” and for the first time by IEEE AESS.
Again the aim of the conference was to provide a neutral forum for discussion and networking of competing companies, governmental decision makers as well as research institutions in the field of inertial sensors and multisensory navigation system.
The opening presentation was devoted to the memory of the 100 years old success story of the Sagnac effect, presented by Dr. Hervé Lefèvre, the leading pioneer in fibre optic gyroscope development. In the following technical sessions 19 papers from 12 nations out of 47 paper submissions were presented, covering MEMS gyroscopes, FOG components, nuclear spin and Coriolis effect gyros, inertial measurement units, integrated systems, pedestrian and indoor navigation, algorithms and integration methods as well as surveying applications.
A total of approximately 190 visitors from 21 nations, (covering 60% guests from abroad), underscores the international recognition of this conference, especially in these times with a decreasing conference participation worldwide. We could welcome visitors from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, P.R.China, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, U.K. and USA.
The guided tour to the picturesque medieval district of Durlach as well as the traditional dinner at Karlsruhe’s local micro brewery provided many opportunities for networking of the participants and deepening personal relations.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to the programme committee, Dr. W. Bernard, Dr. W. Auch, Dr. E von Hinüber, Dr. W. Geiger, Prof. J. Wagner and Dr. S. Zimmermann for selecting the high level papers, to the staff of the ITE for their technical and logistic support, and especially to the conference manager M. Wankerl for his perfect organization of this successful conference.
The next conference “Inertial Sensors and Systems” will be take place again in Karlsruhe from 16 to 17 September 2014.
Please download the conference programme.